September 14, 2010, - 6:48 pm

Chick Nation – Men Under Attack: Women Now Dominate Amateur Sports

By Debbie Schlussel

On this site, I’ve repeatedly lamented the feminization of America and the decline of men in our society.  It’s a problem because, as I’ve repeatedly noted, despite the bullcrap that feminist Sarah Palin and others may pimp you on about “mama grizzlies,” matriarchies are failures.  Not one has lasted in history.  They are like fireworks–bright, loud, and quickly nothing more than ashes in the wind.


As I’ve noted, men are now behind women in pay in major cities, behind in percentage of college and grad school student bodies, and they make up a much larger percentage of those losing jobs in the bad economy.  Plus, women are now getting most of the jobs teaching math, science, and engineering.  And all of that’s aside from the large and growing percentage of single mother American households with kids with no male father figure in their lives.  That’s almost every indicator of the road to matriarchy (and to collapse), and I blame most of that on unbridled feminism in all areas of our society and pop culture and estrogen-targeted affirmative action preferences.

There’s just one thing left:  physical prowess and sports activity.  And, now, that’s changing, too.  Although women, on average, are not and won’t likely be stronger or more proficient than men, they are dominating amateur athletics.  I’ve been reading about it and the figures were stark in a story in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal about Lululemon, the hip, expensive yoga and exercise clothes company which is thriving in the recession and the stock price of which is soaring.

Women have come to eclipse men as participants in other types of amateur athletics. In 2009, for instance, 53% of road-race finishers in the U.S. were women, according to Running USA, an industry-sponsored research center.

It’s feminism run amok ad absurdum. The ghost of “Ugly Betty” (Friedan) is laughing at us from whatever hell to which NOW members go when they meet their maker, but he really doesn’t wanna meet them.

That, too, is in part based on Title IX affirmative action and phony tough-chick-kicks-guys-ass movies, etc. But another aspect is that mothers aren’t home to take care of their kids and send them outside to play. They’re at work, and their kids–especially the boys–are sitting in front of the TV watching MTV reality show BS or being gamers in front of video games all day long, after school. Or they’re on Facebook 24/7.

But physical activity–sports and exercise–are disappearing for boys. It’s scary.

There are few areas left in American society not dominated by women. And that’s not a good thing. Like I said, matriarchies never last. And they always end in disaster.  That’s not good for men OR women.  Sorry, but I want the men to be the men in our society, not the women to be the men.

But it looks like that’s where America is headed. Don’t look for women in cool exercise gear to pick up the pieces.

The question is: when it’s all over, will there be any real men with testosterone left to bring us back from the edge?

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36 Responses

And of course, the women as a rule who get the jobs, etc. are not as capable as the men who are rejected.

Little Al on September 14, 2010 at 7:17 pm

George Gilder many years ago (before he went off into economic la-la land) wrote a book called ‘Sexual Suicide’. So accurate in every detail that it is SPOOKY.

DAN on September 14, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Can You imagine what would happen if We did this to muslims? see this story.

george on September 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

My ex-girlfriend used to attend Women’s Studies calsses at the U of M. She used to come back to our apt. all pissed off at me ’cause I was a guy and causing all the problems in the world.

She hung up pictures of Martina Navratolova’s back on our fridge.

Lookin’ back, it was a chuckle-fest. But man, she was & is pissed at the world.

P. Aaron on September 14, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Thats sick.

    tyler on September 15, 2010 at 1:08 am

      I didn’t mean to hit submit but most of these women who hate men are gay and don’t deserve our worship like a lot of these guys who think gay women are hot. Its sick to me. The lines got blurred a long time ago and now us men are second class citizens and most guys enjoy their status.

      tyler on September 15, 2010 at 1:12 am

Debbie you are totally right. This “girl power” crap has gone a little too far. Also in sports broadcasting. Did you see the BS resulting from this slutty reporter Ines Sainz and this so called harassment from the Jets players? You know you have 53 players walking around nude, or in their briefs and some chick wears “F*ck me” jeans and doesn’t think men aren’t going to get aroused. Sorry but when I played sports and if any girl came into our locker room you would expect cat calling. This whole crap that men must tame themselves in their private locker rooms is BS. And yes the NFL is going to discipline these players.

CaliforniaScreaming on September 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm

One of my greatest regrets is thinking that the feminist movement was valid and a good thing. Feh, I spit on it now.

Men are very beta-esque these days and those movies with tough chicks…totally fantasyland. Single mothers and the disregard of fathers/men have helped this once great nation decline.

Again…check out Ariel Levy’s “Female Chauvinist Pigs” book. What a eye-opener…too bad it’s lost in the ether.

Skunky on September 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Skunky, you’re not to blame. You actually believed all that bosh about feminism=equal rights.

