I think this point is an interesting one.capitalism adds a huge amount of complex pressure
Conversely, it's capitalism that actually provides a whole lot of freedom for so many. It really boils down to the individual. Not everyone will thrive in one particular social situation, capitalism has proven to work the best to date for the majority. But yes, it leaves people by the side of the road.
The reality for men in a capitalist society (especially)...
- Men desire women
- Women judge men against each other primarily by their status, and to a lesser extent but importantly health
- Status in a capitalist society revolves for the most part around money - stability, security, ability to provide in such a society
- Roughly speaking - 85% of women think they're entitled to the best 10% of men, 50% probably think they're a shot at the top 5%
This is why so many women think a patriarchy still exits, capitalism IS geared for men, but only the most successful men, a small(ish)%. These men are highly driven, very hard working and often couldn't care too much about women anyway. Why would they? They have so much female opportunity, who cares?
The men on the lower end of the aforementioned scale have it the hardest in this society in my opinion (all men and women considered), the ability to not keep up very often results in depression, a lack of confidence, self loathing, etc. All we hear in the media is how important it is for women to have opportunity and advantage too.
It's a tough one.