They can’t bring themselves to recommend the right solution

This article from the Washington Examiner gets so close.

So why is marriage so much stronger among the college-educated than the non-college-educated? Cherlin doesn’t connect these dots, but he does note that “the norm that men must have steady jobs to be considered as good husbands remains strong. It may be desirable for wives to work too, but it is not required. In a 2014 national survey, 78% of never-married women said that whether a man had a steady job would be very important criterion for them in choosing a spouse or a partner, whereas just 46% of never-married men said it would be important that their spouse or partner have a steady job.”

The problem is, there simply aren’t as many gainfully employed men to go around as there used to be. A 2012 Pew Research Center survey found that, “among never-married adults ages 25 to 34, the number of employed men per 100 women dropped from 139 in 1960 to 91 in 2012, despite the fact that men in this age group outnumber young women in absolute numbers. In other words, if all never-married young women in 2012 wanted to find a young employed man who had also never been married, 9% of them would fail simply because there are not enough men in the target group.”

Where men have jobs and their “living is assured,” marriage is as strong as ever. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer men are reaching a place where their living is assured. And the problem is only looking like it will get worse. Women make up 60% of all college students and 66% of all college graduates .

If we want more children to have an equal opportunity to succeed, we are going to have to find ways to get working-age men into well-paying jobs.

The obvious solution being that boys and men are struggling in the “feminized school system.” Therefore, we need to de-emphasize female achievement and push male achievement so that more men get good jobs and also go to college and graduate school.

Let alone any liberals… most conservatives would die before they spoke out against female achievement for male achievement. They’ve tied their wagon to feminism and can’t get off the death spiral ride.

Look at how people went crazy over Lori Alexander’s Men prefer debt free virgins. Not only liberals but many conservatives and Christians. She’s right though. Not only do men prefer debt free virgins, but women prefer high wage men. Ironically, the two go together.

If women are sucking up tons of high(er) wage jobs then they’re either going to have to marry down (which they won’t) or become cat ladies (the higher likelihood).

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13 Responses to They can’t bring themselves to recommend the right solution

  1. Sharkly says:

    Women didn’t suck up higher wage jobs, they flooded the labor market and brought inflation adjusted wages down for most all jobs, to where one average income doesn’t go nearly as far as it once did. Folks who are opposed to single women(and men) remaining virgins, are neither conservative nor Christian.

  2. johnson j says:

    No, the problem is corporate hiring practices and requirements.

  3. Bardelys the Magnificent says:

    I had a neighbor recently who has three daughters, high school age and one in college. The husband prepped them all to go to college and tried to steer them to engineering, just like dear ol’ dad and grandpa did. *Rolls eyes* As they’re starting to leave the nest, he’s realizing that they cannot do the simplest tasks to take care of themselves, like do laundry or make a grilled cheese. They’re teenage infants. Yet somehow these girls will get all the help they need to graduate and get a good job out of college. Bank on it. What good is it to gain the world but not be able to fold your socks?

  4. RICanuck says:

    Women are willing to commit to a higher earning men, but earnings in and of themselves are not sufficient. She also wants a man comparable to the husbands of her female BFF’s husbands long term partners.

    As an example, I have a guilty pleasure of watching “Cheaters”. My favourite episode involved a woman lawyer who suspected her plumber husband of cheating. The PI’s set up surveillance and found he was seeing a single mother. On Thanksgiving the husband said he was called to an emergency and left. “Cheaters” planned the ‘confrontation’.

    They burst in to the Thanksgiving dinner with the plumber, the single mom, her mother and brother. The first thing the lawyer lady said was not “You cheating SOB”, but “I’m a lawyer and you’re just a plumber”. Her husband replied, “I paid for your law school”. And he kept on eating. The contempt was cumulative and just too much for him.

    The lawyer lady’s husband made big bucks, but having a plumber husband was just too much humiliation in front of her lawyer lady friends.

  5. @ RICanuck

    Yup, ungratefulness multiplies disrespect and contempt.

    The essence of Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.

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  7. thedeti says:

    The lawyer lady’s husband made big bucks, but having a plumber husband was just too much humiliation in front of her lawyer lady friends.

    It wasn’t just having a plumber husband – it was having a plumber husband who cheated on her that was too much humiliation in front of her friends.

    It’s one thing to have a husband you think is “beneath” you. It’s quite another when that “beneath you”, “less than” husband cheats on you.

  8. feeriker says:

    It appears that women aren’t the only ones who can’t/won’t see cause and effect.

  9. feeriker says:

    As they’re starting to leave the nest, he’s realizing that they cannot do the simplest tasks to take care of themselves, like do laundry or make a grilled cheese

    So they won’t be any good as wives, either. That figures.

  10. feeriker says:

    It’s one thing to have a husband you think is “beneath” you. It’s quite another when that “beneath you”, “less than” husband cheats on you.

    Lawyer lady will be unemployed before plumber hubby ever will.

    If I can fault plumber hubby for anything, it’s marrying a lawyer. Any man who is not a lawyer himself who marries one is an idiot who is just BEGGING for punishment. Talk about having a permanent “Sword of Damocles” hanging over your head!

  11. Oscar says:

    Any man who is not a lawyer himself who marries one is an idiot who is just BEGGING for punishment.

    Irrespective of anything else, can you imagine being married to a woman who literally argues for a living? I mean, she literally gets paid to be contentious! Why would any man marry that?!

  12. RICanuck says:

    Plumber husband did not marry a lawyer. He married a woman and then paid her way through law school. Bad investment.

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