Modern Man Is Old FashionedJuly 27, 2011 1 Comment
It’s 2011 and although an incredible amount of our daily tasks and duties are taken care of by the click of a mouse, when it comes to relations between men and women, especially romantic, we are not quite as advanced as we like to think we are, according to results from AskMen’s Great Male Survey.
The survey, which examines responses from more than 70,000 AskMen readers from Australia, the United States, Great Britain and Canada, was meant to give us insight on what constitutes the “modern man” today but it seems that man is still very much bogged down by traditional gender roles.
For example, 36 percent of men believe that the only acceptable time for a man to cry is when someone close has died. It also seems unlikely that these men will soon admit that they like fruity cocktails since 35 percent believe beer is still the ultimate manly beverage.
But the most striking result is that 43 percent of these men believe that the definition of a real man in 2011 is “being a great father and husband who takes care of his family,” way ahead of “being a great leader and motivator” at 22 percent.
Whether men still see the financial side of the household to be their responsibility is pure machismo or a result of the fact that women still often are paid less than men isn’t clear. What is, however, is that women are also guilty of ranking men for their wallets.
The survey shows that 52 percent of men think women put too much value on a man’s financial worth, even though they believe it balances out because men put too much value on women’s looks.
Our internet connections may be lightning fast but changing centuries of male-domination will take a very long time but we know that 59 percent of these men don’t believe in a competition between the sexes. At least, we can split the work that’s left to do!
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