Watch the TED Talk
Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, “Why are boys struggling?” He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and relationships) and suggests a few reasons.
From the Authors
We took an interest in this topic because we noticed an alarming trend: in record numbers, guys seem to be flaming out academically, wiping out socially with girls, and as they mature failing sexually with women. In Phil's 2011 TED talk, we pointed out some truly disturbing statistics, but people wanted more in depth and breadth about this emerging social problem.
We wrote Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It to provide the substance behind our assertions about the unique set of issues that young men are facing today, and as we did more research, other factors emerged such as the role of being fatherless for boys who are living their lives alone playing video games and watching internet porn. But the societal issues involved are really monumental and must be more widely recognized and discussed. We also wanted to get the ball rolling on providing some initial solutions.