Is society changing too rapidly for the young American male to become a man?

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    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.

    22 Stats That Prove That There Is Something Seriously Wrong With Young Men In America
     
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    Interesting thread. Also, it does appear that mass murders are committed by males.
     
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    These are the real issues...the emotional knee jerking to gun control will not solve these problems.
     
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    Think of how men are branded to be more manly through a variety of products. This is generally aimed at under-educated men on the Right who are told that nobody is the boss of them. Think of how conservative leadership appeals to the under-educated Rightwing voter. Same thing. "Them Liberals think they're better'n you. Goverment ain't the boss of you".

    They appeal to the unstable, violent men with massive chips on their shoulders. They say "Go down to Gabby Gifford's office and throw a rock through her window".

    Is it any wonder that the violence coming from the Right ends up causing slaughter? Insane people like Jared Loughner and Adam Lanza are told to strike back. Listen to Michael Savage. He talks about how the silent patriot will some day rise up and take his country back by force. The end game is Germany circa 1933. This is exactly what happens when you tell stupid, violent people that they are being held down. It's not surprising that you see the stupid and the insane striking back without rhyme or reason.
     
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    I really doubt that...I'm 25. I know a ton of people from university and whatnot....almost all of them are apolitical. Just my anecdote but still...trust me, kids arent tuning onto AM radio at 10pm to listen to michael savage lol. Most can't even find a country not in north america on a map, let alone know the intricacies of american politics, most of them follow the rules and do not question authority.
     
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    A lot of those stats aren't gender specific, and while some of them are very worrisome, you still have to add that men earn more than women, they are more likely to own their own business, men still dominate the corporate world.

    Women are coming along, but you don't have to worry that feminism is destroying men.;)
     
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    People have always perceived society ‘changing too rapidly,’ that was the perception 50 years ago, 100 years ago, 1000 years ago.
     
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    Money is harder to make, and keep - children are way too expensive for most people to afford, but they have them in masses anyway. With the debt growing, and oppertunity waning, it is no wonder that young men are so volatile. I believe in mandatory military service . Having both attended a military academy, and served as a US Marine, I can tell you that decipline is paramount in the transformation from a boy to a man!
     
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    I believe in mandatory military service OR public service of some sort, like AmeriCorps or the PeaceCorps.
     
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    Society of bad parents raising immasculated males causes shortage of men

    Fixed it for ya.
     

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