“There could be another 100 items here.” A response to #MaleWishList

This comment was by Anthony Zarat on the post “The Male Wish List”

 

1. To be treated like a human being in infancy, with a right to bodily integrity.
2. To be treated like a human being in boyhood, with a right to act like a boy without being humiliated or drugged with Ritalin/amphetamine.
3. To be treated like a human being in adolescence, with a right to equal protection of government (including equal resources and encouragement to succeed)
4. To be treated like a human being in manhood, with a right to equal protection under the law (presumption of innocence and equitable treatment in criminal court)
5. To be treated like a human being when a victim, including equal protection from violence (thousands of provisions such as VAWA need a male counterpart).
6. To be treated like a human being when a father, including equal protection in civil court and an end to presumption of parental inadequacy.
7. To be treated like a human being when sick, including equal public resources for male disease and male suffering.
8) To be treated like a human being when poor, including equal resources such as public housing and economic assistance.
9. To be treated like a human being when old, including access to dignity and retirement of equal duration as the retirement of the other gender.
10. To be treated like a human being when dead, including the knowledge that our actions will be fairly reported in the context of the time in which they happened, rather than in light of a changed moral consensus that we could never have known about in advance.

There could be another 100 items here.

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