Originally posted by FailedProphet
Nice opinion piece from a woman who "gets it": Feminism has gone too far, and men have had enough.
Surveys show the number of young women who want to get married is on the rise...even as the number of young men wanting marriage is falling. Men are realizing that marriage is a bad deal for them: with a 50% chance of divorce and a system that baldly favors women over men in divorce court, they are likely to wind up losing half their stuff and in poverty, paying alimony and child suppor for children they rarely see and have little hand in raising.
Meanwhile culture is unambiguously pro-female an anti-male, for decades now portraying men as bumbling Homer Simpsons and women as superior in every way in movies, TV, magazines, and books. Young men go into hock for college liberal arts educations heavy on feminist theory and man-bashing.
Perhaps worst of all, women have lost all traditional qualities of femininity, taught by media and academics that these are "oppressive," and become more like pale copies of men. Hollywood's relentless infatuation with homosexuality aside, most men don't want to marry and date other men -- or women who act more like men than women.
The pendulum has swung too far. Men are waking up to the war on men, and opting out of systems that oppress them.
... I’ve accidentally stumbled upon a subculture of men who’ve told me, in no uncertain terms, that they’re never getting married. When I ask them why, the answer is always the same: Women aren’t women anymore....
...It is precisely this dynamic – women good/men bad – that has destroyed the relationship between the sexes. Yet somehow, men are still to blame when love goes awry. Heck, men have been to blame since feminists first took to the streets in the 1970s.
But what if the dearth of good men, and ongoing battle of the sexes, is – hold on to your seats – women’s fault?
You’ll never hear that in the media. All the articles and books (and television programs, for that matter) put women front and center, while men and children sit in the back seat. But after decades of browbeating the American male, men are tired. Tired of being told there’s something fundamentally wrong with them. Tired of being told that if women aren’t happy, it’s men’s fault.
More at source (Fox)
Originally posted by Spike Spiegle
reply to post by FailedProphet
Well to be fair FOX NEWS is far, far ,far from unbiased.
So I can understand the hesitation to use it as a source, do you have any other news sources or links?
SSedit on 113030p://pm3025 by Spike Spiegle because: (no reason given)
The share of young men (ages 18 to 34) who say that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things in their lives has dropped six percentage points since 1997, from 35% to 29%. For women, the opposite effect occurred, as the share voicing this opinion rose from 28% to 37%.
Suzanne Venker has written extensively about politics, parenting, and the influence of feminism on American society. Her latest book, "How to Choose a Husband (And Make Peace with Marriage)" will be published in February 2013. Visit howtochooseahusband.com for more information Read more: www.foxnews.com...
so does the double standard of men and women, we should all be equal, all the time, not just when it suits women. for instance in an emergency situation it is still the standard of women and children first. since women have equal rights now shouldn't it be children and an equal number of men and women first, or at least children and those in the most need of rescue, man or women? this is just one example of equal rights not being equal. and this idea of unequal equality can serve many situations not just rescue situations(relationships,workplace,bars,ect.) another one is spousal abuse as mentioned before. and for those that would like to turn this around on me and try to indicate im a cowered for not letting women go first in a emergency situation can save it. my life is no precious thing to me, the only thing that would get me inline before other people is if my kids life were in danger and it was necessary for me to live to ensure there safety. we all end up dust and bones and are energy lives on in one form or another. no need to fight what is coming for all of us.
Originally posted by chasingbrahman
Each oppressed group, once no longer living in oppression, seeks to oppress their oppressors as a way to avoid future oppression.
I'm interested in hearing about ANY oppressed people who, once given power, wield it responsibly.
Originally posted by PurpleChiten
In today's world, there are thousands, tens of thousands of mindsets out there. Find the person who shares yours for your relationship and you will both be happy. Granted, some mindsets are easier to find than others, but if it's what you want, then you need to find someone else who is already in the same general mindset area or you're not going to be successful at it.