The superiority of men

This from one of the issues of Y: The Last Man. I assume the statistics are close to real present figures.

In the summer of 2002, a plague of unknown origin destroyed every last sperm fetus and fully developed mammal with a Y chromosome [with the apparent exception of one young man and his male pet.]

This “gendercide” instantaneously exterminated 48% of the global population, or approximately 2.9 billion men. 495 of the Fortune 500 CEOs are now dead, as are 99% of the world’s landowners.

In the US alone, more than 95% of all commercial pilots, truck drivers, and ship captains dies, as did 92% of violent felons.

Internationally 99% of all mechanics, electricians, and construction workers are now deceased, though 51% of the planet’s agricultural labor force is still alive.

14 nations, including Spain and Germany, have women soldiers who have served in ground combat units. None of the United States’ nearly 200000 female troops have ever participated in ground combat. Australia, Norway and Sweden are the only countries that have women serving on board submarines. [so basically most of the armies are out of action]

In Israel, all women between the ages of 18 and 26 have performed compulsory military service in the IDF for at least one year and nine months. Before the Plague, at least Palestinian suicide bombers had been women.

Worldwide, 85% of all government representatives are dead…as are 100% of Catholic priests, Muslim imams and Orthodox Jewish rabbis.


No offence but is this JUST a result of centuries of traditional subjugation and nothing else? What I notice here is very clear demarcations of what are traditionally called “men’s jobs”. Which is lame. Are you seriously going to argue that in this day and age, women are still not allowed to go into the electronics industry? Or politics? Or pilot school for that matter? Meh, I quote: if you want equal rights, stand up and pee like a man.Considering the unemployment rates are roughly the same, I infer the employment rates are proportionally similar too.Also it can be seen that men typically do better than women in the sciences and mathematics.

But are these numbers indicative of the truth? Still investigating. If you look the above-linked PDF, some of the reasons given are that the system is very family-unfriendly. No comments; for fear of sounding like a arrogant male. But I must say this; it’s unfair to argue on one hand that there aren’t equal opportunities despite the fact that there are. And if these opportunities require some sort of sacrifice, it’s even more unfair to call the system biased because it’s not compensating for the individual’s shortcoming. The industry is family-unfriendly, but ONLY for women?

And yet…this one continues to investigate.

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