Now as ever, many feminist claims concerning the alleged oppression of women by men at various times and places are unfounded. Now as ever, both biologically and socially, becoming and being a man is in many ways harder than becoming and being a woman. Now as ever, men work longer hours, performing harder, dirtier and more dangerous work than women and suffering proportionally far more industrial accidents. Throughout history it was husbands who supported their wives, not the other way around. And in 9 of 10 households today, this remains the case. Women also receive proportionally far more welfare benefits. Around the world, the law in many ways treats men much more severely than women. In armed forces that admit women - and by no means all do, men proportionally suffer nearly 10 times more casualties than women. Women, meanwhile, receive far more medical attention, which helps to explain why women's life expectancy exceeds that of men.
The Privileged Sex
Martin van Creveld
People say that a war is a war of choice or is a war of necessity