Men step down if they’re not needed. And because of society’s message that men are no longer needed, many are staying in their parents basements.
10 Habits That Change Boys Into Men
Benjamin P. Hardy

In my mind, this is exactly what has happened to men in the age of gender equality. Not that women shouldn’t have equal opportunity, but that the loss of traditional gender roles has left men without that defined role. And, as you’ve noted, without a purpose men are prone to wandering.

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