Trigger warning for serious woman-hating.
Yes, I was warned not to read the comments attached to the Kay Hymowitz piece but I did. Then I read the commenting policy of the WSJ:
You will not upload, post or submit anything that is obscene or contains profanity or that may be hateful or offensive on racial, ethnic, sexual or any other grounds; is harmful, vulgar or distasteful; or is defamatory, libelous, or invades another person's privacy or proprietary rights.Here are examples from that thread:
Dead on. women are granted power only through the courts and guise of PC equality. rarely has a male earned his way to the top by fiat of law like modern US women. What a joke.
Why should the males of today grow up? To marry some overachieving harridan and spend their days pushing a stroller to playdates at the park? Why would they when a cold beer, an endless supply of available girlfriends, and the Playstation await.The patriarchy is dead. Nice work, girls. Now stop complaining.
Men adolescence in their 20s? As far as I've seen in my 25 years as an American adult, its US women who are some of the most spoiled, useless people on this earth. Both men and women commit all sorts of horror and irresponsible behavior, its the women who are rarely held responsible for their actions. Who built the things we live in, drive, went to the moon in, defended ourselves with. The latest medical miracles? Overwhelmingly men. If modern society failed it would be men who would by necessity saved the xx chromosome from some pitiful existence until its exitnction. This writer may command the english language but like a lot of overeducated useful fools, she doesn't command an ounce of common sense. But good luck honey, Deal with those PC muslim men!
"The prize for many guys just isn't worth having anymore."
This is THE demotivator for guys that is blindingly obvious but, for some reason, gets ignored. The prospect of getting married to one of the zillions of calculating, emotionally flat women who's been nailed by a hundred different guys and who only cares about money and status is not good. Don't blame guys for reacting logically to the world around them.
Yes, let's try harder to make women's lives easier. Let's sentence ourselves to decades of misery, of infrequent sex from some thickening grouch who does her damndest to control every aspect of our lives. Let's totally ignore the experiences of our peers, our friends, our fathers, & most other men trapped in miserable, one- way "marriages."
As I'm sure has been mentioned ad-nauseum here the legal system coupled the disloyalty, inflexibility, triteness, narcisissm and short attention span of the american female have made marriage a bad deal for men all around. All it really amounts to is a bad contract.
What was the name of that book??--"I Don't Care About Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters and Other Guys I've Dated." Well, I don't know what you learned honey--but I learned that your many and sundry dalliances and squirmings have made you into nothing more than an ignorant strumpet and probably infertile as well.
Where have all the thin or normal size women gone?
If women want to know where all the good men have gone, maybe they should just look in the mirror. They have stolen the template. And that sneering, gray-suited, short-haired female-man with the afterthought earrings and the reluctant lipstick at the top of the article really Is the poster girl for the new female-man. She's not attractive, unless you are gay.
As for women now receiving more degrees than men and the related jobs in a more credentialist society, that is is a developing national tragedy. Females get more degrees because females are more passive learners. Professors love them. The don't doubt. They don't fight. They accept, memorize, and regurgitate more readily than male students, who find the passive nature of long education to be stifling. For a nation to remain strong and aggressively creative it cannot have too many passive female position-holders. Passive competent doer-ship is just not enough. Male aggressive creativity may make things more messy, but it is not optional.
99% of the women out there now are just not worth getting too worked up about. The modern woman is for the most part very, very unattractive, regardless of her outward beauty. Like I've said earlier, there isn't much worth fighting for out there any more, just a bunch of needy, attention-mongering wh0res....
Of course, there is the issue of the propagation of the species. However, this may not be a problem for long. Recently, scientists at the M. D. Cancer Center in Texas succeeded in the artificial mating of two male mice, producing viable offspring, both male and female. True, female mice participated in the process, but only as brooders. Further technological innovation could likely remove any female involvement whatsoever. Solutions of what to do with the superflous female progeny are all too obvious.
A recent contributor to Atlantic pronounced “The End of Men”. So instead, now are we going to see ”The End of Women”? Are women necessary? Is Maureen Dowd necessry? Is Kay Hymowitz necessary? I think perhaps not.
G. Richard Johnson
Exactly. Told they can have it All and delivered by this afternoon, the avg American woman now in their 20's/30's wants to assume both "roles" on demand and when it's convenient. The Mother Superior Queen (bee) or boss, applying edicts with a heavy hand and the little tween girl Princess ready to be part of exciting and dramatic sitcom-like moments in their own lives. As the important song from the '80's tells us: **Girls Just Wanna Have Fun**
Some guys play along, some don't. eventually, most figure it out and "outsource" their romantic needs to woman raised in Asia or Latina America. It is Not an accident we are having this discussion post -V-Day, the one day a man serves a need greater than a bicycle
Does anyone believe in exsistence of uncorrupted domestic women anymore?
