If feminism core tenet is equality between the sexes, then the issue may not be of employment and execution (or lack there of) of men, but why are there not equivalent support systems for men that conform to those that women have.

Women have successfully built a functional method for analyzing the data and providing information in gender and societal issues; however, there is no such example for men (especially in academic circles).

Of course, there is a truth to the because they oppressed us, but if there is a vacuum and it is being seen now, we can either fix it now when the costs are small and little (penny now versus a pound later) with proper balanced gender and sexuality stewardship, or else pay for it big time later.

E.g. some folks will call out STEM, which is an appropriate area, but ignore teaching and nursing for which we need more people in.

There are plenty of opportunities for "AND's" in our society, instead of focusing on the "or's" and the view that my scar is deeper and longer then yours.

I believe (IMO which can change) that one of the core issues that is presumed by people is that the tropish view that heterosexual CIS women do not date down, a major concern is the dating and mating pool, for which it is highly communicated in media that the pool of high value men are short.

The WSJ articles core intent is about an employable base of workers that produce. Right now with the pandemic still going (hopefully at it's edge of ending), they are seeing the net effects where the baby boomers were pushed out of the labor pool, and now we get to deal with the fact that there are huge shortages of workers across all industries.

Women helped massively by joining into the workforce over the past 50 years, and that helped us grow as a nation when 80% plus of men were working. Now that men's participation is moving downwards, and given employers long memories of huge demand for jobs for whom are not adapting to the a lack of demand, and the fact outsourcing won't save them money ... they are saying "oh shit".

The real answer is wage increases to draw people in, but now they realize those management folks that planned things out will be 100% wrong, they realize the profit will be gone and the prices will have to explode upwards to counter for a time being. This means they fail at management, which causes them disbelief that they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars with MBAs to be fired due to not planning.

So what do people do when things go bad? They look for division and points to distract people, and the gender wars is one such area where folks can poke the bear.

Do understand for colleges, having a 60/40 mix puts the ratio in the same way as a 1950's university environment for which we know is imbalanced and wrong. Defending that it is ok, is not ok, since this is not a 1-2 year thing. It is a generational one, in which, I believe some (IMO) see some folks saying WTF. Why do I have to pay welfare for men who just play video games or do nothing, while I want to grow, have a family or do whatever choices I desire.

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Alan Tegel

Alan Tegel

Lover of people, Texas Feminist Liberal Democrat, Horse Farm, High Tech Gadget ENFP Guy, and someone who appreciates the struggle of women and wants to help.

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