posted on Feb, 23 2014 @ 07:56 AM
Of course males are in many ways more fragile than females - I recall a study that looked at age-normalized death-rates, and men were ahead in most of
them, whether due to failing health (i.e. genetic diseases) or behavioural characteristics (i.e. being involved in car crash, smoking related illness,
alcohol fuelled violence, alcohol related illness). It is extremely stupid to deny this, because then we will end up failing to protect ourselves from
this disadvantage. As the article says:
While not forgoing the push for fairness and equality, it seems wise to accept the scientific reality of male weaknesses. This likely won’t mean
the end of men, but their vulnerability to environmental contaminants and diseases could have serious ramifications for the future of the entire human
race unless we find ways to protect them from harm.
Of course, men are also tend massively physically stronger than women and much more aggressive. So perhaps not the weaker sex, depends all on the
context. Provoking title I guess, which gets attention, which is a good thing with that conclusion.
Also I might be wrong on this, but I'm pretty
sure men visit the doctors far less than women - so this is probably a good reason for men to start visiting the doctor a bit more for check-ups.
reply to post by dlbott
Seriously, I find women amazing in every way. They are incredibly strong and resilient. They seldom get credit for all they do. I would like to
say thanks to all the women here on ATS, some of us men appreciate you and we are not all pigs lol.
Pretty sure putting women on a pedestal like that constitutes benevolent sexism (google it). And everyone else with similar bizarre opinions should
probably google benevolent sexism too. Women should be treated fairly and equitably. Nothing else.
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