We don't want to trade our social lives and happiness just to have a consistent sexual partner. It's just not worth it. Women today are obsessed with drama and cattiness. Look at the popularity of the reality shows like Real Housewives or the Kardashians. It's not men who are keeping those shows alive.
How many women do you know have lost life long friends over backstabbing and talking behind one anothers back. I know many. I have life long male friends that I've been through a ton with. All of them would take a bullet for me, and i for them.
Women have melt downs over the smallest issues, like what to wear, what other people are going to think of them or plans made at the last minute. If it doesn't matter in 5 years, it doesn't matter now. Everything is not a life changing event. You are not the center of the world. And we have learned we don't have to put up with it.
Actually, technology enabled women to do work which does not require brains or attention to detail either. Jobs which actually require brains, dedication, sincerity and attention to detail are still done by men.
What is not so clear is why young men today are so silly and passive against this constant attack. Many Black men are angry and violent toward women. Will it be a surprise if many others eventually follow?
All the best people in engineering I knew were guys. The men absolutely smoked the women, yet the women stuck around like stink on a monkey. Importantly, women would rely on the men to give them answers to problem sets, about which the women knew nothing. Moreover, the women were considered second rate engineers. Honestly, without all these "equality laws" the women would be gladly removed from the positions they have infiltrated. Instead of solving problems, they prefer to have a drawn-out discussion. Women today have achieved their position either by banging their boss or by having organisations' hands tied by legal garbage.
Omar - Absolutely correct. I could not agree more. Females in America worship themselves and each other like gods. It's ridiculous. The egomania and entitlement are on an astronomical scale. One thing women might consider is what a boring drag it is to try to date people like themselves.
We've had state mandated, state enforced promotion of women and a non-stop attack on men for the last couple of decades and when women receive their state enforced success, what do they say? "I am so-o-o-o massively ama-a-a-zing! OMG! OMG! OMG! And it's incredible how awful and inferior men are." It's absurd but that's life in nitwit, feminized America.
Westernized females are no prize. In fact, I'd say the main reason men don't care and would rather focus on themselves is because of the state of western females. There are 1.2 million abortion annually in the US EVERY YEAR! Those are responsable actors? You can easily change the title of this article to read, 'why do women want to look and act like men so much?'
On top of all of that, marriage is indentured servitude for men in western societies. Why would anyone, not under the inluence of drugs or alcohol, submit to this. And lastly, females are depreciating assets. As a female ages, her value and looks decline dramatically. A male gets better as he ages. Two ships moving in opposite directions
The women these days are very different from 56 years ago. Back then, women behaved like WOMEN and ladies to boot... these days, women are cheap, money grubbing wh0res, and are very worn out and useless by their mid twenties. Nothing worthy of marriage, mainly only worth dating and having some fun times, but never ever marrying them....
So what? Her resume still doesn't explain why she completely omitted the real cause. Feminism. I'm a very successful 20-something male. I'm the guy you WEREN'T describing in your article. I'm highly educated, very active, blah, blah, blah. I want to get married - just not to any American women. They are horrible. They've bullied their way into masculinity, yet they remain high-maintenance, expensive, catty, and want to hold on to their dating power-plays like withholding sex. The question you should be asking is why all the actually wonderful men (like me) won't date American women. Anyone have a mirror for this b#tch?
Freudian pe nis envy
Get an Asian wife, If your a good man and employed they will be far more loyal then white women
I can barely stand working with these sexist man hating white female coworkers
I WOULD SET MYSELF ON FIRE BEFORE I MARRIED THIS WRITER
Enough said? This is only a tiny fraction of the comments. Almost all of them, by the way, blame feminism for pre-adult men, the fall of masculinity and the end of the Western civilization, too. What's extremely hilarious is that only one comment in 800+ got that Hymowitz is a wingnut anti-feminist. Most of these foaming-at-the-mouth rabid creatures took her for a feminazi! Poor Kay.
I know that delving in comments sections is an unhealthy thing to do. But so is letting comments like these through from what looks like an infestation of misogynists from some MRA site. Given the commenting policy.
Added later: Trigger warning for the comments, too. I added a hundred or so there.