Editorial: Beware the Child-Man?

Recently NPR featured a segment during its Talk of the Nation program with Kay Hymowitz... (who) espoused her view that something had changed in our society with young men. Something had allowed them to become less driven to fulfill the traditionally defined role of a male adult - namely marriage and procreation - instead she claimed young men in the 20's and 30's were delaying true adulthood and commitment favoring instead the proliferation of media like Maxim magazine, 24 hour cartoon channels and video games.

Hymowitz dubbed this new generation of young men with the derogatory title "Child-men", saying that because of their attraction to these entertainment forms and their seeming lack of strong commitment skills that we had a maturity gap emerging within society.

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INehalemEXI4374d ago (Edited 4374d ago )

I would beware the old-dusty fartman that is to uppity to game. Alot of Gamers are responsible people. My bro is an EMT now and gamed more then I did back in the day when he was in his 20s.

SEG4374d ago

I am also an EMT and I am graduating from a university this may with a biology degree. This is not an easy task. I have also taken organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physics, and many other courses. If I were such an irresponsible person I would not have been able to do this. I have many pc games, xbox games, xbox 360 games, ps2, ps1, nes, snes, genesis, and sega master system games. I play all the time and this hasn't stopped me from achieving anything. These people are making me sick. Judging someone because of what hobby they have is just as bad as judging someone because of SKIN COLOR, NATIONALITY, OR GENDER! Also, this is a free country and everyone has a right to choose something to do for entertainment. Just like this person has chosen to write about something she knows nothing of. This is ignorance at its finest.

JsonHenry4373d ago

Don't complain about the "failure" of the average man to want to fulfill traditional roles and then talk about "the new girl order" that focuses on working and hanging out with girlfriends.

Maybe we don't like the idea of dating a girl that eats vegan foods and talks to us about the profound realizations she had while reading the Vagina Monologues.

Wile4374d ago (Edited 4374d ago )

Who the hell wants to follow the traditional path in life anymore. More than half of all marriages fail. In the US court systems, the man is basically screwed in both alimony and child custody. If women want more traditional men then they should prepare to take a few steps back toward traditional gender roles. Hmmm don't want to do that huh...whelp I can blame stop blaming us. I'm mature in my own life goals, work, friends and family. In this day and age, risking all that for a 50/50 chance that I'll end up seeing my kids only twice week and my paychecks garnished for the next two decades. Pfft "Child-man", try "Smart-man". No thanks ladies, I'll adopt.

Peekay4374d ago

these guys sound like my mum! =P

No offense mum!

Armyless4374d ago

-two can play at this game.

Genesis54374d ago

I have to agree with whats behind door # 2 (Old Wile).

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