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22 Stats That Prove That There Is Something Seriously Wrong With Young Men In America
TEC ^ | 12-18-2012 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 12/18/2012 10:50:49 AM PST by blam

22 Stats That Prove That There Is Something Seriously Wrong With Young Men In America

By Michael Snyder
December 17th, 2012

When are we finally going to admit that we have a very serious problem with this generation of young men in America? We have failed them so dramatically that it is hard to put it into words. We have raised an entire generation of young males that don't know how to be men, and many of them feel completely lost. Sometimes they feel so lost that they "snap" in very destructive ways. Adam Lanza and James Holmes are two names that come to mind. Why is it that mass murderers are almost always young men? Why don't young women behave the same way? Sadly, Adam Lanza and James Holmes are just the tip of the iceberg of a much larger problem in our society. Our young women vastly outperform our young men in almost every important statistical category. Young men are much more likely to perform poorly in school, they are much more likely to have disciplinary problems and they are much more likely to commit suicide.
In the old days, our young men would gather in the streets or in the parks to play with one another after school, but today most of them are content to spend countless hours feeding their addictions to video games, movies and other forms of entertainment. When our young men grow up, many of them are extremely averse to taking on responsibility. They want to have lots of sex, but they aren't interested in marriage. They enjoy the comforts of living at home, but they don't want to go out and pursue career goals so that they can provide those things for themselves. Our young men are supposed to be "the leaders of tomorrow", but instead many of them are a major burden on society. When are we finally going to admit that something has gone horribly wrong?

There is even a name for this generation of young men that does not want to grow up. It is called the "Peter Pan generation". They want to enjoy the benefits of being grown up without ever taking on the responsibilities. A member of this "Peter Pan generation" recent wrote an article for the Daily Mail in which he discussed what he and his friends are going through...

I haven’t yet had to grow up so, well, I haven’t.

Reckless, irresponsible and immature? Yes. But at least I can take comfort in the fact I am not alone.

Last week, I read that there is even a name for people such as me. We are the ‘Peter Pan generation’; a sizeable group of 25 to 40-year-olds who exist in a state of extended adolescence, avoiding the trappings of responsibility — marriage, mortgage, children — for as long as possible.

‘Our society is full of lost boys and girls hanging out at the edge of adulthood,’ says Professor Frank Furedi, a sociologist who has been studying this phenomenon, at the University of Kent.

‘Another word sometimes used to describe these people is “adultescent” — generally defined as someone who refuses to settle down and make commitments, and who would rather go on partying into middle age.’ Young men in America didn't always behave this way. Several decades ago, men in America moved away from home, got married and had children much earlier than they do now. But the young men of today seem to want to put off the "markers of adulthood" for as long as possible. The following is from an outstanding article by Sandy Hingston...

Sociologists cite five “markers” or “milestones” that have traditionally defined our notion of adulthood: finishing school, moving away from the parental home, becoming financially independent, getting married, and having a child. In 1960, 65 percent of men had ticked off all five by age 30; by 2000, only a third had. The experts have plenty of explanations for what’s come to be called “extended adolescence” or “emerging adulthood”—or what New York Times columnist David Brooks calls the “Odyssey Years.” They blame helicopter parents, the burden of student loan debt, much higher poverty rates among young people (nearly half of all Americans ages 25 to 34 live below the national level), and a dearth of vo-tech training and manufacturing jobs. Almost 60 percent of parents are now giving money to their grown kids—an average of $38,340 per child in the years between ages 18 and 34. Whatever happened to the son looking after his mom? So why is all of this happening?

Well, there are a whole host of reasons. But certainly parents and our education system have to bear much of the blame. In the old days, young men were taught what it means to "be a man", and morality was taught to young men both by their parents and in the schools. But today, most young men have very little understanding of what "manhood" is, and our society has taught them that morality doesn't really matter. Instead, television and movies constantly portray young men as sex-obsessed slackers that just want to party all the time, so that is what many of our young men have become.

How much better off would our society be if we had trained this generation of young men to love, honor, protect and take care of others?

How much better off would our society be if we had nurtured the manhood of our young men instead of teaching them to be ashamed of it?

How much better off would our society be if we had disciplined our young men and taught them morality when they were getting off track instead of just letting them do whatever they wanted?

