Do People Give More Money to Female Panhandlers? (Survey Results)

This is original data, written up in the general style of a scientific paper (albeit somewhat more informally). It should be readable regardless of background, although for a summary you can skip to the discussion or conclusion. I encourage comments, criticism, and suggestions, especially (but not only) from people with backgrounds in research.

Note: Since posting, this page has undergone nontrivial revisions. See § 7 for details.

Sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Methodology
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusion
  6. Appendix
  7. Revisions

(Length: 1,500 words.)

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Attitudes on Profiling Men vs. Profiling Minorities (Survey Results)

This is original data, written up in the general style of a scientific paper (albeit somewhat more informally). It should be readable regardless of background, although for a summary you can skip to the discussion or conclusion. I encourage comments, criticism, and suggestions, especially (but not only) from people with backgrounds in research.

Note: Since posting, this page has undergone nontrivial revisions. See § 7 for details.

Sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Methodology
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusion
  6. Appendix
  7. Revisions

(Length: 2,500 words.)

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Men’s Issues Reading List (Book Recommendations)

If your exposure to men’s issues comes from online resources then you might be surprised to find out that there is actually a pretty strong body of offline literature too. The first two books work well as an overview or introduction to men’s issues (one is more philosophical and the other more personal, so they complement each other well). The other books cover other relevant topics (specific men’s issues, gender roles, feminism, etc.) in more detail.

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Be Careful Equating Unwanted Sexual Advances with Harassment

October 2017 saw a series of allegations of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in Hollywood spark a conversation about sexual misconduct in society. I don’t object to that conversation happening, but I do object to one concerning trend: people and outlets conflating unwanted sexual advances with sexual harassment.

(Length: 800 words.)

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Comprehensive Research on Discrimination Against Men in Finland

This is a chapter-by-chapter summary of Discrimination Against Men: Appearance and Causes in the Context of a Modern Welfare State, a 2009 doctoral dissertation by Pasi Malmi (University of Lapland) that provides an impressively detailed and balanced investigation of discrimination against men in Finland (the theory and results actually give almost as much detail on discrimination against women, although men will be the focus here).

Chapters 5 to 8 are the most important. Chapter 5 explains six biases that cause gender discrimination, chapter 6 delineates the patriarchal and matriarchal subsystems of Finnish society, chapter 7 examines the various discourses that justify discrimination against men, and chapter 8 analyzes a database of gender discrimination complaints made to the Finnish gender equality ombudsman, a third of which were made by men.

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Men Live 79% as Many Years in Retirement as Women

The average man lives significantly fewer years in retirement than the average woman. This happens because men have a lower life expectancy than women in practically every country in the world, and because the age of retirement is higher for men than women in some countries (counter-intuitively, given the life expectancy gap).

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