then enjoy just over two decades of being paid to be even more idle in society than the little effort they put in while "working."
"Idle"?? You have some nerve, Poloniusz, or you don't really live in Poland. Unlike men, women in Poland have two jobs - one is a regular job that they're being paid for and a second one - at home that they're doing for free. Men where I live, especially from my parents generation, do basically NOTHING at home. It's the women who are taking care of kids and do everything around the house: cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, washing the dishes or even doing freaking everyday shopping, despite working professionally!
And it was always my mother that was working harder than my father even at her regular job!
And after all of that hard work, once she retired - do you think she gets to have some rest? No freaking way! She has to take care of her granddaughter, 5 days a week, and sometimes also on Saturday, if my brother and his wife want to go to a cinema or sth. Do you think my father is helping my mother? No, he isn't. He sometimes prepares water for the kid to drink and that's it. My mother is doing all the rest, including taking her to the playground, lifting her, carrying her, etc. despite her age and her back and hip problems. I remember I was present once at parents' place when after a long day of taking care of her granddaughter my mother went to do shopping at the supermarket - she went back with a shopping cart with sth like eight packages of toilet paper rolls + other shopping, tired, hungry, with her back aching... and she found my father sitting in an armchair with supper (sandwiches) that he made for himself and watching TV... but he didn't prepare anything for her... Even though that during their marriage she was always preparing sandwiches for him for breakfast, for supper and even for work... I've never seen him doing that for her. And that was one of very few moments when my mother "complained" and asked why didn't he make any sandwiches for her...
and we are yet to see any feminist or lesbian stand up and fight for progress and true equality between men and women.
Oh, I'll be the first to do that when I'll see that there's a reason to stand up for men in this area. Because for now I don't see any - certainly not where I live.
Also, you seem to be forgetting about something - due to the fact that women live longer they're getting lower retirement pensions. So after years of doing two jobs (and thus working harder than men and contributing more to the society than men), they're not only getting less money than men, but also, unlike men, they can't rest, because they have to take care of the grandkids and the house.
And men die earlier, because they smoke like chimneys, abuse alcohol, don't want to eat healthy and don't want to go to the doctors (=my father in a nutshell).
Oh, and btw... My niece is 5 years old now and she's attending a kindergarten, but still my mother has to pick her up at 2 pm, give her dinner and play with her until her mother comes for her. Once my niece was asked at the kindergarten to draw her family. She drew only her mom and grandma, despite the fact that she also had a dad and a grandad. Draw conclusions for yourself...
This is why men like you simply make me sick...