From the recent observations, women have outcompeted men in professional programs, in colleges and in the workforce. The outnumbering of men is quite evident from the statistics as for every two men certified with a degree three women do the same. In most companies the chief managers are women. In colleges, nursing schools are most affected. The requirements have been minimized to recruit a number of male students (Rosin). Schools have set programs to establish male role models who are similarly having a hard time. Men or rather male students have shied from taking careers women have dominated in.
Moreover, out of the 15 job categories set to widely grow for the next decade men have only dominated in two of them, namely Janitor and Computer Engineering. On the other side, women have child care, nursing, Heather Boushey, home health assistance and many others. Although jobs are not high paying they have a steady accumulation that adds up to an economy. This has resulted in amenability to women more than men. Nurturing profession is top on the list of growing jobs, in which women seem to benefit more from the old stereotypes (Rosin). However, it is theoretically not proved as to why men should not be professionally qualified. The stated remarks were unable to be adapted with. Women have now pushed to do things that were considered beyond feminism. Women join the workforce while single, get married, they continue working while married and even work more with children at home.
Women have started to dominate the middle-class management because of the huge shifts in economic and cultural power. Statistics from the Bureau of Labor indicate that women hold 51.4 percent in managerial positions and 26.1 percent in professional jobs (Rosin). About 45 percent of law firm associates and a third of American nationality physicians are women. Perhaps it only requires formal education as women are holding jobs that require social intelligence and communication skills areas which according to studies show they have a slight edge. It is in clear evidence that men have been outnumbered in professional programs. Women accomplishment has been viewed as so extraordinary. We occasionally read their names in business new pages: Carly Fiorina at Hewlett-Packard, Ursula Burns at Xerox and many others.
Impact on families and gender roles in America
In the US the wage gap could be partly be explained by discrimination. Upper reaches of the society are dominated mostly by men. Women from their nurturing traits most of them do child care. However, the struggle female equality is continuingly on tight pressure. Feminist circles, the political social and economic changes are arduously in form to catch up. American parents prefer to have a girl over a boy. They admire the growth life of a girl child and the success in her adulthood. It is more of a girl they see in the mental image. However, evolutionary psychologists claim men have adaptive imperative imprinted on from our past. Men are strong and fast to fight scarce resources (Rosin). They show up to fight with a purpose to win. On the other hand, women have a flexible behavior and are programmed to take care of children and find good providers. This kind of resolution frames our senses to the natural order.
Marriage has radically transformed since the early 1970s. Financial stability of a family or rather the family class ladder can be defined best from the women’s salary income. Most women have forgone marriage as they lack the type of men with the same financial class and education levels. Marriage percentages are rapidly decreasing over years. There has been a 24 percent decrease in women in marriage between 1970 and now (Rosin).
Moreover, low-income mothers from Kathryn Edin study, dictate what their men should or should not do. This shows how much power women when they are not bounded in the institution of marriage. Women don’t want partners who do not have financial stability. There has been a rapid increase in the number of children born out of marriage. Sociologist Edin says the percentage has risen to 40percent in few years. Many of whom the parent in charge of their provision are going through struggles to take them to school and for other basic provisions (Rosin). Over the past few decades, statistics have shown the dramatic change in marriage institution has affected kids and men who were involved. Though the effect is very clear on how bad women have been affected.
How might men and women act differently 20 years from now?
Education might continue facing the dramatic change. Since the 1980s the number of women in colleges has continuously increased. The low enrollment of men in colleges might most likely directly correspond with their financial power. More women might join the middle class than men. Women might act managerial and professional positions where men are forced to act under the command issued by women in the company’s executive.
Marriage might have completely diverted from its real meaning. More women might be financially stable with good education levels. Consequently, the number of women who forgo marriage might as well increase. The family changes may continue to increase and affect men and children negatively. The radical change might lead to an increase in the number of single-parent children. The few numbers of men and women who might have interests in marriage may face many challenges. Moreover, women set high standards in marriage and it might be difficult for the few marriageable men to handle. Institutions of marriage may continually face many challenges as a huge number of people tends to live the middle-class lifestyle where marriage is rare.
Responsible persons in society may sponsor programs that might save the boy child’s life from the severe challenges that affect him. The movement should set in objectives for the campaign that will give guidance until the total transformation is attained. The stereotypes and odd beliefs about the lifestyle of a boy may be amended. Special accommodations may be set in for the boy’s life to reform for a better tomorrow which is the sincere flip girls have been in over years (Rosin). Gender-based traits may be done away with. Formal education seems to be the cause of the ruin. A sociologist conducted a study that women might soon switch from nurturing to working and act as the providers of the family. An interview was also conducted and the results seemed to be the same. College women were interviewed and about the issue and they assumed they may as well be going to work while leaving their husbands at home to mind the children. The modern economy is slowly witching it will come a time where women will be the ones to hold the cards.
Rosin, Hanna. “The End of Men.” The Atlantic. Accessed: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/07/the-end-of-men/308135/