    BTW, those who are interested in the subject might find The Myth of Male Power by Warren Farrell worth perusing. It seems it is still in print, as it’s available at Amazon.

    skzion on September 14, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Good post, Debbie. It really is astounding how anti-male prejudice has permeated our society. I thought I noticed that the radical feminist front had weakened in the past ten years. Maybe it has–but what it set in motion continues.

skzion on September 14, 2010 at 8:45 pm

We guys today have to have bags… not purses! To carry stuff that didn’t exist a generation ago. Laptops and netbooks and i-pods need a backpack or a messenger bag. Yeah, proliferating technology has forced guys to carry more than our fathers ever dreamed of. In the old days, when life was simpler, all a guy need was a wallet and a briefcase. Today that’s changed.

And as there are more women than men, I think Debbie’s blame is partly misplaced. As much as I agree with her a matriarchy never ends well, the truth is when you have more women than men in our society, guess who ends up picking up the slack and to whom the market caters. They say biology is destiny. Unless more boys are born, we can indeed see the way things are headed for the foreseeable future.

NormanF on September 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    NormanF, are you really claiming that there was a substantial change in birthrates of females vs. males in the past 30 years or so? I have never seen evidence of this.

    Anyway, the male/female ratio can’t explain major changes in rights for minorities during roughly the same period.

    skzion on September 14, 2010 at 9:00 pm

      How would you explain the trend towards an estrogen-fueled society? Clearly, men are no longer in demand.

      That’s what changed in the past few decades.

      NormanF on September 14, 2010 at 10:07 pm

        [How would you explain the trend towards an estrogen-fueled society? Clearly, men are no longer in demand.]

        NormanF, I cannot explain this trend. It seems true enough, however. Debbie has some hypotheses. I think a plausible explanation would have to take into account other trends, like, for example, special rights given to racial minorities.

        How about if I leave on an upbeat note? A parent who has a boy has an incentive not to encourage a society in which the boy’s life chances are crummy. A parent with a boy and a girl will accept disadvantages for the boy only insofar as they are offset by advantages for the girl. But feminism is fully capable of not creating this offset. That would be a sociobiological constraint on the goals of feminism. Furthermore, if the parents eventually start choosing to have girls (so as to take advantage of their greater life chances), there will be more girls chasing fewer boys. Supply and demand. So, some of what we see today is self-limiting.

        Indeed, insofar as matriarchy doesn’t work, there are incentives to correct the ridiculous imbalance that now exists.

        skzion on September 15, 2010 at 12:44 am

      Differential enforcement of Drug Prohibition explains a LOT of minority community dysfunction.

      M. Simon on December 27, 2011 at 1:39 am

“matriarchies are failures”
Appreciate your take on the issue with the many feminist writings/viewpoints out there.

MH on September 14, 2010 at 9:19 pm

If it makes you feel any better, look back at the video you posted on September 2nd. You’ll notice that an attractive young lady named Demi Lovato, who is also apparently a big tadoo on some cable program (I had to look her up on the IMDB) is sitting right next to the Jonas Brothers. It appears that not a single teenage boy showed up to make a simpering pathetic ass of himself over her the way all those girls did over the three guys on her left. At least there are still SOME respects in which young heterosexual males have managed to maintain a bit more dignity than their female counterparts.

Irving on September 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    The most profound response on this topic was Russell’s
    Response : The absolute fact is that young woman have
    Surpassed guys in every aspect now except they are having a very difficult time with the “bad side of surpassing in all things ” namely : much better now at being indignant, having very little care for others ( yes research has shown as woman get into high and powerful positions they become more traditional make traits – sexual harassment by women up 100 fold ; cheating in slides now equal to men – see latest study by AMA) So my point is womsn are now the aggressors , the cheaters , the criminals ( scary stats here)
    They are becoming the men of old is the best way to describe – srry ladies but truth hurts and with advancement of women come the ugly head of feminism — assume all the traditional male dominated roles , character, intellect, distrust, out to win at all costs etc etc — You’ve come a long way baby !

    James on April 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I’m sure men will continue to be able to succeed – as long as they’re not white Americans. The Equal Opportunity Office at one university I know of made it clear that they will help any students except American white males. It’s not their concern if American white males don’t graduate due to discrimination according to race, sex, or nationality. And they pointed out to the student that if he went outside the school and engaged his own lawyer the U. would call on oodles of its own law school graduates to defend the U. pro bono while the student sued the U. until he was in the poorhouse. And what use is it? The Feds are on the side of the U., right down to the affirmative-action fine print on research contracts. Sometimes prominent politicians even sit on the Board of Trustees (a violation of the nobility clause, I think) and they have the ability to squash any meaningful internal inquiry.

