Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Women have it better than men in most nations
Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 7, 2019 | Brad Hunter

Posted on 01/07/2019 5:25:12 PM PST by rickmichaels

A shocking new report suggests that women have it BETTER than men in most countries.

And that includes Canada, the U.S., Australia and the U.K.

But some of the research does raise some eyebrows: Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and Indonesia are reportedly better for women than men. Italy, Israel and China are the closest to being equal.

Researchers for the University of Essex and the University of Missouri-Columbia used a method that assesses various forms of hardship and discrimination facing men and women.

It reveals men have it tougher in 91 out of 134 countries studied.

Among the reasons for the hardship discrepancy:

- Men get harsher punishments for the same crimes women commit.

- Compulsory military service.

- Working in more dangerous jobs.

- Lower life expectancy.

The research was published in the journal Plos One using a database deciphering a nation’s discrimination level called the Basic Index of Gender Inequality (BIGI).

And the closer the BIGI score is to zero, the more equal a country is. Italy came closest, although the results slightly favoured males.

The index is based on three factors: educational opportunities, life expectancy and overall life satisfaction.

Professor Peter Stoet said the complexity of the Global Gender Gap Index makes it difficult to distinguish whether gender differences are the result of social inequalities or personal preference.

In recent times, researchers have grown suspicious of the GGGI measure.

Some experts claim it does not measure issues where men are at a disadvantage.

The simpler BIGI method is a much sounder alternative, Stoet said.

“No existing measure of gender inequality fully captures the hardships that are disproportionately experienced by men in many countries and so they do not fully capture the extent to which any specific country is promoting the well-being of all its citizens,” Stoet said.

“The BIGI provides a much simpler way of tackling gender inequality and it focuses on aspects of life that are directly relevant to all people.”

Countries in the developed world generally come closest to achieving gender equality and there is a slight advantage for women

In nations like Chad — the most unequal country — women remain at a significant disadvantage. The researchers said this is due to fewer educational opportunities.

“We’re not saying that women in highly developed countries are not experiencing disadvantages in some aspects of their lives,” Stoet said.

“What we are saying is that an ideal measure of gender equality is not biased to the disadvantages of either gender.

“Doing so, we find a different picture to the one commonly presented in the media.”

TOPICS: Society

1 posted on 01/07/2019 5:25:12 PM PST by rickmichaels
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: rickmichaels

Huh. ‘magine that.

2 posted on 01/07/2019 5:29:18 PM PST by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: beaversmom; MeganC; SkyDancer; Sarah Barracuda; miss marmelstein; yldstrk; Army Air Corps

For your interest.

3 posted on 01/07/2019 5:37:58 PM PST by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rickmichaels
That's a lie! Women are oppressed by the paternalistic, white male dominated power structure that oppress them .That's why we women are marching to fight oppression and racism, white male hierarchy, global warming, climate change, gender inequality and ...(what else are we marching against? What... oh yeah) and the fact that Bloomies exchange policy sucks! :-)
4 posted on 01/07/2019 5:47:02 PM PST by jmacusa (Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rickmichaels

Women have choices. Men have responsibilities.


5 posted on 01/07/2019 5:50:04 PM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rickmichaels


6 posted on 01/07/2019 5:50:44 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

I want their definition of “better”.

7 posted on 01/07/2019 5:55:10 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true; I have no proof .... but they're true.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man


8 posted on 01/07/2019 5:58:49 PM PST by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD.... And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rickmichaels
I thought this part was funny:

In nations like Chad — the most unequal country — women remain at a significant disadvantage.

Chad, could it have been anyone else?

9 posted on 01/07/2019 6:19:17 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TheZMan

ZERO Muslim nations
Women are dogshit there

10 posted on 01/07/2019 10:32:26 PM PST by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the Trump winning express !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rickmichaels

The number one health issue in the US for women is heart disease. I think because they are all in the work force now. That’s been a “recent” change.

11 posted on 01/08/2019 4:58:41 AM PST by miss marmelstein
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rickmichaels
we find a different picture to the one commonly presented in the media.

Big Media: Lying about something. Again.

Why am I not surprised.

12 posted on 01/08/2019 5:03:57 AM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jmacusa

From Ethan Dupras, Studying journalism at The University of Utah;

Men are 97% of combat fatalities
Men are more likely to become alcoholic and drug addicted
Men pay 97% of alimony
Men make up 94% of workplace suicides
Men make up 93% of workplace fatalities
Men are 81% of all war-related deaths
Men lose custody of their children in 84% of divorce cases
80% of all suicides are men
77% of homicide victims are men
Men are 165% more likely to be convicted than women
Men receive 63% longer prision sentences compared to women for the same crimes
Court bias against men is at least 6 times stronger than racial bias
A man is vastly more likely to be homeless than a woman, with men constituting 60–80% of that group
Women’s cancers receive vastly (up to 15 times) more funding than men’s cancers
At least 10% of fathers are victims of paternity fraud
Roughly 1 in 3 US fathers have lost custody of their children
The Duluth model assumes men to be the perpetrators of domestic abuse, despite hard evidence showing that women instigate just as often, if not more so than men.
The number of shelters for male victims of abuse is functionally zero
Men have to overcome soft discrimination, in the form of quotas, when seeking work/education opportunities
Men have no feasible way of opting out of being a parent. Women can abort the child if they so choose (and there are several other options as well), men have no such option
A man raped by a woman can be forced to pay child support if the rapist becomes pregnant as a result
Male victims of rape are often mocked and ridiculed
Men’s lives are prioritized last in any emergency situation
Nearly zero modern mental health and psychological aid practices are designed with helping men in mind
Men are expected to ask women out, select the venue, secure transportation to and from, pay for the whole experience, etc
There are more women in college than men. Despite this, there are still female exclusive scholarships designed with the intention of getting yet more women into higher education at the expense of men
Young women are paid more than young men
Women have mainstream, widespread social movements to tackle female exclusive issues. The male equivalent is consistently shut down, freely labeled as misygonists, and has little to no mainstream support
It is hard-wired into the biology of all humans to think of women as being inherently better (see the “Women are wonderful” effect)
Society views nothing as being more expendable than a young man

Do women have it harder? Hell no. Do they absolutely have certain legitimate issues? Hell yes.

But let loose in the comments. Tell me how tough it is to be seen as the more valuable sex by society at large.


Most of this came from, and a bit here and there are from personal experience.

13 posted on 01/08/2019 4:19:21 PM PST by daniel1212 (Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: daniel1212
A man raped by a woman can be forced to pay child support if the rapist becomes pregnant as a result

I'll bite. How?

14 posted on 01/08/2019 5:20:41 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson