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Two pieces of anti-male rhetoric to discuss.
The first, from Jezebel:
While research suggests that women will, on average, still outlive men by four years (the average is 66.1 to 81.6 years for men and 73.5 to 86 years for women), the most recent study done by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a health research center at the University of Washington, says that the American female’s lifespan is improving at a slower rate than men’s for a number of reasons…
From this, they extrapolate the headline “Soon We Might Have Shorter Life Expectancies Than Our Fat Sitcom Husbands.” So we shouldn’t be concerned with the four year gap between men and women’s life expectancy, but we should be concerned that it is decreasing ever so slightly. This is most likely due to decreasing marginal utility of health – men have more room for improvement than women who already receive lots of health care through their lives. But feminists and the women>men set want MOAR!
And the Secret Service scandal brought out a couple of Congressional trolls. The Politico reports:
“I can’t help but wonder if there’d been more women as part of that detail if this ever would’ve happened,” Collins said.
Maloney agreed, noting the Secret Service is only 11 percent female.
“I cant help but keep asking this question: Where are the women,” she said. “We probably need to diversify the Secret Service and have more minorities and more women”.
Where did the call for minorities come from? That’s rhetorical pork barrel. The obvious here: an increase in female Secret Service members equals a decrease in Presidential protection. The truth is, if you want the specific and essential abilities of men as protectors, sometimes you must deal with their duality. Take the good with the bad, in other words.