Solomon2 on September 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I agree Debbie. Now go get me a sandwich

Waitwhat on September 15, 2010 at 12:55 am

And a backrub

pitman on September 15, 2010 at 3:32 am

It’s no different than in the Fed gov’t.

Where I work, if your’re a lesbian, or a black, latin or white female, the agency is yours to have – I can tell you numerous stories of unqualified women who simply uttered “EEO”, and the establishment pissed themselves in fear, effectively giving in to outrageous demands for promotions and choice assignments.

White males? After a 3 year, hump-breaking HQ tour, you’re lucky if you get a double wide in Falcon Dam, TX – you literally have to beg for a decent assignment, despite you (and your family) making sacrifices for the service and the country.

And that, my friends, is equal employment opportunity in a nutshell.

StillShakingMyHead on September 15, 2010 at 9:16 am

If you honestly believe sexism is dead in this country, you need your head examined. The men are doing just fine and, actually, the world over for that matter. India and China routinely abort the female fetuses in favor of males…is that what you wish for here to help destroy the “march to a matriarchal society?” Please. Believing that women are people too doesn’t make me a feminist…oh, and for the record, I’m happily married (yes, to a man) so the idea that only gay women want equality is b.s.

Ladies, you need to revisit the way things were in this country 100 years ago. If you enjoy having NO say in any part of society, including voting and you want to tell your daughters that the only future they can look forward to is that of getting married and have babies…then good luck. Why not travel outside this country to discover what’s missing and see if you can’t reestablish the horrible degradation of our male populus? There are plenty of countries in this world that still view women lower than animals so that should help you exalt the men even further. Better yet, go live in parts of Africa where female circumcision is performed so you can have your sexuality mutilated while you’re looking for the missing patriarchal elements…because, afterall, women aren’t supposed to enjoy sex, remember?

Go ahead, revert back to “the good ole days.” Have a great time lol.

marie fischer on September 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Women should not have equal rights unless they have equal responsibilities first. All US men must register for the draft at age 18. Women do not. During Vietnam, women only cared about their careers and shopping while men got drafted and sent to war.

Truth on September 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Men in this country should stop volunteering for charities, PTA meetings, etc. Men should not volunteer for the military. The women are getting promoted to the top military ranks, while the men are on the front lines.

You go into most federal government offices, and a woman, usually a minority is in charge. The white men are at the lower rungs of the ladder, doing all of the work.

If we stop giving, stop volunteering, stop serving, maybe society will stop taking us for granted.

Of course, this is what happens when you have two women (or at least hermophroditic)Presidents (Clinton and Obama).

Jgrant on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 pm

“If you honestly believe sexism is dead in this country, you need your head examined. The men are doing just fine and, actually, the world over for that matter. India and China routinely abort the female fetuses in favor of males -”

Oh yes, forgot to add that EEO rules are often applied to foreigners just as much as American citizens. In the sciences there might be five students from Asia applying for every graduate position applied for by a white male American, and the dept. may be stocked with professors from Asia as well, but it’s the white male that is considered the “majority” and thus can be rejected without further ado or appeal. What if an African-American applies? The dept. already has its quota of “minorities”, so what are African-Americans needed for?

Things must have really gotten dicey in the past decade or two because the lack of American citizen graduates in engineering and the sciences makes govt. security clearances much more difficult.

Solomon2 on September 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Noted Jungian Psychotherapist Dr. Robert Moore wrote an extraordinary book entitled King, Warrior, Magician, Lover which explores both the mature masculine archetypes and the bipolar shadow destructive tendencies of males. I strongly recommend ALL men read and own this roadmap as a primary weapon in their arsonal of personal development.

Starting in the cave-man days, and over the eons, I can admit that men have been harsh to women. After the Civil rights movement in the 60’s, the Womens movement was a natural next phase of the American experience and I honor the hard fought battles women won in this phase. Unfortunately, some can argue, the pendullum swung and swung and has kept swinging to the point where males collectively in our society have given up their power to women who in turn collectively have and hold their balls in curio boxes on their make-up tables. And they regularly shake em around like dice in our faces anytime they want and often for no reason at all other than to exert their personal power.

Fast forward to Deddies astute reflections and fears, one of the hugest contributors to societies woes (and mental health) stems from people not getting enough love from daddy (and/or mom as it were).

In brief, unless men begin to look at themselves,and I mean seriously look in a controlled facillitated construct, own their own shit, learn what is needed to keep their “shadow” in check, and bring their mature warrior, king, lover, magician on-line will their be sucess in the realm.

Now which one of you cup-cakes wants to come over, get drunk, cook me dinner, and give me a BJ?

hill billy on September 15, 2010 at 2:33 pm

when one combines this great article (1) with the trends of women seeking being a single mother out and even turning down help from man by refusing to get married and even financial help. (2) Also women actively seeking out the effeminate looking males (studies show it is from 40 years of rampant birth control stemming from free love) and/or males without a spine whom she can walk all over, our republic is dying from a thousand cuts.

