I have been watching this thread for the last few days, and see the misandry starting to creep in. I know I will be flamed for my views on this but I guess it'll be an interesting response, so here goes.
Let's not comment on the people who are bone idle, as there are just as many stories about women with entitlement issues as men....
On to the question at hand, Where did it all go wrong?
When the feminist movement began, men showed chivalry and gentlemanly conduct to women at all times, they tipped their hats and watched their language and did not expose women to the cruder side of the male persona. They went to war to protect the women and they were the first to go into any form of dangerous situation to protect the home, the family or the woman, not just a wife, but any woman, because that was the man's role in society. provider and protector. Don't get me wrong, there were the non-gentlemen, but lets stick to generalisations shall we.
Now, the feminists began to fight for equality, fantastic, no problem with that at all, but then they starting fighting the chivalry, they starting fighting the men who opened doors or tipped their hats, they fought to demasculate and demoralise any man who offered to fill the previously defined role, as women were capable of doing for themselves. Men began to question what it was they were supposed to do, as they were being lambasted if they tried to maintain the civil liberties that were given to women.
Then the pendulum kept getting pushed further, women started to divorce their men, just because they thought that they could get something better, the men lost half if not more of everything that they had worked for in a single swoop and then were also made to pay for the woman to have a comfortable lifestyle. So at this point a man is left with nothing to protect and yet still has to provide for a wife who is no longer involved, his worth in society is greatly reduced, as he has less than half of what he should have accumulated in his life till then, he is a failed husband, and his income is cut by a great percentage, so he is further held back from accumulating wealth and therefore has trouble attracting a new partner, because women STILL marry for security.
Amid all of this anarchy that is the male-female war of rights and responsibilities, women were taking more and more of their rights, again, no problem with this, but with rights come responsibilities, and the women were not taking the responsibilities on board. The family unit became defunct as women decided to burn their bras and leave the home to find a job in society that they deserved. The children in these families had a less stable PAIR of role models and were left questioning just what the hell was going on.
These children grew up in an era where the roles were less defined in the home and mum and dad held no clear cut definition, the lines were starting to blur, socially, men were not as deferential to women in their manners, women were outright hostile to men in scenarios where the men tried to remain old school and maintain the gentlemanly airs and graces. The message that was transferred to these children was confusing to say the least. Society had left a well worn and working path and was now trailblazing it's own way.
The children of the revolution grew up and formed their own families, with each side trying to fill a role that was now so undefined that they had to ad-lib and in doing so, more dysfunction was transferred into the family unit. The divorce rate started to increase as the women decided running and taking half and starting again all over with someone new was the easier option than working through life's problems and creating a relationship based on their own ideals rather than the feminazi model. These dysfunctional families created a generation of children with no idea what a family unit was, no skills for handling conflict or for relationship development and were solely focussed on themselves, a generation of people who were bought up with the idea that things meant happiness and people were just others to be competed with.
Somehow, this generation managed to reproduce, quite often their was no marriage or partnership, simple one night stands or casual sex, empowered women being impregnated because they didn't need a man in their lives. A generation born into some form of governmental financial assistance. A generation doomed to have no strong role model on either side, and a sense of entitlement from being raised on government handouts.... even the single mothers who work, are receiving supplemental income from the government. This generation have grown up with no idea what a stable family unit is, no idea what a gender role is, no idea that TV isn't real, no idea of the value of work, no idea about much at all really. They have an insatiable appetite for instantaneous gratification and are going to suffer greatly when they cant repay the loan for their big screen tv and xbox when the first payment is due in 12 months.
This is the worst of the generations up until now, but the splitting did not happen all at once, so we have a society with a mixture of all the generations attested to earlier, all at once in the same place. All competing..... you also get subsets of the generations, when differing generations crossbreed..... fascinating stuff when you sit back and watch it.
So, here you have my breakdown of how we have got it all wrong, notice though, that it is entire generations of people confused. The men you wish to see have been shouted down and put in a cage, we have no outward expression to create men anymore. We are arrested if we fight, scolded if we spit, and abused if we so much as dare to speak our minds.
So now we have metrosexual princesses who are going so far with the equality that they wear make-up and androgynise themselves, women who try to compete with men in their foolish pursuits of adrenaline, and binging, an entirely directionless, genderless mishmash without a thought in their vapid heads that does not centre around themselves, an entirely egocentric subset to society.
Real men went underground, waiting for the real women to come to us.