Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Out of Balance, Out of Control

The Economist, in a chilling article on gender imbalances in some countries, observes:

Throughout human history, young men have been responsible for the vast preponderance of crime and violence—especially single men in countries where status and social acceptance depend on being married and having children, as it does in China and India. A rising population of frustrated single men spells trouble.

Not a problem in the U.S., but according to The Atlantic, this is:

[T]his era of high joblessness will likely change the life course and character of a generation of young adults—and quite possibly those of the children behind them as well. It will leave an indelible imprint on many blue-collar white men—and on white culture. It could change the nature of modern marriage, and also cripple marriage as an institution in many communities. It may already be plunging many inner cities into a kind of despair and dysfunction not seen for decades. Ultimately, it is likely to warp our politics, our culture, and the character of our society for years.

Either way, you have unchecked male hormones ready to wreak havoc. Alienation...

at home, on the streets...

Align Center...even in academia.


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