This comment by Wes Carr on the post The Economies of Sex
There is another side to the commodity argument: that men are judged primarily by what they can provide for others, especially women. We have been told to “man up” and be good husbands and providers even though we can lose half our incomes, houses and even children. Men are shunning marriage not because they are irresponsible, but for simple self-preservation. For all the arguments about women being valued only for sex, men are valued as appliances, ATMs or sperm donors. What happens when sex becomes more trouble than the hoops you have to jump through to get it?
Question of the Day:
Should we work to equalize sexual standards and power between the sexes and eliminate it’s current transactional nature?
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