Scientist confirm what my dad has said about all of my ex-boyfriends: millennial men have weak handshakes.
Researchers measured the grip and pinch strength of more than 200 male college students between 20 to 35 years.
They found that the modern man has much weaker hands than his father did 30 years ago.
In 1985, the average male squeeze with 117 pounds of force. Today millennial men squeeze with an average of 98 pounds of force. This is roughly equivalent to the average squeeze among women in their early 30s, according to a newly published study in the Journal of Hand Therapy.
Christopher Ingram claims that “Today, older millennial men and women are roughly equal when it comes to grip strength.”
As Ingram explains, the decline in hand strength of millennial men has a lot to do with the changing workforce. Millennial men today is more likely to work a desk job than do something with their hands. Hand strength also says a lot about the state of higher education — an arena where women are thriving and men are dropping like flies.
Millennial men who actually make it to college are more physically similar to their female colleagues today than they were three decades ago. That is because our educational system is designed for those who possess feminine qualities, such as: conduct group discussions, the ability to sit still for long periods, and talk about soft social issues as opposed to serious academics.
Study after study confirms that teachers are biased against boys in their classrooms.
They hand out lower grades to male students with more masculine names, even when they actually answer more questions correctly.
In comparison, girls get better grades and feel better about their achievements in the classroom. Boys are more likely to receive lower grades, feel frustrated, and act out in school.
According to data gathered by the U.S. Department of Education, boys account for 71 % of all school suspensions. This likely has something to do with the case that boys are more measurably harmed by our society’s spiraling family breakdown.
Therefore, the average eleventh-grade boy reads at the level of an eighth-grade girl. This means fewer high school male students are prepared for higher education and colleges must draw from a depleting pool of male candidates.
When our education is rigged to favor girls, it’s no wonder that millennial men now can’t shake your hand. Our schools have been punishing them for being boys their whole lives.