The Slump: It's a Guy ThingAs the blue collar sector declines, the pink collar sector ascends. While the writer of the article poses various hypothetical guesses as to why this is happening, those of us that have unplugged form the Feminist Matrix understand EXACTLY what is going on.
They eat from the same dishes and sleep in the same beds, but they seem to be operating in two different economies. From last November through this April, American women aged 20 and up gained nearly 300,000 jobs, according to the household survey of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). At the same time, American men lost nearly 700,000 jobs. You might even say American men are in recession, and American women are not.
What's going on? Simply put, men have the misfortune of being concentrated in the two sectors that are doing the worst: manufacturing and construction. Women are concentrated in sectors that are still growing, such as education and health care.
The troubles for the American male worker, while exacerbated by the current slump, are hardly new. The manufacturing sector is in long-term decline, and construction goes through repeated booms and busts. Meanwhile women are graduating from college at higher rates than men.
Hmmmm...the ongoing, dialectical process of the feminization of higher education, the increased promulgation of the cultural zeitgeist that directs young women to focus on education and careers instead of forming families, and the normalization of misandry in the mainstream media has been going on for the past 30+ years.
The results of this social re-engineering are becoming more and more evident to those of us that recognize the truth. But the folks that remain oblivious cling to the delusion that we still live in a Patriarchal society oppressive to women.
Another reason politicians aren't making hay of the plight of males is that they are well aware that women are in no mood for it. Working-class and lower-middle-class women in particular, whether or not their men have jobs, are feeling economically stressed, says Bill McInturff, a pollster for . He adds, "In focus groups they talk about how 'I'm taking care of my parents, his parents, buying groceries, taking kids to the doctor.' These women are tired."
See, never mind that men struggle with job loss and making ends meet to support their families, it's all about how the women feel.