Here are some interesting facts and stats. As the article “The War on Women” says, more women wish to get married but there are fewer men interested.
The battle of the sexes is alive and well. According to Pew Research Center, the share of women ages eighteen to thirty-four that say having a successful marriage is one of the most important things in their lives rose nine percentage points since 1997 – from 28 percent to 37 percent. For men, the opposite occurred. The share voicing this opinion dropped, from 35 percent to 29 percent.
Believe it or not, modern women want to get married. Trouble is, men don’t.
But that’s not what I find especially interesting. What really stands out is how small the percentage of women and men looking for a happy marriage is. For women it is 37% and men 29%. The vast majority are not interested or at the minimum is for them a low priority. The author of this study is a woman, and this to me was the most interesting aspect of what she wrote:
In a nutshell, women are angry. They’re also defensive, though often unknowingly. That’s because they’ve been raised to think of men as the enemy. Armed with this new attitude, women pushed men off their pedestal (women had their own pedestal, but feminists convinced them otherwise) and climbed up to take what they were taught to believe was rightfully theirs.
Now the men have nowhere to go.
It is precisely this dynamic – women good/men bad – that has destroyed the relationship between the sexes. Yet somehow, men are still to blame when love goes awry. Heck, men have been to blame since feminists first took to the streets in the 1970s.
Indeed, this, according to the article, is the final outcome for the feminist movement:
Feminism serves men very well: they can have sex at hello and even live with their girlfriends with no responsibilities whatsoever.
But if that’s what women want, what more is there to say? Things change as discussed in a previous post. And there is also this from the Sydney Morning Herald which comes under the title, “Sexual economics: the price of sex has fallen to record lows”. And the article certainly seems to show it:
According to a study on the matter reported in the New York Post, women are giving it up more easily, readily and eagerly than ever before, without expectations of commitment, dinners, relationships or even a second date.
‘No wooing, dating, goofy text messaging,’ reported the Post in response to the new study on the price of sex, carried out by the University of Minnesota.
The original article from which this one was taken at The New York Post also tells the same story.
O tempora, o mores.