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2011-10-05 11:40:04 PM  
Yeah, because Marriage is such a good deal for men, and belief in an invisible sky wizard is the answer to everything.

This is what happens when men realize that the system is against them, and say "fark it".

Women wanted equality, so let 'em have it. They can eat their slice of the shiat sandwich men have had all to themselves for years, and they can like it.
 
2011-10-05 11:41:14 PM  
they play too many video games, don't get married, and aren't religious enough

Yo.
 
2011-10-05 11:50:33 PM  
Alternative title: Why Nobody Gives a shiat What Bill Bennett Thinks Anymore
 
2011-10-05 11:52:52 PM  
If you don't believe the numbers, just ask young women about men today. You will find them talking about prolonged adolescence and men who refuse to grow up. I've heard too many young women asking, "Where are the decent single men?" There is a maturity deficit among men out there, and men are falling behind.

So it's a crisis among men when too many young women complain? How would it look flipped around?

"I've heard too many young men asking, 'Where are the decent single women?' There is a maturity deficit among women out there, and women are falling behind."

Oh, wait, we are supposed to judge women by their own desires, not the desires of men.

/sheesh
//"Make me a sandwich" is sexist, but "Support me while I have babies" is not?
 
2011-10-06 12:03:48 AM  

Snarfangel: I've heard too many young women asking, "Where are the decent single men?"


Lol, he wrote that?

The kind of women who keep asking this question usually have quite a lot more to do with their own relationship problems than they would like everyone to believe.
 
2011-10-06 12:06:22 AM  
If you don't believe the numbers, just ask young women about men today. You will find them talking about prolonged adolescence and men who refuse to grow up. I've heard too many young women asking, "Where are the decent single men?"

Most women will ask that to the guy they friend zoned after he asked them out and they went back to their cheating ex.


/But but but confidence!
 
2011-10-06 12:39:01 AM  
Bill Bennett is a certainly dubious voice for ethics, given his own gambling addiction. Nevertheless, I don't think he's entirely misguided on this point. I have witnessed this more and more over the years among my own friends and neighbors--men who are increasingly unable to fulfill basic reciprocal responsibilities to their partners and their children. Yes, of course the system screws everyone. Yes, women behave badly too and have suffered from a lack of parenting themselves. That's been the case in different ways and measures. However, that is not an excuse for bad behavior on the part of men either. Any boy can be a sperm donor, but a man helps raise and guide his children, as well as helping support his spouse(s), whether male or female. Not that there are too many all male harems or polyfamilies out there, but if they have authentic men those responsibilities are getting addressed there as well.
 
2011-10-06 01:48:06 AM  
So what's wrong with having more women around for a little while? It's not like it's gonna be for eternity. Eventually there will be a demand for men and life will shift back the other way.

Seriously, some of you are freaking out for nothing.
 
2011-10-06 02:13:14 AM  
In 1970, men earned 60% of all college degrees. In 1980, the figure fell to 50%, by 2006 it was 43%.

So what percentage of men are getting college degrees? All this stat shows is that more women are going to college than in 1970. My guess is the % of men getting degrees has stayed nearly the same (or else they would have used that number), as men are more likely to go into a trade or other blue collar job than women are. Women are much more likely then men to get a job teaching or in an office, where you need a college degree.

William J. Bennett

In 1950, 5% of men at the prime working age were unemployed. As of last year, 20% were not working, the highest ever recorded.


What was the economy like in 1950 vs today? I'm guessing they weren't suffering the worst economy since the great depression. Again, another worthless "statistic" since we aren't given anything to compare it with. I'm sure the low unemployment in 1950 also had nothing to do with all the men who were taken out of the work force when they died in WWII. What % of women were unemployed in 195? I bet you'll find that there's a much higher number of working women these days, so you've got a much larger pool of people fighting for jobs.

