The bolded is not true, although it is characteristic of depressed thinking patterns for both men and women. Failed suicides are not brushed off by hospitals if they have a penis and sent to therapy if they have a vagina. And how is this relevant to society devaluing men, exactly?It has little to do with the law and more to do with biology and culture. Men don't seek help. They keep it in or they blow their brains out. Any man who would deliberately fail a suicide attempt to get attention would be looked down on even more. The same is not true for women. When a woman fails at a suicide attempt, people rush to her aid, trying to figure out what's wrong and to help her with her issues.
If there were a shortage of soldiers for the army, the salaries wouldn't be raised? And once more, how does this support society devaluing men, when women are also soldiers? They might not have been in the past, but that was due to sexist societal norms at the time - women weren't soldiers because they were considered weak and fragile baby machines, not because the state wanted to throw away lives and thought the men's were worth less than the women's.Teacher salaries are low because there are so many of them. If there was a shortage of teachers, the salaries would be higher. Nurse salaries are subject to the same forces. Soldier salaries are based on what the government determines a soldier needs to support a family.
Yes, because the former involves (in some cases) sexism which is a more controversial topic than worker safety, because everyone agrees that people dying on the job is bad. Controversy = more people talking about it = seen more in the media, politics etc. You're comparing apples to bicycles here. Discussion doesn't necessarily mean that people think something is more important, it means that a lot of people disagree very strongly on it. Look at the freaking threads on male circumcision, if you don't believe me.And far, far more time is devoted to the discussion of the wage gender gap than workplace deaths in the US. Clearly one issue is more important than the other.
That's not something I can argue, I suppose, although it seems highly unlikely to me.That's not a strawman, that's the cultural attitude of the US. Maybe Canada is different, I don't know since I don't live there. But that is how things are in the US.
@ those articles, that sounds extremely messed up. I wouldn't care how intensively they tracked down deadbeat dads (and moms - anyone who abandons a child is despicable and even more so if the state has to then pay for it) if they had a mandatory paternity test. That stuff about the state disregarding paternity tests is beyond bizarre. I don't know that much about the American welfare system, but in a lot of ways it seems even more messed up than ours.