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Is patriarchy the source of men’s higher mortality?
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    What about male-female homicide ratio and male mortality rate?

    Dear Editor,

    In the article discussing the possible role of patriarchy itself in influencing male mortality, I would like to see two figures that I couldn't find: 1. the ratio of male to female homicide, and 2. male mortality rate broken down into homicides vs. all other causes. When murder rates are high for both men and women, it may be other factors than patriarchy at fault--such as war, high crime rates, civi...

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    Human evolution as cause for patriarchy and mortality patterns
    • Daniel J. Kruger, Researcher
    • Other Contributors:
      • Daniel J. Kruger, Randolph M. Nesse

    Dear Editor,

    Stanistreet, Bambra, and Scott-Samuel’s article[1] on the connection between patriarchy and higher male mortality rates addresses issues which we are currently investigating, although with a very different theoretical framework. The universality of sex differences in mortality rates begs for a valid explanation that can account for both similarities and differences across diverse human cultures. We belie...

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