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-- where is mr.
-- well ladies he may be hard to find because men are apparently going on strike.
Boycotting marriage among many other things.
According to a recent study -- importance of marriage has gone up for the women up to 37% and down for men to 29% hero explained the trend is forensic psychologist and author.
Of the controversial book men on strike doctor Helen Smith is here this morning doctor nice to see this morning.
Nice to see you thank you for having me on we -- having a bit of discussion about this at last week I thought that go -- and if the argument is what that men simply are giving up.
Hopeful on marriage because they're beaten down I don't -- Even upon hope on marriage I think what they're doing is they're looking and at the cost for -- -- look at things in terms of cost analysis.
And the penalties for marriage are so high and the rewards now are solo.
First of all there's there's legal costs of marriage there are so many men now purchasing you know it's just not worth it to me I'm effect paying -- -- to -- for child support.
It's not just legal reasons it's also psychological ones -- -- -- that.
-- basically they don't really have rights in marriage women hold all the cards now in reproduction all kinds of things and then down we'll.
That's all true -- -- -- that completely.
But it's also -- men of the responsibility.
To stop complaining OK the cards are against them and may happen to come and did you become a man -- you assume responsibility.
What are what man would take such a raw deal I don't consider that a man let's.
Actually it's a raw deal you you derive deep satisfaction as a man by taking responsibility for other people that's the only place that -- -- -- -- So that men are supposed to take a really bad deal this time their rights away and you commented that the outlook -- -- -- can understand economic audience.
You did well -- that's that's good image you have a really good -- and linemen don't feel that way I see it.
Here's try -- -- I didn't forgive me I just went to a wedding last -- on filling all loved up for a very very.
Well anytime you -- see -- wedding.
At the hope is renewed and it does remind -- what's great about marriage and so you act as though marriage.
Is such a raw deal from that -- you do get companionship and you get -- and you get a family and I -- men enjoy all of that and embracing all of that.
That's a different topic goes off with Lindsay and -- the relationship we're talk about the legal aspect of mayors have a -- -- the political and the legal ramifications of -- Remain in our -- is such a good deal there and there are thousands of men across the country that -- Spoken to and that we'll tell you differently and the statistics are bearing at Avalon and you think men need to man up -- -- -- -- you have to be getting something out.
Of that relationship what you're saying is that men are getting something just by by having a woman I just think they're loud.
The one thing I greet them as men are on getting away with having children without -- -- the woman they're not getting away with it what's happened is a lot of women number one don't want of the lower level women what's happening is 40% of the women who are breadwinners.
A lot of those lower level women are making seventeen to 23000 dollars.
Those women use the government to pay for themselves they don't want a man so residents -- -- -- -- opting that's a watch.
That is in this book quite as enemy and written this book he had hit can't speak up on -- to speak up because people actually listen to a woman it's really unfortunate I want the next man and I'm hoping but this book.
That that next man is out there -- Policies and.
As a man because this always destruction when I see commercials when -- -- speed and acting like command right and all these commercials are out there -- -- like that the lazy guy on the -- -- until look what it's doing to them and culture is telling me and you are no good during over the marriage you are -- -- even you are located here here.
-- man up to minute that's a really negative message to -- to to be sending to men but what do you think the solution the solution as press to have hair loss of things for management also.
These commercials we need to look at the -- to say you know what.
Quit treating them like trash seriously we treatment very poorly in the society.
From all the way from men who don't wanna go to college anymore because there are many things -- -- that -- -- it is a female dominated place where men are not treated in a way that is fair.
It's easy to see -- and say it's high level man and woman.
That things are going well for you but I've seen many men who are average lower and even higher level men who are having such a good time.
And if you read my booking that understand a little bit more about the book is called men on strike it is compelling and I think you make I think you make -- compelling are an awful lot of people are -- We'll see what we'd love to hear you all say you can find us on Twitter doctor Helen Smith thanks so much thank you -- --
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