Pathetic Youngsters Going to Die

Pathetic Youngsters Going to Die:

This is framed as a gender story, but it's really a story about rising incompetence among the young. That's too bad, because we needed them to survive to pay all these debts we're putting on their shoulders.

BASIC "female" skills are becoming endangered with fewer young women able to iron a shirt, cook a roast chicken or hem a skirt.

Just as more modern men are unable to complete traditional male tasks, new research shows Generation Y women can't do the chores their mothers and grandmothers did daily....
That's all well and good, if the reason is that they are acquiring other skills that will let them pay others to roast their chickens and hem their skirts. Too, it's not like you couldn't pick those skills up in short order if you found that you needed them.

Still, today's xkcd flowchart suggests that the problem may be real. How many youngsters can operate a chainsaw? Change a tire, or fix a flat? Hit a man-sized target with a rifle at 300 yards? Fight with a knife? Write a poem?

Is it a big deal that they can't? What can they do instead?

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