Aww poor babies- it’s a “mancession”. Yup- it’s a new word they invented- “mancession”- give me a break for crying out loud.
So what the hell is this crap? The recession (which we were told in 08 did not exist) is apparently affecting the boyz more than the wimminz.
Societal and economic shifts may put more men in Western countries at risk for depression, scientists worry.
“Western men, particularly those with low education levels, will face a difficult road in the 21st century,” write the authors of an editorial in the March issue of The British Journal of Psychiatry. “It may be more difficult, on average, for men to adjust to a domestic role than for women to adjust to a work role.”
The recent economic downturn has been dubbed the “Mancession” for its disproportionate effect on traditional male industries, such as construction and manufacturing. Meanwhile, women are outpacing men in the pursuit of undergraduate and graduate degrees and becoming a larger share of primary household earners.
If men are innately less suited to care for young children and maintain households, then their increased contribution in this area could lead to lowered self-esteem and more depression.
Even so, “men in the changing economy will still face the same risks for depression that women faced in older economies: trapped in a family role from which they cannot escape because of an inability to find employment,” the researchers write.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? There is so much baloney in there I could make sandwiches for the entire population of a small country. Let’s see- more difficult for men to adjust to a domestic role than for women to adjust to work? Do you see the sexism there? The underlying sentiment is that “domestic role” is NOT work. Because for all of history that role has been mostly filled by women. Perhaps the reason it is easier for women to adjust to a paying job is because we are multi-taskers. Cook, nurse, maid, gardener, laundress, secretary, accountant and mother.
Next bit of sexism up- more women are going to college and earning degrees. Putting the boyz at a disadvantage how? It’s only ok for them to compete for jobs when they are competing against other boyz? And it depresses the poor things if the little woman earns a higher salary? (Given the new findings that we have progressed to making .75 on the dollar compared to men I say TOUGH!)
Shall we go on? Men are less suited to child care and housework and so they are at higher risk for depression and lowered self esteem if they are required to assume those roles? There we go again- taking care of children and doing housework is lowly, unimportant work and therefore not worthy occupations for the boyz. It is just dandy for the womenz though.
And this is a gem- the poor menz- they will face the same risk of depression as thousands of generations of women before them who were “trapped in a family role from which they cannot escape….”
The whole thing is sickening in the face of this-
(CNN) — The earnings gap between men and women has narrowed, but a new White House report shows that on average women still only make about 75% as much as their male counterparts.
The report released Tuesday shows that women have not only caught up with men in college attendance but in fact have surpassed them, yet that gain hasn’t translated into the pocketbook. Statistics also show women are more likely than men to live in poverty.
You can read the entire Women in America report here.
Meanwhile I say to the menz- quit your whining and WOMAN UP!