[lbo-talk] the decline of men
philos_case at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 17 14:17:31 PDT 2011
My impression of over-aged slacker guys like those caricaturized in recent gross-out comedies is that since they already get attention and sex from women they feel less of a spur to advance themselves career-wise. This makes sense in a way. It's a side effect of sexual liberation; if guys can sleep with economically independent women without commitment and without the need for proving they can provide for them over the long haul, then they have less of a need to be economically successful. After all, one of the main reasons for a man to make money is to gain access to more women. It's a fine example of rational self-interest at work.
None of this is to diminish the need for assaulting neo-liberalism's role in shaping gender roles or whatever.
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