According to a certain school of thought, the female move towards equality in recent years has resulted in a corresponding "man crisis".
The old relationship between the genders is no longer viable, writes Hugo Schwyzer for Jezebel, and men are finding it harder to adapt.
"However imperfectly the ideal was lived out in practice, the goal was usually the same: men provided, women soothed," he writes. "For a host of reasons, guys are providing less financially than ever before. At the same time, men's yearning for comfort, reassurance, and direction from women seems to be getting louder and more urgent."