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Men In America Aren't Keeping Up With The Economy
Business Insider ^ | 6-4-2013 | Blaire Briody, The Fiscal Times

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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(Excerpt) Read more at thefiscaltimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoeconomy; discrimination; economy; jobs; males; manhood; trends

1 posted on 06/04/2013 10:28:45 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam
So will feminists declare victory when all men are dead, or what?
2 posted on 06/04/2013 10:33:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (It is the deviants who are the bullies.)
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To: blam

adapt or die men.


3 posted on 06/04/2013 10:35:59 AM PDT by RC one
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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...


4 posted on 06/04/2013 10:37:23 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: blam

Naturally. After 3 decades of being told we’re irrelevant, oafish buffoons and marginalized across the board, this is the inevitable result.


5 posted on 06/04/2013 10:39:23 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: RC one

adapt or die men

...can you offer a schematic for adaptation...?


6 posted on 06/04/2013 10:39:36 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: blam

That was the intention of the left.


7 posted on 06/04/2013 10:40:28 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: blam

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 company’s decision process but they can be helpful for tax reasons concerning certain potential new hires. Those?


8 posted on 06/04/2013 10:42:29 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: blam

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.


9 posted on 06/04/2013 10:43:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Nope. Nor will the racialists declare victory when whites are gone. They'll continue warring on the things they left behind, their history and all memory of them.

Because if they stopped hating they'd die.

10 posted on 06/04/2013 10:46:48 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: blam
Men – once the dominate sex

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.

11 posted on 06/04/2013 10:47:26 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: I want the USA back

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...


12 posted on 06/04/2013 10:49:52 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: blam

“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.


13 posted on 06/04/2013 10:50:13 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: blam
So, with the full support of society, academia, goobermint and big business on the women's side, we guys still have a full 20% lead over them in breadwinnership?

Men ROCK!

14 posted on 06/04/2013 10:51:16 AM PDT by Ol' Sox (Research, Resolve, Remediate, Repeat)
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To: blam
Statement: "Men In America Aren't Keeping Up With The Economy"

Response: Legal discrimination in favor of women does work.

15 posted on 06/04/2013 10:52:59 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: blam

big govt == small men


16 posted on 06/04/2013 10:53:24 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: blam

Julia’s fault.


17 posted on 06/04/2013 10:53:26 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Ol' Sox

<...”Men ROCK!”....>

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!


18 posted on 06/04/2013 10:55:21 AM PDT by caww
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To: blam

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.


19 posted on 06/04/2013 10:57:02 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

Naturally. After 3 decades of being told we’re 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.


20 posted on 06/04/2013 10:57:06 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
If you are a male who isn't amiable to attending baby showers at work or acting subservient to females, good luck finding a white collar job. The workplace today is estrogen driven and any man not willing to exchange his soul for co-existence with the 'protected class' working female, isn't going to have one.

Females have changed what is important in the workplace. It's no longer most important to be a top performer. Personality and behavior is king and performance is secondary. It's 'STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE' and this same disease now permeates government.

Put the 2012 presidential election in the well-manicured hands of female voters and President Obama has got a re-election on lock. Thanks, ladies! /s

21 posted on 06/04/2013 11:02:35 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Worse than that, female dominated workplaces have turned into hideous little microcosms of that frightful reality show Survivor. Every day someone is trying to throw someone else off the island.


22 posted on 06/04/2013 11:06:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: blam

Globalism loves one-person households who are subconciously married to the government. Twice as many homes sold, twice as many mortgages, twice as many sets of furniture, sell more manufactured “convenience” foods, etc.

Globalism loves submissive mice who will work for snips of cheese and finance their habitrail.


23 posted on 06/04/2013 11:08:34 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: blam

Decades of making it easy for women to go to college or job training while the boys were told to go to work out of high school.


24 posted on 06/04/2013 11:09:26 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: blam

I have personally witnessed some of these women who “didn’t need men” in their lives; that was when they were mid to late thirties. Now they are in their early fifties and ALONE. No offspring, no spouse, not even a significant other. Just the cadre of other lonely women their age all scratching their heads wondering what happened.


25 posted on 06/04/2013 11:25:25 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Based on instinctive tendencies, I believe the following is true:

Females compete over style, appearance, personality.

Males compete over strength, performance, capability.

26 posted on 06/04/2013 11:35:33 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Buckeye McFrog
1980's = Performance review

2000's = Personality review

27 posted on 06/04/2013 11:39:48 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: blam

Suffragette City!


28 posted on 06/04/2013 11:43:27 AM PDT by februus
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To: blam

Again, the main problem here is that most jobs held by women are part time jobs in fields such as retail, hospitality, and other fields. The only areas that women win out are in healthcare and education, areas that have yet to take a hit (Healthcare will with Obamacare over the next year, though, it is becoming increasingly hard to get a job with an RN or BSN)


29 posted on 06/04/2013 11:56:50 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: blam

does this poll take into account single mother homes where it’s actually the government that is the primary bread winner?


30 posted on 06/04/2013 12:13:15 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: blam

Time to end affirmative action for women...


31 posted on 06/04/2013 12:15:37 PM PDT by thejokker
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To: blam

Seems like single women having children accounts for a lot of that statistic.


32 posted on 06/04/2013 1:25:27 PM PDT by vpintheak (We are the chosen few! Be thankful for it!)
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To: blam

If a man makes enough money to support himself what more is needed?


33 posted on 06/04/2013 3:21:05 PM PDT by MCF
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“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.”

The study goes on to show that only 10 percent of married women earn more than their husband.

The rest? Single mothers. Read into that what you will.


34 posted on 06/04/2013 4:27:35 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: absolootezer0

Yes, it does. It states that only 10 percent of married women earn more than their husband.

Which raises the questions - if the rest are all single mothers, how many of them make more than their ‘boyfriends’?


35 posted on 06/04/2013 4:28:31 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The irony is that many feminists will decry the lack of marriageable, high earning men. Or, heck, in some communities, just men with a stable job.


36 posted on 06/04/2013 4:45:22 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Buckeye McFrog

In the business world women still seem to be the last in each morning and the first out each afternoon; they’re not dominating office jobs. They get toekn titles and salary (to fight off lawsuits), but I’ve only occasionally met women as bright as men.


37 posted on 06/04/2013 5:16:17 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: The Working Man

If passive-aggressive violence includes being hen-pecked to death and then cheated on, then I agree completely...lol


38 posted on 06/05/2013 4:55:05 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

“I work in an office full of women...and that includes the men.” - Ron Swanson


39 posted on 06/05/2013 4:56:19 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
LOL! That quote makes me happy. This happy:


40 posted on 06/05/2013 4:58:40 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

It most certainly can. Sometimes too you just need to turn your back and leave otherwise you will die of a million pecks until there is nothing left of you.

Interestingly enough, the same passive/aggressive strategy works both for and against government.


41 posted on 06/05/2013 5:08:57 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Future Snake Eater

HAHAHAHA! Classic! Best TV character I’ve seen in a very long time.


42 posted on 06/05/2013 5:09:00 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Concur

I have had to supervise administrative staff consisting of primarily females.

Utter chaos. A combination of Jerry Springer, Maury and Survivor.

If there is no drama happening at the moment, someone will create it. It’s like drug to them.


43 posted on 06/05/2013 5:17:37 AM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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