How can Women teach the math and sciences in such large numbers when the percentage of women has to be under 20 that get Master’s in those areas and probably close to 25 percent for a BS.

DS there is a trend of married men allowing and enjoying their wifes making cuckolds (mostly by black men) of them in front of their faces. and the wives love making them cuckolds.

World is getting crazier by the day.

BTW I got around to watching the movie The Joneses and it was a great movie because of and starting with its unique premise.

soyphobia on September 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm

There has to be a better balance somehow. This article is good food for thought, as hard as it is to swallow. The pendulum has swung too far.

But, I agree with Marie Fischer. We don’t want to go back to the old days.

So many men are wimpy these days because women don’t need them. I don’t know how many men I’ve met who want a women to take care of them physically, emotionally, and FINANCIALLY. This society is breeding a new type of man, a man which has become a child. And no wonder women want to be single moms. Who needs another full-grown man as a dependent.

Women need to soften up and let men do some leading. Show them respect, but don’t let them abuse you. Men need to stand up and be men. Don’t be wimps, but don’t be controlling either.

Zsuzsi on September 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Today’s “Chicks”: Toxic,weak & angry. Today’s “Chicklovers”: Insecure & wishing for “Daddy” (most having been raised by single mothers). Anger is thier attraction, money being largely a replacement for the happiness they will never find…

    Kevin on February 9, 2011 at 8:17 am

      Feminism only accomplished one thing: It allows the “men” who wish to self castrate to do so with societal acceptance.

      Kevin on February 9, 2011 at 8:34 am

I have to honestly say these women that think in the good old days men abused women (and women were more likely to be abused then men) really don’t know much about history.

Men are more interested in abusing other men to keep themselves in power if they are corrupt then abusing women. Although someone corrupt certainly at the end of the day will not treat anyone well of either gender but a woman should be very weary of any man that always put down other men in ways that seem to be exaggerated and not true.

Last time I checked the founding fathers were aware of the executive branch sending other men to die in endless wars that served no purpose other then their own ego. Just like at then Iraq and Iran war in the 1980’s where 1 million men died on each side. Not that I care that much. But the founding fathers did not want to give the executive branch the power to declare war from their experience in Europe. Men were not treated well by men in power.

Also, the only places that women don’t have the right to vote is Saudi Arabia and Vatican City. So really religion seems to be the enemy of women if we really want to go there. In other muslim counties can vote. In Iraq they started allowing it in 1980 under Sadam which in his case really didn’t matter.

At the end of the day all feminism was started by men who wanted to actually undermine the men in the middle and lower classes. I see this all the time with women who worship male religious leaders as God even though they are just men who have flaws like the rest of us and they would be better of giving some power to other men rather then giving all the rights to a few men which will lead to more tyranny overall.
I especially see this with religious leaders (I have to say many Orthodox Jewish Rabbi’s that have no women in their profession) that the women at the end of the day are basically emotionally married to the Rabbi which is why the Rabbi wants to undermine other men who may not agree with them on everything being a man themselves and understanding the way other men think.

adam713 on September 15, 2010 at 11:47 pm

adam, I see you are back singing off your same wretchedly misguided song sheet…its really painful to see you live like this on an ongoing basis…some months ago I gave you some heartfelt and sage advise…which btw was deleted by debbies moderator) I can only assume they too thought it was just too painful and off topic…anyway, you severely need to consider some process work for yourself, specifically something in the area of taking your balls back from whoever stripped them…

hill billy on September 16, 2010 at 1:09 am

Dear Debbie,

I just really want to thank you. I’ve been trying and trying to work on this women’s studies project where basically I needed to find an article to pick apart and critique… You know something with false premises and invalid arguments. But it’s really hard since most people that write nowadays try to do some sort of research to back up their statements. So thank you for making my project so much easier. I never thought I’d be thankful that a woman as hateful and ignorant as you existed.

Vikki on November 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you Vikki! My jaw hit the floor and I thought wow all the other News sites in the US must be wrong when saying women who are equally qualified are paid less then men for the same jobs…

    I’m not sure Debbie’s a woman after reading this article, either that or she hates her gender, which raises a lot of interesting questions if you’ve read her anti gay rights article.

    I think what shocked me more was all the self important, misogynistic nubs who forgot thinking for themselves (to agree with a woman’s opinion btw.) who joined in on her diatribe blaming women for the ruination of the country rather then weak & lazy leadership from weak & lazy men for too long.

    Coyote on June 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Debbie, as both white and black men gradually lose inside and outside the home, how will black/white women deal with Muslim, perhaps Asian, and some Spanish men not putting up with feminists?

John on November 9, 2015 at 1:39 am

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