The following are 22 stats that prove that there is something seriously wrong with young men in America today...

#1 Males account for approximately 70 percent of all Ds and Fs in U.S. public schools.

#2 About two-thirds of all students in "special education programs" are boys.

#3 The average American girl spends 5 hours a week playing video games. The average American boy spends 13 hours a week playing video games.

#4 The average young American will spend 10,000 hours playing video games before the age of 21.

#5 One study discovered that 88 percent of all Americans between the ages of 8 and 18 play video games, and that video game addiction is approximately four times as common among boys as it is among girls.

#6 At this point, 15-year-olds that attend U.S. public schools do not even rank in the top half of all industrialized nations when it comes to math or science literacy.

#7 In 2011, SAT scores for young men were the worst that they had been in 40 years.

#8 According to a survey conducted by the National Geographic Society, only 37 percent of all Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 can find the nation of Iraq on a map.

#9 According to the New York Times, approximately 57 percent of all young people enrolled at U.S. colleges are women.

#10 It is being projected that women will earn 60 percent of all Bachelor's degrees from U.S. universities by the year 2016.

#11 Even if they do graduate from college, most of our young men still can't find a decent job. An astounding 53 percent of all Americans with a bachelor's degree under the age of 25 were either unemployed or underemployed during 2011.

#12 Pornography addiction is a major problem among our young men. An astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to pornography websites, and one survey found that 25 percent of all employees that have Internet access in the United States even visit sex websites while they are at work.

#13 In the United States today, 47 percent of all high school students have had sex.

#14 The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate on the entire planet. If our young men behaved differently this would not be happening.

#15 In the United States today, one out of every four teen girls has at least one sexually transmitted disease. If our young men were not sex-obsessed idiots running around constantly looking to "score" these diseases would not be spreading like this.

#16 Right now, approximately 53 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 24 year old age bracket are living at home with their parents.

#17 According to one survey, 29 percent of all Americans in the 25 to 34 year old age bracket are still living with their parents.

#18 Young men are nearly twice as likely to live with their parents as young women the same age are.

#19 Overall, approximately 25 million American adults are living with their parents in the United States right now according to Time Magazine.

#20 Today, an all-time low 44.2% of Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 are married.

#21 Back in 1950, 78 percent of all households in the United States contained a married couple. Today, that number has declined to 48 percent.

#22 Young men are about four times more likely to commit suicide as young women are.


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KEYWORDS: boys; discrimination; fail; liberalism; newnormal; obamaville; violence; whitemen
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The 45 year war against White males has been won.

It seems that everyone in the world is preffered/rewarded for a job or government opportunities over a White male. Forty five years of mocking and demonizing and we wonder what has happened to our young (mostly) White males?

The War Against Boys

I see many young White guys today who think that masculine is being dumb/stupid and acting like a ghetto thug, many have even begun speaking Ebonics. Successful White males are not to be emulated.

1 posted on 12/18/2012 10:50:56 AM PST by blam
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To: blam
Something else I've wondered about too:

BPA Plastics Chemical Found To Feminize Males

2 posted on 12/18/2012 10:54:12 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

did Goober Graham grow up next to a BPA factory ?


3 posted on 12/18/2012 10:55:47 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: blam

There will always only be two solutions.

The Gospel of Jesus.

Fathers living the Gospel of Jesus with their children, every single day.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 10:56:34 AM PST by lurk
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To: blam
How much better off would our society be if we had nurtured the manhood of our young men instead of teaching them to be ashamed of it?

'nuff said.

5 posted on 12/18/2012 10:57:47 AM PST by skeeter
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To: blam

As a man who came of age in the 1950s, I graduated from high school one week and the next week I was off to service in the Army, finished that, went to college, and walked right into a career. In other words, once I left home at 17 I never came back.

Different times.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 10:59:59 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: blam
America is reaping the benefits of union public school and liberal leftist university education.

Complaints can be made to your local commissar, we need to know who you are.

7 posted on 12/18/2012 11:01:42 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: blam

This article is so true. They have destroyed the white male in America. Most of feminized video gamers who can’t perform a simple task like mowing the yard without supervision. The ones who escape the feminization are Alpha Males who learned how to be a man from movies and video games and are some kind of Lord of the Flies leader.

