A few months ago, I read an article in the UK’s Daily Mail in which a former feminist wrote that she had changed her ways. Why? She had a little boy and had watched what he had to go through upon reaching school age.
Recently, I spoke with a visiting American and his wife. They had three daughters and both of us fathers agreed that we had never really understood women until we had a daughter.
These isolated stories suddenly jelled for me. The separating out of the sexes that is a feature of this age, parallels the fall in the birth rate as well as the rise of the state-subsidized, single parent.
The sexes are separating out as a result of adults that have no children and children that have only one parent – or worse, one sex for both parents. Understanding of the opposite sex is at an all-time low.
Misandry and, increasingly misogyny, are the result.
The ‘free love’ movement of the sixties veered far from what is socially workable. Now, in the correction, we have veered just as far to the other extreme.