This post is dedicated to commenter ARMA from the post ""There's No REAL Sexism Anymore."" He was courteous enough to leave some high quality fodder for my blog. It's a veritable goldmine of MRA bullshit to mock. Check it out.
REAL SEXISM DOT COM.
First off, I hope they didn't pay for that design.
Okay, let's dig into this pile of comedy gold.
"Despite what you have been told, in the western world today almost all legal and lethal sexual discrimination is against men."
"Men are 97% of combat fatalities."
Well, that is true! In a society where the military didn't let women in until recently and is still a serious boy's club to the point that women are more likely to be sexually assaulted by a fellow soldier than injured in combat so there's a lot fewer women in the military to begin with and also we're only just letting women onto the front lines and into special forces, there's only one possible reason men could be dying:
Indeed! Even though alimony is only awarded in 15% of all divorce cases, it's usually paid by men to women! And in a society where in the vast majority of cases, the husband makes more than the wife because of the pay gap and also because women are expected to do more at home than the men and usually expected to take care of the children if they have them and also men tend to feel really insecure if women make more money than them and also in divorce cases the mother usually gets custody of the kids, this statistic must be a result of:
"Men make 94% of work suicides."
Another truth! Could this be because the most common occupations of the 200 people per year who commit suicide at work are overwhelmingly male because of harassment, discrimination, and other gender-based hurdles? Could it be that men insist keeping the shittiest jobs to themselves? No, it must be:
"Men make up 92% of work fatalities."
How tragic! Men routinely sexually harass and discriminate against women who try to get into dangerous jobs like mining, construction, police work, logging, etc. because seeing that women can do the same work they do threatens their fragile masculinity, meaning that men make up most of the workplace fatalities!
"Men make up 81% of all war deaths."
Men have done such a successful job of keeping women out of the military that even though women and children make up most of the civilian casualties, they still manage to die more in the wars that are started by men??
"Men loose custody in 84% of divorces."
MY STARS. Men aren't getting equal custody of the children they don't want custody of? WHERE IS THE JUSTICE?
"80% of all suicides are men."
THAT'S... Well that's an offensive misrepresentation of the reality of a tragic thing and really doesn't help men get the mental health care that society tells them they're not allowed to speak, because that makes them weak and woman-like, i.e. bad. But, sure, I mean,
"77% of homicide victims are men."
OH DEAR GOD. All the men who make up most gangs and criminal organizations who kill each other are killing mostly MEN??
"75% of all street violence is against men."
MEN KEEP HITTING EACH OTHER. BLAME THE WOMEN.
"83% of men will be the victim of at least one violent crime."
STOP HITTING YOURSELF.
"40-70% of domestic violence is against men however less than 1% of DV shelter spaces are for men."
The first part is a lie or at best a misrepresentation of reality based on bad science. But the fact that men have put zero effort into building DV shelters for men is surely:
"Men make up over 80% of homeless but only recieve about 60% of homeless spaces."
Men make public spaces so dangerous for women that homeless women require more safe spaces so that they aren't raped and/or murdered by men??
Okay, okay, so this has been pretty funny so far, right? But we haven't even gotten to the funniest part yet. Oh my god.
"THE REAL INCOME GAP"
Are you ready for this? Because it's so good.
"Men earn 61.5% of all income but only account for 25% of domestic spending. Men only spend 40% of what they earn after tax. In contrast women make up 38.5% of all income but control 75% of domestic spending, women on average spend 90% MORE MONEY THAN THEY EARN."
HOLY FUCKING SHIT. MEN ARE TOO LAZY TO GO OUT AND DO THE GROCERY SHOPPING SO THEY EXPECT THEIR WIVES TO DO IT. THIS IS THE REAL INCOME GAP.
I AM WOMAN. I AM IN CONTROL. I AM THE DECIDER. I WILL CHOSE WHICH FLAVOR OF DORITOS YOU WILL CONSUME. THE CHOICE BETWEEN DRAINO AND LIQUID PLUMBER IS MINE AND MINE ALONE. THE POWER. THE POWER IS MINE.
As for the tax and health care stuff, I don't know where they're getting those numbers (or most of the numbers they cite, for that matter), but if they're from the US, someone's going to have to explain to these poor saps how health care actually works in this country.
For the domestic violence stuff, see this.
I hope you enjoyed all this. I sure did. Thanks again to ARMA. This was so much fun.