How to stop 'the end of men' – bring it on
My buddies and I are stifling a laugh. We don’t read much. But we hear the buzz about books like 'The Decline of Men' or 'Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys.' And we're cool with the experts’ solutions to our problems. In fact, we're delighted.
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Um, sure. We agree. Though in stricter times we guys learned how to sit at desks, absorb books, and pay respectful attention, it was a drag. Teachers and parents simply expected us to put in the quiet time we needed to learn stuff, and if we didn’t, we lost a privilege or two. Didn’t they realize how unpleasant this was for us? Didn’t they get it? We guys prefer fishing or kicking a ball or just hanging loose to being stuck in a classroom!Skip to next paragraph
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3) Men are being punished by a feminized, girl-focused culture.
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Even though we’re fawned over and favored by moms, zip up the ladder at our jobs, get paid more, and society accepts the trend that we trade in wives for younger trophies, you’d be crazy to think that we’re in charge.
And sure, though our daughters now play guy-style sports and still say they’re “Daddy’s girls,” we are the ones really feeling the pain. Anyone can tell you.
4) Trying to civilize us guys is really just an attempt to turn us into women with whiskers.
My favorite expert suggestion of all. That sticker that we slap on our trucks – the one of an angry, urinating boy – that’s our flag, our Guyland coat of arms.
So stop expecting us to behave or clean up our act. It may be kind of weird that we had none of these guy problems back in the day. When we were supposed to be responsible and at least a little bit polite. But it’s a new day now.
It’ll be way more relaxing for us when we can give up the little socializing and parenting we do and be couch potatoes full time. I’m glad to say we’re almost there.
When was the last time you saw us take off our backwards ball-caps indoors, or stand up when someone approached a table? When was the last time you saw us take a front-line stand and say, “No, you cannot” to a child?
The age of total guy emancipation is approaching.
My buddies and I are flicking channels. We are belching.
We say: Bring it on.