Skip to comments.Young men giving up on marriage: ‘Women aren’t women anymore’
Posted on 01/11/2013 5:39:57 PM PST by ReformationFan
Fewer young men in the US want to get married than ever, while the desire for marriage is rising among young women, according to the Pew Research Center.
Pew recently found that the number of women 18-34 saying that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things rose from 28 percent to 37 percent since 1997. The number of young adult men saying the same thing dropped from 35 percent to 29 percent in the same time.
Pews findings have caught the attention of one US writer who maintains that feminism, deeply entrenched in every segment of the culture, has created an environment in which young men find it more beneficial to simply opt out of couple-dom entirely.
Suzanne Venkers article, The War on Men, which appeared on the website of Fox News in late November, has become a lodestone for feminist writers who have attacked her position that the institution of marriage is threatened, not enhanced, by the supposed gains of the feminist movement over the last 50 years.
Where have all the good (meaning marriageable) men gone? is a question much talked about lately in the secular media, Venker says, but her answer, backed up by statistics, is not to the liking of mainstream commentators influenced by feminism.
She points out that for the first time in US history, the number of women in the workforce has surpassed the number of men, while more women than men are acquiring university degrees.
The problem? This new phenomenon has changed the dance between men and women, Venker wrote. With feminism pushing them out of their traditional role of breadwinner, protector and provider and divorce laws increasingly creating a dangerously precarious financial prospect for the men cut loose from marriage men are simply no longer finding
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What? Young men aren't rushing to marry the Sandra Flukes of this world? I'm shocked!/sarc
Why buy the cow ...
Sounds like a lot of guys have lost their taste for milk....
Hate to say it but with a lot of the young men I’ve met recently I don’t think all the blame can be laid on the women. Maybe it’s just that men aren’t men anymore.
Why marry - I’ll just find a woman who hates me and give her half my stuff.
I will Marry again. I know I screwed up the first time~35 years ago. Allot of good Men and Women raised Daughters (my age, 57), that are good Women. I’ll be damn if I can find them though (NO!, I don’t hang in Bars nor Churches).
As Robert Cray sings: I’m a Good Man, Ok, maybe Arogant but Good, none the less....
I'm right here at home, without noise blaring, everything calm and peaceful, my money safe, and I can do whatever I want without explaining exactly why the transmission is in the bathtub.
Not to complain, but my woman ... wife ... has turned into beast since she went back to work.
The Frickin’ government makes two of us earn an income to have a normal life.
She comes home at night from work and bitches at the kids, at the dogs, at the cats and me. What ever happened to Ozzie and Harriet? I want a wife that greets me at the door with a Martini and makes me quickly forget the pain I go through at work. But we now end up in a negative and constant bitch session about how she doesn’t like her job and I do not like mine.
We at least share that. F feminists. Neither of us want this life.
Only in strict obedience to Him does a relationship make sense.
I have been outside of His will and (now) inside of it. I have proof...but it is only the kind of proof I can see and understand. Find your own...it awaits you.
As Chesterton said "Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried."
I hate to admit this but my own son has told me IF he marries, he won’t do it unless he gets a pre-nup. I was sort of shocked. I told him that his father and I are happily married for all these years and why would he be so jaded at such a young age. His answer... “most marriages aren’t like yours and Dads. If half of the people get divorced, I’m making sure that my stuff remains my stuff”. I guess hearing all those horror stories from pals about their parents divorcing, cheating, etc... jaded him.
I did that 3 times. Then I did some math.... ;)
For years, the "womens movement" has castigated men for not being as invested in their emotions and in 'relating' as women are, or want men to be. What they are now finding is, they have way overvalued these emotional response channels, and that men are much better suited to single life now than they are.
Feminist chickens coming home to roost.
“I can do whatever I want without explaining exactly why the transmission is in the bathtub.”
I sent that to my ex. She hates me and still has half my stuff.
And just how are men supposed to be men when all the PC BS rules in the schools and workplace punish those who try ?
50 years of Big Government taking over the duies that were once a man’s AT THE DEMANDS OF THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT have seriously skewed the society.
Chances are half the women you meet would kill the child you father and you won’t know.Marriage doesn’t change that.
So Half the women in America aren’t worth marrying!
But then that is a mystery to be solved...not a reason for divorce.
IMHO, it seems they’re either all over you or don’t want to know you at all....
Do you know how many times my HAND has called me a male chauvinist pig..?
