I just came across this article posted in Psych Central titled “The Rise of the Single Woman.” The author states that women have risen above men in many ways: education, longevity, and connectivity. There was an editorial written in the New York Times called “Men, Who Needs them?” My first reaction to this is: When are we going to come to an equilibrium? What is it going to take for women and men to be on the same page – to be in balance?
Our vision at The West Coast Men’s Support Society is “to support a community where men and women of all ages live with equality, equity and peaceful co-existence.” Because it is our belief that this will lead to a much more emotionally healthy community.
The article goes on to state that career women have never been happier. It talks about women raising children by themselves. What about men? The article continuously poses the question: Who needs men? I can confirm that children need men in their life. I will correct that statement, children need healthy men in their life.
This, to me is the big challenge that the world is facing: the media is constantly promoting unhealthy men. Men who are abusing their positions of power. Men who are speaking inappropriately about women. Men who want to destroy the world vs. supporting it. This is not the kind of man that we promote at West Coast Men’s Support Society.
I would invite readers of this blog to read The New Macho to gain an idea of the type of man that we want to emerge on our planet. A man who lives a life of integrity, takes responsibility, and is accountable for their words and actions. It is my hope that if this type of mature man arrives, then there will be no more need for the question: Who needs men.