Which gender is more oppressed in society and why?

Which gender is more oppressed in society and why?
Which gender is more oppressed in society and why?
  • Men
    Vote A
  • Women
    Vote B
  • Men and women are treated equally
    Vote C
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11 d ago
Western society - America, Canada, U. k., Australia
11 d ago
Also the definition of "oppressed" is not strict. you know what i mean

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  • Um... neither is "oppressed." I know you said "Also the definition of 'oppressed' is not strict. you know what i mean" in your update, but... well, no, I don't know what you mean, since neither of them are oppressed. You've used a term here that, without your own personal definition of what you're actually talking about, has led to an unanswerable question. Sorry.

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    • 10 d ago

      well you know those assholes that come in with a dictionary and will pick at a tiny bit of the definition to say "you see, women are not oppressed... BY DEFINITION"? im pretty sure if one of those assholes read what's in my update question, they'll know what I mean. I understand if you don't try to discredit a claim but defining every single fucking and choosing definitions (as they are various definitions for the same word) that will suit them

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    • 10 d ago

      any ways that are possible... it's up to u

    • 10 d ago

      I don't know the answer then, other than "it's equal" because guys have it worse in some ways and females have it worse in others.

  • People who focus on being oppressed prefer to think of themselves as victims. In the US, we all have enough freedoms to do whatever we want in our lives. The question could be rephrased:

    Which gender more strongly prefers to think of itself as victims?

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    • 11 d ago

      your username does not precede you

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    • 7 d ago

      @sadassad @sadassad I don't think you really read my comment. I think women should be encouraged to make choices to lead them to earn as much money as men. and I already explained to you the issue I have about blaming women for circumstances when they lag behind yet wanting to make systemic changes in areas where men lag behind. I presented you some evidence that does say "men have a tendency to not seek help" which u can call "a choice" yet you still want systemic changes for men. why not call for systemic changes to help women get ahead

    • 7 d ago

      You just explained the argument by yourself so saying that for "every 1 dollar a man makes a woman makes 60" its utter bs. The way the "wage gap" is calculated is by taking the wage of an average man and comparing it to an average's woman wage not considering any factors at all! If women don't want to go for more higher paying jobs let them be! I haven't seen any men being encouraged to aim for higher paying jobs. Its what people prefer its all statistics.

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  • In other societies (non Western), women are more oppressed. I think it has something to do with cultures and religion. I think men are more oppressed in America, especially when it comes to crimes. They're more likely to be victims of a violent crime and they get longer sentences for the same crimes women commit.

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  • Women generally. It doesn't take a genius to figure that one out. If you want to be convinced of that and lose all faith in the majority (not all) of the male species then read their pathetic pig-headded opinions on this website, it's sad.

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    • 10 d ago

      Both have rights and also areas where they're wrongly exploited. But generally women have always been more repressed and to some degree still are (just look around the world). But thankfully it's on the road to improvement. That doesn't mean I agree with the extreme feminists. But men can't deny that they've always had the advantage there, and still do to some degree.

    • 10 d ago

      At the end of the day though we each have many same but also different strengths and weaknesses, so instead of focusing on the negative we should be embracing the positive and making it work to all of our advantage.

