Well, it seems to me that most of the threads I've read in here start off with a question to men, and end up getting answered by women. I came to this forum because my wife pointed me this way. Our son has 3 terminal diseases, and I've gone from working 60 hours a week in a good paying job to being a stay at home dad. I wanted to be able to talk about it with other guys.
However, I'm really reticent to post anything about it on this set of forums. I'll lurk, but when a guy posts a message that expresses a "Man's" point of view, he gets attacked. Usually by a bunch of women. Why can't WE have a place to complain that our wives won't shut up for Monday Night Football? That our wives don't understand the difference between commercials that they can ask questions during, and those they can't? (Anything with the Twins, and talking is strictly taboo).
I'm sorry. I'm an american man. Grew up on a farm. I like beer, not wine. I believe the Designated Hitter rule is more worth discussing than the quality of life in third world countries. I like my women like I like my coffee, hot, rich and full bodied. When driving, I look, instead of glance, at a 21 year old in a tube top. I play minature wargames, and spend 10 hours a week or more painting them only to spend 2-3 days on weekends away from the house playing in tournaments (Compare it to video games, but without the complete absorbtion necessary). I also spend 12+ hours a day with my son. I've done tons of research on physical, speech, and occupational therapy. I challenge our doctors, and our child's therapists with different views that I have researched(often with my wife's help). I remember our anniversary and my wife's birthday. I send flowers when she's feeling bad, and write her love notes that I include in her lunch. I also get upset when she talks over Madden during Monday Night Football.
But, half of what I said in the above paragraph would (will?) get me lambasted on this board. I don't have a reason for it, it's just the way I'm wired. So why would I try and discuss the things that I see as problems with my marriage with other men, when other men aren't the ones responding?
Someone above said it best. It's hard for the men to feel that they can get a word in edgewise. (at least me).
Hope this answers your original question...