Some say it’s a mans world…
- Men have more power.
- Men make more money.
- Men control the board rooms.
- Men exert their physical strength over women.
- Men carry no stigma and aren’t judged over their physical appearance like women.
- And on and on it goes.
While those statements may be true for a few men, the broader numbers show men have it far worse than women in many significant areas of life.
When comparing the lists below, you could argue men still have it worse than women in almost every important metric.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Men are more than 3 times as likely to commit suicide than women. (2017 data)
- 59% of homeless people are men, with 41% women. (2016 data)
- Men’s life expectancy is 79 yrs compared to 84 yrs for women.(NCA 2014)
- 57% of heart disease deaths are men, with 43% women. (2016 data)
- More men die from prostrate cancer each year than women die from breast cancer. (2016 data)
- Men’s health gets 1/4 the funding than women’s health (NCA 2014)
- Men work on average an extra 9 hours more per week than women. (2016 data)
- 95% of fatalities in the deadliest jobs in Australia are men. (SMH 2012)
- 100% of fatalities in the Afghanistan war were men. (Wikipedia)
- 69% of all homicide victims are men with 31% women. (2017 data)
Those are some pretty serious statistics written in a fairly neutral tone. What if we were to change the tone of those statistics…
I don’t believe women would be asking for equality in everything if they just saw this;
For equality to exist between women and men in Australia;
- 1,568 more women need to kill themselves each year, to have equality with men.
- 18,390 more women need to be homeless, to have equality with men.
- Women need to die 5 years earlier, to have equality with men.
- 2,663 more women need to die from heart disease each year, to have equality with men.
- 272 more women need to die from breast cancer each year, to equal the number of men dying from prostate cancer.
- Women’s health funding needs to be slashed to a quarter of what it is now, to have equality with men.
- Women need to work an extra 432 hours each year, to equal the hours men work.
- Women need to choose to work in more dangerous jobs and 215 more women need to die in those jobs each year, to have equality with men.
- 41 more women need to die fighting for Australia, to have equality with men.
- 158 more women need to die from homicide each year, to have equality with men.
Why are we talking about equality anyway?
The simple truth is, women and men aren’t equal.
Because, they’re not the same thing.
Women and Men are DIFFERENT.
We have different biology, different IQ ranges, different hormones, different interests, different stature… we’re different!
Equality will never exist – and we should stop trying to force equality on society that doesn’t want to be equal!
We’re not the same.
Women want different things to men and that’s OK.
Men want different things to women and that’s OK.
What we should be doing as a society is encouraging everyone to be the best version of themselves.
The best version of you won’t be matched by the opposite sex. Because you’re different. You’re unique. You are born with your own gifts and talents and as a society we should open up whatever doors we can to help you reach your potential.
But all this talk of equality should stop.
All it does is result in an argument over who is the biggest victim.
News flash – everyone is a victim of something, which means no one is.
Men, be the best version of a man you can be. Use all your natural abilities and talents to achieve you dreams. Women, be the best version of a woman you can be. Use all your natural abilities and talents to achieve you dreams.
Now we’re equal.