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Men are Obsolete


#1

How do I know men are finished? Iâ??ll read you a quote that says it all: â??Yes. There have been times when Iâ??ve been in a drunken stupor.â?? Torontoâ??s mayor, a shining example of modern manhood is what I would call the canary in the coal mine, only heâ??s not quite as delicate as the canary. Because, you know, Heâ??s got â??more than enough to eat at home.â??

Are men literally obsolete? Of course not, and if we had to prove that we could never win. For one thing, we havenâ??t figured out a way to harvest sperm without them being, you know, alive. But in order to win this debate we have to prove that men, quote unquote, as weâ??ve historically come to define them â?? entitled to power, destined for leadership, arrogant, confused by anything that isnâ??t them. As in: â??I donâ??t understand. Is it a guy dressed up like a girl? Or a girl dressed up like a guy?â?? They are obsolete.

Once upon a time, the men ventured out to hunt bison while the women stayed behind to dust the cave, gather berries and raise the very hairy children. This is the story we have told ourselves for tens of thousands of years to explain why men rule the world while women are relegated to being the second sex, (â??physiologically unsuited for leadershipâ?? is how the current Australian prime minister put it). Now after more than a century of global economic revolutions and a few decades of recession itâ??s become obvious that this story is no longer true, if it ever was. Here are the reasons:

ONE: Itâ??s the end of men because men are failing in the workplace.

TWO: Itâ??s the end of men because the traditional household, propped up by the male breadwinner, is vanishing.

THREE: Itâ??s the end of men because we can see it in the working and middle class.

FOUR: Itâ??s the end of men because men have lost their monopoly on violence and aggression.

FIVE: Itâ??s the end of men because men, too, are now obsessed with their body hair.


#2

[quote]therajraj wrote:

How do I know men are finished? Iâ??ll read you a quote that says it all: â??Yes. There have been times when Iâ??ve been in a drunken stupor.â?? Torontoâ??s mayor, a shining example of modern manhood is what I would call the canary in the coal mine, only heâ??s not quite as delicate as the canary. Because, you know, Heâ??s got â??more than enough to eat at home.â??

Are men literally obsolete? Of course not, and if we had to prove that we could never win. For one thing, we havenâ??t figured out a way to harvest sperm without them being, you know, alive. But in order to win this debate we have to prove that men, quote unquote, as weâ??ve historically come to define them â?? entitled to power, destined for leadership, arrogant, confused by anything that isnâ??t them. As in: â??I donâ??t understand. Is it a guy dressed up like a girl? Or a girl dressed up like a guy?â?? They are obsolete.

Once upon a time, the men ventured out to hunt bison while the women stayed behind to dust the cave, gather berries and raise the very hairy children. This is the story we have told ourselves for tens of thousands of years to explain why men rule the world while women are relegated to being the second sex, (â??physiologically unsuited for leadershipâ?? is how the current Australian prime minister put it). Now after more than a century of global economic revolutions and a few decades of recession itâ??s become obvious that this story is no longer true, if it ever was. Here are the reasons:

ONE: Itâ??s the end of men because men are failing in the workplace.

TWO: Itâ??s the end of men because the traditional household, propped up by the male breadwinner, is vanishing.

THREE: Itâ??s the end of men because we can see it in the working and middle class.

FOUR: Itâ??s the end of men because men have lost their monopoly on violence and aggression.

FIVE: Itâ??s the end of men because men, too, are now obsessed with their body hair.

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if men are than the human race is obsolete


#3

Sounds like a scorned woman who is all too happy to report on statistics indicating men are declining and women are rising. She’s getting a little power trip from shaming men.

I don’t think we’ll ever get to a point where masculinity is obsolete. In general, women will always look up to men and men will be their protectors. When this isn’t the case in a relationship it’s always a failure and just plain weird. Emasculated men are sad to look at and even their domineering partners usually have resentment toward there man as a result of his lack of masculinity. And it’s not just about earning power.

Anyway, I’d like to see some stats on what women are studying in college and there career trajectories. When women start dominating the hard sciences and the business world maybe I’ll change my opinion. How many women are inventing new technologies? How many women are engineering and building all of the world’s infrastructure?

Men have certain qualities that women just don’t have and vice versa. Most reasonable people of both sexes will agree with that.

Feminists used to aggravate me but I don’t let it bother me anymore. I never seem to meet them and I live in fairly big, liberal city (DC). Let these people publish their shock articles to get exposure. Men will continue to be men.