32 Facts That Show How Men Are Being Systematically Emasculated In America Today

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Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

What is wrong with men in America?  Why isn't our country producing lots of strong, independent, hard working men of character like it once did?  Well, many believe that it starts at a very young age.

When compared with girls, boys in the United States get lower grades, they are much more likely to get into trouble at school and they are much more likely to be put on behavior-modifying drugs.  When it comes time to pursue a higher education, most of our young men are ill-prepared to do that.  Today, nearly 60 percent of the students enrolled at U.S. colleges are women.  And of course it has become much more difficult for men to find good jobs.  In fact, less than 65 percent of all men have a job right now.  Without a good job, a man is not considered to be "marriage material", but a large percentage of our young men don't want to get married anyway.

Society has told them that it is okay to be a "slacker".  Today, far too many of our young men are far more interested in their various addictions (beer, drugs, sex, video games, gambling, etc.) than they are in starting a family.  But the truth is that men are far more happy when they have a purpose.  When men are raising families, starting businesses or doing something to transform society they feel fulfilled.

Sadly, the message that our young men are getting from our television shows and our movies is that men are idiots.  Instead of being portrayed as leaders that are eager to get married and raise strong families, young men are often being portrayed as passive slackers that love to party and chase women.

Start paying attention to how men are portrayed in the media.  In particular, pay attention to how they are portrayed in our commercials.  Our boys and young men are exposed to thousands upon thousands of hours of this "programming", and it has a dramatic affect on them.

Our system beats up our boys and young men so badly that only a relatively small percentage of them emerge into adulthood as strong, independent young men that are able to take care of themselves and start families of their own.

In America today, the percentage of men in prison is at an all-time high, the percentage of men with a job is near an all-time low and the percentage of children living without a father is at an all-time high.

Do we have a crisis on our hands?

Yes, we most definitely have a crisis on our hands.

The following are 32 facts that show how men are being systematically emasculated in America today...

#1 The labor participation rate for men has been steadily declining over the years...

In the 1950s, nearly every man in his prime working years was in the labor force, a category that includes both those who are employed and those actively applying for jobs. The "participation rate" for men ages 25 to 54 stood at 97.7% in early 1956, but drifted downward to a post-war record low of 88.4% at the end of 2012.  (It ticked up very slightly at the start of this year to 88.6%.)

So where have all the men workers gone?

Some went into prison. Others are on disability. And still others can't find jobs and have simply given up looking.

#2 Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs.  Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.  The chart posted below illustrates this stunning decline...

Men - Employment-Population Ratio

#3 During the last recession, men lost twice as many jobs as women did.

#4 According to Time Magazine, unemployed men are significantly more likely to get divorced than employed men are.

#5 According to the Economic Policy Institute, the "real entry-level hourly wage for men who recently graduated from high school" has declined from $15.64 in 1979 to $11.68 today.

#6 Between 1969 and 2009 the median wages earned by American men between the ages of 30 and 50 dropped by 27 percent after you account for inflation.

#7 Thanks to government policies which are killing off small businesses in America, the percentage of self-employed Americans is at an all-time low today.  This has had a disproportionate impact on men.

#8 In 1982, 1.9 percent of all men were receiving disability benefits.  Today, 3.1 percent of all men are receiving disability benefits.

#9 According to one very surprising study, "young, urban, childless women" make more money in America today than young, urban, childless men do.

#10 More than half of all middle management jobs in America are now held by women.

#11 More than half of all health care jobs in America are now held by women.

#12 The United States has the highest incarceration rate on the entire globe by a very wide margin.  Overall, the U.S. has approximately 25 percent of the entire global prison population even though it only has 5 percent of the total global population.  Men make up the vast majority of those that we are holding in our prisons.

#13 Incarceration rates for men in America have been steadily increasing over time.  The following is from a recent CNN article...

Looking at those born just after World War II, some 1.2% of white men and 9% of black men had been to prison by 2004, according to Bruce Western, a Harvard sociology professor. But looking at those born 30 years later, some 3.3% of white men and 20.7% of black men had been to prison.

#14 According to the Pew Research Center, only 51 percent of all American adults are currently married.  Back in 1960, 72 percent of all adults in the United States were married.

#15 Males account for approximately 70 percent of all Ds and Fs in U.S. public schools.

#16 About two-thirds of all students in "special education programs" are boys.

#17 The average American girl spends 5 hours a week playing video games.  The average American boy spends 13 hours a week playing video games.

#18 The average young American will spend 10,000 hours playing video games before the age of 21.

#19 One study discovered that 88 percent of all Americans between the ages of 8 and 18 play video games, and that video game addiction is approximately four times as common among boys as it is among girls.

#20 In 2011, SAT scores for young men were the worst that they had been in 40 years.

#21 According to the New York Times, approximately 57 percent of all young people enrolled at U.S. colleges are women.  That means that only 43 percent are men.

