05/31/2012 11:22 am ET

The "Man Crisis," Continued

No, you haven't stumbled across an article from 2005. Yes, we're still talking about the so-called "masculinity crisis."

The new e-book "The Demise of Guys" by Philip G. Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan, which originated as a TED talk by the former, makes a familiar argument: That "guys are flaming out academically, wiping out socially with girls and failing sexually with women." (Consider it a warm-up to Hanna Rosin’s long-awaited, and similarly rhythmically titled, “The End of Men: And the Rise of Women,” which publishes in September.) The authors also zero in on two popular culprits: Video games and online porn.

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