Saturday, March 19, 2011

What Happened Menfolk?

The feminization of America may be complete.

There is very little I agree with here outside of the premise.  Yes, it's true that many 20-something and even thirty-something men fit this profile.  But I am more inclined to look at this through the socially engineered roles men and women have been placed in over the last 50 years.

For 10,000 years of civilization, women have arguably been the civilizing influence.  In order for men to have their physical needs and wants met (i.e. sex), it was necessary to live in some type of civil society, where the role of women was determined to be the nurturer and keeper of the home (they had the babies - seems like a no-brainer) and men became the provider and protector.  Beginning in the 1960's those roles were artificially turned upside-down.  "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle".  There were no consequences to casual relationships; no need to get married.  Women were able to have whatever job they wished - many times whether they were qualified or not.  A child out of wedlock was no longer a "bastard child", but in a large part of society now both a trophy and a meal ticket.  Men were largely left to have "hook-ups" and go off to "boast and brag with the boys" (see Madeline Khan in Young Frankenstein).  There is no need for men to be responsible.  Couple this with our permissive society and what you are left with is a bunch of knuckle-dragging neanderthals who can get the "milk for free" and are then left free to roam because society no longer expects something from them.

And I didn't even get paid for that analysis.  Guys:  Grow a pair and become men.

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