"The common theme is that in most churches there is an imbalance in the ratio of men to women in the pews, and the more liberal the denomination, the more tilted toward women it becomes. One of the theories is that much mainline religion, especially mainline Christianity, has become feminized and stripped of its masculine components."
Since I started attending mass again (almost every Sunday) about two years ago, I've been bothered by the feminization of the Catholic Church. The songs we sing now are mostly syrupy love songs writtten in the 80's. They're songs about love and friends, not worship and praise. There's a whole lot more singing at Mass too, in between the gospel readings, many of the prayers, my church even sings the Apostle's Creed (well, something that resembles the Apostle's Creed). Some days, the sing-song stuff seems endless. The cantors are mostly women, the choir is mostly women, the Eucharistic ministers are mostly women. Lots of hand-holding during the Lords Prayer (stop that!). People do this twirly thing with their hands while singing one of the prayers. Many of the male pronouns in the songs and the liturgy have been replaced (badly) with feminine or neutral pronouns. Sigh.
Gone are the ushers. Gone are the warriors such as Joan of Arc and St. Michael the Archangel. Gone are the songs like "A Might Fortress is Our Lord" or "Onward Christian Soldiers." Gone is the sense that being a Catholic is demanding, requires sacrifice, and we need to fight evil. No wonder there are fewer priests. It's a wonder there are men coming to Church at all, it's so girly these days. Like the feminization of the larger society, there's no balance of masculinity and femininity. The feminine is exalted, the masculine is denigrated. We've done it again, we've thrown out the baby (boy) with the bath water.