Monday, March 15, 2004

WSJ: The Pill made same-sex nuptials inevitable

If they had said this years ago, would we not be having all the fooforah now?

Pull Quote:

"So the economics of sex evolved into a win-win deal. Women agreed to give men exclusive sexual rights and guaranteed paternity in exchange for their sexual loyalty and enduring assistance with childbearing and -rearing. The man's promise of sexual loyalty meant that he would expend his labor and resources supporting her children, not another woman's." [emphasis mine]

So divorce can be blamed on The Pill as well, and all those divorces and trophy wives of the pre-Djerassi years are (a rather large) outlier in the database?


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