Since I received on my last take on that list not showing REAL issues that men face, well, here we are. This will be in no particular order because they are all big in their own way. I hope you like it.
1. Male violence
Men have always been considered the more aggressive sex. Always have and probably always will be. In schools, fights are MORE likely to be between two boys then two girls any day. Dads are more likely to encourage their sons to fight back more than a mom would. So violence runs in the man's blood pretty deep. Men are more likely to be killed, the victim and perpetrator of a violent crime like a robbery, more likely to join a gang, and land in jail.
In schools, men are falling behind in the education system. Studies have shown that women in the United States are going to school more than men (in the UK as well), and black men are least likely to go to college or drop out in high school. Males in school are lagging behind and don't see education as important.
3. Wage Gap
Due to lack of education in men in the United States, in big cities like Atlanta and New York, women under the age of thirty make more than men who are qualified for the same position. Since more women go to school, more women are becoming qualified. Some might say that this might sound wrong, but think about what I just said. More women are going to college than men. So that means more women are graduating college with bachelors and masters than men, so there are more qualified woman workers in the work force.
4. Domestic abuse
We all know that women are more likely to be the victim of domestic abuse-- rather its by her husband, boyfriend, or even father. The abuser is often identified as male, and over the last few decades, we have seen more shelters, fundraisers, and charities for women (and their children) who are victims of abuse, and help can easily be sought after. But women can be the abuser too and their target; either the lesbian lover, child, or even husband. In America and the UK, male domestic abuse victims are around forty percent. Married men are more likely to be abused than men who are dating. When it comes to helping male domestic abuse victims, finding help can be harder because the police are more like to be unsympathetic and this leads to low conviction rates.
5. Prostate cancer
Do not think I am bashing breast cancer because I am not on this part. Breast Cancer, in fact, all cancers are serious. According to the National Cancer Institute, 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer while 1 in 7 men get prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer is just as serious as breast cancer with the risk just the same.
6. Work Place deaths
Men account for 93% of work related deaths in the US, this number is relatively high considering how many women work along side men. Fishermen, loggers and truck drivers have some of the highest work related deaths by far with firefighters and airplane pilots not far behind. These deaths often go unreported in the media.
According to a 2007 survey, 70% of homeless victims were men. Men are more likely to wind up on the streets where they die five years earlier than men who don't live on the streets. This is a problem that goes unreported in society.
8. Family Court
Over a century ago, women had zero rights where the husband had it all. While our great grandmothers had it pretty bad when it came to fair play, there is a bias in the court rooms today that doesn't really help our society. Women who seek sole-custody of the kids is 5 out of 6 times more likely to receive that wish than fathers. Conservative judges (especially male) are more likely to grant women sole custody to mothers than to fathers because of sexism where women stay at home with the kids and the father has to give child support. Men are automatically seen as bad parents, even when they are far from it. Most surveys suggest that parents who split up the custody themselves do just fine.
As men, being a man can be our own worst enemy. Instead of restraining ourselves, fathers are more likely to teach sons that lashing out is better because its masculine and restraint are feminine. In our society, we teach men that hiding emotion is ok because it's what real men do. In society, boys are more likely to aim low than aim high for education.