And even the ones with fathers can’t escape the culture because, if the father tries to man them up at all, and the little princess gets hurt, there is hell to pay.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 11:02:06 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: blam

Radical feminism in the 1960s and 1970s brought this on. If you’re an unemployed white man, thank a bra-burner for her commitment to your detriment.

...and women wonder why they can’t find a good man despite espousing the ideals of feminism they learned from their teachers. Makes me sick.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 11:02:19 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: blam

Just out of curiosity - from where did the money come from that supported the Obamadork during his school/college years?

That goon has never had a real job...for obvious intellectual and performance reasons.

Thank G*d there is politics for mental losers.


10 posted on 12/18/2012 11:03:01 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: blam

A lot of masculinity got suppressed when women copped an attitude with their equal rights.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 11:03:01 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: OldPossum

Graduated HS 1971 @ 17 years old. Off to USAF two weeks later. Understand.


12 posted on 12/18/2012 11:03:46 AM PST by Shark24
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To: blam

Young men in Canada, Europe and Australia have many of the same cultural, educational and economic issues as American boys and they do not walk into a building and begin blasting away at people.

It’s not video games, it’s not Hollywood movies, it’s not music, it’s not the availability of weapons, it’s not that these white kids like to speak Ebonics.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 11:04:53 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Bryanw92

Maybe our sons are older than the “target group” of this article, but our three (ages 28-31) all served 4-5 years in the Marine Corps, own homes, two are married, one of which has a child, the other one on the way. All graduated high school, some college, one graduated college on the GI Bill.

There is something seriously wrong with SOME young men in America.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 11:05:01 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: blam

Let’s also remember which generation is raising these “men”.

The spoiled baby boom generation has caused so much havoc on our society, is it any surprise their children have “issues”.


15 posted on 12/18/2012 11:06:00 AM PST by skinndogNN
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To: blam

Men can have sex without getting married.

Men’s parents will allow them to live at home and will contribute significant amounts of money to their son’s lifestyle.

And we wonder why they just sit back and take this kind of abuse?????


16 posted on 12/18/2012 11:06:47 AM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: blam

Boys have a natural makeup to gravitate toward aggression, risk taking, courage, independence, protection of the weak, physical activity when encouraged by role models. But the women who rear them are repulsed by most of those tendencies and discourage such things. So boys grow into confused young men who don’t really like themselves because they have not been allowed to be what they want to be.

So you end up with feminine men or bullies, two types of men that most grown women can’t stand.


17 posted on 12/18/2012 11:07:18 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: blam

I skimmed this article and can agree with most of it. But sorry, it’s always been true boys are in more trouble than girls. That is not new; not shocking girls are less trouble.

Meanwhile, I doubt they separated further by race. They’d find a certain segment has girls causing big-time trouble lately.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 11:07:33 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Boys in the other developed countries of the world are feminized on a much greater scale than America boys and do not resort to such violence as often as in the US.


19 posted on 12/18/2012 11:10:29 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: blam

I went to a Catholic Boys school run by monks.

They knew full-well the potential of these problems for young men 160+ years ago when the school was built.

Despite having few monks remaining, their long-term lay administration has avoided being destroyed by the secular, emotional, entertainment, progressive culture that has swamped the USA.

Its also why they are now the most competitive and highest achieving school in our area.


20 posted on 12/18/2012 11:10:29 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Navy Patriot

Actually it’s ultimately parenting. I blame Dr. Spock for our ills, along with income tax. Total lack of discipline trickles down to schools.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 11:10:31 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: NEMDF

>>Maybe our sons are older than the “target group” of this article, but our three (ages 28-31) all served 4-5 years in the Marine Corps, own homes, two are married, one of which has a child, the other one on the way. All graduated high school, some college, one graduated college on the GI Bill.

They probably are. It seems like the ones who matured during the Obama years are the worst. Its like they know that there’s no point in growing up in a nation that is rigged for the white male to fail, or really to never even have a chance.


22 posted on 12/18/2012 11:10:36 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: OKRA2012
"It’s not video games, it’s not Hollywood movies, it’s not music, it’s not the availability of weapons, it’s not that these white kids like to speak Ebonics."

I'd like to hear your ideas.(?)

