I was thinking the same thing. It was a transaction and two parties were involved so how come the men are singled out.
But the bigger problem is not capitalism. It is more fundamental and basic-boredom. Eliminate every possible threat to survival and prolong life spans way beyond what they were meant to be-now we don't know what to do with ourselves and so create artificial excitement and momentary thrills when there are none to be found in reality.
you have something there, but i would not say it's boredom.
it's a consequence of today's society, lifestyle etc.
most psychological disorders are a consequence of the society people live in. capitalism creates an unnatural, inhuman and overall irrational habitat.
these are my personal observations.
something similar is talked about in the documentary Zeitgeist: Moving Forward.
at one point it's shown how people who are mentally (emotionally - with Asperger's) impaired actually make good stock brokers etc.
the fast lifestyle is creating the desire for those thrills you mention. and it's a direct consequence of capitalism.
humans are not machines though. luckily, wall street is already using supercomputers to do stock trading, without any human interaction
i mean, seriously? yeah and if they go bankrupt (like one company did, over the course of just two hours at night. their algorithm went into a bad fork and lost all their money on bad purchases. and well, that's not the only case surely, there were more...), someone will have to bail them, because the economy can't go on without them. the result? common people with less money
when 1 chinese guy owns 99.99% of the world in 50 years, and people rise up against that, you'll see that marx was actually just very, very ahead of his time