Did anyone read Joan Acocella's article in the New Yorker titled ," The Child Trap?" She reviews a few recently published books discussing the dangers and methods of over-parenting children. One book in particular stood out to me: Gary Cross's" Men to boys: Making of modern immaturity." Cross suggested that contemporary American males are behaving more immaturely than ever before: they marry later, get jobs later, leave home later, and are more dependent on their parents longer. He credited this shift from the responsible male in both the pop-psychology of the sixties and more specifically, the feminist impact on dismantling patriarchal role models and power structures. Cross ,summed up by Acocella, declares that men no longer are rewarded for behaving as a "man". No longer is the eight to six professional granted authority over his house, no more is the man given credit for protecting his family (the duty now shared between partners), no more are male traits tied to duties like military service, career, and disciplining children. As such contemporary males are happy to stay home, play video games and stick out of relationships. The perceived power shift between men and women in American relationships helps men stay under their maternal shift where they are given a level of authority (the parental sacrifice to a child's well being.). What's your opinion? Valid point or hog wash similar to poor southern whites blaming freed slaves for their economic troubles in the 1870's?