Does “the end of men” begin in fatherless homes?
A new study indicates fatherless boys do worse than girls in the labour market.
Biologists, who needs them?
In a New York Times opinion piece, a professor of biology and criminal justice instructs us in the biological reasons for the redundancy of the male sex.
Bringing down the price of sex
Talk has broken out again about a male contraceptive pill. This has happened periodically over the 50 years that women have been swallowing the pill that men invented for them.
Guys v. men
“Where Have the Good Men Gone?” asks the title of a Wall Street Journal essay adapted from Kay Hymowitz's new book, Manning Up.
Of mice and men
Why has there never been a male contraceptive pill? Probably because,
knowing that women have stronger reasons to carry this burden, nobody
was trying very hard. But now, 50 years after women started risking
their health and happiness by swallowing synthetic hormones on a regular
basis, Israeli scientists have announced that a male pill is in sight.
The marriage advantage—who’s missing out?
A report from the Pew Research Centre this month draws attention to
what it calls The New Economics of Marriage: The Rise of Wives.
Statistically, between 1970 and 2007, wives have gained a significant
edge over husbands in education and their economic contribution to the
home has grown faster.
Calling all monogamous men
Family scholar Patrick Fagan has come up with elegant schema contrasting “monogamous” culture with other kinds of sexual culture which he calls, collectively, “polyamorous”. Speaking at the world Congress of Families recently in Amsterdam, he highlighted the gulf that exists between the two cultures in terms of values and practical consequences. And he proposed a solution.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com