#22 It is being projected that women will earn 60 percent of all Bachelor's degrees from U.S. universities by the year 2016.

#23 Once in college, women are much more likely to complete their education and get a degree...

Women born in 1975 were roughly 17% more likely than their male counterparts to attend college and nearly 23% more likely to complete a four-year degree, according to data in Wayward Sons.

#24 Young men are nearly twice as likely to live with their parents as young women the same age are.

#25 Back in 1950, 78 percent of all households in the United States contained a married couple.  Today, that number has declined to 48 percent.

#26 The marriage rate in the United States has fallen to an all-time low.  Right now it is sitting at a yearly rate of 6.8 marriages per 1000 people.

#27 Today, an all-time low 44.2 percent of Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 are married.

#28 The U.S. family is rapidly breaking down.  100 years ago, 4.52 were living in the average U.S. household, but now the average U.S. household only consists of 2.59 people.

#29 At this point, approximately one out of every three children in America lives in a home without a father.

#30 The United States produces more pornography than any other nation in the world.  Men consume far more of that pornography than women do.

#31 An astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to pornography websites, and one survey found that 25 percent of all employees that have Internet access visit sex websites while they are at work.

#32 In the United States today, political correctness reigns, and any reference to the male gender is being stamped out of our language.  For example, all over the country the term "manhole" is being replaced with the terms "utility hole" or "maintenance hole".

So what do you think?

Do you believe that men are being systematically emasculated in America today?

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mofreedom's picture

obama is the first female president.

mofreedom's picture

clinton was the first blak president.

mofreedom's picture

seriously, these two presidents have done more to contibute to the demise of the male than any other.  you know it and you like it if you down arrow me on this one.

and that's it, i'm limiting my sons videa game uptake, he needs to spend more time at the firing range anyway.

NooooB's picture
#1 Fact That Show How Men Are Being Systematically Emasculated In America Today

You are BITCHING about being emasculated!!!!  

Take off your skirt and kindly shut the fuck up... Pussy.

NooooB's picture

WHAT??!! ....   I can't hear your down votes over the grinding noise of the sand in your vaginas!

LetThemEatRand's picture

The author has sand in his maintenance hole.

flacon's picture

Our wives are fatter and more obese than any other nation in the history of man(woman)kind and they still call themselves "beautiful" just because they have a uterus. 

ZerOhead's picture

Dude, where's my balls?...

Silenus's picture

You'll grow a pair of balls when you finally punch a woman in the face for playing mind games and lying to you. 

The system likes to turn this around and say it's wimpy to hit a woman. In the old days, men kept women in line - by force. It works.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I have to admit I have a man crush on Putin.  Just a few months ago, he wrestled a Polar Bear with his bear [pun intended] hands.  And he wasn't wearing a shirt!!!!!  Too bad all of those fucking homo Americans voted in a black homo to be Prez.  Fucking Putin.  What a man's man.  

Silenus's picture

I'm not even gay and I can't find women attractive anymore. I was attracted to them since puberty, but after dealing with so many lying, manipulative cunts I find women disgusting. And I don't think the urge to be with a woman is coming back anytime soon, if ever. They've turned me off to them for good. 

Now I'm thinking of going gay. I find the male body gross, but the companionship could be nice.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I'm responding just so you have to read this tomorrow when you're sober!

Manthong's picture

In years hence, history will note that the short period of years in which Barney Frank’s rectum was considered as fitting a place for the seed of man as your mother’s vagina marked the base point of human ethics.  

kaiserhoff's picture

Would someone kindly show this article to ilene...?

or unkindly?

GetZeeGold's picture





Step away from the Poptart gun and put your hands up!

Silenus's picture

I'm sober now. I don't mind writing what I did. Is anything I said untrue about women making themselves so disgusting, in body and behavior, that they can turn off men permanently?

LetThemEatRand's picture

If you are being serious, you need to get out more.  Seriously.

Silenus's picture

I am serious, and I seriously know that the great majority of women aren't worth a damn. Their minds are too gunked up with propaganda. 

JohnG's picture

Go Buddist dude.  Get an orange robe.

ZerOhead's picture

I am seriously considering heading there myself one day... not sure about the orange robe however... it may upset the dozen or so black bears I have around the cabin...

Silenus's picture

I'm considering being a Buddhist monk.

Creepy Lurker's picture

You sound more like a Jesuit to me.

Silenus's picture

Buddhist monks can be intense. They've had a warrior culture for a long time.

BigJim's picture

Silenus, if you're finding that 'most' women you know are manipulative bitches, it may be because that's the kind of woman you attract into your life... or are (unconciously) attracted to.