23 posted on 12/18/2012 11:11:16 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

One answer is to get your son into the Boy Scouts. Make him stick with it long enough to do Philmont or some other high adventure activity.


24 posted on 12/18/2012 11:13:42 AM PST by old and tired
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To: blam

Clearly this is the NRA’s fault


25 posted on 12/18/2012 11:13:47 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: blam
Single and divorced women, along with the militant feminists, do not know or want to know how to raise or handle boys. Instead, they medicate them, babysit them with video games and TVs, and marginalize them as revenge for their father's perceived shortcomings. I'm pissed because women get an automatic free pass on this behavior, while the fathers get marginalized and demonized for even attempting a modicum of discipline. I expect to get flamed here for my observation, so flame away. I grew up in a household where mom provided nurturing and learning, and dad provided guidance and discipline. I guess that isn't politically correct anymore.
26 posted on 12/18/2012 11:18:17 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

It’s not a feminization problem, it’s discipline. Read the article and everything is directly related to being spoiled brats. It’s true for girls, too, but their tendencies are more reserved so you don’t see it as much.

It’s a Spock ting, I’m telling you. The chickens of all this permissiveness and milquetoast discipline are coming home.

It’s not because of us women, per se.


27 posted on 12/18/2012 11:18:37 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: blam

We can compare American boys with boys in Canada, Europe and Australia as all have similar cultural, educational, economic and religious influences. But, for some reason their is a very small subset of these boys in the US that act out in far more violent ways than their peers.

They are male, middle upper class, white and usually highly intelligent. They are in an age group where schizophrenia and other psychological most often manifest.

With that, do we over-diagnose, under-diagnose, over-medicate or under-medicate?

I don’t know the answer, but I know the answer is much more difficult than video games or the emasculation of our young men.


28 posted on 12/18/2012 11:25:37 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: OKRA2012

I went to the Redbox last night and noticed how many games they are now renting. All of these games had a common theme how to kill people in different ways. Does anyone think this is good for the mind and soul? Spending hour after hour in a virtual world killing and maiming...anyone?


29 posted on 12/18/2012 11:28:47 AM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: OKRA2012
'They are male, middle upper class, white and usually highly intelligent. They are in an age group where schizophrenia and other psychological most often manifest.'

I have wondered that. Besides the VT shooter, most school shooters, or 'non-terrorist' if ya like, is white? Correct?

30 posted on 12/18/2012 11:30:29 AM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: OldPossum
As a man who came of age in the 1950s ...
I'm like you - came of age in the 60s ... high school, Marines, college and eventually kids.
The thought of living at home until my mid 20s was NEVER a thought. I couldn't wait to get out and on my own.
Today, we have males - formally known as men - living in mommy and daddy's basements playing video games and they're still on their parents' h/c insurance until they're 26.
And we wonder WTF is wrong with America?
31 posted on 12/18/2012 11:31:09 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: OldPossum

There are a few of us. I graduated in 1964. I worked and lived at home for a year, mainly because my dad had just passed away and mom needed help with the younger kids and the bills for awhile. Then it was the army for three years, marriage, work and college, and once we could afford them, our own house and kids.

That seemed pretty ordinary back then. I guess today it would be considered exceptional. I take some pride in being able to say that both of my sons are gainfully employed and married.


32 posted on 12/18/2012 11:32:59 AM PST by beelzepug ("Why bother creating wealth when you can just redistribute it?")
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To: blam

Here we have the reason for the tragedy. Not guns. Not poor security at school.
Boys prevented from maturing normally by the feminist establishment.
Feminazis have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Boys are the subject of open discrimination in job applications, and college admissions. Whites especially get this unjust treatment.
Boys need a father. Feminazis have succeeded in doing away with fathers.


33 posted on 12/18/2012 11:33:34 AM PST by I want the USA back (You know I'm right.)
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To: NEMDF
There is something seriously wrong with SOME young men in America.

Always has been. The YMCA got its start in the mid 1800's when Christians got tired of stepping over and around lots of drunk young men who left the farm to work in factories. They lived a debauched life. Decades later the Temperance movement rose in response to reckless drinking.

The debauchery is one problem. Plain craziness is another. At one time we put the badly behaved into reform schools. We put crazy people into insane asylums. Now we put them all into the same schools as healthy people in the name of justice and immersion. The restraints have been lifted and the results come in terrifying atrocities.

