Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, by Helen Smith

By Helen Smith

American society has develop into anti-male. males are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going “on strike.” they're falling by the wayside of school, leaving the group and keeping off marriage and fatherhood at alarming charges. the rage is so suggested variety of books were written approximately this “man-child” phenomenon, concluding that males have taken a holiday from accountability just because they could. yet why should males perform a approach that appears to be like more and more stacked opposed to them?

As Men on Strike demonstrates, males aren’t throwing in the towel simply because they're caught in arrested improvement. they're in its place appearing rationally based on the shortcoming of incentives society bargains them to be dependable fathers, husbands and services. furthermore, males are occurring strike, both consciously or unconsciously, simply because they refuse to be injured by way of the myriad of legislation, attitudes and hostility opposed to them for the crime of taking place to be male within the twenty-first century. males are beginning to struggle again opposed to the backlash. Men on Strike explains their conflict cry.

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He has a girlfriend and said that they go out on weekend nights when he has time, but he likes to sleep and cook when he is at home and doesn’t have a lot of time. “For most of my friends, marriage is the furthest thing from their mind,” he stated, and explained, “My generation spends a lot of time partying and there really isn’t much loyalty. If you are out and meet a girl or a girl you are seeing meets a guy, you might be interested in that person. ” Jamie felt that his generation was influenced by celebrities and reality TV where everyone is partying and having a good time.

Monetary success does tend to correlate with sexual success for men. The average income of the 28 ALPHAs, who had an average age of 38, was 50% higher than the average at $112k. The average income of the male virgins, whose average age was 31, was 16% lower than the norm at $63k. Now, obviously the additional seven years was an advantage in providing more time to increase income and gain sexual experience, though not enough to account for the full disparity. And yet, money is clearly not the only determinant since there are ALPHAs with no income and virgins with very high incomes.

Does he get rewarded for this behavior? No, he is often second to his wife, the kids and even the dog. 22 Though it seems funny, it’s not. Society has stacked the deck against men in modern marriage, and the guys know it. Ultimately, society is asking men to do something that is going against their own interests. Their lives as single men are fulfilling, happy and, if not respected, at least envied by their married brethren. Life as a married man is often difficult with few perks and little in the way of respect or rights.

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