A Fine WaPo Article Acknowledges Men’s Problems but Never Asks Why They Exist

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January 23, 2019 by RObert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Andrew Yarrow’s piece in the Washington Post about which I wrote last time has much to recommend it.  As I said last time, Yarrow grasps not only many of men’s problems, but excoriates as “morally wrong” the Left’s refusal to acknowledge, much less address, those problems.  His is a powerful article that all people who believe themselves to be liberal should take to heart.

But, like most discourse on men within the liberal realm, Yarrow’s article suffers from a misunderstanding of current society and why those problems have arisen.  In those rare writings by liberals that take men’s problems seriously, it’s a standard trope that a changing economy and workforce have left men behind and they don’t know how to catch up.  When once a young man could graduate from high school and get a job that supported a family of four or five, now it take far more.  And the industrial economy is far less the pillar of the GDP than it used to be.  In short, men need more education in more highly technical fields than ever before.  A high school diploma just won’t cut it any more. 

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