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What would you say is a disadvantage of being a man today?


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I got into this deep talk with my brother last night about how men are essentially becoming less "manly" and more like women and it gets worse as the years go on. There were studies done that show the average man has HALF the amount of testosterone compared to men in the 1950's. Seems like things are changing for the worse yet people argue less testosterone means less violence. Again, violence being pinned on only men. 

What do you think? What would you say is a disadvantage of being a man TODAY?

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Well, unless you are gay you can't be a good parent. This is according to a lot of women out there. Like they say we can't handle being a working parent like they can, i.e. raising the child without a woman. Yet if you are gay it is perfectly acceptable? Gay or not you are still a man. 

So I guess the stupid stereotypes are a disadvantage. 

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Being thought to be the cause of many issues in today's society. We are blamed for war, raising horrible children, being lazy, treating women poorly. I can go on and on. It seems like it falls into what was said above but we are just viewed as a problem to some women and even some other men. 

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On 6/22/2017 at 2:29 PM, Anc1entC0re said:

Well, unless you are gay you can't be a good parent. This is according to a lot of women out there. Like they say we can't handle being a working parent like they can, i.e. raising the child without a woman. Yet if you are gay it is perfectly acceptable? Gay or not you are still a man. 

So I guess the stupid stereotypes are a disadvantage. 

What women are you talking to? LOL Scientifically speaking (as well as physiological) a child being raise by two men or two women screws them up. Humans need a male and female influence to properly grow and learn for mentally and emotionally. This is why a lot of kids who have single parents have a higher failure rate. 

Anyways - I would say a disadvantage is generally the lack of women who want long term commitment. It used to be the other way around but not less women want to get married and less want to have kids. Odd times. 

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I think being a man sucks when you look at the media. It seems like the media is keen on making all guys look like careless jerks. This can be seen in TV, movies, and even in the news. I mean, in the grand scheme of things, it is not a big deal but it still bothers me.

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GhostRyder, I think you make a point when it's just the media, but it's also social media.  I consider it outrage culture, which tends to be comprised of moral crusaders, thought-police, and the like, which uses emotionally-driven issues to wedge people apart.  These groups tend to be people who constantly act as victims of oppression, so their goals usually center around the subversion of what they consider oppressors or toxic cultures.  It seems to be more of an antithesis of inclusion and diversity.  And because it's inconsistent in its aims, it's often disingenuous and intellectually dishonest where "the ends justify the means."

Personally, I'm very comfortable with my masculinity, and I still appreciate traditional roles for men and women if there's some reciprocity alongside.  If other men become victim to this sort of shaming, however, it's on them to reassess themselves, be themselves, and stop worrying about what other people think of them and how they should act.

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