New Generation of Men or Boys?

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    'Manning Up' by Kay Hymowitz: Has the Rise of Women Turned Men Into Boys?

    Men. Who needs 'em? Colleges don't. Employers don't. Women don't. Even their own parents don't. At least, that's how it feels to a lot of guys, according to prominent social critic Kay Hymowitz's controversial new book, "Manning Up."

    And those guys may be right, to an extent. Colleges have infamously lowered admission standards for males, young women in major cities earn over fifteen times more than their male peers, the number of "choice mothers" (single women who choose to have and raise a child on their own) is rapidly rising, and couples who are planning a family report a strong preference for baby girls.

    Generation Y, which Hymowitz refers to as "preadults," is poised to take over the world. Or ... make that half of Generation Y. Twenty-something women far outnumber their male counterparts in practically every arena that counts. They may even be better at brushing their teeth. Actually, that's pretty much a given.

    So where does all this leave guys?

    Sitting around a crowded living room strewn with beer cans, playing Halo 34 with their buddies, obviously. (What? You don't think we'll get to Halo 34?)

    'Manning Up' by Kay Hymowitz: Has the Rise of Women Turned Men Into Boys? - MyDaily
     
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    The Baby Boomers really fucked this country over.
     
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    I'm afraid we did. Let's see if the next generation has the balls to fix it. Not all the hippies turned into bleeding heart liberals.
     
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    No they didn't. I've said it before too. The Xers and now the Y Generation will have the responsibility to clean up after the self centered Me Generation's colossal fuckups for their own edification.

    Get used to Schadenfreude, people. The only joy we're going to get from fixing their mess is watching them suffer through their 'achievements' destruction as those more responsible, shuffle them into a very sad epoch of history of collective narcissism and pie eyed Pollyanna idealism.

    The pendulum blade of history is swinging back the other way, and going to reverse the course started about 100 years ago, as it always does.
     
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    Yes, ladies and gentlemen "Girl Power" IS ruining this country. For the last 40 years we've been telling girls and women that they CAN do anything they want. They CAN get that education, get that job, live without a guy in their life, etc... At the same time we've told boys and men that they SHOULDN'T do what they want. They shouldn't be loud, aggressive, annoying, violent, and pretty much everything else intrinsicly MALE out there.

    After 40 years of this we've changed the gender definitions. We no longer just have Men and women, like our grandparents generation (and to a lesser degree our parents) had. We now have a slew of different "genders"....

    women - Genetic females who espouse traditional roles (very few left)
    woMen - Genetic femalse who believe they can and should do any/everything a man can
    Women - Female Supremicists

    metrosexuals - Genentic males who agree with either woMen or Women
    Men - Genetic males who espouse traditional roles (very few left)

    With that in mind, the few true Men and women left out there are forced into isolation by society. Their ability to breed is significantly reduced and by natural law they become the weaker and less prevailant genders because of it.
     
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    Uh, Kay needs to provide a citation for that kind of number. I have a hard time squaring that with the claims that women work for eighty-cents to every male dollar.


    This woman is just a misandrist troll for the WSJ.
     
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    Interesting theory, but I think there's a bit more to it.

    Women are simply smarter. J/K!

    Seriously though there are several factors, but I do think schooling plays a big role. Teachers naturally favor girls because they are easier to teach. And smarter. Lol
     
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    So why do smart girls chase bad boys ?
     
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    Men blaming their failures on women? Oh, my! I bet these are Republican men.

    Always someone else's fault.
     

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