The reality of the so-called war on women is that it is really a war on men. The constant drumbeat of leftist claims that men are abusing women is having an impact on men.
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.
Believe it or not, modern women want to get married. Trouble is, men don’t.
Women are the majority in the workforce. Women get most of the college degrees. Federal programs mean “Julia” doesn’t really need a man; at least not for economic support. There are no more Ward Cleavers or even Cliff Huxtables in popular culture. In American popular culture, father sure as hell doesn’t know best. In fact, if he is present at all it is as a clown. Women dominate the culture and men are optional. Men are getting the message.
A society that abuses men, degrades them, ridicules them and calls them redundant is likely to see some percentage of men go on strike. That is exactly what is happening. It won’t be good for women.