It's not like there aren't low income women around. Shouldn't low income men also have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a marital relationship?
Originally Posted by Lursa
Don't overlook the fact that we're not hearing from the "cat ladies" in this thread - the one's who've spent their prime years trying to snag a man of high social status, failed, and now that they've ridden the male carousal want to settle for some guy who'll take them and they're not getting any offers. They're losers in this game too.
Hear the screeching cats out in the alley:
THE WOMEN ARE IRATE. The women are talking about men, young men, the men they’d like to date and marry, and are they ever pissed. Here’s what they’re saying:
“All they want is sex. They don’t care about relationships.”
“They’re so lazy.”
“All they do is play video games.”
“They aren’t men. They’re boys.”
The women are a little bewildered. They’re good girls. They followed the script: did well in high school, got into college, worked hard there, got out, got jobs, started looking around for someone special to share life with, and …
“I met a guy the other night. Good-looking, smart. Twenty-eight years old. He still lives at home. With his mom.” Young men are now nearly twice as likely as young women to live with their parents; 59 percent of guys ages 18 to 24 and 19 percent of 25-to-34-year-olds live at home.
That script that women are following, well it really doesn't do much to make women more attractive to men. Having a fulfilling career is good for the woman's own ego, but guys aren't really sorting women by career when it comes to which women appeal to them. There are a lot of women complaining about the state of affairs, so there's no need to focus on one poster's personal life because he's raising awareness of some disturbing trends.
Check out the cultural script being pushed onto women:
“The Nine Men to Bed Before You Wed”
1. The Bad Boy
2. The Older Man
3. The Foreigner
4. The Wealthy Man
5. The Athlete
6. A Man in Uniform
7. The Nice Guy
8. The Pretty Boy
9. A Younger Man
There's a funny little blurb underneath each category. Here's how they describe the Nice Guy:
Daisy: CHECK. More than one. But I always got bored. Mature Daisy would love to meet one though.
Well, these nice guys are the losers in the game when they're young but, as noted above, this writer seems to think that these Nice Guys are going to be her fallback position when she is mature and ready to settle down, then she can offer herself as some kind of prize to these nice guys who were disproportionately sexless during their horniest years of youth. A dried up skank who's slept with half the town is no prize. Hence the male withdrawal from the sexual market place and a retargeting of priorities.
Sure, both articles are pop culture and so let's not treat them as accurate descriptions of what's going on in society, but let's not overlook that the both stem from a certain female perspective on how women should act and what women should expect. What we're seeing here is female action and male reaction.
A few pages earlier in this thread a commenter from Albania? mentioned that his society still functions in a less hypergamous model where there is more pair matching and that he was a high status man and, as such, he was losing out on the opportunity of being the target of a lot of female attention. Each system of ordering society has winners and losers. His system, which used to be our system before feminism, produces more stability but at the cost to the top dog.
This thread has focused on what men are complaining about but what about the cat ladies, what do they have to say?