The Uncommon Man

July 05, 2006

The Weaker Sex?

Click here for great commentary posted on Feministe regarding a NYTimes opinion about the unique challenges of men's health.

Jill from Feministe writes:

I have to admit, this article made me shake my head, if only because it’s a nice reversal of centuries of “medical fact” which proved that women are weak and naturally inferior to men. The difference, of course, is that those misconstrued “facts” were (and still are) used to justify and reinstate oppression and misogyny, where as I doubt anyone will use this to explain why men shouldn’t be in positions of power.

The rest of the article was largely apologist BS....

Here's an excerpt from the NYTimes article:

Even when a boy manages to be born, he’s still behind the survival eight ball: he is three to four times more likely than girls to have developmental disorders like autism and dyslexia; girls learn language earlier, develop richer vocabularies and even hear better than boys. Girls demonstrate insight and judgment earlier in adolescence than boys, who are more impulsive and take more risks than their sisters. Teenage boys are more likely to commit suicide than girls and are more likely to die violent deaths before adulthood.

Posted by Daniel at July 5, 2006 07:38 AM


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