34 posted on 12/18/2012 11:37:12 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: skinndogNN
The spoiled baby boom generation ...
BS. We grew up with little more than our parents did, the biggest changes being cars and homes in the suburbs,
I got my first job at 12 delivering papers and retired 50 years later at 62. That included 3 years USMC and 13 months in VN.
So tell me you feckin' know it all, HTF were we spoiled? And tell the majority of MEN on this wall too.

35 posted on 12/18/2012 11:38:59 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: OldPossum

Same here, but in the late 70’s. Graduation. Military. Marriage. Family. Never looked back.

My Dad (who I now care for) always says the thing he likes best about me as his daughter is that I left at 17 and never came back with my hand out or my tail between my legs. He raised me to be very independent. I still am.

I really DO feel for the men of my generation. They really got the shaft in SO many ways.

Maybe I’m part of the problem? *SHRUG* Never TRIED to keep a good man down. My only goal was to be on their same level in any endeavor I chose.


36 posted on 12/18/2012 11:40:12 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: OKRA2012

Canada, Europe and Australia have all had rampage killers. It is not even a modern phenomena. Rampage killers have always existed, same as serial killers.


37 posted on 12/18/2012 11:40:46 AM PST by Valpal1
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To: old and tired

As a Scoutmaster, I can offer no better advice. Get your boys in Scouts. We just took our troop to New Jersey to help with storm cleanup. THey see that the world is bigger than them and that men are needed.


38 posted on 12/18/2012 11:49:05 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: skinndogNN; oh8eleven

You snot-noses always blaming the boomers piss me off. Not all of us were growing our hair long and smoking dope. oh8eleven has it exactly right.


39 posted on 12/18/2012 11:53:22 AM PST by beelzepug ("Why bother creating wealth when you can just redistribute it?")
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To: lurk
I went to a seminar on raising teens, and the guy had first practiced medical research, and now is a Christian counselor. He talked about how the research shows clinical data that “adolescence” in men on the average today extends to 28 years old - some researchers even say 32 years old.

This guy's theory is that we have lost the sense of “tribe” - or family. Adolescence is “figuring out who you are”. Back in Jesus’s time if you were 10 years old and someone asked you who you were you would say “I am of the tribe of Judah”, and know everything about your tribe from the stories, traditions, and being in close contact with your tribe/relatives/village.

That is why there was no adolescence back then. A girl gets her first period - she is an adult. And pretty soon was a mom too.

Now kids have no idea what is right, what to believe, who they are. The breakdown of the family leads to the ultimate breakdown of society. The influence of so many outside views makes it even harder. I know that my parents passed down some very traditional views, and I have tried to pass them down to my kids. I have an uncommon last name, and it is sort of a “tribal” (pride) thing trying to pass down the attributes of my father's name onto my kids.

But every day they are up against what most of the teacher's say, most of the kids, etc. (we live in a very liberal area). I am very proud of them though - they hold there own in the discussions. (Well - my one daughter it is more like arguments....!)

40 posted on 12/18/2012 11:56:15 AM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: blam

I think a big problem is the extremely low percentage of male teachers in our schools, especially the lower grades, and the fact that teachers just are not held in very high esteem.


41 posted on 12/18/2012 11:57:19 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: OKRA2012

Maybe it’s because American males are supposed to kick everyone’s ass?


42 posted on 12/18/2012 11:59:33 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: blam
I Need a Hero by Bonnie Tyler

Where have all the good men gone And where are all the gods

You killed them.

Where's the street-wise Hercules To fight the rising odds

You all decided you wanted Alan Alda instead.

Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed

I'm sorry your daddy didn't buy you a pony, but you are not a princess and life is not a Barbara Cartland novel.

Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need

A malleable male with disposable income? Envy of your friends? Satisfaction of your relatives? Someone to boost your esteem, take the blame?

I need a hero

We left a message for George Clooney, but he's out getting his nails done. /s

43 posted on 12/18/2012 12:01:18 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: skeeter
I give you one of the most influential brain-washers of today's(hollywood programmed)society....Joss Whedon.

From the hollywood re-education dept. of puppet Obama's..."fundamentally transforming America".

44 posted on 12/18/2012 12:03:27 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: stuartcr

Yourself excepted, obviously.


