Fewer men are working – Real wages are stagnant – Drug overdoses are spiking – Marriage rates are down – Household formation rates are down – Fertility rates are down. Yet, the narrative being pushed is that somehow women in America are somehow oppressed, so much so that we need something as stupid as the Equality Act. Like the Great Climate Hoax, all of this is a lie. Our boys are in trouble.
They are under attack from the American Government, the cultural left and the public school indoctrination and institutionalization system (controlled entirely by leftist propagandists and women).
Let’s look at education:
Girls outperform boys in grade school:
“It is a problem that would have been unimaginable a few decades ago. Until the 1960s boys spent longer and went further in school than girls, and were more likely to graduate from university. Now, across the rich world and in a growing number of poor countries, the balance has tilted the other way. Policymakers who once fretted about girls’ lack of confidence in science now spend their time dangling copies of “Harry Potter” before surly boys. Sweden has commissioned research into its “boy crisis”. Australia has devised a reading programme called “Boys, Blokes, Books & Bytes”. In just a couple of generations, one gender gap has closed, only for another to open up.” —–The Economist.
From Time Magazine:
“We’ve known for a long time that boys, on average, struggle with school more than girls do. Learning disabilities and behavioral problems are more prevalent among boys, and high school and college graduation rates are lower. Boys also receive two-thirds of failing grades and are more likely to find school boring or frustrating.”——Time Magazine.
How did we come to believe in a picture of American boys and girls that is the opposite of the data? And why has that belief persisted, turned into law, encoded in governmental and school policies, despite overwhelming evidence against it? A study by psychology professors Daniel and Susan Voyer at the University of New Brunswick lays it out. The Voyers based their results on a meta-analysis of 369 studies involving the academic grades of over one million boys and girls from 30 different nations. The findings show that girls earn higher grades in every subject, including the science-related fields where boys are thought to surpass them.
Female academic superiority continues into the Universities. Women obtain more college degrees than men across every racial group.
“Across racial/ethnic groups, larger shares of undergraduate degrees and certificates were conferred to female students than to male students in academic year 2012–13. For example, the shares of bachelor’s degrees earned by female students were 65 percent for Black students, 60 percent for American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic students, 59 percent for students of Two or more races, 56 percent for both Pacific Islander and White students, and 54 percent for Asian students.”—–National Center for Education Statistics.
In the workplace, college graduate women earn more than men throughout their 20’s.
“According to a new analysis of 2,000 communities by a market research company, in 147 out of 150 of the biggest cities in the U.S., the median full-time salaries of young women are 8% higher than those of the guys in their peer group. In two cities, Atlanta and Memphis, those women are making about 20% more. This squares with earlier research from Queens College, New York, that had suggested that this was happening in major metropolises. But the new study suggests that the gap is bigger than previously thought, with young women in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego making 17%, 12% and 15% more than their male peers, respectively. And it also holds true even in reasonably small areas like the Raleigh-Durham region and Charlotte in North Carolina (both 14% more), and Jacksonville, Fla. (6%).—–Time Magazine.
147 of the top 150 cities were studied and in 98% of them women out-earned men. As a note, the study did not even consider whether or not the perceived wage gap outside of the 150 cities was actually true. Their data simply confirms that in 98% of the top 150 cities (or something close to 280,000,000 people), women out-earn men in their 20’s and in some cases by a significant degree.
There is a drop-off in women’s earnings after age 30, according to these reports. Mid-career jobs and upwards require a linear progression with few interruptions plus an ability to work extended hours. Women often exhibit a preference to have children, stay home from work, pause from participating in the labor force or return to positions which are part-time and don’t pay as much. The highest levels of professional earning tend to come with straight-line dedication and rigorous workweeks that many women trade for more balanced home life.
“Sam Smethers, chief executive of the Fawcett Society, which campaigns for gender equality, suggested more senior roles would go to women if they were offered on a part-time, or job-share, basis. “Unless there is good reason not to do so, that should be a company’s default thinking,” she said. “Sadly, the opposite is true: once you get to a certain level, it’s a full-time role, which excludes many women from roles they would be perfectly capable of doing.””—–The Guardian.
Harvard Professor Claudia Goldin expands on the personal preferences of women and their contribution to earning differentials:
It answers a particular question,” she says, “but it doesn’t say that men and women are doing the same thing. It doesn’t say that they’re working the same amount of time, the same hours during the day, or the same days of the week.”
and suggests it is created by life decisions made by women:
“Goldin has a less popular idea: that the pay gap arises not because men and women are paid differently for the same work, but because the labor market incentivizes them to work differently.”—–Harvard Magazine.
Life choices, interests, and fields of chosen study account for any “wage gap:”
We show that men and women differ systematically in their interests, and that these differences can account for an economically and statistically large fraction of the occupational gender gap.—–“Why are there so few women in information technology? Assessing the role of personality in career choices”
Some studies even indicate women simply care less for professional achievement than men:
“Compared to men, women view professional advancement as equally attainable, but less desirable”—–Harvard Business School.
“Women now hold 52 percent of management, professional, and related positions, according to a new report from BMO Bank.”—–BMO Bank.
Women have more degrees, earn more, have more managerial positions and ultimately control more wealth than men:
“Women currently control 51 percent, or $14 trillion, of personal wealth in the U.S. and are expected to control $22 trillion by 2020.—–BMO Wealth Institute
It’s killing us:
Men die more at work and are sicker at home than women:
“Adult men are 2 to 3 times more likely than women to have a drug abuse/dependence disorder,”—–https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2235192/
Women live longer than men as well.
“In 2011, life expectancy at birth was 78.7 years for the total U.S. population, 76.3 years for males, and 81.1 years for females.”——Center for Disease Control.
The declining marriage rate is another key statistic. While single mothers may still be able to create a family bond, single men are generally left out of the equation. If you work less, have more debt, don’t have a relationship, aren’t forming a household, aren’t going to have kids, you’ve had a good bit of meaning stripped away from you.
The nonparticipation rate increased for prime-aged men, and especially for those with only a high school degree. Globalization induced offshoring has exasperated this since we exported these men’s jobs. Add immigration and the changing face of the nation, and it becomes a disaster.
If you were a boy that lived and survived the abuse of the public school system, the state of men in America should not be too much of a surprise. But if you have a son, what do you, what do you tell him? He is a pilot in life, he has to understand the condition of his craft. First, we need to let them know how much we love them, and despite what they’ve been conditioned to believe, they are not a bunch of worthless scumbags. Then they have to bond together and form communities. I guess we call that support.
We know Saturdays are for the boys, but what about the rest of the week? The rest of the year, the rest of their lives?