If men took a collective day off, we would instantly be without power, without the means to communicate, without protection, without water, without trucks bringing us the food and products we take for granted, because men are the ones who provide all those things.
Where in our culture do we EVER see that acknowledged? If women took the day off, with the sole exception of NURSES, nothing would happen. No one would die. The world would continue to function. The hair salons and primary schools and retail clothing stores would close, and the male management structure would have to find some way to answer their own phones for a day, but essentially, nothing would happen.
You will often hear feminists barking on about male privilege, usually in a well-lit room, comfortably warm, with her iPhone close at hand, buzzing with updates from her latest #mensuck Twitter feed, with zero awareness that every single one of those luxuries is provided by men. - The Judgy Bitch"
Below is a collection of the statistics the Judgy Bitch used to back up her article. Though the words were originally hers I adjusted and reshaped them for the purpose of simplicity and an effort to keep the post reasonably small as it was originally only meant to be a quote. Either way… if you find any flaws or fucked up words or punctuation the flaws are mine, not hers. I encourage you to consider reading her entire article, which can be found here, so you’ll be able to take in the authors intended argument without my assholish meddling.
All information taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, 2013, except where noted.
Note: It’s possible that there are a few women working in these occupations, but however many there are, they do not make up even 1% of the total workforce, and thus some statistics count men as being 100% of those occupations.
100% of power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers are men.
91% of the nation’s electrical engineers are men.
97.6% of electrical power line installers and maintenance workers are men.
95.5% of water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators are men.
95.9% of aircraft pilots and flight engineers are men
98.4% of aircraft mechanics and service technicians are men
100% of air traffic controllers and airfield operations specialists are men.
100% of locomotive engineers and operators are men.
100% of the workers who operate railroad brakes, signals and switches.
94.4% of railway yardmasters are men.
87.4% of police and sheriff’s patrol officers are men.
96.6% of firefighters are men.
68.8% of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are men.
65.7% of all surgeons are men.
74.4% of the all computer and mathematical occupations combined workforce is male.
91.9% Computer network architects men.
94.2% of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repair technicians are men.
98.4% of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers are men.
93.4% of garbage collectors are men.
81.5% of security guards and gaming surveillance officers are men.
72.1% of all securities, commodities and financial services sales agents are men.
72.6% of the nation’s CEOs are men.
70.9% of all the general and operations managers.
100% of the nation’s atmospheric and space scientists are men.
78.2% workers in the entire production and transportation occupations are men.
82.4% of all the industrial production managers are men.
97.5% of those that build or extract from the earth in terms of raw materials are male.
96.8% of workers that install, maintain, or repair are male.