You Are Not Equal. I’m Sorry.
Dina Leygerman

Dina, you are right women need to do more.

A look at the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: Men, who make up 84 percent of the total force experienced 97% of the deaths in the two theaters of operation.

The Vietnam war memorial tells the same story: Of the 58,220 names on the memorial 58,212 were male and 8 were female.

Women live longer and die of “old age” when compared to men:

“In the U.S., life expectancy at birth is about 79 years for women and about 72 years for men. The gender discrepancy is most pronounced in the very old: among centenarians worldwide, women outnumber men nine to one. The gender gap has widened in this century as gains in female life expectancy have exceeded those for males.”

So it seems men’s lives are more hazardous than women’s on a whole. So I agree with you. Women need to more to share these hazardous burdens equally with men.

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