In this post, Cill says,
What causes this dependency in men? It could originate in hormones, or lust, or a simple need for intimacy, or vague memories of being mothered during infancy, or the urge to sire children. Some male minds might be influenced by love stories from fact or fiction.
Whatever the cause is, I’m more concerned with the effect. It becomes a distraction that occupies far too much of a man’s mind. If it continues unchecked, he becomes addicted to the idea that he can’t be complete without a woman.
Later in the comments, Ton states,
It’s unrealistic to expect men to ignore women
It would be more effective and beneficial to teach men to subjugate and rule over women
Here are two possible approaches for men to live their life, both at extremes. This apparently is what it has come to. Consider that idea for a second. Cill’s approach is difficult, as men (especially younger ones) find it extremely difficult to ignore women. Ton’s approach is difficult because it takes effort to master the skills to do it well with today’s women, along with lots of effort to maintain it. Furthermore, society doesn’t condone it (which does make a fella more attractive if he can pull it off).
There used to be a middle ground. My Dad and Grandfathers occupied it. The middle ground led to happiness and contentment for many. It lead to men working hard for their families. It lead to the advancement of society as a whole.
Society (i.e. women as a whole) apparently have men right where they want them, between a rock and a hard place. Men as a whole are being squeezed. But there just is not as much there to be squeezed as there used to be. So we have hemmed in men with no path forward (at least until their hormones recede). What society would do this?