The most common complaint among single women these days:
“I can’t find a decent guy.”
And this complaint is coming from attractive, educated, successful women.
Are women looking in the wrong places or is there simply a dearth of responsible men in our world now because society has raised sissy men?
Women, particularly the ones that have been slamming the snooze button on their biological clocks, have been looking into every nook and cranny hoping to find a man willing to get serious in a relationship. Unfortunately, once they find a guy with a potential, they realize he’s more like an overgrown boy reminiscent of an Adam Sandler character than someone who they’d find suitable as husband and father to their unborn children. Kay Hymowitz, author of Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys makes an excellent case in her recent WSJ article, “Where Have the Good Men Gone?”
Well, who can we blame for this? Hollywood’s been telling us that metrosexuals are the ideal males. They said “so long” to rough men like Marlon Brando and Sylvestor Stallone and embraced the men who like sipping wine and are not shy about getting manicures or subscribing to other feminine methods of maintaining their stylish appearance, i.e., David Beckham and Hugh Jackman.
And Hollywood alone is not to blame. Schools across America have banned dodge ball, deeming it too violent and dangerous. Parents are encouraged to medicate their boys in order to help with school discipline problems. Boys in school are sent the message not to fight back even if they’re struck first. Aggressive male behavior has been labeled bullying and the whole world has now started a crusade to prevent bullying.
Instead of preventing bullying, how about fighting back as 16-year-old Australian boy Casey Hynes did as captured in the above video? But of course, the school system again sent the wrong message by suspending both boys. *sigh*
So let’s not be in such a hurry to take away all the monkey bars or to cover all the playgrounds with black rubber for fear that our boys will skin their knees. What’s a little blood, when women are looking for responsible men with a sense of character and purpose?
And I want Hollywood to step up to the plate and put pressure on stars like Benjamin Millepied to marry his pregnant financée, Natalie Portman. It doesn’t take a “man” to be a biological sperm donor, but it does take one to be a father to a child.