Men in Your 20s: It's Time to Grow Up
Author: Because women in their 20s have just about given up on you
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2011 2:39 PM CST
Photo illustration: Men in their 20s just don't want to grow up.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A female author escalates the girls-rule-boys-drool argument into the stratosphere with a damning essay about twenty-something males in today's Wall Street Journal. While women in their 20s are turning into responsible adults, guys are hung up in a state of "puerile shallowness," writes Kay S. Hymowitz in an essay adapted from her book whose title says it all: Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys. Among the descriptors: "aging frat boys," "maladroit geeks," and "grubby slackers."

These guys prefer video games to committed relationships, living in "a hybrid state of semi-hormonal adolescence and responsible self-reliance," writes Hymowitz. The phenomenon isn't exactly new (see any Judd Apatow movie), but "it's time to state what has become obvious to legions of frustrated young women: It doesn't bring out the best in men." Hymowitz has larger points to make about the causes—"an expression of our cultural uncertainty about the social role of men"—and much sympathy for women wrestling with one big question: "Where have all the good men gone?"

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Mook
Jun 9, 2012 1:15 AM CDT
" While women in their 20s are turning into responsible adults, guys are hung up in a state of "puerile shallowness,"" Women in their 20's responsible??????? LMFAO... So many ladies these days are EXTREMELY SHALLOW and they still don't see it that men are laughing AT THEM. With women's unrealistic "expectations", think they should still be single in their late 20's to mid 30's, party party party 6 days a week and won't GROW UP, be adults and be "social drinkers" instead of still college bing drinking even though they have been graduated from college for several years. Men these days are simply LAUGHING AT A LOT OF WOMEN and laughing at how STUPID and IMMATURE they are even though they are late 20's, early 30's. It's time to get married and start the family when your in your late 20's early 30's!!! So many women these days are becoming laughing stocks!! This is so untrue, a lot of women are SOO immature in their post college days, they want to party party party, still act like little 19 year olds, think the "real world" is supposed to be this la la land and think the world should just hand them everything cause they are ladies. These days, so many women are such spoiled B**C*ES, think that daddy is still going to clean up after her even though she's out of college and into the "real world". Yes ladies the "real world" isn't going to just hand you stuff, jobs aren't going to just be given to you simply cause your a lady.
Mafia27
Feb 6, 2012 12:18 AM CST
Check out this discussion here its blaming fems for all this weirdness not males at all: 'Bad Boys in my 20s, Nice Guys to wed', but do men want to... Even fems themselves on there admit to being users.
Mook
Mar 15, 2011 12:54 PM CDT
I think it's actually women that are in their 20's that need to grow up. You see it constantly with women in their 20's don't take life really seriously they always want to "party", they think the "real world" is this hunky dory easy go with the flow. Yeah most people likes to party but I think it comes down to is in your late 20's it's time to grow up and get into the "real world". So many women these days have this imagination that right after college she's going to have this wonderful job, she's never going to be laid off, and marry this "perfect" guy. Yeah and then the real wake up call comes especially now with the economy and no one is immune to having a safe job. Women had thought when the economy had started to crash there was all this talk about women saying oh since they are women were pretty much immune from being laid off and can always find a job. I think it's been a real wake up call to women seeing that they are just like everyone one else, they are not above anyone and they are just as susceptible to being laid off and having the same hard time finding jobs. I think women are also slowly starting to see that there is no "perfect" in the world both in the work force and in the social and dating scene.