When they can or must, men migrate to good places, where they are left in peace, where they are appreciated, where gender equality is likely to prevail.
Many things need to be considered when men migrate and make decisions to go to a better or different country. Not the least of those is what may happen in a country in which a man may wish to take up residence when the man gets into trouble with the law. Consider some of those concerns for a number of selected countries throughout the world.
- How likely is a man to wind up in prison?
- What proportion of the prisoners in a country is made up of foreigners?
- How much more likely than a woman is a man to be in prison?
The source for the data used in the charts accessible through the preceding links is this:
The World Prison Brief is an online database providing free access to information on prison systems around the world. It is a unique resource, which supports evidence-based development of prison policy and practice globally. More…
666 is the number of the beast. It is also the number of prisoners in the U.S. per 100,000 population. It is incongruous but true, the U.S., the “land of the free,” comprises about five percent of the world’s people and has locked up about one fifth of the world’s prisoners.
You figure it out. World Prison Brief states: “The latest World Prison Population List, published in 2016, reports that there are likely to be in excess of 11 million prisoners worldwide.” The U.S. held locked up 2,145,100 prisoners by the end of 2015. Dividing 11 million into that gives a figure of 19.5 percent of the World’s prisoners being guests of Uncle Sam and the taxpayers he makes his living from. Without doubt, the U.S. is first in the World with respect to imprisoning its people. The vast majority of those prisoners are men, of course.
Just going by the risk of winding up being incarcerated, the U.S. is not the best place for men to be, unless they like or don’t mind the high risk of being accommodated in crowbar hotel. Take a look:
If you wish to become a foreigner in a country, it should be of concern to know in which country do foreigners comprise the largest proportion of prisoners, and in which the least. That depends of course on how likely a country is to accept a large influx of foreigners who may or may not become full-fledged citizens of that country. We know that some countries have trouble with foreigners assimilating into a country’s culture and society, but it seems that a country that has a large number of foreigners in its prisons may not be the best country for any man to find peace or a piece of the good life.
Women are human. They do commit crimes about as often or even more often than men do, but some countries (actually there are no exceptions at all) hold women to be innocent, incapable of committing crimes that require women to be locked up, so that society can be kept safe from them.
That requires a large amount of complex and convoluted rationalizing, but, once it comes to punishing women for the crimes they commit or even just to lock them up to keep them from doing serious harm to anyone in society, incarcerating women is generally not a consideration. At the very least, all people, everywhere in the World, are very reluctant to hold women to account or even to consider women who commit serious crimes to be fully responsible adults.
If it becomes unavoidable to concede that women do in fact commit serious crimes, e. g.: women are the vast majority of child murderers, standards of guilt and culpability are quickly changed to a less serious category that does not require perpetrators to be sentenced or to be incarcerated. In the case of child murder, when a woman does it, we call it “infanticide.” The child is still dead and just a s much so as if by any other name for the deed, but we feel sorry for the woman who killed the child and let her go, often to kill again.
When a man murders a child, it is never considered to be infanticide, as that is a category of crime that is only available to women. A man who murders a child always needs to be locked up, to keep society safe. We do not wish to lock up murdering women. We want to feel sorry for them.
Is there any doubt in anyone’s mind that a country that holds women to be incapable of committing serious crimes and that refuses to treat female offenders according to the severity of crimes they commit is all that much harsher on men, for whom there is never an excuse? Such a country is not necessarily to be recommended as a destination for immigration, but there are degrees. A man can choose between a country that incarcerates virtually none of its women who commit serious crimes and countries who incarcerate up to ten percent of their women who commit serious crimes of the nature of which a man committing them is always incarcerated.
You may be able to deliberate a bit on that and come to some conclusions by looking at the sex ratios of prison populations in these countries. The question is whether there is any place on Earth where a man can obtain equitable gender rights. Is there any place on Earth where men get to enjoy the equal rights of which they ostensibly have so much more than women do?
Keep on looking. You may just find it, the best place for them to go to when men migrate.