Imagine being a little boy growing up these days. You're walking down the street in East Village and there are these posters plastered on the phone booths. (Complete with /orange jumpsuit/ if it the message is not getting across.)
Are men not worthy of respect? Are little boys the problem with society?
Sexuality is a hugely important aspect of our psychological and spiritual health. Why fuck with it?
Cui bono? when the males of a society are stressed out about sexuality? Why emasculate the males? (How could that possibly be good for a society?) And why promote a hard divide between 2 halves of society? (We do know that it is not an organic phenomena.)
I believe it is correct to assert that young men are disproportionally represented in all revolts, insurrections, and challenges to standing power structures in human history.
I think that when there are cultural swings, the pendulum rarely swings with the correct amount of force. Hopefully this trend balances out in short order but I have to say, on a gut level when I think of all the messaging that children receive culturally and the potential impact it has on their self-view, I'd still rather be raising a son an a daughter. The trick is to address the concerns with both sexes without demonizing one or the other. That poster that was linked to is exactly how not to do it.
Bottom line is that our country has a lot of growing up to do when it comes to dealing with sexuality period, regardless of the gender we're looking at. We're kind of idiots in that regard.