Interesting, if not somewhat distressing, post in the Australian Mercator that asks "if women don't care, who will?", suggests that there has been a 'decline in female altruism' and the 'feminine ethic of service'.
"This feminine ethic of service, marked by attentiveness to the person and concern for their integral (moral and cultural as well as physical) good, is the great contribution women can make to professional life and the workplace in general. To grasp this is to see a solution to the work-life dilemma. Once 'life' -- relationships in the family, with others -- is understood in terms of mutual service, work finds its proper purpose and place."
Who said women are the only ones who care? Shouldn't this "ethic of service" apply to both sexes?