2. Male Disadvantage

  1. David Benatar

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118192337.ch2

The Second Sexism: Discrimination Against Men and Boys

The Second Sexism: Discrimination Against Men and Boys

How to Cite

Benatar, D. (2012) Male Disadvantage, in The Second Sexism: Discrimination Against Men and Boys, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118192337.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470674468

Online ISBN: 9781118192337

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Keywords:

  • male disadvantage, geographical variations;
  • laws, trends, data and common practices;
  • social and legal pressures on men;
  • men's conscription, forced into battle;
  • costs of avoidance, self-imposed exile, physical assault;
  • press-ganged, into naval service;
  • costs of not enlisting, shame or ostracism;
  • punitive inflictions of pain, on the body;
  • bodily privacy of males, unwanted invasions;
  • male disadvantage, and how it arises

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Conscription and Combat

  • Violence

  • Corporal Punishment

  • Sexual Assault

  • Circumcision

  • Education

  • Family and Other Relationships

  • Bodily Privacy

  • Life Expectancy

  • Imprisonment and Capital Punishment

  • Conclusion