I am NOT saying YOU are a manipulative bitch here as well. I suspect you had a manipulative bitch as a mother/primary carer. If we have unresolved issues with a parent, we are often attracted to the same type of person in an unconcious attempt to heal the relationship with the original carer. This is, of course, futile, because even if one manages to form a decent relationship with the new person, one won't have fixed the underlying, dysfunctional relationship with the parent... and one will find oneself becoming attracted to 'bitches' in inverse proportion to the degree of non-bitchiness of the present partner.... because THAT is the relationship that needs fixing.

You've expressed disgust at the idea of the male form. Did your mother also express this? 

You're not gay; you're a misogynist. Having a sexual relationship with a man won't fix this... seeing a relationship counsellor probably would, though. You might get the same kind of self-realisations via buddhism (and a whole bunch more, besides) but the counselling would probably yield fruit more quickly.

It would be hard work, but the results - the nice women will stop being invisible to you and you won't be angry at women any more - might be worth it.

tarsubil's picture

Silenus heed this advice. Many many people need to read the above. Good job Big Jim and thanks.

odatruf's picture

If you put aside every bit of internet stupidity and macho crap and just read Big Jim's comment again, you'll have a chance.

Even if you can't see any sense in it, how about tying to take it on faith that's he's right? Clearly things aren't working out doing it your way so why not try this?

Good luck to us all.

MachoMan's picture

If we have unresolved issues with a parent, we are often attracted to the same type of person in an unconcious attempt to heal the relationship with the original carer.

I'm pretty sure this is junk science at this point.  To quote an acquaintance on this same exact approach to counseling, "I threw away that book in the 70's."  In short, the entire thing boils down to correlation without causation.

WillyGroper's picture

Apparently you didn't get it.
It's the system and has nothing to do with the choices HE'S made.
Some really great material Jim but me thinks resolving his mommy issues would conflict with his ability to be more honest with that guy in the mirror who visits.
This article was nothing more than a divisive piece of red meat.

kaiserhoff's picture


Go Euro, Dude.  You'll find what you are looking for.

You're right about the domestic shit.

Ivanovich's picture

So correct!  After living in Moscow for years, I married a Russian and haven't looked back.  Even now in the states, she has resisted becoming Americanized, and I'm proud of her.

Kobe Beef's picture

Speaking from personal experience there are still some good asian women out there too. But Americans? Don't bother. And you don't want to be tied to one when the USSA finally sinks.

In a Nutshell: feminist (equalist) propaganda has convinced American women that they can do anything men can do. So now they act like men. Well, actually, they act like your snotty, whiny younger brother who follows you around everywhere demanding you let them play, cries when they lose, then tells Mommy (gov't) to change the rules so they can win.

So, anybody here want to date your younger brother? Marry him? 

The poster above is definitely not gay. If he were, he'd luv him some of those masculinized American grrls.

The solution is not to get out more, or resolve some fictional "mommy" issue--Get out of the USSA. 

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Silenus, you seem a bit angry but, really, there are some women out there that take care of their bodies and are kind and compassionate to men. Perhaps you watch a bit too much MSM or live in San Francisco? I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 30 years and he still hugs and kisses me passionately every day. Men seem to go out of their way just to talk to me during the course of my day because I always am respectful towards their points of view and welcome their opinions. I realize times are especially bad for men now. Most women don't seem to grasp this. I DO get it and can truly understand your anger. Please don't give up and simply descend into hating all women. That's a pit of dispair from which is difficult to escape. Take care and I truly hope you find some good quality woman that will leave you speechless in joy.


kareninca's picture

Are you serious, Miffed?  I up-arrowed you for the fine sentiment, but really this guy should not be around women anytime soon.  He needs help, and self-understanding.  Have some pity for your fellow females.  I've dated a couple of misogynists and they are f*cking terrifying.  Oh, and I've been happily married for 22 years.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Karenica, I purposefully place myself around the men like this as much as possible because I want to shake their world. I want them to realize their image of women is wrong. No, of course I wouldn't give the time of day to anyone that would do violence or abuse me in any way. Ok, I will be the first to admit I haven't really changed their view in entirety. Most end up saying " you I really care for but...all other women are manipulative sluts". You cant waver prejudice by anger and judgement. They want us to respond in shock and anger, thereby holding fervently to their view. Let the pus flow out. It is just venting and means nothing. Hold your head up high, smile and be true to yourself and let the words roll off you. we women tend to be sensitive to words so this can be hard ( I know!) . This is good practice.


kareninca's picture

Well, it is noble of you to try.

However, I think that misogynists (and man-haters, too) are sickos, and I avoid sickos.

If forced into their company, I tell them that they are the pukes that I think they are, no holding back.

Life is hard enough without hating the other half of the human race.

Dangertime's picture

When did recognition of a misandric state become the definition of misogyny?

Men for all practical purposes are never granted custody of children.

Men have a far higher suicide rate than women.

Men have no reproductive rights at all.

