posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 12:05 PM
Have us, Men, lost our edge?
I saw this story today in the news
It basically says how Men have been disproportionately negatively affected by the "Great Recession". Due to the fact most of the hardest hit labor
markets are dominated by Men, like construction and local governments (police, etc.).
I studied history in school so I always put things in a historical context in my mind. The plight of men is rarely talked about today, but during
other hard times would of been a huge cause for concern. During the Great Depression, nothing made the government more fearful than having a large
amount of younger men out of work. Young men with time on their hands are the engine of revolution. FDR didn't come up with the CCC and public works
programs as much for economic reasons, but for social reasons. He was scared of millions of young men with no jobs marching on DC. The same could be
said for China today. The Chinese government is extremely worried about the vast numbers of young men (due to their one child policy) should their
economy ever slow down.
But in today's recession these fears seem nonexistent. If you were listening to the news you would think every man has a great job and not a worry in
the world. After all, your constantly hearing about the "war on women", "equal pay for women", "war on birth control" but never a single word on
the plight of men. And even more astonishingly, there seems zero concern that the hoards of unemployed men might make trouble.
Some conclusions I came up with, which ones are true guys?:
1. The male species has been pacified by horrible world wars
2. Men, like society at large, care more about whats on TV than social upheaval
3. Men have been castrated by feminism, the special place of Men in society has been removed
4. Revolution just isn't worth getting off the couch for
5. Men aren't as bad off as they could be