- Yes, women should sit back stay at home and let men handle the business10% (1)3% (1)5% (2)Vote
- Yes, and it sucks we feel powerless0% (0)3% (1)2% (1)Vote
- No not at all, i think its good women know how to live for themselves70% (7)52% (17)56% (24)Vote
- No...20% (2)42% (14)37% (16)Vote
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I like the question. I don't like the poll options.
The West is a very feminized society, now. So, instead of saying "men feel less manly", I think it's more accurate to say "society has demanded that men be less manly, because manliness is abusive and obtrusive." The continuing endeavor to eliminate gender differences.
But yes. Protection is a very big part of what females find attractive in a man. Or, has been, anyway. Protection and provision are two of the big checkmarks that women seek in a man. Even today, those are important qualities. However, in the past, women needed them significantly more than they do now. What this leads to isn't a feeling of emasculation, imo--not exactly--but a variance of the social value between men and women.
Women have *innate* social value. Men start out at 0 social value (after they come of age). Throughout history, this served a decent balance. Women always had value regardless of their station in life. Men achieved to increase their social value up to par with women and often above it.
To demonstrate the difference, think about a random woman getting stabbed in the face. Now think about a random man getting stabbed in the face. One of those is worse than the other. Or so the vast majority of people will believe.
Female value goes up with the added social value of occupation and accomplishment; male value goes down from females taking that social value that was always theirs (not arguing against female employment, just stating my opinion on causality). And this value difference can portray itself in many ways.
So, in effect, women are a fuckload more valuable than men, now. So, we have a female value inflation, which results in a lot higher male suicide rate. Probably more violence. Probably more crime. Mental illness. Probably, yes, feelings of worthlessness and powerlessness.
As for the solution, I don't think it's legitimate to want things to go back to how they were. That would be unfair to women who want to work. Perhaps de-angelizing women would be one good thing. Otherwise, we would need a way to bolster male value up to par with female value. Perhaps by attributing more value to specific occupations than others.1