The out-of-wedlock birthrate is more than 40% in America. In 1960, only 11% of children in the U.S. lived apart from their fathers. In 2010, that share had risen to 27%. Men are also less religious than ever before. According to Gallup polling, 39% of men reported attending church regularly in 2010, compared to 47% of women.

And? How is that a problem? I'm not saying its not, but he throws out these stats but gives no explanation as to why I should give a shiat about what % of men go to church. And how does the % of children living apart from their fathers show that "men are in trouble". I guess we should roll back the clock to when women were ostracized for getting a divorce, and instead suffered abusive husbands and relationships. Hey, Mr Smith might beat the shiat out of his wife and kid every Saturday night in a drunken rage, but at least they aren't divorced!

"The End of Men," Hanna Rosin unearthed the unprecedented role reversal that is taking place today. "Man has been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But for the first time in human history, that is changing-and with shocking speed," writes Rosin. The changes in modern labor -- from backs to brains -- have catapulted women to the top of the work force, leaving men in their dust.

So there's no more glass ceiling? Women now make more then men do? CEO's of large corporations are now dominated by women? No? Then shut the fark up.

Today, 18-to- 34-year-old men spend more time playing video games a day than 12-to- 17-year-old boys.

Maybe 18-34 year olds have less homework than kids still in high school? Maybe they have more disposable income to buy games? And what does he want these guys doing after a day at work? Going to a second job? Going to the bar to get drunk with friends?
 
2011-10-06 02:25:18 AM  
n 1950, 5% of men at the prime working age were unemployed. As of last year, 20% were not working, the highest ever recorded.

In 1950 good workers were rewarded with raises and job security. as of last year, companies will fire you if you've been at the company too long so thy can hire a younger person at half the price.

Also in 1950, a good worker who was being treated poorly or unfairly could quit and have another job before the week was over with. as of last year....well...for the most part that is no longer possible.
 
2011-10-06 02:29:32 AM  

tallguywithglasseson: Alternative title: Why Nobody Gives a shiat What Bill Bennett Thinks Anymore


succinct. He's another intellectually and morally bankrupt member of the Right, calling for sacrifice for everyone but himself and those he knows well. He is not worthy of a measured, coherent dialog because there is no reason to think he would listen. He is a silly old man straining to be relevant in a world that no longer trusts anything he says, where the only men listening to him are other silly old men. So, Bill: shush.
 
2011-10-06 02:29:40 AM  
This kind of whiney baloney really burns my biscuits.

Why are 'real men' so scarce? Because all our lives we've been told that we're inferior to women ("men are pigs") and that we should do everything we can to promote a vision of equality that puts women first, and men last after children, animals and civil rights.

I had to drop out of college because my penis prevented me from benefitting from the firehose of financial aid that is available to females. Denying financial aid to women is sexist; denying financial aid to men is the norm.

I am not saying that women are the inferior sex, or that men are superior. I am saying that, as long as we as a society promote one gender over the other, whichever is promoted will get the gravy while the other gets the shaft.

Right now, lots of men have sat back and said "Screw it; if women want to do all the work, let them." Women want to have a career and babies and a social life? Awesome. About that:

Your career will take up a lot more time than you want to devote to it, and probably give you health problems, just like all the men that used to drop dead at 50, and will cut deeply into the time you want to spend with your children and social life. You can probably manage one of those things well, two of them satisfactorily, but all three at the same time will push you into an early grave... just like in your grandparents' or great-grandparents' generation. Have fun with that; I'm going to be over here taking care of my aged mother and playing video games in my spare time.
 
2011-10-06 03:15:48 AM  
Women in general don't need men anymore. I blame Science and D-cell batteries.
 
2011-10-06 03:16:37 AM  
If playing video games with my girlfriend and sleeping in on Sunday morning is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
 
2011-10-06 03:34:28 AM  

Sgt Otter: If playing video games with my girlfriend and sleeping in on Sunday morning is wrong, then I don't want to be right.


It seems to be a pet project of the religious and republicans... control, control, control.

Control a person by shackling them in a marriage, control a person by making them feel guilty for things by using religion, control control control.