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  • Where do I start?
    We males We dont have privilage but you females ohh you do..
    I challenge you to name just one legal privilage that males have and females don't. (Not the type of bullshit such as not worrying about being called. I am tallking about legal right which are encoded IN LAW or enforced by courts/ or ADVANTAGES which are granted by public entities.)
    Here are some that YOU FEMALES have and I DON'T have as a male.
    1) Women are always granted the custody of children and divorce by default unless the man can proove the woman is unfit to care for them.(Source : Misrepresentation of Gender Bias in the 1989 Report of the Gender Bias Committee of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court) <- Also this is despite the fact that children are twice as likely to be abused by their mother than they are by their father ACCORDING to page 49 of child maltreatment of 2013 published by the US Department of Health and services.
    2) Women have more social safety nets designed for them which why they only make up 24 percent of the homeless population (Source Page 2 of the Who is Homeless? published by the national Coalition for the homeless)
    3) Women get more lenient sentences for equivalent crimes (see estimating gender desparities and federal criminal cases by Sonia B)
    4) A woman can get a male coworker fired from his job by simply accusing him of sexual harassment even without proving it. Its so easy for a woman to get a man fired out of his job that men are now starting to avoid women in the workplace and are refusing to mentor them.(Read the book sex in the office by Kim Elsessser, Phd)
    5) In california can declare a man to be the father of her child and sue him for child support and its to the man to prove that he isn't the father by taking a DNA test and he only gets 30 days to do so if doesn't do it in that time then a court can declare him the father even if he prooves that he is not later on.(Disrupting paternity)
    6) A woman can sue a sperm donor for child support (Kansas court was in the news)
    7) A woman who gets pregnant with stolen sperm can sue the man she stole the sperm from for child support (Uptown "woman used sperm from oral sex to get pregnant, gets child support"/ Woman has twins with ex-boyfriend's stolen sperm , courts rule ex to pay child support/ Woman steals ex-husband's sperm and collects almost 200k in Back chld support/<- all of them are true look them up)
    Small pause. Before you argue that a man should "keep it in his pants if he doesn't want to be a father", imagine if you heard a conservative christian arguing against abortion by saying "women should keep their legs together if they dont want to be mothers" I THINK YOU WOULD LOOSE YOUR SHIT.
    8) A woman who gets pregnant by raping a man or UNDERAGE BOY can sue him for child support (Hermesmann vs Seyer WIKIPEDIA)
    9) Domestic violence against women is actually taken seriously men are always presumed to be the aggressors in domestic violence cases despite the fact that CDC statistics have found that more than 70% of non reciprocated domestic violence is perpetuated by women. EVEN WHEN A MAN IS RECOGNIZED AS BEING A VICTIM OF ABUSE HE IS ALMOST ALWAYS PRESUMED TO BE AT FAULT PEOPLE ASK WHAT DID HE DO TO PISS HER OFF.
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    Also since when do women sign a paper which says incase of war you will go out and fight for your country and most likely die?
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    When a female shows her feelings she is comforted.(crying feeling anxious etc)
    On the other side
    Men are taught not to cry and to not show their emotions because it is weakness. I remember i was always told that "boys dont cry"
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    Conclusions
    You clearly have more privilages that men do not have (there are a lot more) soooo where is the opression?
    I can easily write more but i am honestly running out of characters really interrested to see how many feminists will actually reply with facts. I need facts unless you present me with proof my opinions will

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    • 8 d ago

      Man is spitting some truth. It was really interesting to read your opinion keep it up mate!!
      You sure you are 16 at 16 I didn't know a thing about the real world to be completely honest with you.

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    • 5 d ago

      yes and im not messing with u

    • 5 d ago

      100% mean it and im not just having fun with you AT ALL

  • If we consider the entire world women are more opressed, no question. If we consider only developed countries, still women.
    It's true that men have some social and economical disadvantages as well. Nevertheless women face more and more serious problems. Again not to say that being send more year to jail for the same crime isn't a big problem. It is! But if his crime was raping a woman and she was wearing a thong chances are he is not even going to get convicted.

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  • In Alabama women can be raped without being able to get an abortion.
    Nealy the same in Georgia
    In Oklahoma oral rape is not rape if the victim is unconscious
    www.theguardian.com/.../oral-sex-rape-ruling-tulsa-oklahoma-alcohol-consent

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  • Any woman in the first world who thinks she's oppressed is living in a fantasy.

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    • 9 d ago

      you're young. you'll see

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    • 9 d ago

      you may well have been judge unfairly for being a woman and not even have picked up on it. If you think sexism not longer exists, you're the one living in a fantasy land

    • 8 d ago

      Sexism exists but it exists for men too. Some minor sexism is not the same as being oppressed, if you want to see what real oppression looks like try being a woman in the middle east or africa.

  • *simply opens mouth as a man*

    Which gender is more oppressed in society and why?

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    • 10 d ago

      that's nice of the woman with the green sign. she was inclusive towards men and said that ALL genders are sacred. she cares about you having a hospitable environment :)

  • Historically, women have faced the vast majority. Recently though, it’s a lot more blurry, and each gender faces different types of oppression which is usually presented in more subtle forms. It’s much harder to define nowadays.

