In the midst of all the hubbub this past summer, as our comrades from AntiFa engaged in their peaceful riots, one aspect of American injustice that continued unchecked and without mention from our allies in the mainstream media was the mounting problem of systemic sexism. Everywhere we look, the problem of men being discriminated against and mistreated not only persists, but grows. Though it’s still largely unclear as to whether or not such a thing as “gender” even exists, for the time being we must assume that it does, and we must unite. It’s time for those of us who identify as masculinists – concerned individuals who object to the oppression of men everywhere – to stand up for our rights and to resist the endemic unfairness afflicting our brothers across the country.
The most outrageous example of systemic inequality against men is undoubtedly found in our criminal justice system. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, men currently make up over 93% of all inmates; an incredible imbalance. We know from our like-minded friends at Black Lives Matter that such disparities are not due to accountability for a person’s actions, but are instead the result of misdeeds by police and others in law enforcement. Police are unfairly targeting men when fighting crime, and we know this to be true because of the results. Any inequality in outcome indicates a problem with the system, and not a problem with the choices that are made by individuals. Men account for only 49% of the U.S. population, and prison populations should reflect that same ratio. It is critical that we support the “Defund the Police” movement and insist that the unfair persecution of men stops immediately.
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We also see examples of increasing inequality in the workplace. As has been the case for decades, some of the highest paid jobs in the country are those of medical doctors. According to Athena Health, a recent survey indicates that over 60% of medical doctors under the age of 35 are women, and the age group of 35-44 is also over-represented by women at over 51%. As members of those demographics age, and if the current trend continues, women will soon make up a significant majority of medical doctors across the country. This disparity is a clear sign of inequity in our system, particularly when it comes to higher education.
An article in the Washington Post last year detailed a dramatic shift in the gender of U.S. college students. While in the late-1960s women accounted for only 42% of students, as of 2019 they now account for a full 56%. More women are attending college than men, and the trend suggests that the one-sidedness will continue to grow. And before anyone suggests that these results simply show that young men and women may be choosing to attend college due to changes in our society, and are therefore making different career choices than they did fifty years ago, remember that it’s only the results that matter and those results are unequal in favor of women. If you’re going to be a true masculinist, you can’t listen to such ridiculous ideas.
When it comes to vocations, we don’t just see the gender gap in the field of medicine, we see it in various other professions; such as modeling. According to Forbes, the top paid model in 2018 was Kendall Jenner who raked in a whopping $22.5 million, and in fact of the top ten models, every one of them was a woman, 100%. How is that fair?
Another statistic that illustrates the unacceptable, anti-man sexism with which we have to contend is life expectancy by gender. According to the CDC, the life expectancy for men in 2018 was only 76.2 years, compared to 81.2 for women. That means that women can expect to live a full five years longer than men. We know that when it comes to the current COVID pandemic, the fact that black folks have been hit harder by the virus compared to other races is due to racism, as our instructors in leftist ideology frequently point out. We can therefore conclude that the tilted results we see regarding life expectancy among men and women are due to sexism.
In order to truly correct the wrongs of the blatant systemic sexism we’re faced with, we must also address the more deep-rooted factors that cause it; primarily our society’s collective mindset. We must reject the old mantra of “Women and children first” and replace it with the more appropriate “Every man for himself.” We must stand up to toxic femininity. It’s not OK for women to pester men about cutting the lawn, taking out the garbage, and our inability to pay attention for long periods. It’s not OK for women to laugh during a movie when a man gets kicked in the stones. It’s time to reject these long accepted paradigms. But how should we proceed?
One thing we need immediately is some celebrities to join our cause, because when celebrities support something, people know it’s really serious. The most obvious person to petition is Robert De Niro. He’s really angry, all the time, so he should be easy to rile up and that anger will reflect our mood perfectly. Perhaps someone could write a book comparable to A Handmaid’s Tale that could be made into a television series, complete with costumes that masculinists would adopt and wear to protests.
Systemic sexism is an existential threat to men everywhere, and we must demand that people aren’t just “not sexist,” but are indeed “anti-sexist.” Or do we?
Maybe the disproportionate number of men occupying prison cells is actually due to the fact that men commit more crimes, and are thereby held personally accountable for their actions. Maybe the shift in demographics among medical doctors and college students is more reflective of a gradual change in our culture, and not some nefarious, subconscious bias that permeates our institutions. Maybe the differentials in gender make-up and compensation in various professions such as modeling are driven by market forces and not discrimination. Maybe men die younger than women because of biology, or life choices, or some other neutral and uncontrollable cause. Maybe we don’t need celebrities like Robert De Niro and others to offer their opinions on anything, and we should instead insist on them just doing their jobs and shutting up. And maybe, just maybe, the whole approach of identity politics is bullshit, and portraying various groups of people as victims is just a method to give members of that group poor excuses or some type of advantage. Maybe.