Vox is resurrecting the "why women are unhappy with the modern man" topic again. Interestingly hes got the Sam Harris thing going today as well. Seems to me that depending on your view point the current state of affairs is either: 1.) a result of mankind revolting against God ordained gender roles i.e. old fashioned sin, or 2.) the product of generations of women selectively choosing which males would father their children, thus producing the most evolutionary, biologically, and intellectually advanced male specimens that we have today.
Either way I can't see what all the ruckus is about.
In the 1970's women were dissatisfied with the way the society of the 1950's worked. They wanted change. Men largely gave them what they wanted. Now 30 some years latter they are unhappy about the changes. They blame the men. Maybe they are right. Had our great grandfathers been wiser they never would have given up the franchise, and we wouldn't be listening to all the whining now.
I wonder what they were thinking. Actually I know. They thought they'd get more sex. Thats how it works. Men will do just about anything for sex. We will be perfect gentlemen. We will refrain from any number of "bad" (in the minds of the female) habits and engage in any number of "good" activities if we think it will get us laid. Heck some men will even pledge themselves to a lifetime of monogamy and faithfulness if that one special women will bed us. Of course the game is much more subtle than this, but thats how it works.
What would happen if we didn't have to be gentlemen to get what we need? What would it be like if the girls played like the boys? Thats basically what we have now. Women told themselves and us, that they were just like men. Men believed them. A womens sexuality was once a sacred expression of who she was. A man was expected to cherish and love her for giving that to him. Now a women's sexuality is reduced to what she has, pussy. Pussy is a modern day commodity. Every women has one and they are nearly all equally accessible.
Don't complain if the consumer is buying what the marketing department is selling. If "used as advertised" isn't what you want, don't sell it that way.