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...The data does not bode well for men. In 1970, men earned 60% of all college degrees. In 1980, the figure fell to 50%, by 2006 it was 43%. Women now surpass men in college degrees by almost three to two. Women's earnings grew 44% in real dollars from 1970 to 2007, compared with 6% growth for men....The warning signs for men stretch far beyond their wallets. Men are more distant from a family or their children then they have ever been. The out-of-wedlock birthrate is more than 40% in America. In 1960, only 11% of children in the U.S. lived apart from their fathers. In 2010, that share had risen to 27%. Men are also less religious than ever before. According to Gallup polling, 39% of men reported attending church regularly in 2010, compared to 47% of women.
If you don't believe the numbers, just ask young women about men today. You will find them talking about prolonged adolescence and men who refuse to grow up. I've heard too many young women asking, "Where are the decent single men?" There is a maturity deficit among men out there, and men are falling behind.
This decline in founding virtues -- work, marriage, and religion -- has caught the eye of social commentators from all corners. In her seminal article, "The End of Men," Hanna Rosin unearthed the unprecedented role reversal that is taking place today. "Man has been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But for the first time in human history, that is changing—and with shocking speed," writes Rosin. The changes in modern labor --from backs to brains -- have catapulted women to the top of the work force, leaving men in their dust.
Man's response has been pathetic. Today, 18-to- 34-year-old men spend more time playing video games a day than 12-to- 17-year-old boys. While women are graduating college and finding good jobs, too many men are not going to work, not getting married and not raising families. Women are beginning to take the place of men in many ways.
Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by Partygirl
I think thats a fair assumption of whats going on out there overall in most Western societies. You'll also find it's mostly the mothers that turn up at their children's sports clubs and are more involved than fathers.
Males in today's society need to MAN up and get back to basics.
Originally posted by TreadUpon
Boys aren't raised to be men any more. Little boys are raised like little girls. Boyhood is an unnatural condition to be drugged out of existence. None of the natural advantages to being male exist anymore regardless of any notion of manhood.
The constant barrage by the media, from commercials to "entertainment", has an effect. Paired with government quotas to hire fewer men the expectation to "be a man" has become a romantic notion held by the women whose purpose it was to destroy them.
As society continues to evolve (or devolve) men's and women's roles will continue to change but they're basic make-ups will remain the same.
Men are risk takers. Women are nurturers. Hire a man to start your company. Hire a woman to keep it.,.