“I used to think the war on men was an exaggeration. I don’t think so anymore.”—Margaret Wente, columnist
Over the last four decades, America has witnessed a profound change in marriage and gender relations. This was, of course, inevitable. Women today live longer lives than ever and simultaneously have fewer children. As a result, they pursue independence in a way that was previously unimaginable. In addition, technological advances and an economic boom (recent years notwithstanding) have changed the way people live, work, and communicate.
But of all the changes that have occurred, it is modern feminism—with its relentless talk of hapless housewives, female empowerment, and gender role reversal—that has severed the bond between the sexes, pitting men and women against one another.
It’s time to say what no one else will: the sexual revolution was a disaster. Men today have no respect for women and vice versa. Marriage has turned into a competition rather than a partnership. Dating is defunct and any reference to gender differences is met with skepticism or outright derision.
To end the war on men, women must stop clamoring for something we already have—and have had for quite some time: equality. They must adopt the mantra “equal, but different.” Men and women have been equally blessed with amazing and unique qualities that each brings to the table.
Isn’t it time we stopped fussing about who brought what and just enjoy the feast?