Washington, March 26 : Many men have started to feel that women dominate the world these days, and that they have lost their role in society, according to a new online survey.
Such a belief is fuelling feelings of depression and being undervalued amongst men, suggest the findings of the survey commissioned by DMAX, an entertainment television channel from Discovery Networks.
Upon being asked during the survey what it meant to be a man in the 21st century, more than 50 per cent said that society was turning them into "waxed and coiffed metrosexuals".
Fifty-two per cent of the men surveyed said that they had to live according to women's rules.
The study also suggested that just as women felt that their work-life balance had been stretched to breaking point, men thought that they had too many roles to play.
It also revealed that 63 per cent women thought that men were struggling to meet the demands made of them.
Thirty-four per cent of the men surveyed said that once fatherhood arrived, they would prefer being the sole breadwinner with their partner a full-time mother and homemaker; while 24 per cent said that they would like to be the main breadwinner with their partner working part-time.
For the survey, about 2,000 men and women were polled on the internet across 10 television regions.
Only 33 per cent men said that they could speak freely and said what they thought, whereas two thirds found it safer and to conceal their opinions.
"A man has to be embarrassed about being a man. I am trying to bring back the word manliness. It's not respected," the Telegraph quoted Harvey Mansfield, a Harvard professor and America's best known political philosopher who tackles the topic in his book Manliness, as saying.
The survey also revealed that men would hold other men who spoke their mind in high regard, such as Jeremy Clarkson, Jeremy Paxman, Bob Geldof and Gordon Ramsay.
Churchill emerged as their biggest hero.