现代主义模糊了男性和女性在性格特征上的差异。例如，人们非常强烈地断言，由于母亲对孩子的过度保护带来的压力和影响越来越大，父爱正变得越来越女性化(Beavis, Guillemin & Pell, 2008年)。这增加了一个带着女性特质成长的男孩的问题，当他长大成人后，忘记了他的男性特征。今天，现代主义不关注工作父母的孩子的成长，这进一步使男孩在成长的早期与看护人分开时变得女性化。
Modernism is an economic system in which all national markets are liberal and free to exchange their capital and manpower. Modernism modernised the industries and exchanged workers with machines, following which the decline of physical strength was natural and less number of men were inclined to work manly hours. Management and administration made men more inclined to manage and administer things and processes and thus the decline of creativity thrived (Herlihy, 2010). Capital attainment became the primary parameter to assess the successfulness of a man and the disparity in equivalent pay to workers and employees created the rift between their social relationships. When the system of capitalism and modernism made capital being worshipped more than man, decline of his identity became certain, especially for those who had less money and were victims of discrimination and forceful marginalisation. The rich came to be regarded as masculine because of their efforts of amassing wealth, and the poor men came to be regarded as peasants and workers, who work for paltry amount of money. This divide, though visible clearly, is not certainly true because inherited wealth is a big factor in enriching men’s wealth. Hence, rendering a poor man as unimportant and irrelevant in the larger societal complex is a sign of forced and ignorant decline of masculinity.
Modernism has blurred the differences in the character traits of male and female gender. For example, it has been asserted very strongly that fatherly love is becoming more feminine owing to increasing pressure and influence of the mother’s overprotectiveness of the child (Beavis, Guillemin & Pell, 2008). This adds to the problem of a male child growing with feminine qualities and forgetting his masculine traits when grown into an adult. Today, modernism does not pay heed to the growth of a child of working parents, which further feminises the male child from his early growth years when left with a caretaker.