If Men Run The World…

October 27, 2021

In the interest of expanding conversation, adding nuance and challenging conventional wisdom, might it be time we shone a spotlight onto the popular conception that ‘men run the world’?

Is that really good enough as a legitimate world view? And if it were true, is it still?

Personally I think it does more damage than it does good, often steamrolling the more textural elements of conversation that discuss how men are also disproportionately at the very bottom of society too.

These are the men sleeping on street corners, dying at work or in wars, or left in the rain outside the refuge.

Can we do better?

Sources –
Work place death, BJS: https://tinyurl.com/37ejp3v5
Market Spending, https://tinyurl.com/7ezre3mw
Working Hours, https://tinyurl.com/y98tvw6z
Iraqi war deaths: congressional Research Service, https://tinyurl.com/etnv6e35
WHO, Men’s Health https://tinyurl.com/cwd4hc5x
Abuse Shelters, England: https://tinyurl.com/fnck7x9k
Homeless Deaths, ONS https://tinyurl.com/zux5h6ft

Illustration by Fernanddo Santander, from the Noun Project


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