If you think women have changed in the past 100 years wait till you hear about guys! It’s been a long and bumpy ride for men as well, and I’m not talking about style here as fashion hasn’t been exactly kind to both men and women, making them wear weird, heavy, and sometimes bizarre stuff. Apart from outer changes there have been a number of inner transformations that put modern guys in a unique position – they are no longer denied their feminine side and the need to supress emotions is also fading away. The roles men and women play become vague and now it’s more about personality than gender. So, here are 8 ways men have changed over the last 100 years.
Men can go on a maternity leave and it’s okay
According to statistics, around 2.2 billion men went on maternity leave in 2010 in the U.S. alone! Being around your child during the first months is just as important for dads as it is for moms, not to mention the baby itself. If a father is actively involved with the child during the first 8 months, in the future the baby will deal with stress better and will be less likely to develop ADHD. Boys that aren’t devoid of father’s love in their childhood grow up to be more empathetic and less egoistic, while girls tend to be more active.
Men don’t have to provide for the family anymore
Lines have blurred and nowadays just as many women support their families as men do. There are even cases when a father doesn’t work and it’s the mother that plays the role of a ‘breadwinner’. In most cases parents share the responsibilities equally.
The code of honour is gone
Knights, brotherhoods, scouts – all these things are having close to no impact on modern men, leaving them with no rules to follow, free to decide what’s good and bad, shameful or not, for themselves. On one hand it’s a good thing as men are experiencing less pressure in their lives, but on the other hand important notions like honour are withering away. The dishonourable act is harder to spot as there is no public shaming and basically men can do anything they want without the fear of being shamed by society (which isn’t always a bad thing actually).