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4 Oct 2013

Are Men Pulling Their Weight In Society Today?

In the not too distant past, the two gender roles were very defined. Men were the hunters: strong and outgoing. Men’s role was to protect the family, make money, squash spiders, discipline the children, crack open a beer while parking off on the couch after a long day at work; win the bread so to speak. Women had to care for the family, gossip with friends, pick up the children from school, cook, clean, iron, etc.

What about today though? Women have had to take on many of the traditional ‘man roles’. Most women have had to join the business or corporate world to supplement the middle classed man’s dwindling compensation. Have men stepped up to help in the home though? In most cases, I don’t think so.

In most families, the woman still cooks and cleans. She still does the washing and ironing. Most men still want to hang around in bars after work or pass out in front of the TV when they get home. Now it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that this isn’t going to work. With depression statistics, divorce rates and levels of stress on the rise, we can only wonder if this is a contributing factor.

In matters with the children as well, men seem to drop the ball. Most are content to throw money at the problem or let the woman handle it. The thing is; she doesn’t have the time anymore. Even with the sales of my book, many women have bought my book (the print version in person). However, the men who buy my book are rare. This saddens me. Why did so many of these men have children if all they really want out of life is to sit around and drink beer? If you never want to kick a ball with your child after work or sit down with them and help with homework, why did you have them?

O and PS, I am a man by the by, and I think I need to write more about this topic. Come back soon :)

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2 comments:

  1. What you failed to mention is that this is changing. With more men staying home more men are starting to take on roles they have normally not had to do.

    I do agree to a point about men dropping the ball. We all have, but saying that "Most men still want to hang around in bars after work or pass out in front of the TV when they get home." is false.

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  2. I disagree.
    But thanks for the comment.

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