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.
Comments: Maybe the problem is feminism. My vote is on government handouts.
These days when a man gets married he can only lose. The courts are against him, his word is worthless, and he ends up losing half of all he owns and then pays alimony (oh wait they call it ´child support´ now, but it´s really still alimony) for the rest of his life. Women really only look at marriage as a way to get things, they really don´t care much about the men they marry in most cases.
The fertility rate for American white girls is getting down close to 1.0 (replacement is 2.1). And for these girls (women?) BMWs, shopping, lunching and sweat-soaked sports bras are way more important than babies, a family, and a devoted man.
Back in 2003 a columnist named voxday wrote a column titled,"Spiting Their Pretty Faces" which is an excellent explanation of this matter. I believe he did a much better job then, than Suzanne did today. Occasionally I´ve wondered if voxpopoli is his username on Lucianne.
Reading this reminds me what a bubble I live in. Our large family goes to a nice "old school" evangelical church. Men are dedicated to their wives and the wives defer to their husband´s headship. Everybody seems pretty happy.
I think itbis a combination of what everyone here said. Yes, feminism is a big problem. I even see my old best friend (who is my age, 50), who still repeats the same silly things like women are still second class citizens and we are paid less and ...all the same stuff we heard growing up in the 70´s. I have to admit, I went through my phase of "hating" men for a while. Part of the reason was all the guys I evee met just wanted one thing and I wasn´t going to give it like that. The sexual revolution destroyed romance and courting. It seemed that every guy wanted to jump in the sack on the first date anymore. No respect. That´s from looser morals in society and the hollywood effect. That, with more porno and now we have video games and the slacker mentality to make it all worse. Govt & media have manipulated people into thinking they don´t need to be responsible too. Btw, child support is no longer just a man´s burden. My good friend was forced to pay child support to her deadbeat husband.
If you are a modern man, why bother to commit when you can get the benefits for free, without the risk of being taken to the cleaners. Any men who gets financially involved with a woman for any reason may as well bid his future financial freedom and security good bye. It starts at a minimum of 50% and there is no top limit, all sanctioned by the legal system of course..
Didn´t they refer to this as the "Bimbo Factor" when it came to these females as voters in the last election?
My husband looks the other way whenever he sees some of these admittedly gorgeous babes coming his way. He stated that he "never has seen a generation of young women so completely dedicated to their looks: implants, fake tans, sexy outfits, expensive nails...and they don´t any of them seem to have any real intelligence, morals or common sense." - I agree.
What will their futures be like as they age? And what about their male counterparts that can only talk sports and TV, etc.?
I can just see a future with hordes of aging airheads in their ´golden years´ sitting in the nursing homes with nothing to reminisce about but old TV shows, shopping sprees or even guys they "hooked up" with. Mindless aging robots with sagging implants.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A bathroom fight Friday among football players from Winston-Salem State and Virginia State during a CIAA championship game luncheon left the WSSU quarterback beaten and charges filed against a player from the other team. The conference announced that the title game set for Saturday in Winston-Salem in North Carolina has been canceled. Rudy Johnson, the starting quarterback for the Rams, was "viciously beaten" by members of the Virginia State team, Winston-Salem State Chancellor Donald Reaves said in a statement. He said one Virginia State player admitted his role in the beating.
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London (CNN) -- As concerns about rising Islamophobia in Britain grew amid anti-Muslim protests and attacks targeting mosques, authorities made a 10th arrest in last week´s knifing death of a British soldier. Armed police arrested a 50-year-old man on a street in the town of Welling in southeastern England. The man´s connection to the case was unclear, but like the other nine suspects, he was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. Four of those arrested are still in custody, including the two men who allegedly hacked to death British soldier Lee Rigby.
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