All those Moms didn’t need a man in their life (except to pay the bills and donate sperm).
I knew how to do most things like that, if not well, at least safely and by age 15. Most of my friends (those whose parents weren’t divorced, and even some of those whose parents were) could do so as well. I had a Dad. Mom chose well.
Lots of 30 somethings and 40 somethings are adequate at “man” tasks….they can build a wall, fix a door, weld, run pipe, wire and outlet, do drywall, etc. Hell, lots of women learned. Not so today….
20 somethings can’t do any of the above, cause no one taught ’em how. No dads to teach ’em. Some men can’t even change a tire. (or open a car with the keys locked inside)
Blame their moms.
(I should point out that Dad never taught me now to “pick a paint color” though. He (like me) saw the world in 8 bit color)
ETA: Apparently (according to comments) I am wrong, at least partially.
It may be that many millenials are simply unwilling to learn. But I do know that none of the ones that have learned to do things didn’t have fathers…they all learned from Dad how to do man things. I know of very few that can do man things who lived without a father.