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Playing the Victims

A new survey conducted by YouGov and The Economist teases out something that we have long suspected. Trump voters say that men are discriminated against more than gays, women, and ethnic minorities.

According to the result, the percentage of Trump voters who believe that the following groups face “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of discrimination in America today are:

  • Men — 49%
  • Hispanics — 42%
  • LGBQT — 41%
  • Blacks — 38%
  • Women — 30%

How did so many people convince themselves that men are victims of discrimination? It is almost enough to make you feel sorry for men. Well, maybe not.

Among people who voted for Hillary Clinton, only 11% said that men face discrimination in the US.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration is trying to redefine gender to mean the biological gender you were assigned at birth (listed on your birth certificate). In the US, there are around 1.4 million people who recognize themselves as a gender other than the one on their birth certificate.



  1. rk wrote:

    The redefinition of gender is interesting in light of a new law (I think it passed) in Oregon that allows people to change their gender on their birth certificates.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 9:24 am | Permalink
  2. Wildwood wrote:

    I think it’s easy to convince people that they are victims. Look at how many think Kavanaugh was was a victim. Men have been in the cat birds seat for so many millennia that any change in societal attitudes is a threat to their status and it becomes very easy for them to view themselves as victims. And men, I think in particular, have a hard time seeing things from another’s perspective. From the time they are little, small things feed into that attitude. The man who keeps insisting on more babies until he get that boy baby. Boy’s don’t hit girls, (how about boys don’t hit anyone). You’re my little man and you have to watch out for your sister, (implying that girls must be taken care of). And on and on.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 9:35 am | Permalink
  3. Hassan wrote:

    “Meanwhile, the Trump administration is trying to redefine gender..”

    Seriously, Trump administration is “redefining gender”??

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 9:17 pm | Permalink
  4. anon wrote:

    Wildwood, I think you are correct. But be careful about overgeneralizing.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:11 am | Permalink

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