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Posted on 06/04/2013 10:28:45 AM PDT by blam
Men In America Aren't Keeping Up With The Economy
Blaire Briody, The Fiscal Times
Jun. 4, 2013, 11:22 AM
Men once the dominate sex in nearly every sector of society seem to be falling far and fast.
A new Pew report finds that 40 percent of households with children under 18 have mothers who are the primary breadwinners a dramatic rise from just 11 percent in 1960.
Women now earn about 60 percent of university degrees in America and Europe. Single women are increasingly becoming homeowners and a survey by Harris Interactive and Mortgage Marvel this week finds that women are more financially responsible when buying a home.
Of the 41 percent of Americans ages 18 to 34 who expressed interest in buying a home this year, 17 percent of men said their finances were shaky whereas only 6 percent of women said the same.
Female breadwinners are also driving up their family wealth - when the mother is the primary breadwinner, the total median family income is nearly $80,000 $2,000 more than when the husband is the breadwinner, according to the Pew survey.
What exactly has happened to men?
Many trace the beginning of this dramatic gender reversal to the days of the Great Recession when men were being laid off in droves three-quarters of the 8 million jobs lost were lost by men, mainly in traditionally male-dominated industries like construction, manufacturing and finance.
The decline of labor unions has also disproportionately affected men. But as Hanna Rosin reported in her 2010 Atlantic cover story, The End of Men, the mancession was just the beginning. Thirteen of the 15 job categories projected to grow in the next decade are dominated by women.
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adapt or die men.
So will feminists declare victory when all men are dead, or what?
...the last thing the militant ladies want is for men to be dead...can’t razz and hector what isn’t alive to bear the indignity of it...
Naturally. After 3 decades of being told we’re irrelevant, oafish buffoons and marginalized across the board, this is the inevitable result.
adapt or die men
...can you offer a schematic for adaptation...?
That was the intention of the left.
Couldn’t possibly have anything to do with all those forms I am asked to “voluntarily” fill out after submitting a job application could it? You know the ones that assure me the information would never impact the companys decision process but they can be helpful for tax reasons concerning certain potential new hires. Those?
You can actually trace it to the 1970’s when traditionally male jobs in factories, mills and mines were being shut down by globalization. At the same time Feminism was telling women to go out and roar. So a growing percentage of guys have decided to sit home on the couch with a beer and let them.
Because if they stopped hating they'd die.
So men used to all be dominators but it is now okay for women to be dominatrixes? The authors predilection showing through? Or maybe an editor should wake up.
That was the intention of the left.
...yes...all that remains, as the article hinted, is for lagging cultural perceptions to fall over the edge, and when that happens, we can kiss high school football goodbye, and for that matter, a large portion of the male athletic scholarships to universities...we are breeding a culture in which a major sector consists of uneducated, unemployed males, which by anybody’s standard is a formula for rampant civil strife, and all because a cadre of harridans in the 1960’s beating their breasts (if they had any) and exploiting victimhood...
“A new Pew report finds that 40 percent of households with children under 18 have mothers who are the primary breadwinners a dramatic rise from just 11 percent in 1960. “
Maybe because 2/3 of children are now born bastards to single mothers.
Response: Legal discrimination in favor of women does work.
big govt == small men
I’ll vote for that!
Well, except those who’d rather be girly men or metro men...who are closely linked.
Sad we have somehow lost the definition of what a man is...I miss the men they use to be a great deal!
Women wanted to be independent, and wanted preferential treatment. Well guess what? They got it! Women have absolutely no room to complain now for any of the decisions they have made, because ALL of the decisions they made, were made by themselves. Forsake and shun men, and no women has any room to complain when men shun women.
Naturally. After 3 decades of being told were irrelevant, oafish buffoons and marginalized across the board, this is the inevitable result.
A good friend of mine recently told me that this phenomena is the result of many men having been the victims of Passive-Aggressive violence having learned their lessons well. As he said with a gleam of vindictiveness in his eye, “Revenge is a dish best served cold”, and I don’t think he was kidding at all.