In other words, many boys are going from male-absent home environments to male-absent school environments back to male-absent home environments where they then watch toxic male role models on a screen; this begs the question: what kind of future are they supposed to envision for themselves?In our book, , we explore what’s happening with young men and where they are headed by examining the individual, situational and systemic factors that are contributing to these trends.The concluding chapters offer a set of solutions that can be affected by different segments of society including schools, parents and young men themselves.The takeaway: Young men deserve our compassion and guidance.
One of the problems is expectations of superiority privilege and acclaim.Nobody sees investing in boys’ development as “worth it” and as a result boys today are growing up and deciding that it is not worth it for them to invest their time and energy back into their communities.For many, virtual reality has become a safe haven, and in some instances more structured and rewarding than reality. However, if you have the hots for the cute, quiet guy in IT, he may be totally into you, but be too shy to do anything. Mostly because they’re afraid of rejection and don’t want to put themselves out there. Type A men know that they need to ask out women, and are usually adept at doing so.