Politics and Feminism

Embrace the Power of the Sexual Gatekeeper

February 23, 2015
Embrace the Power of the Sexual Gatekeeper

One unfortunate side effect of cultural change since the Sexual Revolution is the belief that sex is a level playing field where the sexes are equipped with the same objectives, strategies, and playbooks. Despite rampant feminist denial of biological differences between men and women, our radically different reproductive biologies ensure that we will never – and […]

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The Marriage Decline is Economic, and So is the Fix

February 12, 2015
The Marriage Decline is Economic, and So is the Fix

It’s been clear for a long time that marriage is increasingly an institution favored by the educated and the affluent. While marriage rates have declined overall in recent decades, they’ve held steady for those with a college degree. In the most recent census data (2012), marriage rates actually ticked upward, owing to an increase among the […]

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Sexual Assault Reforms Underway Across the U.S.

February 6, 2015
Sexual Assault Reforms Underway Across the U.S.

Blogging about hookup culture on college campuses requires looking directly at the dark underbelly of it: sexual assault. It is a difficult topic to write about because there are no winners when it takes place. It’s soul destroying for both assailant and victim, and the effects often last a lifetime. It is not always predatory, and both […]

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This Data on Monogamy Stuns Even the Social Scientists

January 22, 2015
This Data on Monogamy Stuns Even the Social Scientists

Economist Bryan Caplan writes on the Modality of Monogamy at the Library of Economics and Liberty, noting something that our own reader MM pointed out a couple of years ago. Looking at the GSS’ data for number of sexual partners, he was surprised by the following: Figure 1: Women’s Reported Number of Lifetime Opposite-Sex Partners […]

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Marriage Causes Greater Happiness and Life Satisfaction

January 9, 2015
Marriage Causes Greater Happiness and Life Satisfaction

There’s been a wealth of research on married people – we know that they’re happier and healthier. But until recently we’ve only been able to talk about correlation, not causation. Perhaps people who are happier in general are more likely to get married. A new paper from the National Bureau of Economics Research concludes that marriage […]

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