45 posted on 12/18/2012 12:03:37 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: I want the USA back
Feminazis have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Boys are the subject of open discrimination in job applications, and college admissions. Whites especially get this unjust treatment. Boys need a father. Feminazis have succeeded in doing away with fathers.
It’s not video games, it’s not Hollywood movies, it’s not music, it’s not the availability of weapons, it’s not that these white kids like to speak Ebonics.

I feel that these two comments contain a heavy amount of truth. I too was raised in the 50's and 60's and see my formative years replete with things unavailable today.

A short list:
Boy Scouts - once noble, now reviled and chased from many venues.
Sports, both intramural and inter school - such opportunities to burn off male energy and aggressiveness, even in target shooting (rifle club,) are drastically diminished today.
...as a subset, Title IX. - removing so many sport opportunities for young men, for the benefit of a few, mostly lesbian women, is weird.
Multiculturalism
Elevation of Black Culture to the point of emulation.
Ritilin for ADD/ADHD males.

These are a few of my least favorite social changes, but there are many more. Most of these are with us until the bitter end, not to be changed, and held sacred until the barbarians are storming the walls after having razed the fields and pillaged the villages.

46 posted on 12/18/2012 12:05:19 PM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: I want the USA back

“Boys are the subject of open discrimination in ... college admissions.”

I think that just the opposite is true. Colleges are desperate to bring into closer equality the numbers of males and females who enroll. There is an unsettling group pathology that emerges when the sex ratio in any “community” becomes too unbalanced. At most US colleges, the sex ratio now is approximately 40/60 (males to females).


47 posted on 12/18/2012 12:05:33 PM PST by riverdawg
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To: OKRA2012; Truth is a Weapon
I have come to believe that violent visual media - games, movies, etc - are a MAJOR part of the problem. Just as with pornography, they set up an addiction, desensitize, feed fantasies and train in technique.

The greatest harm to the public in both is when the simulation isn't enough anymore and they move to act it out. Hence the epidemic of grade school kids engaging in shocking sexual acts, 'sexting' and other problems that have engulfed our youth.

Through these media, our kids are taught and stimualted to kill. They seek to rack up the highest scores and receive enough simulator training to effectively point and shoot with devastating results. Years ago I attended a seminar from LTC Dave Grossman (On Killing). I was sceptical of many of his claims, and certainly the media aren't the only factor involved, but over the years and after much study and reflection on the problem, the link is undeniable. These attacks become increasingly costly and the death tolls higher and higher in direct proportion to the increasing sophistication and realism of violent visual media.

Sorry, Mr. Tarantino, but you and your ilk have MUCH blood on your hands, and it isn't colored corn syrup.

48 posted on 12/18/2012 12:06:31 PM PST by SargeK
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To: blam
While only one aspect of the effects from the pursuit of the insanity of Egalitarianism, what you delineate is certainly one of the most significant. Feminism, of course, is an extreme form of Egalitarianism--the make-believe world that all people are somehow interchangeable. Nothing could be more ludicrous than the deliberate efforts to suppress traditional sex-roles, which used to heighten, greatly, a sense of real purpose in both sexes.

In my opinion the loss of a sense of purpose is behind the abysmal situation, that you chronicle. It was also, in my opinion, a major factor in some of the massacres in public schools. (For instance, see "Something of Value".)

Certainly if young boys were still raised with the chivalric ideal, we would have a much healthier society. Youth steeped in the idea that the real measure of a man, is to protect the women & children of a society--even the harridans who denounced such ethos--are less disposed to shoot children of any age. Those denied the self-respect that traditional sex roles evoked, may well vent a rage that they do not really even understand, in sociopathic ways. (In the recent instance, there were probably other factors involved also. But the question is, had the individual involved been raised to chivalric purpose, would whatever other anger he had, have been vented in so terrible a form?)

William Flax

49 posted on 12/18/2012 12:07:02 PM PST by Ohioan
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

“At one time we put the badly behaved into reform schools. We put crazy people into insane asylums. Now we put them all into the same schools as healthy people in the name of justice and immersion.”

This misguided “mainstreaming” is certainly one of society’s major, but little discussed, problems.


50 posted on 12/18/2012 12:09:02 PM PST by riverdawg
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