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The Infantilization of the American Male

Just when you started to get tired of how much primetime TV and major movies portray adult men as bumbling idiots, along comes research that proves — at least in many cases — it may be true. Much has been written recently about the infantilization of the American male, and it appears it’s not just media hype. Here’s a few stats:

The average age of video-gamers is now 37.

2011 census data show roughly a quarter of 25-to-34-year-olds still living with their parents.

By some counts, more adult-leaning superhero/comic-book movies have been made in the last couple of years than in the entire decades of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s combined.

Now, to top it off comes a feature story in this month’s Weekly Standard magazine on the number of adult males in love with the “My Little Pony” cartoon series. Before you think I’m crazy, read the article, which was written during a “Brony” convention (where grown men show up dressed as their favorite My Little Pony character.) Yeah.

Prepare to be depressed…