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For a Happy Marriage, Choose a Man Your Age

November 11, 2014
For a Happy Marriage, Choose a Man Your Age

(H/T: Say Whaat, MM) It is well understood that women have a strong preference for men the same age as themselves, give or take: Source: Dataclysm, OKCupid data A recent study of 3,000 married and recently divorced Americans confirms the wisdom of that evolved preference. Megan Garber writes in The Atlantic: The closer a couple is […]

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Is Male Sexual Entitlement Need Based?

October 23, 2014
Is Male Sexual Entitlement Need Based?

Sexual Entitlement is Everywhere A recent UN report on gender-based violence found that rape “was most commonly motivated by a sense of sexual entitlement.” Another study found that incest offenders “endorse attitudes supportive of male sexual privilege (sexual entitlement).” Revelations about male sexual entitlement in contemporary society have become commonplace. Entitlement (def.): The fact of having […]

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New Prediction Factors for Divorce

October 16, 2014
New Prediction Factors for Divorce

In Your Chances of Divorce May Be Much Lower Than You Think  I summarized a Pew Research report on the factors that decrease divorce risk, including: Marrying after age 25 Earning a college degree Making over 50K per year Religious affiliation Coming from an intact family of origin It’s no secret that marriage is increasingly becoming […]

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Is California’s New Affirmative Consent Law a Good Thing?

October 15, 2014
Is California’s New Affirmative Consent Law a Good Thing?

This is the third and final post focusing on current efforts to combat sexual assault on college campuses.  Part I: For Valid Sexual Assault Rates, We’re Better Off Asking the Rapists Part II: College Fraternities and Sexual Assault California’s new sexual assault law, the text of which may be found HERE, has met with controversy […]

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College Fraternities and Sexual Assault

October 10, 2014
College Fraternities and Sexual Assault

There are several related but separate legislative efforts underway to combat the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. Most controversial is California’s new sexual assault law, which requires affirmative consent prior to sexual intercourse. In addition, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has co-sponsored with seven other senators the bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act. This action is a […]

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