Lead- you may have posted this earlier. If so, my apologies.
This goes back to the "delicate" "men." I think it's humorous that "men" get offended about this when in the next sentence, they prove it true.
It's only :45 and I found there are beginning to be lots of articles about this...
32 Facts That Show How Men Are Being Systematically Emasculated In America Today
What is wrong with men in America? Why isn’t our country producing lots of strong, independent, hard working men of character like it once did? Well, many believe that it starts at a very young age. When compared with girls, boys in the United States get lower grades, they are much more likely to get into trouble at school and they are much more likely to be put on behavior-modifying drugs. When it comes time to pursue a higher education, most of our young men are ill-prepared to do that.
Sadly, the message that our young men are getting from our television shows and our movies is that men are idiots. Instead of being portrayed as leaders that are eager to get married and raise strong families, young men are often being portrayed as passive slackers that love to party and chase women.
Our system beats up our boys and young men so badly that only a relatively small percentage of them emerge into adulthood as strong, independent young men that are able to take care of themselves and start families of their own.
In America today, the percentage of men in prison is at an all-time high, the percentage of men with a job is near an all-time low and the percentage of children living without a father is at an all-time high.
Do we have a crisis on our hands?
Yes, we most definitely have a crisis on our hands.
The following are 32 facts that show how men are being systematically emasculated in America today.
“There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. Then you've got predators who use violence to prey on the weak. They're the wolves. And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog.”
LTC (RET) Dave Grossman, author of “On Killing.”(paraphrased)
Hikikomori trend now in the United States, among young men
According to a Kyushu University survey in Japan low testosterone levels is one of the common metabolic signatures of Hikikomori in young social recluses – which is important to note because testosterone levels are plummeting among young American men.
In another report in Intelligencer, researcher Alan Teo says that Hikikomori is becoming prevalent in the United States. The American version of people who are not studying, working or training and have simply withdrawn from the world choosing to live in isolation.
Several studies have confirmed that testosterone counts in men are lower than what they used to be just a few decades ago. While most men still have perfectly healthy testosterone levels, its reduction puts men at risk for many negative health outcomes. The cause of this drop in testosterone isn't entirely clear, but evidence suggests that it is a multifaceted result of modern, industrialized life.
Why modern men are losing their testosterone
Remember Frank Sinatra’s swagger, John Wayne’s quiet confidence, and Burt Reynold’s impressive mustache? They were icons of masculinity for a lot of people, and many folks today point to those icons when bemoaning a perceived loss of masculinity in our society.
A study on a large sample of American men found that the average testosterone level has been dropping by as much as 1 percent per year. Testosterone levels lower naturally with age, but this study found that a 65-year-old man in 1987 had about 17 percent more testosterone than a 65- year-old man in 2004. This wasn’t just limited to Americans either; a Danish study found similar results. Anecdotally, sex counselor Ian Kerner told CNN that he’s noticed “an increasing number of young guys are complaining of sexual concerns, such as diminished libido and erectile problems, more commonly seen in older men.”