Okay, there’s a lot to this story, but I will issue a trigger warning: pot shots at Millennial beta males incoming. So if you’re a single origin coffee drinking hipster with skinny jeans and no job (or a crappy job), stop reading now lest you’re triggered into a fiery meltdown which will accomplish nothing. But hey, you’re used to that. If, however, you’re a working Millennial who shakes his or her head at fellow Millennials and all their snowflakey ways, please read on. Enjoy this post with coffee. Single origin or otherwise. We good? Okay, let’s continue.
Taking shots at beta males Millennial men is low hanging fruit. Heck, Millennials in general are low hanging fruit (see Study Shows HUGE Majority of ‘Anti-Fascist’ Thugs Live With Their Mommies and Dear Unemployed Millennials: Enough Pokemon GO Already. Go Get a Job). But when you have the numbers to back up just how wimpy this generation has been, like in this study Millennial men earning less than men from previous generations, you make low hanging fruit salad out of it.
Young men today earn an average of £12,500 less during their 20s than the generation before them, according to a new study published on Thursday.
Research conducted by the Resolution Foundation think tank, which aims to improve the living standards of Briton’s on low to middle incomes, shows that so-called millennials are earnings less than their Generation X peers during every year between the ages of 22 to 30, resulting in a cumulative pay deficit of £12,500.
By contrast the research shows that women’s pay has stayed broadly the same during that age between generations. Effectively, the group says, we’ve seen a narrowing of the gender pay gap for millennials, “but for the wrong reasons.”
So let’s run through all the excuses, some valid, some not, that Millennial men are screaming at this post. Also, didn’t I tell you about how this post would be triggering for you guys? Right. Chill out and read on.
- This story is a British study, so how does it apply to America? Good question. Like the Antifa thugs are a bunch of bed-wetting mama’s boys still living with their mommies, what’s happening in the UK with the Millennial generation is likely happening here. We’re going macro on this point, looking at the big picture.
- The economy the past few years has been shit! Also true. Except the ladies are doing just fine.
- White men have been demonized for this entire decade and the one preceding it! Also 100% true. We’ve witnessed a number of slams against men, specifically white men. I have no doubt that the attitude regarding white men has influenced both their hiring and their confidence.
- Millennials aren’t as interested in careers, they want experiences over possessions! This point is anecdotal, but I hear it all the time from people of my generation. The article has a line which kind of supports this point:
The gender pay gap among millennials has also been exacerbated by the rise in popularity of part time work, the study shows.
Look, I’m not going to lie to you, this issue is more complex than just “Millennial men are beta males who suck at life,” kind of thing. Even though many Millennial men are beta males who do suck at life. Sorry, but it’s true. Here’s looking at you Bernie Sanders basement-dwellers.
Because even if the odds are stacked against you, odds can be overcome. Yet this generation melts at the slightest sign of a struggle. This generation tends to want everything done for them, be easy, quick and immediate. Strong men, Millennial or otherwise, look at society and what’s happening to their race or gender and take on the challenge. But many Millennial men have thrown in the towel, then lean on one or all of the points listed above as excuses. To why they continue to suck.
Think that sounds unfair? I’d say the same to women if they were bitching about not getting paid as much even though they wanted more time off to raise their kids. It’s hypocritical and it’s not a call for “equality.” Also, I have called out women who offer all the excuses as to why they’re not paid as much. Just as feminists constantly use “sexism” to excuse their failings, so many men have used excuses to explain theirs. But at some point, people need to forge ahead and beat the odds. It’s what men of previous generations did. Without complaint. It used to be called “being a man.” See also “manning up.”
Then there’s this: many Millennials, as previously stated, would rather work part-time, so they can play and enjoy the world while they’re still young. That’s fine and dandy if that’s your choice. But those of us who’ve taken their careers by the horns will feel zero parts sorry for you if you can’t afford some of the finer things, yet complain about how those things should be cheaper or free (ahem, ObamaCare or “free college”). We will call out your utter lack of work ethic. Or we’ll just brand you a loser.
Lastly, sorry to say this, but a lot of men earn less than their predecessors because they don’t act like men in the first place. Workplaces are places of work, not cocooned safe zones in which you can retreat to have pampered hugs, where some counselor lists all the excuses as to why it’s okay if you’re failing at life. Ultimately people typically fail at life because of their own choices.
But other that all of those things, one huge problem with Millennials in general is their idol worship of people like this guy…