This article is retarded.
It seems to be making two points:
1) Guys in their 20s are more immature
2) Marriage is happening later
1) is a very one sided and incredibly stupid point. I could say that girls have gotten continuously sluttier, as way back when getting married also meant giving up your virginity. Should I argue that? Well fuck no, that'd be stupid. Freedoms have changed, and for men, in this case, it's both pressure and monetary. They have easier lives- they're not going to starve to death if they don't work 12 hour days, and they're not expected to marry young, and there isn't nearly as much pressure to at 14 as there was back then.
We have free time. We can actually have hobbies nowadays, we're not forced into the factory at 13. Should we stop liking Star Wars, considered one of the greatest epics of our time, because we're older? Stop playing video games? Hey, let's stop playing sports, watching TV, and reading books for entertainment. That's clearly immature. And god forbid we do any of those things with the friends we've been hanging out with our whole lives, and had the same hobbies with growing up! Let's stop weight lifting, that's stupid and pointless. We should just fill our leisure time with work and nothing but it. I mean hell, that's what girls do. No friends, only focused on work and being good moms.
The environment your dad grew up in and the environment you grew up in are entirely different. If I want to make a lot of money, I'm getting a graduate's degree and I'm in college until around 25, long past when my brain stopped maturing at 21. No shit I'm going to be different. Society has entirely different expectations of men. And the article seems only to address men, ignoring the change in women entirely- and fuck you if you don't think women have changed- using the most ridiculous stereotypes I've ever seen. Where have the good women gone?
2) Talks about how bad it is that marriage is happening later, as guys are now avoiding marriage because they're incredibly immature. Really? It takes a man and a women to get married in a straight relationship, so the numbers should be roughly the same for both men and women unless lesbianism is suddenly becoming a standard in the female population. Why is this mentioned only as men avoiding marriage? And with divorce rates as they are, why is this a bad thing? They should be waiting until they're out of college and have financial security before getting married, not just doing it in college when they aren't working full time (or maybe they do work full time and go to school part time, in which case, where the fuck are they going to find time to manage a relationship?) And because there are so many possible mates, as the article addresses, how the fuck are we supposed to just pick one young anyway?
Guys are softer because they grew up in an entirely different environment that doesn't treat them like adults until their brain has matured. Of course they're going to be different. They have more leisure time, more hobbies, more financial stability, and grow up with entirely different expectations about the way they should run their lives. But this isn't just a guy thing. The only statistics that I can remember were about marriage, and that takes two people, not one.
What I hate most is the way it talks down about men having any kind of fun whatsoever. "Video games? Immature. Star Wars? Immature. Friends? Immature. Beer? Immature. Playboy? Immature. Boxing? Immature." They should want nothing more than to be dads and nothing else should play any part of their lives. For fucks sake. So girls don't watch TV or play videogames? God damn, I didn't know Glee was such a manly show. Or the climbing number of female players in videogames, must be a mistake right. No girl has ever seen or still likes Star Wars, and guys suck for liking boxing but god damn a woman is the pinnacle of maturity for wanting to watch a fashion show or go to the spa, because methods of relaxation should be categorized in some tier of maturity where everything most guys like is on the bottom. Videogames aren't even MADE for adults, that M rating means "Mostly for Children."
For fucks sake. The gender bias is ridiculous.