Originally Posted by remilard
But men come out way ahead when it comes to how those generalizations affect how they live their lives, what types of jobs and promotions are available, what type of pay they will receive for a given job, whether or not they will be beaten by a family member, etc.
Do men really come out ahead? For the same work experience, men don't seem to make more then women at the same job. As a reward, we don't get equal paternity leave for maternity leave.
Men are less likely to graduate college/highschool then women. Men are more likely to be incarcerated for crimes. Men even die earlier. Speaking of health issues, guess who's more likely to be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.
As for the legal system, there is gender bias in child custody cases, in sexual assault cases and in domestic abuse cases. While physical strength, size and culture does result in more man to woman violence, occasionally men are physically or sexually assaulted and the legal system, more often than not, does little or nothing. Take the famous case of a certain teacher sexually assaulting her male student -- she got parole for the first offense!
In short, being a guy isn't all fun and roses.
(Oh, and a woman keeps calling me "sweatheart" at work! Agghhh)
 My figure says women make $.97 - $1.01 for every $1.00 that men make if the experience is the same. Women tend to make drastically less then men because women are in lower paying jobs.
 I do have a client that calls me "sweatheart", but this seems to be her term for any young man. (I just told my wife about this: She told me that she thinks the client in question thinks I'm cute. I told my wife that I'm going to sue for sexual harassment -- she snickered.)