Save a lot on dinner, too.
Is masculist a word? Meh, better not to use it, if there is one.
Xenoestrogens in everything from shampoo to processed food is the culprit. Sadly, you probably heard that here first. Soybeans are straight Phytoestrogens... and try to find any factory food item without soy... it's a real "Purity of Essence" matter... it's causing men to vote like they have vaginas.
In their teens & 20s women whore around with every player and thug, they pop out two or 3 kids from different fathers.
Then in their 30s and 40s they decide they want a nice guy, but he must be 6+ feet tall with a six pack, show no sign of balding, and of course make 100K+ per year
All because they Deserve happiness
Gee, I wonder why no man wants any part of them.
I hear these complaints alot. Men want to milk the cow, but they wouldn’t buy the American breed. Some, in fact, are increasingly interested in foreign brides. Seems to me that there’s little wrong with the male side of the equation and the problem lies with who the women are being trained to be.
But he married for the fifth time shortly before the operation which he did not survive.
Modern marriage has removed any real incentive to compete and be the best man possible, so it’s a question of why bother trying.
Enjoy life and relax.
The genders are switching traits!!!
You do NOT want to lose one of those little parts. A bathtub is the perfect place for a rebuild. ;)
Why White Men Prefer Asian Women
Marriage, Horror, And Susan Reimer
The Feminization Of America
Prayers for peace your way, sir.
Also, perhaps you should make the martinis some nights - if nothing else, at least there will be martinis - cheers!
I hope you’re right.
LOL! I'd be looking for a surgery that I couldn't survive as well. ;)
two out of three, too bad about the balding though.
what if i wear a hat?
America flew the coop long ago when heterosexual women decided to join with the man-hating lesbians and abandon their children to daycare so they could prove to the world they could be men too. Once females decided to assume the male role, males realized they no longer had a role. Soon men found themselves asking ‘Where da women at?’
>>Hate to say it but with a lot of the young men Ive met recently I dont think all the blame can be laid on the women. Maybe its just that men arent men anymore.
Yep. It starts with their “single” mom who raises them to be a girl and that is reinforced by a school system that punishes them for being boys. Then, they are placed in an “everyone wins” soccer league in a sadly laughable attempt to satisfy their urge to compete. When they become interested in girls, the girls are already dressing like 1970’s hookers and that has to be intimidating for a boy who is just discovering his sexuality.
High school and college are a blur of video games.
When they should be settling down to marry, they are faced with a selection of women who are already “single” moms. Or they can find some ball-busting “professional” woman.
And they know that if they do not find the magic formula to making this woman absolutely happy all the time, they will find themselves divorced and indentured to their ex (if she is the mother of their child). Because, as we all know from Oprah, a woman has to be giddy with happiness at all times or she needs to put the husband “out of the picture” and go find herself.
I’ve been married to the same woman for 30 years and if I found myself single, I would definitely not seek any long-term relationship with an American woman today. I can’t blame the younger men to avoiding marriage.
It’s a really weird world out there; dating-wise.
For many of the reasons you have noted.
Oh, great—another excuse for a Freeper misogyny thread.
LOL, who is surprised?
Premarital sex is the norm in America and almost all sexually active adults are virtual polygamists who basically jump from partner to partner over affairs or short-lived marriages. This is the biggest threat to the idea of family and yet barely anyone even cares. Fornication is what decays societies the most, but for most Americans, even so-called conservatives, it is not even seen as the threat it truly is.
When the milk is for free barring a dinner at the Red Lobster after a prom dance, no one wants to suffer a cow.
I’m on a christian dating site...none of the men will even talk!!!
For some reason, I really like this song.
I asked for water, she gave me gasoline!
If you are single and 57 and don’t have some trainload of crappy baggage, take heart—there are about ten million single women in your age range with a trainload of crappy baggage looking for you...
There are dozens if not hundreds of sites for an American male to meet foreign women. For these sites to exist there mush be millions of foreign women that want American Males
On the flip side, there are no sites for American Women to meet foreign man. No one wants an American wife for marriage
As the most politically incorrect joke goes
The Man in Heaven vs The Man in Hell
The Man in heaven has
Black: Penis size
Jewish: Business partner
Swedish: Porn collection
While the Man in hell has
Chinese: Penis size
Greek: Porn collection
Italian: Business partner
Heck, there’s FReepers (like me) who are wondering where he is!!!!
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