It really pisses them off that the current generation isn't taking to being shackled and controlled in the traditional ways.
 
2011-10-06 04:36:53 AM  
TheCheese: I had to drop out of college because my penis prevented me from benefitting from the firehose of financial aid that is available to females.


Ha ha that's not the real reason, but rationalizing it like that makes you feel better.
 
2011-10-06 04:39:05 AM  

mamoru: they play too many video games, don't get married, and aren't religious enough

Yo.


'Sup?
 
2011-10-06 04:43:09 AM  
Hey, I resemble that remark!
 
2011-10-06 04:43:36 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Sgt Otter: If playing video games with my girlfriend and sleeping in on Sunday morning is wrong, then I don't want to be right.

It seems to be a pet project of the religious and republicans... control, control, control.

Control a person by shackling them in a marriage, control a person by making them feel guilty for things by using religion, control control control.

It really pisses them off that the current generation isn't taking to being shackled and controlled in the traditional ways.


Does this mean we have to make "them" sammiches?
Ok ladies, time has come. Put your tits away and get a longer skirt. You flash us what you want and we do the rest in the next ten seconds in our head anyway. Hey hot bitach? Wanna fark? No? Too bad, I'm gunna have you tonite regardless. I got two heads and can use both and finish you before you can shoot me an ugly look.

With that being said.

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And if you don't like that ladies, we got 2 words for ya....
 
2011-10-06 04:44:08 AM  
It's a white conservative guy using the media interpretation of modern black culture and applying it to all males. Rich white guys are fine. no worries, ladies.
 
2011-10-06 04:44:24 AM  
Fark Bill Bennett and his elitist analysis of the world. He knows nothing of the world in which average people exist. I'm a single man of 49 years with no kids and no religion and plenty of education and I say he can suck my dick.
 
2011-10-06 04:44:48 AM  
Go away, baitin'!

/Man/child
// Fine, child/man
 
2011-10-06 04:45:32 AM  
So I guess that's the end of /b/tards, then.
 
2011-10-06 04:46:01 AM  
Oh yeah? Well, women get fat.
 
2011-10-06 04:47:27 AM  
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/got nuffin
 
2011-10-06 04:47:42 AM  
What about videogame-playing, unmarried, non-religious women?

Where do they fit into his little narrative?
 
2011-10-06 04:47:45 AM  
Confirmed bachelor here. I'm not even gay. We're done with you unless you're a drunk tourist who doesn't need a wind gust to lift her skirt.

/not a gamer
 
2011-10-06 04:50:12 AM  
good
 
2011-10-06 04:51:22 AM  
So, in other words, free?

/ Imokwiththis.jpg
 
2011-10-06 04:58:09 AM  
It sounds like men have it better than ever. Hell yeah. Video games, lack of responsibillity, and, well I guess we don't get free pussy anymore.
 
2011-10-06 04:58:54 AM  
Men are less likely to go to college, but when we do go we are more likely to get useful degrees... engineering vs liberal arts...
 
2011-10-06 05:00:14 AM  
despite the alarmist claims in the article, men still control most of the business world, especially at c-level.
 
2011-10-06 05:04:16 AM  
Well, I don't doubt some of what he says is starting to become more and more noticeable among young men.


There seems to be a trend in people becoming more worse and sucking at life...that or everyone is just starting to complain why things aren't better for them.
 
2011-10-06 05:04:51 AM  
I guess unconditional love is only supposed to go one way.
 
2011-10-06 05:08:45 AM  
Men are in decline rule because they play too many video games, don't get married, and aren't religious enough

/drtfa
 
2011-10-06 05:13:26 AM  
As a man, I'm not sure why I should be worried that women are making good wages and getting educated.
 
2011-10-06 05:14:40 AM  
I also resemble this remark...

OTOH I also have a high paying job, have lots of friends and am internationally mobile.... am I really doing it wrong? My life's a blast, apart from when it's boring of course.
 
