Category Archives: Gender Facts and Statistics

#ViolenceIsViolence, and double standards are no excuse

Pay close attention to people’s reactions. ’nuff said.

From the YouTube description

40% of domestic violence is against men in the UK. Violence is violence, no matter who it’s aimed at.

Our helpline costs just £35,000 per year to run, by donating you will help us to support men suffering in this way get the support they need. Please donate here: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/mankindinitiative

Find out more about the ManKind Invitiative, Support for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence : http://www.mankind.org.uk/

From The ManKind Initiative’s page:

Our confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).

This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults.

We provide both emotional support and practical information.

We receive calls from male victims across all age ranges and professions:

•    From dustmen and doctors to bankers and builders,
•    From men in their 20s to men in their 80s,
•    From men across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We welcome calls from mothers, sisters and friends of male victims seeking information.

We also receive calls from support organisations, charities and statutory agencies such as local authorities and police forces.

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equality4men

About equality4men

equality4men is a global campaign to transform the way the world works for men and boys.

Founded in the UK in 2013, we are committed to living in world that works for people of all genders and our key concern is to explore, understand and address the many ways the world doesn’t work for men and boys.

When we consider that:

  • Men and boys in 99% of countries in the world die younger than women and girls
  • Men and boys in 99% of countries are more likely to kill themselves than women and girls
  • Men and boys account for 4 out of 5 violent deaths in the world ever year
  • Girls in nearly 100 of the world’s leading economies are more likely to get a better education and go to university than boys
  • Fathers all over the globe are less involved in raising their children than mothers for all sorts of personal, cultural and political reasons

When we consider these global issues it is clear there are many areas of life where our changing world isn’t working for men and boys.

At equality4men our aim is to transform the way that people all over the world think about men and boys—starting with the UK and other English-speaking countries and ultimately sharing this conversation with every community on Earth.

We will do this by creating a new context for conversations about gender, where our old beliefs, that women have problems and men are problems, will be replaced by a new perspective of gender where we can see that women have problems and men have problems too.

By focusing the world’s attention on the personal, practical and political concerns of men and boys, we can begin to see these “problems” as an opportunity to help humanity flourish and prosper.

We believe that every human being is born with great potential to contribute to the evolution of our global community. As we help more and more people relate to men and boys as their potential—and not their problems—we will transform the way the world works for men and boys and create a safer, happier, healthier world in the process.

equality4men  makes it simple for people of all backgrounds and genders to get involved in a new conversation about men and boys that empowers every individual to make the world a better place for everyone to enjoy.

Check them out: http://equality4men.com/

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A new Men’s Rights Activist Frequently Asked Questions section

I’ve just added a new section to this website: Men’s Rights Activist Frequently Asked Questions.

I welcome and am motivated by your respectful participation.

I acknowledge that this topic can evoke as much–if not more–heat than light. What we’re aiming for here, is light. I’m more than happy to accept challenging questions and comments, but disrespectful behaviour will be ignored and summarily deleted. All comments are moderated, not to censor voices, not to create “a safe space”, but simply to maintain an atmosphere of respect between humans. Face it: nobody likes dealing with an asshole. Expect that I might rewrite a comment or question for clarity, or to help it fit in with the flow of the questions and answers.

My aim it to provide as accurate a document as possible so that people of good-will can interact as such.

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Canada, a couple of quick facts on gender

I’m now adopting the habit of recording facts and their references so as to have quick access to them in the future.

From Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report.

(Note: there is no Men in Canada: A gender-based Statistical Report)

A slim female majority

Women and girls comprise just over half of Canada’s population. In 2010, 17.2 million females accounted for 50.4% of the total population, continuing a slim female majority that has held for over three decades (Table 1). In the data recorded from 1921 to 1971, the percentage of males was slightly higher than that of females. In 1921, 48.5% of the population was female, rising to 49.8% in 1971. Over the past century, gains in life expectancy have benefited women more than men. Lower mortality rates for females throughout most of the life course contributed to a slightly higher share of females than males in the population. According to the medium-growth scenario of the most recent population projections, the female majority would continue for the next 50 years.

In short: The gender ratio is nearly even, with woman having a tiny .4% advantage.

Age Distribution

The overall female and male age distributions in Canada were similar in 2010, with slim but perceptible differences between the youngest age groups and wider differences between the oldest age groups. For example, 48.6% of children under age 10 were girls and 51.4% were boys. In fact the sex ratio at birth, on average, is 105 boys born for every 100 girls. There were roughly equal proportions of females and males in the under-65 age groups in 2010. However, females’ greater life expectancy creates a growing disparity throughout the senior years, with women outnumbering men. For the total Canadian population aged 65 years and older, the proportion of women was 56% in 2010, increasing to 67% for those aged 85 and older and to 80% for centenarians. Since the late 1970s, however, gains in life expectancy have been more rapid for men than for women. If the gap in life expectancy continues to narrow, this could eventually result in a more balanced share of women and men in their senior years. See chapter on senior women for more information.

In short: more boys than girls are born, but females have a greater life expectancy, though men are slowly catching up.

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