Globally, 70% of those living in poverty are women. Of the world’s landowners, women make up just 1%.
EDIT: A rebuttal to think about. :) Thinking is good! It’s great that people aren’t just taking what I say at face value.
Oppression olympics. Most people living in poverty are women. Most people who are homeless are men. Most people in CEO jobs are men, while women own the majority of America’s wealth. The most people who die in work accidents are men and the most people who die from DV are women. Men and women are raped at approximately the same rates and suffer abuse at approximately the same rates. Women suffer from gynocentric media focusing on body ideals while men suffer from systematic misandric media focusing on making them look like useless idiots. More men than women are murderers and more women than men abuse/murder their children.
Etc., etc., etc.
Now can we all stop being stupid and realize that sexism hurts men and women equally?
While interesting that women in the United States own the majority of wealth in the United States (which is the rebuttal most directly related to the graphic I’ve put together), it’s somewhat irrelevant in that the statistics in the above graphic address the world as a whole and not exclusively the United States. Obviously all the other issues mentioned in the rebuttal are all very important, but personally I feel that it is most pressing to first highlight the need for a more equitable global wealth distribution (which then calls for more education, women in the workforce, etc.)—especially for developing countries—instead of simply writing off this phenomenon as “sexism hurts both sides.” Here’s an International Labour Organization report for more information on women’s conditions in the global workforce! Additionally, it makes sense that more men are subject to work-related deaths (not sure about domestic violence for women) as men still make a majority of the global workforce. Last, I’m not able to find statistics on world homelessness (anyone have a source?), but you are quite right in that the vast majority of homeless in the United States are men.