Twenty years ago, premarital sex was practiced by a small minority; today it’s a large majority. Thanks to late marriages and access to Japanese porn?
Mary Eberstadt in the The Wall Street Journal:
Why do the pages of our tonier magazines brim with mournful titles like “The Case for Settling” and “The End of Men”? Why do websites run by and for women focus so much on men who won’t grow up, and ooze such despair about relations between the sexes?
Why do so many accomplished women simply give up these days and decide to have children on their own, sometimes using anonymous sperm donors, thus creating the world’s first purposely fatherless children? What of the fact, widely reported earlier this week, that 26% of American women are on some kind of mental-health medication for anxiety and depression and related problems?
Or how about what is known in sociology as “the paradox of declining female happiness”? … Women’s happiness appeared to be declining over time despite their advances in the work force and education.
(HT: The Thinking Housewife.)