(The ones with wombs, that is. Men, you’ll recall, are easily replaced.)
The battle of the sexes is alive and well. According to Pew Research Center, the share of women ages eighteen to thirty-four that say having a successful marriage is one of the most important things in their lives rose nine percentage points since 1997 – from 28 percent to 37 percent. For men, the opposite occurred. The share voicing this opinion dropped, from 35 percent to 29 percent.
My comment at Alpha Game, verbatim:
Deluded 20-something girls are going to look at these numbers and feel kind of bad for the “losers” who don’t get a man (and if I understand the female mind at all, they probably have a couple of girlfriends in mind). They don’t understand that the supply/demand effect applies to them too: with fewer men on the market, they will settle for a lower quality man than they would have in the first place.
This means an age-adjusted 8 woman riding alpha cocks and planning to settle with a male 7 (and would have eventually settled for a 6) will have to dig into 5 and 6 territory to find her “one and only.”
For those of you keeping score at home, this is obviously untenable, which means that society will have to rid itself of excess young men via an extremely bloody war of some kind. Or maybe something akin to the Great Leap Forward.