I'm not so sure that it's a conspiracy - but more of a changing mindset.
Back "in the day" (well before my time, as I'm only 22), females could not and were not able to get to the same standards that us guys had - they
mostly cleaned, cooked, raised kids, you get the point. And now, they are entering into jobs that pretty much make them just like everyone else - In a
way, I hope the trend continues, as I wouldn't mind coming across a female programmer my age that knows as much about c-sharp and C++ as I do
As for guys not wanting to get married, that's more of a cultural thing - I don't want to get married, and it's not because of some bad thing. I
made this choice because:
1. I'm Agnostic, and I feel that you don't need to marry someone just because you love them. I've seen happier relationships where the people
don't get married, and they lasted longer than most of my "were" married friends.
2. I'm still trying to find my own place in this world, so why would I want to raise another kid into it? If anything, I'm being responsible by not
bringing in more than what I can handle.
3. The fact that my parents got a divorce was probably the biggest factor - lets just say that one parent got a nice payment, and the other had to
reduce living standards just to stay alive. I like the fact that when alone, I can control all my money, and where it goes - my salary can't support
two people, so my hope is that whatever partner I meet is able to work and pay her share as well.
You are correct about the media though - most of the shows that I've seen do tend to portray men in the negative spotlight. Then again, as a horror
film watcher, you wouldn't believe how many times it's a woman that is the first to go, or the last to be killed, so I think the bias evens out the