We've addressed other syndromes afflicting certain segments of the male population on this blog in the past as well.
I can't remember or find the exact quote but I've heard it said that certain groups are most oppressed in places where their capability is most feared. Women have made some pretty incredible strides over the past hundred years, so I suppose that it should be no surprise that there is now much backlash against women's choices, opportunities, and achievements. But make no mistake, this is all about control. The Angry Entitled Man Syndrome (AEMS) has reared its fat, ugly, balding, head.
AEMs want society to regress- a return to the "good ol' days" of pre- 1960s America. Society and the economy have changed a lot over the past 50 or 60 years and many have not been able to adjust nor were they prepared to make adjustments- this breeds resentment. Many men are now angry because they no longer understand their place in society and feel that their significance in the world has been attacked; and since they can't CONTROL OTHER MEN they need to feel that they can still control women.
The AEM wants to control: what women do; when, where, and with whom women have sex; who women choose as partners; women's reproductive choices and options; how women choose to live their lives; how much education is appropriate for women; etc. The AEM will use shame, anger, bullying, his fists, or even legislation in an attempt to control women's movements. He feels entitled to do this by virtue of having a penis- because back in 1940, the good ol' days if you will, that was all he needed in order to maintain said control.
I appreciate that many men who feel this way are getting up there in age and will die off soon- perhaps that wasn't very Christian of me to say but, oh well. That does not change the message that they are sending to their sons and grandsons as well as the contingent of men who now view women and their progress as a threat. So as women it is ever important to take a step back and observe the current situation and maintain vigilance. This election is going to be even more important that I originally realized.