I was with you until you put out the 77% nonsense. The 77% is all earning across all jobs. Trust me, if businesses could pay women only 77% and get the same stuff done they’d never higher men without a court order.
I've written extensively on how the gender wage gap would be more accurately referred to as the gender earnings gap…www.washingtonexaminer.com
Sure, blame the bacon frying lady if you must, but the simple truth is, women need a better crutch than alcohol/pills if they are going to survive healthy. What you are describing reminds me a heck of a lot of the Japanese Salary Man, and that’s not what you want to be.
Men deal with other assholes that also happen to be men, your statement about thick skin is what the default is for me. And men that get sloppy drunk are not going to get the same sympathetic ear you are, even if they try to blame the women in their lives.