I was wondering, all these responses come from men, do they? Not that there is anything wrong with it.
I am not comfortable with the word "disposable", but then again I have not read the book. Maybe I should make a note, but my list of books to read is overwhelming as it is.
"Disposable" - we are all disposable in a sense. In China, they disposed of girls and created quite an imbalance in gender. Mother nature needs both women and men and it is hard to argue which sex (gender) is better or stronger or fitter for survival.
But all categories mentioned - suicide, inmates, death sentences, homeless - I think men outnumber women. I think even mental illness does not strike equally. War victims - maybe because soldiers are primarily men, not women. Civilian war victims?
I wanted to write a hub on this subject because I am interested in this topic, I have been for a long time, but I don't have time for proper research and argument.
I've read somewhere that Mother Nature (in an interview of Mother Nature to humanity, perhaps) experiments on men and preserves women. That is why men are less stable in many respects. Feel free to support this point of view or otherwise.
But what I did look up the suicide rates (In this matter I am very interested, it happened in my family twice) - I was shocked. The most shocking news for me was the geographical location of the highest rate of suicide - former Soviet Union.
I know that Russia is on its way out, the population is decreasing rapidly and Russian men die like flies at the young age. Crime, drugs, alcohol, imprisonment... you name it.
Wars. I guess, all in all, I have to support the statement - when push comes to shove - men are at a disadvantage.