Since men themselves have helped create this myth, now what?

“As Steven Pinker notes in his recent book, “The Better Angels of Our Nature”: “The idea that young men are civilized by women and marriage may seem as corny as Kansas in August, but it has become a commonplace of modern criminology. … ‘The idea that young men are civilized by women and marriage’ gained currency in the Reagan era, when George Gilder published his screed against feminism, ‘Sexual Suicide.’ Gilder argued that men are barbarians unless civilized by marriage, and by demanding sexual and economic freedom, feminists were denying women’s crucial civilizing function — and destroying the world as we know it.”

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