A great video about Feminism and the Disposable Male, which argues that men may not have been as first place as people believe.
91% of all rape victims are women
99% of all perpetrators are men
90% of all rape victims already know their abuser, so women are more likely to be raped by friends and familiy than by strangers
1 in 3 women will at some point in their life be in an abusive relationship
30% of these women will get killed by their partner
70% of the women are killed after they leave their abuser
if a woman manages to kill her abuser first, she serves a longer prison sentence than the abusers who kill their partners
90% of women in prison who are charged of man-slaugther, are women who killed their abusers
but no oh wait….. if someone sets their house on fire, the women is most likely to be saved first… oooooooh right, that just erases every other injustice ever, oh well, better give up this feminism thing now!
Didn’t see this at first but I feel the need to reply. Firstly throwing statistics around the place is kind of a poor way to start an argument. Not to mention you’ve clearly cherry picked these statistic from God knows where. Source?
Generally these kinds of abuse statistics aren’t ever all that helpful anyway because a lot of people never admit to being abused or lie about their experiences out of fear or other means. While we’re throwing statistics around though, estimates from research suggest that between 75 and 95 percent of rape crimes are never reported to the police (House, 2007, p. 8).
But I’ll play along with your incredibly predictable “scream rape” feminist argument here. Let’s assume they’re completely correct, they STILL leave margins for men also suffering at the hand of sexual abuse. The whole point of this video is that men’s right often get pushed under the door right? Because they are a ‘tiny’ minority (supposedly) of those who go through assault. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. That doesn’t mean it should be ignored. So, what is soo wrong about taking a moment, to think about, and accept the fact that men go through the same suffering as well? The point is not to undermine woman. It’s just putting the idea out there that hey, men have those rights as well, their voices should be heard too and we need to do something about the general state of humanity. By putting all the focus on woman, the men who have gone through the same suffering are forgotten and not given help. By doing that, also, we subject ourselves and put a unhealthy divide between the genders. Not one case should be more important and noticed than the other, simply because of one’s gender. No one should suffer.
Let’s look at another more recent statistic that I found from an academically published source.. 15.2% of those who have experienced rape in their lifetime are men (Bangle, 2013, p. 48). That’s and it’s believed to be much higher number if you factor in all the possible rape that’s goes unheard of. However many aren’t open about it because of how unaccepting people are in society to the idea of men even BEING sexually abused at all! And while this number might seem lower (we can’t really say), we must take into account many men have to gone to officials and people of the law telling them “men can’t be raped” which are incredibly painful words that female victims don’t have to hear, at least not in those words. And that needs to change.
No one is telling you to give up what you believe in, but to try and least have a little bit more empathy to all humans, in general.. Not just women. it’s been too long that one voice has been the focus. That others voices go unheard. Not just men. Transgendered people’s voices have gone unheard. Agendered people. Queergender. Children. Lesbian and gay abusive relationships.. When you put all the focus on one group, so many others who have gone through the same thing are completely forgotten about. Which can lead to a whole other spectrum of problems.
House, 2007, p. 8 Source: http://www.hmic.gov.uk/media/without-consent-20061231.pdf
Bangle, p. 28. Source: http://sites.duke.edu/unzipped/files/2013/04/Unzipped_4.pdf#page=27