Who I am starting to pity is the "strong-independent women" who populate the corporate landscape. They have excellent role models and a sense of entitlement to the fruits that the society can provide. In a just world, women would be moving up into a society where 50.4% of all jobs and income would accrue to women.
But shit man, we don't live in a just world. We live in a world that is getting stickier and stickier and everyone is going to have to do with quite a bit less.
For the most part, women have steered themselves into the finance, service, and marketing sectors. They aren't for the most part welders or engineers or carpenters. These areas are gonna suck big time in the near future. A person had better be able to put in a day of work, not a day on the telephone networking.
This isn't to say that there aren't drone males out there. Actually, there are far too many of them, but the drones are going to lose the biggest chunk out of their incomes and egos. How you dress and your phone skills are going to count a lot less than delivering the goods. And a whole lot of women and men have built lifestyles and self images around their looks and smooth talk.
I just don't know how much longer this will last.