New worldwide study shows men face more discrimination than women. Here’s how they got there . . .

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A new study saying men face more discrimination than women is not going to sit well with feminists.

A world-wide study showed women are better off than men in 91 of 134 countries, as scientists have developed a new way of measuring gender inequality and assessing the forms of hardship and discrimination facing men and women, according to the Daily Mail.

Harsher punishments for crime, compulsory military service and occupational deaths are part of the equation, as is educational opportunities, life expectancy and overall life satisfaction.

Of course, men who have worked at some of the top corporations in America that are committed to diversity will not be surprised by the study’s conclusion.

Bastions of feminism, like the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia all discriminate against men more than women, according to the study. Included in the countries hardest on women were Italy, Israel and China, with Italians at the top of the list.

The US was ranked 61 out of 134, in favor of women.

Here’s a screenshot of the Top 15:

The study was conducted by the University of Essex and the University of Missouri-Columbia, and used a database called the Basic Index of Gender Inequality, created by scientists to decipher a nation’s discrimination, the Daily Mail reported.

The closer the BIGI score is to zero the greater the level of equality, with zero being the perfect score, perfection being “absolute parity between the genders,” according to the tabloid.

To add some perspective to the results, Saudi Arabia is the top-ranked nation to favor women over men, with a score of -0.001554.

More positive news is that Saudi Arabia, which has a dress code for women, is slowly allowing females to drive.

More on the results from the Daily Mail:

Researchers found the most developed countries in the world come closest to achieving true gender equality but there was a slight advantage for women.

Inequality was more significant in the least developed countries, with Chad the lowest ranked nation.

Women in these nations are at a more significant disadvantage than the men in the more developed nations where women have the edge.

The authors of the research say the difficulties faced by women in developing regions is  predominantly due to fewer opportunities to get a good education.

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the surprising revelation from Twitter:

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