This article was originally published on Roosh V.
Successful political and social agitation by the progressive movement has cemented such gains that men can now be considered institutionally oppressed in America, even according to feminist definitions of oppression. Here are three definitions:
Institutional oppression is the systematic mistreatment of people within a social identity group, supported and enforced by the society and its institutions, solely based on the person’s membership in the social identity group.
Institutional Oppression occurs when established laws, customs, and practices systematically reflect and produce inequities based on one’s membership in targeted social identity groups. If oppressive consequences accrue to institutional laws, customs, or practices, the institution is oppressive whether or not the individuals maintaining those practices have oppressive intentions.
Oppression is the inequitable use of authority, law, or physical force to prevent others from being free and equal.
Before I make the argument that men are oppressed, I want to first ask if you can document or describe any oppression that women are facing today. Is there a place or environment in America where capable and qualified women are actively discriminated against while men are not? I can’t think of a single example. We have completely solved female oppression, because as I’ve documented in the past, women are coddled at every stage of their lives and given more opportunities and leeway to fail than men while having the full backing and support from every single institution in America (besides the manosphere).
Females are so privileged in America that a woman can pop out three kids from different men and have free money automatically deposited in her bank account, have a wide variety of mainstream corporations (even men’s organizations) fight for any future disease she may contract, and have feminist-friendly writers on sites like Huffington Post and xoJane explain how men should man up and marry her because she’s strong and independent, regardless of the fact that she’s dependent on her government husband. If you believe women are oppressed in America, it’s possible you’re mentally ill (i.e. a social justice warrior) or living in a sheltered echo chamber with an allergy to truth and facts.
We’ve arrived at the point where men are so consistently oppressed from birth to adulthood that any notion of female oppression can be immediately laughed at on its face. Here are just a few examples:
— Media spreads propaganda against men by lying about their propensity to commit rape and violence while completely ignoring male victimization at the hands of women or while serving as custodians of the state in prison.     
— Women live longer than men. 
— The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) elevates the worth of a woman’s life above that of men while making every man a hostage in his own home when it comes to his wife being able to imprison him with a single phone call to the police by fraudulently claiming domestic abuse.  
— Media treats a woman’s word as sacred truth, far more valuable than the word of a man. This allowed a case like the UVA rape hoax where the media establishment bought a completely fictitious 7-man gang rape story that was wholly invented by a privileged white woman.    
— Men are publicly shamed as “sexist” and “creepy” for exhibiting a preference for young beautiful women while women are empowered when they state their male preferences, whatever they happen to be.      
— Divorce laws and courts give children to the mother by default even if the father showed he was more responsible. The court will also imprison the man if he’s financially destitute and unable to make payments while dragging its feet when the mother is shown to be unfit.      
True equality between the sexes, in terms of women not being oppressed greater than men, was achieved decades ago, but we have massively overshot to where it’s absolutely clear that men are treated as inferiors, criminals, and biologically deficient when compared to women.
All major institutions in America treat men like second-class citizens while elevating women no matter how morally challenged they are or how many mistakes they make in their lives or to the lives of their children. In other words, all boys born today will see less fairness, due process, and economic opportunity compared to girls with the same birth date. A boy born today will be institutionally, systematically, and deliberately oppressed by all facets of society while a girl born today will be given undeniable preferential treatment over him.
The first step any oppressed group must make is to be aware of their oppression. This awareness among men has accelerated in the past three years where more men have begun speaking out and putting their foot down at their further marginalization by American institutions. The only question that remains is what these men will do when the enemy, who will not voluntarily give up the power it has gained in the past three decades, decides to put down his revolt for good.
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