OECD Misandrist Mischief – part 2
The following is the second half of a critique of the OECD video “How’s Life? Depends on Your Gender”. You can see the original video here.
This next slide takes a slightly different approach in minimizing the hardships men face. It discusses what they call the deaths of despair. By this they are referring to suicide and overdoses. This is supposed to be a talk about sex differences in advantages and disadvantages but when men face the obvious disadvantage there is no data to show that to be the case. Look at the chart and notice that there is no gender breakdown of these deaths only totals. Wouldn’t this lead the casual viewer to assume there was some similarity between men and women?
Just look at the picture of both a man and a woman. Seems to me that the woman in the picture is surrounded by more overturned bottles and pills all the while she is only 20% of the deaths? Narrative painting 101.
Men of course are the vast majority of those deaths and they in fact do admit, in one short sentence on the right sidebar that appears briefly near the conclusion of this slide, that men do experience these types of death more often than women…but in the same breath they add a but to the sentence by adding a caveat.
Here’s what the narrator says: “Although almost four times more men than women die of deaths of despair the number of women that fall victim to such fatalities has actually risen since 2010 in more than one third of OECD countries so there is some concerning pattern going on here that deserves much more the research going forward”
So there is some concerning pattern going on here that deserves much more research going forward? What is she talking about? It seems she is saying that the pattern of more women in the minority of countries are increasingly dying deaths of despair is what deserves more research? Really? The fact that men are 80% and have been for ages doesn’t deserve research attention? Wow. Just wow. Misandry on parade.
The last bit of irritation with this section is that the moderator started off by downplaying deaths of despair as being less significant since they were only 2% of the total deaths and then added that those deaths are basically an indicator of mental illness. This is what you get when it is men who are dying.
Then comes the gender pay gap. Notice that this chart , unlike the previous chart, does show their perceptions of the differences between men and women. Ms Fleisher starts off by saying “It is not news that men earn more than women on average. 13% more”
Ah yes, using the median income to fake discrimination. Nothing to see here folks, just move along.
Then the next section she starts by saying: “We know who gets paid more but who works more is the next question.” And she then makes the claim that when you total paid and unpaid work that women work 25 minutes a day longer than men. But wait a minute. The data shows that men work longer hours of paid work in every country they surveyed. No mention that women need to work more paid hours only the implication that men need to work more unpaid hours. I wrote to the OECD weeks ago and asked what questions were asked to determine unpaid work but they haven’t responded. Their literature only mentions housework, going to the store and caring for family members. I am willing to bet that they didn’t ask about the outside work routinely done by men like cleaning the gutters, mowing the lawn, getting up on a ladder. Something tells me those just didn’t see the light of day. Oh, and no mention of the time it takes for men to be the marital bodyguard as Warren Farrell pointed out years ago.
At any rate they go on and on about this 25 minutes a day and just look at the picture. It shows a man simply carrying a briefcase while the woman caries a briefcase, a baby, a vacuum cleaner, and a bag of groceries and is portrayed as being harried and overworked. All of this due to 25 minutes? Really? More narrative painting. Women are overworked and men are just taking it easy. Right?
Then the last slide we will look at focuses on social connections and this one is truly laughable. The moderator starts by making the bold claim that women are doing a lot better than men in this area. Keep that in mind, a lot better than men. Then she makes the claim that women spend more time each week in social interactions with friends and family. They seem to be saying this is a good thing. Women spend 40 minutes more time each week with friends and family. Wow. That’s alot of time right? Maybe it seems like that until you divide by 7 and see that the differences they are talking about here boil down to a little over 5 minutes a day.
So the OECD thinks that women are doing “a lot better than men” because they socialize with family 5 minutes a day more than men. You simply can’t make this shit up.
What we see in this presentation is a strong bias towards the idea that women face more hardships and discrimination than do men. We see the disregard for men as human beings as they turn a blind eye to the many ways that men face adversity and place the majority of concern onto women and girls. We heard nothing about men being the vast majority of war deaths, or deaths on the job, living 5 years shorter lives, or the sad fact that boys are routinely genitally mutilated while girl’s genitals are protected by laws. If those had been factored in the report would have had an entirely different look.
What was once the domain of radical feminists to spread lies and misandry became the domain of the media. Then it spread to academia in the form of women’s studies, and then to hollywood and of course to our legislatures where “shotgun wedding” laws were put into place under constant threat from the gender fascists. This was all funded by large corporations like the Ford Foundation or Rockefeller and the federal government chips in billionis. Now we see this warped and innaccurate message is being carried on by multi national groups like the OECD. They buy into and push the feminist narrative of men being the problem, men not really having problems and men not being worthy of help. We are literally surrounded by lies.
Researchers have now identified the psychological mechanisms that are driving this sort of ignorance and hatred. They call it moral typecasting and precarious manhood. More info on these check out this video.
But Let’s keep in mind the reality that:
Men are good
As are you.