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March 01, 2011

Taking Issue With 'Manning Up'

Columnist questions Kay Hymowitz's conclusions -- but not the marriageable mate observation.

February 25, 2011

So True! Living Large as a Guy in College

Slate writer describes what I found several years ago when I visited James Madison University in Virginia. Once a college campus swings more than 60 percent female, everything changes, especially the balance of power between the sexes. What's true in the animal kingdom holds true among humans as we...

February 23, 2011

Interesting Review of Kay's Book

Helen Smith writing in Pajamasmedia. From the piece: I read Kay Hymowitz's new book, Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys, recently. First, the good points: Hymowitz does acknowledge that women have made great strides in our society mainly due to advances in technology and t...

February 22, 2011

A Book Worth Buying

I've referred before to Kay Hymowitz's new book, Manning Up, but this book merits yet another mention. I have long maintained that the social implications of the gender imbalances are the most significant and long lasting. Just check out the "marriageable mate" section in my Categories library. ...

February 19, 2011

Why Grow Up?

Kay Hymowitz explores her Manning Up themes in the WSJ. It all comes down to the marriageable mate issue. From the article: So where did these pre-adults come from? You might assume that their appearance is a result of spoiled 24-year-olds trying to prolong the campus drinking and hook-up scene w...

February 18, 2011

Breadwinner Wives

Hanna Rosin, who wrote the "End of Men" cover story in The Atlantic, explores the growing number of women who out earn their husbands. To me, the relevant part of this trend lies in the marriage formation stage, better known as the "marriageable mate" dilemma. How many women choose not to marry bec...

February 07, 2011

Marriage (and non-marriage) Trends From the Recession

Interesting study from the National Marriage Project. I'll summarize:the biggest impact was on those with the least academic attainment. What the "great recession" did was accelerate a gender trend already well under way. My prediction: In the coming years, the "marriageable mate" dilemma will beco...

January 05, 2011

Decline in Marriageable Males

The topic I consider the most newsworthy emerging from the boy troubles gets discussed in this WaPo commentary by columnist Harold Meyerson. As he points out, the phenomenon has spread to white, working class males: The social pathologies long associated with the inner-city poor - single-parent ho...

December 06, 2010

This Has 'Marriageable Mate' Written All Over It

New report from the National Marriage Project lays out who's getting married, who's not -- and who's having babies out of marriage. It's all about education levels, and the gender gaps in education are well documented. From the report: New data indicate that trends in non-marital childbearing, div...

December 01, 2010

Infidelity in Russia

In this Slate article, "The Cheating Cheaters of Moscow," the cheating phenomenon is explained, in part, by the "operational sex ratio." Put simply, when there's a shortage of one sex the opposite sex sets the rules. Doesn't matter if it's the animal or human kingdom. In Russia, the shortage of men ...

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