“Despite all the challenges we face,” she said, “I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female.” By then, Hillary Clinton had been elected senator, appointed secretary of state and nominated as the first female major-party presidential contender. It’s bizarre that she still thinks that the era of the woman is in some distant future.
Had she won the presidential election, would that have meant that era had finally arrived?
Now let’s tally the harms to boys. The slogan tells boys that they don’t matter — or that they belong to the past. The future belongs to women, we openly tell boys and then wonder why they are failing to become the men we’d hoped.
Fewer boys go to college. The number of men out of the workforce has spiked. More men commit suicide. More men live at home with their parents into their 30s than ever.
If the present is male, boys sure don’t seem to know it.