From the Financial Times:
Sarah O’Connor writes:
“The US recession has opened up the biggest gap between male and female unemployment rates since records began in 1948, as men bear the brunt of the economy’s contraction.
Men have lost almost 80 per cent of the 5.1m jobs that have gone in the US since the recession started, pushing the male unemployment rate to 8.8 per cent. The female jobless rate has hit 7 per cent.”
“Men have been disproportionately hurt because they dominate those industries that have been crushed…”
“The widening gap between male and female joblessness means many US families are solely reliant on the income the woman brings in. Since women earn on average 20 per cent less than men, that is putting extra strain on many households…”
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What do you make of that? This means a few things to me.
First, it appears to me that men are going to become dependent on women. I don’t think they are going to like it. The women won’t like it either as they are physiologically geared to be cared for at least to some extent, but I am more worried about the reaction of the men.
Will they not be pissed off? I think they will be furious. Having the ability to provide is inordinately important to most men and when they are deprived of this, anger is bound to result.
We are already seeing men who have lost income kill their families and themselves and I would expect this to be a growing trend. But besides that I would also expect an increase in violence in general, rape for example as an act of rage against women.
On the other side, very few women make enough money on their own to support a family and meanwhile the cost of basic things (like food) is rising and rapidly. This pisses people off too!
Most who read this blog know I believe that Mars energy is repressed in our society. We are not allowed healthy expression of our regression so it comes out in these ways that are perverted, passive aggressiveness or horrific violence. It ‘s like a pressure cooker about to blow.
What effect do you think the disproportionate job loss between men and women will have?