A recent study posted on the “A Woman’s Nation™” web site focused on the life, roles and values of 21st Century American men. Titled ‘The Shriver Report Snapshot: An Insight Into the 21st Century Man‘ one finding of the report to think about this lovely Monday morning is:
4 in 9 of today’s men say that it is harder to be a man today than it was for his father. The most common reason given for this sentiment is women attaining a stronger position in the workplace, a stronger position financially and greater gender equity. In fact, 30% of American men agree that women taking on greater responsibility outside the home has had a negative effect on the confidence of American men. Men also mention negative social assumptions about men, a more competitive job market, greater household responsibilities for men and greater expectations for men in society today as reasons why it is harder to be a man today.
Being a male I can agree with aspects of this finding and agree that it is definitely different and probably harder to be a man today than it was for my father. However, I also believe that the same hold true for women as the expectations they experience have changed dramatically as well.
As always I suggest you read the full report to develop your own insights and take-aways. Here are some options provided by “A Woman’s Nation™” that you can take to know more about the study and the findings:
- Read More: 10 Things You Don’t Know About Today’s Man
- Take Action: 5 Actions With Impact for the 21st Century Man
- Explore Further: The full results and analysis of The Shriver Report Snapshot: An Insight into the 2st Century Man.
- See Also: The full, detailed press release.
- Share the Information: Click here for an infographic that provides a concise visual summary of the survey’s findings.
- Watch: A Conversation on Modern Masculinity Moderated by Maria Shriver
More about “A Woman’s Nation™“: Founded in 2011 by Maria Shriver, A Woman’s Nation™ (formerly called “The Open Field Foundation”) is the successor to The Women’s Conference® organization that was led by Ms. Shriver when she was the First Lady of California from 2004 through 2010. One of the values they hold is that: ‘We at A Woman’s Nation™ believe that no gender succeeds at the expense of others. We believe in a gender-respectful society, and that requires the engagement and empowerment of all individuals.’
Remember Mother’s day is this Sunday!