Where Pretty Lies Perish
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- Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:11:32 +0000
Riviera de la Mancha
Most of your examples were dealing with the justice system. In case you haven't noticed, most judges throughout the country are men. So, unless you are going to argue these men are all secret double agents or the lion's share of these rulings come exclusively from the few female judges out there, those points don't evidence a 'War on Men'.
It matters not who enforces the laws. In some of the cases, the laws themselves are the problem. Take paternity fraud; laws (supported by feminists and social conservatives) have been passed limiting the amount of time after birth that a father can ask to be removed from responsibility of a child who isn't his. As a rule, statutes of limitations are not bad. However, considering the nature of the crime, the man can find out the child isn't his, and if the time limit has passed, he is still forced to provide for the child until he or she reaches 18. It is a situation where the crime can be still taking place well after the limit has passed, but he would have no recourse.
That fact that most judges are men doesn't mean a war cannot still be occurring against them. In an alternate reality where women made up most of Congress, would laws banning abortion be any better? Of course not. The fact that those with authority are of one gender doesn't prevent said gender from being unfairly treated. Is prison rape no longer a gender problem because men are the ones committing it? They are still men be abused. The abuser and abused aren't meaningfully connected merely because they have the same genitalia.
Also, 20% to 33% of judges are women, depending on the court. No small number (I'm under no illusion that they are the main perpetrators, though).
The few examples that remain are small samplings that can't constitute a 'war' (like your asserted 8-10% allegation of rapes as 'at least partly' false)
How do you figure? That's not an insignificant figure. By that logic, the comments about rape and abortion by the GOP aren't attack/a war on women because most women and raped and impregnated.
self-imposed (men forfeiting control of personal wealth to women)
Perhaps you are right that it isn't an example of a war, but feminists would be quick (and were quick) to cry foul when the opposite is the case.
or simply the by-product of natural processes (men dying sooner than women).
You are probably right that some is natural, and that some is the result of choices made by men. But the men far outnumber women in work-related deaths, deaths from violent crime, and military deaths. Let me be clear, it isn't women who cause these deaths (at least directly), but they are a result of cultural differences that would have women in an uproar if the tables were turned.