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Ask Amy: Reader weighs in on anti-male bias

By Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: Why in your column is it acceptable to always critique men?

We men work harder, die sooner, and register with Selective Service to be sent overseas to be killed at a higher rate than women do.

An epidemic of suicide is going on, and women are worried about petty issues regarding men!

Don't you women ever get tired of complaining?

You are killing us!

-- Fed Up


Dear Fed Up: In attempting to refute you on the facts, I did some research and learned a few things: Your factual assertions are mainly correct.

This is from the official website of the Selective Service (

"Virtually all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, residing in the United States, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service."

This requirement for all males residing in this country to register for the potential to be drafted for military service quite obviously places an undue burden on males.


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