I have giving this much thought. The simple answers is yes they are; but why am I asking the question? Another not so simple answer, media would have you think they are NOT important, that the truth is they are all a sexual predator.
You think that society knows that men are important but this same society fear Men in general., why,? because of what they hear from the media.
What is going to happen when all our men are gone or in prison. Who will kills bugs for us.?
Parents are telling young kids that men are bad. What is going to happen to this kid, when he grows up to become the man his mother warmed him about, or the girl who want to married a man?
With the woman movement, I believe, all woman really wanted was equal right in the works force. Now fast forward 44 years; Woman, have taken this too far, woman now want power over men, Not equal. Woman have found this power being able to accuse a man of doing something that he didn't do, just because she has found this new power.
Every kid need a male around, as a dad or as a role model. I could make a list as to why men are important , but I won't. You and I both know they are without me listing every detail big or small.
It sad when you hear that men are afraid to be around kids. These are men who have not been convective of any type of crime. The media has parents in such fear that we are losing Male teachers, Male coaches, and boy scout leaders....even daddies to this fear. Men who are great men. Who can gives a kid something a woman can't. Again not listing.
I'm ashamed to even call myself a woman., but I know I am not one of those woman who have taken the fear the media has been feeding me and used that fear to hurt the men in my life or the males in my kids life.
The way I see things woman have come so far. For every step forward we have taken, we are sending men backwards.