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  • Women for sure. I was raised and socialised as a woman, and I've noticed a big difference in the way I'm treated when I pass as a guy versus when I don't.

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  • Women any parts of the world are. Men on a daily smack around women and rape women.

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    • 11 d ago

      And there is a law for rape. Society is against rape and i bet you think a guy who get falsely accused of rape isn't considered oppression for whatever reason and its easier to falsely accuse a guy and to do the actual raping. Ignoring the fact that false accusation also almost guarantee to ruin his life and reputation not to mention girls who can rape guys as well but society be like who cares?

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    • 9 d ago

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDiKFtlre00 Studies debunked that's why I don't agree with you saying feminism is about equality and you don't have to agree with me either. They can just do it the cheap way if we speak up. Another way to prove it. Feminists don't want freedom of speech. I gotta love the comment section in this.

    • 9 d ago

      "Just because you don't like it doesn't *invalidate what we say about it" <- some typo there.

      "Feminists can hate men I don't care but I still have the rights to think something about them but if they take actions about it like beating up men or anything else just for being men and give any excuses," <-- I'm gonna clear it up. *Women can be a feminist and hate men

  • You mean American society?
    Men. American white Women are the most entitled species to ever walk the planet.

    Now if we travel to say Iraq or Somalia well then women hands down. It, s a literal sex slavery, anti women's right, child marriage shit show and iv never heard 1 word spoken on it by feminist so i will never support them. All they want is more for the white 1st class women in America.

    And im not bashing whites or any other race im stating a fact they don't care about Latinos or blacks etc I, d say not even the lower class. Like they are 1st priority
    But they care about all of those women 10x more than they care about men.

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    • 10 d ago

      I complain about fgm and the rollback of women's rights (iran) plenty and I call myself a feminist.

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    • 10 d ago

      STAIBY of my sister boyfriend called her a bitch or abused her whatever I can say with confidence that if i was ever going to kill someone it would him, if my 76 year old dad didn't t get him 1st. She won t be called a bitch or broken down, NO ONE should be broken down and if you can not speak your mind and if your man Dosn t build you up get tf away from him, there are plenty of bad guys.

      My biological dad was one
      Her ex is one
      Your step dad is one,
      That boyfriend is one

      My sis told me about all the pervs she encounters Dailey and about all these guys that want to fuck her and leave her. NO ONE IS BREAKING MY SISTER. Nor anyone else while im alive. If it, s bad get away from them. I said both sides have equal bullshit to them this is my problem with men, they give the rest of us a bad name.

    • 10 d ago

      If my girl said stop i would,
      Obviously i would want her to be safe else what fucking good am I to her?

  • I come from a country where women are under veils nd stuff! Naturally everyone assumes that women are oppressed just because they lack freedom.. but in my opinion, Men are as much oppressed as any women.. The hv no freedom to express their emotions, they r pressured to take a job and provide fr the family.. I mean.. many women in a relationship earns equal or more than men.. why can't they share equal expenses?

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  • Only men are oppressed in Western society. For a full explanation of this, please read Chapters XXXI-XXXII (31-32) on my website: www.thezap.net

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  • I think both are almost oppressed equally but in different areas. One thing I can’t wrap my head around is why men get harsher sentences for the same crime than women though.

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  • Neither sex is oppressed. It's not like they're slaves or anything. They aren't having freedoms taken from them. Both sexes have their fair share of unfairness in life and their perks.

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  • Men are more oppressed in north america, 100%. Women have the world handed to em. on a silver platter

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  • I think that whole trend of "who the more oppressed" needs to die. It just holds everyone back and people don't focus on building a future together where we can live in harmony. They are to busy comparing size and hating on each other, which is exactly what political leaders want to easily guide a herd.

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  • I don't see actual oppression. But I will say women and men are equally scrutinized but for very different reasons.

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  • Why is this a question? Women have always been oppressed the most.

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  • Me. I'm the most oppressed. All those boobies, covered up, ALL THE TIME! And I have to be NICE or PAY to get pussy?

