I happened to catch a segment on CNN about the plight of the American male. It was reported than men have generally fallen behind women in education (which has been true for some time now) and that men are beginning to fall behind women in income.
Interestingly, when these facts are presented a not uncommon response is that most CEOs are men and that the three branches of government are also dominated by men.
These claims are both true. However, bringing them up is more of a red herring than an effective or meaningful response to the concerns about the problems that American men face.
The fact that most CEOs are men does not entail that most men are CEOs. Nor does it entail that men are not falling behind in education or pay. Nor does it show that these problems are not serious or not worth considering. To use an analogy, this approach is rather like dismissing concerns about the problems faced by American blacks because Obama is president. It is also somewhat like dismissing concerns about the plight of women by pointing out that Hillary Clinton is Secretary of State or that Oprah is super rich and influential.
I believe that the fact that American men are falling behind women in education and apparently economically (at least in some areas) are matters of concern and should be addressed. If argument are needed, simply modify the old feminist arguments that were used when women were the minority in higher education and those that were (and are) used in regards to salary.
This is not to say that the plight of women should be ignored. After all, there are still areas of considerable concern, such as the fact that women are woefully underrepresented in business and politics. However, dealing with gender issues is not an either or situation-we can, of course, address inequality and injustice regardless of the gender involved.