Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Why Men Are In Trouble

I think I post at least one controversial message about men per year. Isn't that about right? ;)
Here's one I won't comment on; I'll just point out that it is written by a man. Take what you like from the article and then leave a comment on this here blog. I'm interested to see what you all think!

Why Men Are In Trouble

Thing I'm thankful for: salads with strawberries and poppyseed dressing!


Blogger Jeff said...

Every so often an article like this comes out. A lot of the statistics about labor force participation are misleading. Anyway, I think that pointing out how lame men are is not likely to make those men who are lame change.

7:14 AM  
Blogger Saule Cogneur said...

The comments on this article are funny as always. The author talks a lot of correlation, which always makes me skeptical of his words.

His most of his suggestions are just plain silly. "Get married and go to church." Really? Because there are no dead beat married men out there. No church-going losers either.

I'd say the main problem is that men have a lower sense of duty than they used to, so they respond by being more selfish.

Is it really so bad that the playing field is getting more and more even? Is it so bad that women now get what they work for just like their male counterparts? Should men strive to be better than women or should they strive to do what makes them happy?

The ONLY lamentable thing I see here is that a woman will have a tougher and tougher time finding a mate she can respect as an equal.

On the bright side, we're an overpopulated world, so maybe it would do the planet well for men everywhere to follow this country's example.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Cherie (and sometimes Senor) said...

Sara, I read the Halloween post. I remembered it as soon as I opened it. I still can't say that I like the holiday! Even as a kid it was not on my list of favorites. But I'm glad to know there are people who enjoy it and thus make it a holiday! I do think having a kid makes any holiday more exciting and there's certainly no exception in Halloween. Now I have to go read the Men link...I love how you keep things stirred up! just shows you're thinking and using the God-given brains you have to ponder on things.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Jake said...

Sara - I enjoy perusing your blog. And I have been big fan of William Bennett since reading his "Book of Virtues" at my grandmother's house.

I disagree with Mike's assessment of Bennett. I don't think the main point was just to get men married and in church. Instead I think his argument was: "For boys to become men, they need to be guided through advice, habit, instruction, example and correction."

This direction and teaching comes best from examples of other men, most often through family or church-style groups which lend themselves to moral teaching. A young boy observing his potential role models (men) play video games or engage in other diversions to excess does not help society.

Thus I see his take-away point as an attempt to promote that ("Get off the video games five hours a day, get yourself together, get a challenging job and get married").

In other words, become the role model for young boys that they deserve and society needs. It is a familiar refrain (2 Ne 1:21).

7:53 PM  

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