Men in America Part 1

Parents notice daughters are more on the ball than sons:

  • They get better grades
  • They smoke much less marijuana
  • They spend less time playing video games
  • They go to more prestigious colleges

Employers notice female employees show up on time, whereas young men often don't!

The latest series of mass shootings in America were all done by men, not women.

Something Ominous is happening to men and boys in America!

Life and Death:

The Average American Man will die five years before the Average American Woman.

The reason:

  • Addiction. Men are more than twice as likely as women to become alcoholic.
  • Men are also twice as likely to die from a drug overdose.

In New Hampshire, one of the states hit the hardest by the opiod crisis, more than 73% of overdose deaths were men.

Suicide Trends, 1990's to today:

  • 77% of all suicides are men
  • 43% increase from 1997 to 2014
  • Disproportionately white men

American Indian and White men kill themselves at a rate of 10 times that of Hispanic and Black women.

The American Incarceration Crisis:

  • Almost Exclusively a Male problem: over 90% of inmates are men.

These problems start at a young age:

  • Boys are failing in School.
  • More girls than boys graduate high school.
  • Considerable more girls go to and graduate from college.
  • In schools at every level, Boys account for the overwhelming majority of discipline cases

One study found that 1 in every 5 high school boys is diagnosed with some type of Hyper Activity disorder.
Contrasted with only 1 in 11 girls.
Many are medicated for it.
Long term health effects of that medication are not fully understood.
They do appear to include depression in later life.

  • Women decisively outnumber men in graduate schools.
  • They are the majority of Doctoral degrees.
  • They are the majority of enrollees in both law and medical schools.

For boys, the consequences of failing in school are long term and profound.

From 1979 to 2010, working age men with only high school degrees saw their real hourly wage drop by 20%.

For the same period, high school educated women saw their wages rise.

This disproportionately hurt men.

  • There are now 7 million working age men in America who don't work.
  • They have dropped out of the labor force.
  • More than half of them take pain medication on any given day.
  • That's the highest rate in the world, by far.

Far fewer young men today get married than they did a few decades ago, and fewer stay married.

About 1 in 5 American children live now only with their mother.
That's double the rate of 1970.
Millions more boys growing up without a father.

Young adult men are now more likely to live with a parent, than to live with a spouse or partner.
That is not the case for young women!
Single women buy their own homes at twice the rate of single men.

More women than men have driver licenses.

The Wage Gap:

The Number is Meaningless.

  • The Myth: Women earn 77 cents to every dollar a man earns. That's repeated a lot in debates.
  • The problem is, that number compares all American men against all American women across all professions.
  • No social scientist would consider that a valid or meaningful measure.
  • The number doesn't mean anything, it's intentionally misleading. It's a talking point.

Once you compare men and women with similar experience, working the same hours in similar jobs
in the same period of time (that's the only way you can measure it), the gap all but disappears.
If fact, it may invert!
One study, using census data, found that single women in the twenties living in metropolitan areas now
earn 8% more on average than their male counterpart.

The majority of managers in the workplace are now women.

Women, on average, are scoring higher on IQ tests than men are.

Even physically, men are falling behind.

A recent study found that almost half of young men failed the Army's entry level physical fitness exam
during basic training.

70% of American men are overweight or obese.
That's compared to 59% of American women.

Men seem to becoming less male fundamentally.

Major biological shifts:

  • Sperm count down 60% since 1970
  • Huge testosterone declines
  • 30% decline in 40-year old men

Testosterone levels in men have dropped 1% every year after 1987, and it's not related to age.

There's no upside to this trend.

Low testosterone levels in men are associated with depression, lethargy, weight gain, and decreased
cognitive ability.

Nothing like this has ever happened to a population this big.

Why is this happening? How can we fix this?

The media has ignored this and treated it as a fringe topic.
Nor is it a priority in the scientific research establishments.
There is no NIH study on why testosterone studies are falling.
There is an NIH study on pubic hair grooming prevalence and motivation for women in the U.S.!

Those numbers paint a very clear picture of men in America:

Men are failing in Body, Mind, and Spirit!
This IS a Crisis!

Our leaders pretend it's not happening, and in fact, they tell us the opposite is true:

  • women are victims, men are oppressors.
  • To question that assumption is to risk punishment.

Even if women far outpace men in higher education, for example, virtually every college campus
supports a women's study department whose core goal is to attack male power.

Our politicians and business leaders internalize and amplify that message:

  • men are privileged, women are oppressed.
  • Hire, promote, and reward accordingly.

That would be fine if it were true, but it's not true.

At best, it's an outdated view of an America that no longer exists.
At worst, it's a pernicious lie.

Either way, ignoring the decline of men does not help anyone.

  • Men and Women need each other.
  • One cannot exist without the other.
  • That is elementary biology.
  • It's also the reality that each one of us has lived, with our parents, and siblings, and friends.

When men fail, all of us suffer.

How did this happen?

How can we fix it?

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