Well, the original story was about 'war on men' discussing why men were seemingly unfairly criticized in society at large. The two major criticisms of men I have experienced are:
1)Men have an unfair amount of power in the workplace. 2)Men don't earn enough to provide.
They both concern the status of women, but unfairly addressed means men are put down unfairly.
As for #1, equality means women may be seen as competitors. This means affirmative action may be opposed by someone who believes in equality. Many women take the feminist position that affirmative action is appropriate, even though a man may be handicapped because of it. So, the man is criticized as being a misogynist. As for #2 if a woman does not date a man who earns less, or shuns him for lack of pay, that is understandable if their combined income is less than the average family income. However, men are often relegated to a pocketbook, and have to pay for children while being alienated from them. The article talked about some men not wanting to become married, and fatigued by such prevalent attitudes.
It is unfortunate that couples do not derive similar happiness from material consumption. However that is up to the couple. I don't like to travel as some women do, for example. Those things are unique to the couple.
#2 - I don't have a problem dating somebody that makes less than me. My dad was not successful according to the "world's" notion of success, however, he was always there for us and worked a job he did not like for many years to take care of us. He never quit, even when it was tough. That is success in my eyes. We did not have a lot but we had each other and he never resented it to my knowledge. I grew up in an 800 sq foot house where my mom still lives. I had everything I needed and more.
Society in general has become too materialistic. I know I am old fashioned but there is one 1 small TV in my house that is rarely on, no WII (or other types of those games). That is on purpose. We have fun being with each other in my house because in the end that is all we really have. Just my 2 cents. God bless