Men receive no grants for any venture, while women receive all of it (despite being in college in greater numbers now).

Men are guilty before proven innocent (Duke Lacross is a good example).

Women can kill their unborn and call it a right, when men do so, it is called murder.

Women are paid more than men are for the same work.




Those are not the words of misogyny, those are the words of someone who recognized that men are second-class citizens in the eyes of the State.

BigJim's picture

@Dangertime, that is all true, but Silenus wasn't complaining about female privilege, was he?

Dangertime's picture


This is difficult to read since it is so far into a particular comment.  So I am also reposting this as a new comment directed at you.


If one looks at his original posts and has a commensurate experience level with women, I can understand his position.


I think the people on Zerohedge are smart enough to know that when you give enough power or advantage to any tribe of people, they will take advantage of them.  What is prevalent today is how this has affected women through the efforts of feminism, which is not about equality anymore but more about power.

Selenius cites the lying and manipulative ability of women and how that has turned him off towards them.  While I would agree and argue that he should not hate women but should hate the system that corrupted them, I can understand how he came to his perceptions.  For the most part, it has been the white-knights who do not understand human nature that have created this monster today, but at some point women have to bear the brunt of their inability to curtail their bad behavior in light of the outsized power they hold over men today.

Women and Men are like children, they keep pushing for more until they are spoiled.  The problem is that the men of western civilizations are unable to say "no" to their women.  This inability of men today (and since the 60's really), has created an entire generation based on hypocrisy where one minute it is "I am grrrl, hear me roar!" followed by "I'm just a girl, stop making me cry".

There is no social narrative so powerful as the woman today who can adapt to any situation by accusing others of sexism or abuse, or by going to "soft" route and letting the tears flow to get their desires.  This engenders a certain resentment in men who are on the received end of this mistreatment, or who have grown enough to understand how the machine works against them.


The great thing about a site like Zerohedge is that it sort of unveils "the matrix" from a financial perspective.  It allows us to see through the bull$hit the MSM financial media would like us to be overwhelmed by.  If one extrapolates this a bit, it becomes apparent that the "matrix" doesn't end there.  We are literally surrounded by a media and narrative that wants us to think in a certain way, and it doesn't end at the financial realm.  There are a series of other websites to help men better understand what is happening to society and how we are allowing it to take place.  RationalMale is a great website for excellent articulation on social narratives and how to navigate in a world where one's actions are not congruent with one's words, particularly about the opposite sex.  Have a look at this specific article to start, but his whole site is full of cognitive gold.


SWRichmond's picture

For the most part, it has been the white-knights who do not understand human nature that have created this monster today

Well, yes and no...the white knights have been the enablers and the useful idiots of the movement.  The monster was created by misandrists, and you know who they are / were.  Read De Beauvoir, for example. 

Miffed Microbiologist's picture


Thanx for the beautiful post. All of us MUST as some time examine our lives and escape the indoctrinization that was thrust upon us. I was fortunate to be raised by very awake parents that encouraged questioning everything so it was easier for me. When the feminists tried to suck me in I just laughed. Many of my cohorts bought it in to it. When you raise women to be nice you get pliable women. When you raise women to be wise, they a stronger and more resistant to the ideologies du jour.


overmedicatedundersexed's picture

if we are talking about america, a family without a man, is sadder for it, a man who is less than male is sadder for it, we have medications for the above , but they like all poisons have down side. if the tale of a women led country being more humane and peaceful were true, 4 bodies in libya, thousands in war zones across present day earth, make that a joke, psych meds are distributed to control young men, and mothers cheer.

tarsubil's picture

Lashing out at them with anger and judgment just confirms their sickness that all women are bad. I'm not saying this is right, I'm saying this is what happens and you are enabling them. Miffed is correct that if nothing else don't feed the beast and simply ignore them.

dogbreath's picture

What came first the chicken or the egg.   Many people have a tough time treating all people equally.  Women are hard wired to seek alpha and shit on all others.  North american women are disgusting though  Ms. Miffed sounds like an exception.   Few men can use their sex or sexuality for an advantage and most don't try.  Most women try.


Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Thanks dogbreath. I'm sad though I'm considered the exception than the rule. I will work diligently with all the women I know to try and help. Just realize, this is NOT what women truly are. I know it appears so but I honestly feel this is trained through education. They must unlearn what they have learned (to quote Yoda). There is hope. But hatred is not useful here.


dogbreath's picture

Ms.    thanks for your reply , I hope you see mine.    I am sure you know the difference in the quality of your reply and that of Karen the canadian.       Men and women are wired so differently and wisdom is the balance otherwise we get femminist BS and MTGOW.  The indoctrination system.  I had great girl friends over time.  Most had ideas from their education but few had wisdom from their grandmothers.

I'm sad.  I'm 50 and a decent guy.  There aren't any decent girls for me.  Its gone.

Love your posts here btw.