Worldwide, Girls Are More Likely Than Boys To Be Illiterate, To Experience Higher Levels of Physical and Sexual Violence, and to be Targeted For Infanticide – by Gospel For Asia
Sometime during or shortly after the uproar over the “Toxic Masculinity” Gillette Ad, I was watching conservative Tucker Carlson on his nightly television program on Fox News, and he had a lady guest on (I don’t recall her name).
The point of the segment was for Tucker to allow his lady guest to sit there and say that men (at least in American culture) have life so much more difficult than women.
This is a recurrent theme among many conservatives: to complain about the “Me Too” movement or about concepts such as “Toxic Masculinity” by actually arguing that men are victims in our culture (victims of systemic sexism and of other things), not women:
The fact remains that American women (despite strides made in some areas of life) still, never- the- less, end up enduing a lot more sleazy or dangerous situations than most men do, even in a more “liberated” and egalitarian nation such as the United States.
For example, as a woman who goes on jogs, I sometimes worry about being raped by a man as I’m out running in the morning or evenings. I am guessing that most of you men who jog outdoors don’t worry about being raped by a man (or by a woman).
When I am walking through a store’s parking lot (especially at night), I worry about a man jumping out and mugging or raping me – another typical thing women have to worry about that men generally do not.
And my mother was warning me from the time I was quite young to always be vigilant while walking through parking lots so I could possibly avoid being raped or mugged (by a man).
Then there is this news article which explains that, “Worldwide, Girls Are More Likely Than Boys To Be Illiterate, To Experience Higher Levels of Physical and Sexual Violence, and to be Targeted For Infanticide”
By the way, one section on the page, which is entitled, “you should have been a boy,” is the SAME message that many Christian gender complementarians give to girls, whether they intend to or not.
Christian Gender Complementarians also convey to girls: “you should have been a boy.”