Yet somehow, men are still to blame when love goes awry.” “Men are tired,” Venker wrote.
“Tired of being told there’s something fundamentally wrong with them.
Tired of being told that if women aren’t happy, it’s men’s fault.” Feminism and the sexual revolution have simply made marriage “obsolete” for women as a social and economic refuge, but this is a situation that should not be celebrated by feminists, Venker says. Not only are they saddled with the consequences of sex, by dismissing male nature they’re forever seeking a balanced life.
One report published in mid-December said that the latest census data showed “barely half” of all adults in the United States are currently married, a “record low”. Moreover, the median age at first marriage continues to rise with women getting married the first time at 26.5 years and men at 28.7.Since 1960, the number of married adults has decreased from 72 percent to 51 today and the number of new marriages in the U. The declines in marriage are “most dramatic” among young adults.Just 20 percent of those aged 18 to 29 are married, compared with 59 percent in 1960.Fewer young men in the US want to get married than ever, while the desire for marriage is rising among young women, according to the Pew Research Center.Pew recently found that the number of women 18-34 saying that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things rose from 28 percent to 37 percent since 1997.
The number of young adult men saying the same thing dropped from 35 percent to 29 percent in the same time.Pew’s findings have caught the attention of one US writer who maintains that feminism, deeply entrenched in every segment of the culture, has created an environment in which young men find it more beneficial to simply opt out of couple-dom entirely.Suzanne Venker’s article, “The War on Men,” which appeared on the website of Fox News in late November, has become a lodestone for feminist writers who have attacked her position that the institution of marriage is threatened, not enhanced, by the supposed gains of the feminist movement over the last 50 years. She points out that for the first time in US history, the number of women in the workforce has surpassed the number of men, while more women than men are acquiring university degrees. This new phenomenon has changed the dance between men and women,” Venker wrote.“Where have all the good (meaning marriageable) men gone? With feminism pushing them out of their traditional role of breadwinner, protector and provider – and divorce laws increasingly creating a dangerously precarious financial prospect for the men cut loose from marriage – men are simply no longer finding any benefit in it.” is a question much talked about lately in the secular media, Venker says, but her answer, backed up by statistics, is not to the liking of mainstream commentators influenced by feminism. As a writer and researcher into the trends of marriage and relationships, Venker said, she has “accidentally stumbled upon a subculture” of men who say “in no uncertain terms, that they’re never getting married.” “When I ask them why, the answer is always the same: women aren’t women anymore.” Feminism, which teaches women to think of men as the enemy, has made women “angry” and “defensive, though often unknowingly.” “Now the men have nowhere to go.It is precisely this dynamic – women good/men bad – that has destroyed the relationship between the sexes.