Why are men traditionally expected to sacrifice themselves for the betterment of the family and society?
The Disposability of Men is not just a (not-so) catchy phrase. Males of the human species have been treated as disposable—mostly by other males of the same species—for millennia. Soldiers, gladiators, and football players are, perhaps, the first to come to mind when we raise the subject. In modern society, ordinary workplace incidents continue to provide more hard-to-ignore evidence. The statistics reveal that 93% of Workplace Deaths are Men; Click to see and download document “FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES IN BOSTON-CAMBRIDGE-NEWTON – 2015” from Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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What experiences have you had related to this apparent reality that human males are considered to be disposable?
If your career/job is one where you feel expendable, tell us when you began to recognize that to be true and what were the circumstances of your decision to enter/remain in/leave the dangerous line of work?
If you were in the Military, how did this apply in that environment? Be sure to tell us about your rank and duties compared with others around you.
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