This may be blasphemy, but I love exploring the non-A sections of the New York Times. I came across this piece today, “As Men Lose Economic Ground, Clues in the Family“:
The decline of two-parent households may be a significant reason for the divergent fortunes of male workers, whose earnings generally declined in recent decades, and female workers, whose earnings generally increased, a prominent labor economist argues in a new survey of existing research.David H. Autor, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says that the difference between men and women, at least in part, may have roots in childhood. Only 63 percent of children lived in a household with two parents in 2010, down from 82 percent in 1970. The single parents raising the rest of those children are predominantly female. And there is growing evidence that sons raised by single mothers “appear to fare particularly poorly,” Professor Autor wrote in an analysis for Third Way, a center-left policy research organization. [Interesting that a center-left organization, which NY Times-speak for extremely left organization, admits this.]
In this telling, the economic struggles of male workers are both a cause and an effect of the breakdown of traditional households. Men who are less successful are less attractive as partners, so women are choosing to raise children by themselves, producing sons who are less successful and attractive as partners.
Thanks to decades of feminists telling women that their children didn’t need fathers, us single gals are now left with less successful and attractive prospects. So, rather than be independent by choice, women must be independent for survival.
If there were ever a “War on Women,” it’s one that was perpetrated by feminists to keep women working in the trenches rather than taking advantage of the full range of opportunities available to them.