PoliticsThursday 05.23.24

"Our young men are failing": NYU prof. Scott Galloway talks about the crisis of masculinity.

New York University professor Scott Galloway appeared on “The View” on Thursday, arguing that young men are experiencing a social crisis that is going unnoticed by most of society.

“Globally, the cohort that has ascended the fastest is women. There are more women now seeking tertiary education globally than men. The number of women elected to parliaments around the world has doubled in the last 20 years. That’s an enormous mark of our achievement globally. In the United States, there is no cohort that has fallen further faster than young men,” argued Galloway, a professor of marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business. “Four times more likely to kill themselves, three times more likely to be addicted, 12 times more likely to be incarcerated. And because of the advantage that I received as a white heterosexual male and my father received, we have a lack of empathy for them. One out of three men under the age of 30 hasn’t had sex in the last year.”

Galloway concluded by urging empathy and issuing a “callout” to adult men: “Empathy is not a zero-sum game. Civil rights did not hurt white people. Gay marriage did not hurt heteronormative marriage. We have to look at the statistics and understand that our young men are failing. They are struggling. Four times the suicide rate. Four times.

“There are things we can do. This is a callout to all men: The single point of failure when a man, a young boy, comes off the tracks is when he loses a male role model. The ultimate expression of masculinity is for a man who is doing well — you don’t have to be a baller; just trying to live a virtuous life is to reach out and get involved in the life of a boy. If we want better men, we need to be better men.”

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