Why the Kansas Paternity Test Bill Stings
I haven't felt right about the Kansas paternity testing bill since I first read about it, but it's taken me some time to articulate exactly why this is. In case you haven't heard about it, this bill would mandate a paternity test for every newborn in the state.
The Sexual Marketplace and How The Firesale-Prices Cost of Sex Hurts Women
I never really watched Melrose Place, but I was forced to witness it by proxy (it was a craze when I was younger, all but inescapable if you were dating a woman or, for that matter, a gay guy dating another gay guy).
But I was always struck by soap opera's go-to "What If?" comic-book premise. The clear pattern on Melrose Place was that most of the women, particularly the pro-active, heroic, popular characters, were all sexually liberated and very nearly sexually predatory, whereas men all pined for commitment and courtship and white picket fences and moped about when they couldn't have that.
This is wish-fulfillment; and there's nothing wrong with that. Popular entertainment is built of wish-fulfillment. And when each gender dreams of sex, it dreams that the other gender would behave as they would or they wish. Thus, in female wish-fulfillment, all the men are devoted and can only think of family and courtship and commitment, while in male wish-fulfillment (James Bond, any action movie, any porno) women are just as willing as the guys to have a bit of boning amidst the explosions.
Downside of dating a beauty: If a woman's more attractive than her man, the relationship may be doomed
Mating game: Too much choice will leave you lonely
Men face 25% gender pension gap