Listing the main ways that society appears to treat men less fairly than women requires only a little more reflection to complete. Topping the list:
a. Men are overrepresented at the bottom levels of society. They do most of the nasty, dangerous work, are much more likely to be homeless or imprisoned, and much more likely to kill themselves.
b. Men spend much more time on the job than women.
c. The law heavily favors women in child custody and child support disputes.
d. Men are more likely to be victims of violent crime.
e. Men are much more likely to die in combat; in fact, during serious military conflicts, they face military slavery (“the draft”).
f. Women view men as “success objects.”
– Bryan Caplan, “Don’t Be a Feminist: Essays on Genuine Justice” Bet on It Books, 2022
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