    OPPRESSION!!!

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  • Which society, in which part of the world and in what category and what circumstance? You can't ask sweepingly like this, it is an erroneous premise.

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    • 11 d ago

      I'm sorry, you're right. I'll 'update question' and clarify. Western culture - America, Canada, U. K, Australia

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    • 11 d ago

      I don't disagree with you. However the reason I'm posing the question in this way is to attract men who will firmly state that men are more oppressed than women and explain why. I want to analyse them basically

    • 11 d ago

      Good luck!

  • Women believe they are more oppressed because it benefits them to campaign an image of helplessness and victimization from "patriarchy."

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  • It varies between a country another, some women are oppressed and some men are oppressed, there is no such thing as equal

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  • Neither. Both sides have their own pros and cons, but ultimately we all need eachother. A one sided society does not function.

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  • Definition of "oppressed" : subjected to harsh authoritarian treatment.

    By this i wouldn't say either gender qualifies.

    Now i will say from my view point women have to shoulder more inequality, in the workplace both in career mobilty in pay. They have the double edged sword of they're not treated with the seriousness of their male counterparts. But if they show too much ambition and are too cutthroat well now they're not being a lady. I'm not trying to get political here but look at Hillary in the last election it's a good example.
    On the flipside guys have to be masculine 24/7 if the show emotion they run the risk of being judged as a "lesser man"

    On the whole i'd say women have it worse off.

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  • Nobody who lives in a modern western democracy is oppressed.

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  • The poor are oppressed, compared to wealthy people.

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    • 10 d ago

      i. e. Jessie Smolett...

    • 10 d ago

      i agree that there is more bond between people in the same classes than people of the same race or gender

  • No one is really oppressed in society today to be honest.

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  • Oh god this is gonna be fun 🤩

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    • 11 d ago

      That's exactly what I what I thought when I posted this :D

  • I suppose women

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  • Helicopters

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  • In the west neither gender is oppressed

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  • Black men

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  • Depends on the country.

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  • muppets

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  • Where I'm from, women are more opressed.

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  • More comment war. Let the bias begin!

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  • women

    men want to control women

    so, when they lose control, they think they're being "oppressed" by women

    MEN WANT TO CONTROL WOMEN

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  • Neither. People compete to feel oppressed whether MGTOW or feminist, your opression is primarily in your head, fueled by the need to have a purpose/have someone to hate and blame for all your problems.

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    • 9 d ago

      Hey, what studies have you come across to support the this psychological phenomenon of 'victim mentality"

    • 9 d ago

      That would be pretty dumb. Making and argument from authority in a field like psychology is like quoting the bible to support my claims.

      Besides people will never publish psychological studies on controversial/politically incorrect topics.
      Cause the point of a study, is to gain recognition in the field which is currently left wing dominated, meaning that an article about victim mentality that implicates extreme feminism is equal to career suicide.

      Well, there is one psychologist who made a career out of being more of a centrist, Jordan Peterson that probably has a number of articles and lectures on the topic and would probably agree with me, but he obviously has his own biases and wouldn't server as evidence for someone who disagrees.

      My point is, this is an extremely political issue, making any studies I'll bring to support my claims about as valuable as arguments based on the religious book of my choice.

  • Men are and it's time for us to get revenge against women

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    • 10 d ago

      u're joking right? it's not about men vs women and i say that while identifying as a feminist. you're more extremist than i am... and I'M a feminist

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    • 10 d ago

      how do we have is so easy?

    • 10 d ago

      Friendships, relationships, sex, body image, self-esteem, depression, etc. Are much easier for women than men

  • Neither in North America and Western Europe, the only people who think they are oppressed are the adult children who play the victim card because they don’t know how to adult properly, both men and women do have serious inequality issues in different areas of society, they both need to be addressed, to favour ones issues over another’s is fascism

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  • The relationship between the two genders is characterized much more as a cooperative relationship than an oppressive one. So it's a poorly formulated question.

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  • In western society people are conditioned to only see women as oppressed. We are blind to male oppression.

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  • We're both oppressed but in different ways. Which one is considered more oppressed depends on your values.

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