Imagine a world without men. Sounds like the trailer for a bad movie, right?
“In a world where men are obsolete, and cast adrift from society, one man stands up to fight back.”
I joke around that women are taking over. They’re getting all the college degrees (something like 60 percent and rising) and good jobs. That once women have robots that can mow the lawn, take out the trash and fight wars, we men will be fighting for the two available careers left for us on the planet: cabana boy and Hollywood co-star in romantic comedies, except Matthew McConaughey has that market sewn up.
I keep saying by the year 2030, women running the world will have to invent wars on the moon, just to solve the problem of what to do with all of us surplus men.
Except it’s not really a joke.
Here’s a great piece by Philip Brand taking a look at the landscape. It’s not pretty. It is far uglier than a zombie apocalypse, because this threat is real.
We men need to wake up and work like hell to prevent becoming obsolete. To put down the damn Xbox controller, go to college and fight for a place in the world. Because though I do dig robots, a world without men wouldn’t be good for women or kids or anybody.
Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that was a finalist for some award.