2011-10-06 05:18:41 AM  
Sorry whiny biatches. No child support, alimony, giving up half my stuff OR, to prevent that, becoming subservient to some quickly-deteriorating harpie who won't F**k anymore now that she has the ring/kid/marriage she wanted.

/Free forever.
//I'll just have to drown my sorrow at not living up to Bill's expectation in disposable income and younger women.
 
2011-10-06 05:20:25 AM  

sirgarr02: Well, I don't doubt some of what he says is starting to become more and more noticeable among young men.


There seems to be a trend in people becoming more worse and sucking at life...that or everyone is just starting to complain why things aren't better for them.


ya, i'm sucking more worse and worse everyday.
 
2011-10-06 05:22:30 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, because Marriage is such a good deal for men, and belief in an invisible sky wizard is the answer to everything.

This is what happens when men realize that the system is against them, and say "fark it".


This! Marriage is nothing more than a contract that says your girlfriend gets half your shiat when you break up! There is nothing in marriage that is good for a man, so why the fark do it? As for god and all that shiat.. where do I start?
 
2011-10-06 05:23:58 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: What about videogame-playing, unmarried, non-religious women?

Where do they fit into his little narrative?


Canada
 
2011-10-06 05:25:21 AM  
Men are more distant from a family or their children then they have ever been.

This farkup can't even tell the difference between then and than.
 
2011-10-06 05:25:25 AM  
Also this annoys me -

"In 1950, 5% of men at the prime working age were unemployed. As of last year, 20% were not working, the highest ever recorded."

For multiple reasons. Firstly, in an article about the progression of women it uses the old-fashioned notion that men must work to be successful at life. Secondly it seems perfectly natural to me that if more women are working then, in a more equal society, some men will stay at home.

Meh, I say, meh. His picture is entertaining.


i2.cdn.turner.com

It appears somebody has just told William Bennett that there will be no pudding tonight. No, no pudding for you, William Bennett. You've been bad.
 
2011-10-06 05:26:44 AM  
Men are in decline GETTING SMARTER because evidenced by the facts that they play too many video games, don't get married, and aren't religious enough
 
2011-10-06 05:31:39 AM  

gmoney101: FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, because Marriage is such a good deal for men, and belief in an invisible sky wizard is the answer to everything.

This is what happens when men realize that the system is against them, and say "fark it".


This! Marriage is nothing more than a contract that says your girlfriend gets half your shiat when you break up! There is nothing in marriage that is good for a man, so why the fark do it? As for god and all that shiat.. where do I start?


PUSSY! On a consistent basis.
 
2011-10-06 05:32:13 AM  
The stats on university completion are skewed due to the fact that in an economy where it is increasingly harder to send kids to post secondary education, scholarships and bursaries are more important than ever. There are hundreds more opportunities available for women to apply for post secondary funding than there are for men, particularly non-minority men.

As a believer in equality, I think that it is time to outlaw gender requirements on post secondary funding. In this day and age, there is no reason why one gender should get a bigger slice of the pie simply because they have different naughty parts.
 
2011-10-06 05:34:44 AM  
Meh. Enjoy it while they can. Once the oil runs out, the planet's resources are stripped, and the ice sheets return, it'll be up to us again.
 
2011-10-06 05:34:55 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: What about videogame-playing, unmarried, non-religious women?

Where do they fit into his little narrative?


you don't wanna know.
 
2011-10-06 05:35:03 AM  
Pay attention to me instead of playing video games!

Give me the perfect fairy tale wedding I've been dreaming about since I was six years old!

Go to church to learn how god will punish you if you turn to another woman for sex after I stop giving it to you!

Why aren't there any good men around?

Ladies, if the video games are more appealing than you are maybe you should try some introspection.

/Just remembered there aren't any ladies on the internet
//Nevermind
 
2011-10-06 05:37:39 AM  
/just got done installing a psp into my Real Doll after throwing away a bible so getting a kick
 
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