Skip to comments.Newsweek to American Guys: We Can Learn Some Lessons from Europe on How to Be a Man
Posted on 09/21/2010 12:22:01 PM PDT by pissant
"To survive in a hostile world, guys need to embrace girly jobs and dirty diapers," argued the Newsweek writers Andrew Romano and Tony Dokoupil in the subheadline of their September 20 article "Men's Lib."
The writers set out to explain "[w]hy its time to reimagine masculinity at work and at home."
If American men want to be competitive in a global economy, they argued, they need to suck it up and get comfortable with the idea of working traditionally "girly jobs" and/or being stay at home dads:
Its possible to imagine protectionist trade and immigration policies boosting blue-collar employment at the margins. But the U.S. cant stop globalization. If male moraleand the American economyare ever going to recover, the truth is that the next generation of Homer Simpsons will have to stop searching for outsourced manufacturing jobs and start working toward teaching, nursing, or social-service positions instead.
Fair enough. But Romano and Dokoupil also cast their gaze across the Atlantic, arguing America needs public policies that emulate European countries on paid parental leave, particularly paid paternal leave (emphasis mine):
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Newsweek is still in publication? =.=
As if our competition is Europeans. Do they think the Arabs, Chinese, and Indian men are going to embrace diapers?
The guy who paid $1 for this metrosexual weekly reader paid too much.
Stop MAKING anything and "teach" "repair" and "social engineer" instead. America must remain PRODUCTIVE in order to have a place in the world economy other than CONSUMER.
When will this Marxist magazine be terminated?
Well at least the Europeans have only elected idiots and not evil muslim idiots like the USA.
Geert Wilders rocks. Americans are too busy being brainwashed watch 6 networks of Islamo-TV. Cheering ball games in between “stupid white man” commercials. TV is evil.
Shouldn’t this title really be
“Newsweek to American Gays...”
I don’t particularly have a problem with men doing anything they want in society. More power to them.
At the same time it has been somewhat interesting to watch the role reversal of women and men over the last few decades.
Men now sport ear-rings. They use makeup. Their hair in some instances more resembles the traditional look of a woman. This move to make sure men are more empathetic or emotional is rather strange too.
If you watch the programs on television these days you come away with two interesting dynamics. Men are constantly crying. Women are constantly hitting, slapping, or kicking them. And rather than the programs presenting this as violence or abusive, it is presented as humorous, something that makes the woman look cool.
Even when men are shown in groups without women around, the behaviors are often more like the traditional behaviors of women, than of men. There are of course exceptions to this, but the trend is definitely in this direction.
please, sweet Lord, do not ever allow my real man to turn into a euroweenie. amen
America was not built into the Fortress of Democracy by a group of limp-shouldered, pansy-assed, pillow-biting, whiny metrosexuals of the sort who’d soil their designer silk underwear if they ever encountered a real man in a real fight.
Where is the Girly-Man Mega-Hurl Alert for this article?
Well, I’ve certainly changed my daughter’s diaper and fed her....but stay at home dad? No sir. Not me.
>men are shown in groups without women around, the behaviors are often more like the traditional behaviors of women, than of men.
Bingo. Definitely in real life too.
Guys night out now often resembles exactly what you say.
Now I’m the neanderthal!
A dollar doesn't buy much these days, does it?
Dirty Little Secret:
Women are extremely attracted to masculine men who have a game plan, are confident and can take charge of any situation but are also open to compromise with their GF or spouse.
Women do not like weenies(this is true of liberal women also but they will NEVER admit it).
I ain't ever seen a European like this. LOL.
“We Can Learn Some Lessons from Europe on How to Be a Man”
Yea, they did such a good job in the last two World Wars.
What is the big friggin deal about changing diapers. A real man, a father, doesnt have a problem changing a diaper.
I know guys a lot tougher than I who have been happy to change a diaper, wash dishes, do laundry, mow the lawn.
Real men know the quickest way to a really good Saturday night is to spend some time doing chores.
Anyone in Europe with any get up and go, got up and left three hundred years ago.
Don’t forget purse-carrying.
yeah, that’s all we need is more men looking in mirrors
or Mr. Bean...
$10 says every one of those Newsweak guys squat when they relieve themselves.
That's why I don't watch the programs on television these days.
Yep, works for me. :)
A nation of bureaucrats. Wonderful.
The irony of a magazine that can’t survive in today’s marketplace giving economic (or any) advice is rich.
I'll take freedom and it's perils any day, thank you.
DoughtyOne, I’m so hungry for a deep voice, LOL. Men also have breasts now days. I can’t look.
158,000: Estimated number of stay-at-home dads in 2009. These married fathers with children younger than 15 have remained out of the labor force for at least one year primarily so they can care for the family while their wives work outside the home. These fathers cared for 290,000 children. Among these stay-at-home dads, 59 percent had two or more children, and 57 percent had an annual family income of $50,000 or more.
Well I’m not going to give you a hard time for that. If I had young kids again, there wouldn’t be a television in the home. Then again, how do you raise issues that are so prevalent in society today, so that you can counter what they will be exposed to out of the home.
I know 158,000 sounds like a big number, but I’ll have to admit I thought that number would be a lot larger. Wow.
I’ve seen 158,000 Mr. Mom movies on the Lifetime Movie Channel, LOL.
I thought the figure would be millions. We’ve been tricked once again.
I thought it would be millions too.
Isn’t Lifetime the “He Done Me Wrong” network? There’s one of them where the woman is abused by the male character in every single movie. Makes you wanna scratch your head and wonder what’s up with that.
Where’s prince Charles in his skirt when you need him?
I think Newsweak is telling all the American race tribes to act white.
I’m not sure if you read the whole article, but that part about Sweden forcing men to take four months off after the birth of a child is idiotic to the max. (Do I think men should bond with their children? Sure, but taking off four months is an amazing amount of overkill.)
The mom needs help for a couple of weeks. Then it’s back to work with dad so mom can be a mom. Those two things on women’s chests aren’t there because dads are the ones who must raise children.
What’s buried deep inside this, is the Liberal mindset that the world would be a much better place with women in charge.
Evidently they missed it when Maggie Thatcher was in charge, and nobody sat up and clapped. (from the left that is)
Move men out of work positions, and who is left to fill them? Oh my, why it’s women. Who knew?
“Oh it’s so enlightened for men to stay at home. The world is just a generation away from perfection.”
Isn’t it always, when it comes to Leftists and their social engineering. Then a generation passes and we need even more perfection.
Time to tell these fruitcakes to crawl back under their rock.
Now that would be perfection.
Sarah, to your point, I wish that was what was the intent here. If more people adopted the White proclivity to respect our nation, work hard, and only support political players that were interested in the well being of our nation, this would be a better place for everyone.
That’s not to say that all Whites have these traits, but I do think it’s obvious what groups race bait, don’t, or support candidates that are capable and have our nation’s best interests at heart.
That’s the channel. I can watch one of those movies and be mad at men the rest of the night, ha!
I read the article. I was teasing you about the “acting white” thing. I forgot my /s/. Sorry.
Don Draper would be upset....
$1.00 buys a lot of stupid ideas.
They should be on “Men Who Look Like Lesbians” blog.