The first part of my poem refers to the common feminist complaint that men occupy more top-level positions than women. This seems like a reasonable complaint, until you realize that they never mention that the most labor-intensive and dangerous jobs are also held by men, that 93% of workplace deaths are men, that there are more homeless men than women, etc. They have no problem concluding that more men work physically demanding and dangerous jobs because they’re naturally better suited for them, or than more men are in prison because they, as a group, are more inclined toward criminal behavior – but they won’t even consider the possibility that men reach the loftiest jobs because, as a group, they’re more ambitious, more likely to prioritize work higher than other aspects of life, etc. If they really wanted equality, they’d try to balance everything, and not just solicit changes that work in their favor.
The second part refers to society’s double standard on criticizing someone’s desirability as a mate. For example, notice how commonplace and accepted it is for women to put on their dating profiles that they don’t want short guys, or guys who make less than a certain amount of money. Now imagine a guy saying he’s not into fat chicks. Who is the only one who would get any kind of social backlash? It’s as though only half the population’s feelings count.
The third part refers to how heavily we emphasize violence against women, instead of just violence in general, especially since men are generally targeted for violence more. JohnTheOther on YouTube made a great video about this called Never Hit a Woman. The figures I used are based on these statistics from the California State University of Long Beach, and the graphs starting on page 133 in this study. Even within the latter study, evidence of this bias is present. For example, look at this quote from page 134:
Like aggravated assault, the increase in the gender ratio for simple assault is primarily driven by declines in male victimization rates before the 1990s. Again, the fact that female assault victimization rates constituted greater percentages of male rates by 2004 shows that violence against women should be treated by researchers as a critical component of violence in the United States.