Category Archives: Replacing Marriage

Should we fine tune our replacement of marriage?

Workingmother.com has a post up about the question of whether men should be able to legally opt out of fatherhood: The woman said the idea came from a friend—a woman who had a child out of a friends-with-benefits situation with … Continue reading

Posted in Child Custody, Child Support, Chivalry, Illegitimacy, Marriage, Replacing Marriage, Romantic Love | 216 Comments

Incentives matter.

The U.S. and our allies won the Cold War in part because we had a far superior economic system.  The Soviets relied on a quota system enforced by threats of imprisonment.  The U.S. and its allies on the other hand … Continue reading

Posted in Child Support, Disrespecting Respectability, Dr. Helen, Economics, Fatherhood, Instapundit, Patriarchal Dividend, Replacing Marriage, Traditional Conservatives, Weak men screwing feminism up | 397 Comments

More bad news for marriage is baked in.

Back in September W. Bradford Wilcox and Wendy Wang published an American Enterprise Institute report titled The Marriage Divide: How and Why Working-Class Families Are More Fragile Today.  I’ve written previously about the NYT response to the report, but not … Continue reading

Posted in American Enterprise Institute, Data, Illegitimacy, Legitimacy, Marriage, NCFMR, Replacing Marriage, W. Bradford Wilcox | 69 Comments

Let them become elite.

The New York Times has made a stir with How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege? Marriage, which used to be the default way to form a family in the United States, regardless of income or education, has become … Continue reading

Posted in Child Support, Marriage, Replacing Marriage, Traditional Conservatives, W. Bradford Wilcox, Weak men screwing feminism up | 211 Comments

Someone tell Gilligan.

From our local DFW channel 8 news: Suspected gunman who shot Dallas firefighter had long rap sheet (emphasis mine): WFAA talked to family members and learned Brown is the father of 18 children and worked as a janitor at Parkland … Continue reading

Posted in Child Support, Disrespecting Respectability, Fatherhood, Feral Females, Illegitimacy, Motherhood, Replacing Marriage, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Weak men screwing feminism up | 89 Comments