Skip to comments.Why Men Will Never Fully Recover From The Great Recession
Posted on 09/09/2012 6:17:29 AM PDT by blam
Why Men Will Never Fully Recover From The Great Recession
Sep. 8, 2012, 9:46 PM
The recession affected men's careers the most, and the workplace will never be the same.
But men will never fully recover because the bad economy simply expedited something that had been happening for years, according to Hanna Rosin's new book The End of Men: And the Rise of Women.
Rosin explains in her book:
In the Great Recession, three-quarters of the 7.5 million jobs were lost by men. The worst-hit industries were overwhelmingly male and deeply identified with macho: contruction, manufacturing, high finance. Some of these jobs have come back, but the dislocation is neither random nor temporary. The recession merely revealed--and accelerated--a profound economic shift that has been going on for at least 30 years, and in some respects even longer."
The movement from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge-based one is what's really at work, Rosin said.
"The manufacturing economy will never operate how it used to, and men are accustomed to operating in a very narrow space," Rosin said in an interview. "The quality the workplace most values right now, flexibility, is something that women have, and men need to catch up to succeed."
The August jobs report revealed men's participation in the workforce to be at the lowest level since 1948, the Atlantic reported. The number of men in the workplace began declining in the 1950s, when women entered the workforce in droves.
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And below that, a picture of Bill Clinton. There's a joke in there somewhere.
I was kinda thinking that with all the spare time they might have at home to take care of the chores, and honey-do’s that are setup for us, that the rewards of from the wife, or significant other wold entail lots of bedroom circus acts, if you catch my drift...
Written by a feminist, obviously. They are completely ignoring a very obvious contradiction in this statement: pregnancy and child-rearing.
Oh wait, no they're not, because they're advocating that women give up men altogether. Who needs em, right ladies?
This pablum makes me ill. Men are being destroyed by the militant feminists who feel they can raise children without fathers, medicate their boys for being boys, and push acceptance of male feminization while eschewing traditional male behaviors as "socially backward" or even sociopathic.
We need to re-frame the social conversation in this country. The feminists have been pushing their crap on us for 40+ years, and men have just accepted it. Now instead of seeking out a partner in life, they turn to porn. Instead of seeking out a career and working every odd job they have to in order to make ends meet, they sequester themselves in mom and dad's basement playing XBox and smoking pot. It's a big fscking joke now, and everyone knows it.
Add to that the disproportionate effect of prescription drug abuse on men, and you have a recipe for an entire generation of men (Gen Y through the present, in my opinion) to be no more than rotting husks of sloth.
Time for men to wake up, pull themselves up by their bootstraps, and demand that men get a seat at the table. We've been pushed away for over 40 years.
The State has replaced men as the breadwinner.
Ricardo’s comparative advantage works both ways. Labor can be bought more cheaply from those with a lower standard of living, and thus we’ve seen illegal immigration and outsourcing.
(and is why, IMHO, neither government nor industry wants to stop them).
The intangible effects of this lowering of standards has been masked by government transfer payments.
For a while.
You've probably seen me write here before (FR) that the 40 year war against White males (specifically) has been won.
Feminists contributed to this loss by men but the larger war is against White influence across the board.
The time for nice is over. Don't ask for the damn seat, just take it!
For most men, one big reason for striving to become successful is so they can attract and retain a good woman.
Increasing numbers of men are looking at the available women out there, seeing overweight harpies with outsized expectations, and a "family law" system that is stacked against husbands, and saying "To hell with it, not playing that game".
I pray that the whites never degrade to the point that the blacks have with regards to illegitimacy. I was brought up by a single mother during a time in this country when divorce was very rare but becoming more commonplace. I was looked upon as “special” by teachers and counselors, because they’d never dealt with white kids without a father. Now it’s so commonplace that to come from a traditional nuclear family is considered strange.
We need to change that. The biggest change needs to come with a faith revival, IMO. God needs to be discussed again in the public arena, and even militantly if necessary. The athiests and other minority anti-religion morons need to be shouted down and no longer tolerated as an acceptable point of view. I’m tired of being the fall guy (white Christian male) for everything.
Oh, swell. So in the future the American economy will consist entirely of women making and giving PowerPoint presentations to each other, and then going out for lunch together and going shopping to buy new outfits and shoes to wear while giving their next PowerPoint presentation.
The problem with the move to the "knowledge-based economy" is that it really moves. Looking for a great job in the new knowledge-based economy? This American company is hiring.
I took the risk recently. My wife is 6 years my senior, and not having kids is a very real possibility. However, she went through a marriage with one of these drugged-out failures who wound up ODing, and she sees me with a degree and a career, and she doesn’t want to let me go. She says it’s because my “breed” is a dying one, but I want to believe that there are plenty of men out there with traditional values who are willing to do anything to make a home and start a family.
Notice how a big part of video games have females as the hero(ine)???? One insurance company’s TV commercials has the woman as the “tough” guy and the male as the useless side-kick....More and more fiction books are being written with female as the bad-*ss detective or the street smart attorney....
True, that’s why affirmative action was put into place, it wasn’t to help minorities, it was in effect meant to hurt white males, affirmative action forced the hand of employers, now, minorities are entrenched in human resources where they are free to discriminate against white males.
Martin Luther King envisioned a nation where everyone judged one another by one’s character rather than the color of one’s skin, but the Democrats did the opposite. Now, the elites want to enslave all of humanity on a plantation of government entitlements. To do this, they had to eliminate the power of white males through affirmative action. It has worked, you’d be hard pressed to get a government job unless you check a box that’s not white or male, same goes for college, the Democrats have achieved the subjugation of white males through guilt!
It’s all part of the plan...
Well, duh...that's what makes them 'fiction'. :-)
“Increasing numbers of men are looking at the available women out there, seeing overweight harpies with outsized expectations, and a “family law” system that is stacked against husbands, and saying “To hell with it, not playing that game”.”
BRILLIANT, ACCURATE SYNOPSIS!!!
It’s all good until they experience how most non-white men treat their women. Reap what they sow.
I call BS! There are tons of skilled factory jobs out there that can’t be filled because no one has the skills to do them.
I lived through the 60s, and my daughters were born, in the late 50s....today my grandsons, are a total loss...one 27 lives in mom’s basement, the second 20 yrs old, flat out on the couch watching cartoons on the TV, all day!....both, are great house keepers, if they use a dish, they are quick to wash and store in the proper place....they are equally quick to sweep the floor and tidy up the house, everything neat and tidy, just like a little women.
I said to the oldest, you should join the military, and learn a skill....his reply; Grand-pa, they make me cut my hair!!