The Wall Street Journal ran this superb article a few days ago, which has (unsurprisingly) become one of its most popular pieces online. While I fully recommend reading the entire article, I included below a few excerpts that particularly struck me.
"They [guys: males who are not boys or men but something in between, as Hymowitz describes them] are more like the kids we babysat than the dads who drove us home."
Though I'd never thought about this before, it seems to me that many of my male acquaintances at Princeton fall far closer than I'd like to the former category.
"Today, however, with women moving ahead in our advanced economy, husbands and fathers are now optional, and the qualities of character men once needed to play their roles--fortitude, stoicism, courage, fidelity--are obsolete, even a little embarrassing."