Have Feminism and Sexual Freedom Cost Us Our Happiness?
Iranian model Pegah Patra writes in the Huffington Post on the cost of sexual freedom:
According to a recent survey, in 1980 6% of men ages 40-44 were never married. Today that number has jumped to 17%. Men are delaying or avoiding marriage like never before and women want to know why. Well, as the saying goes “why buy the cow when the milk is free?” and there are a lot of cows roaming around these days many more than in past generations.
Could this be the fault of women who for years were fighting for feminism and wanting to be free and equal to men? Of course we believe in equal rights and a woman’s independence but maybe the concept of feminism has also taken us to the extreme level of sexual freedom. By making sex so available and accessible for men it allows them to lose respect and not value courtship the way they did years ago in western cultures or as they still do in many parts of the world.
Have feminism and sexual freedom cost us our happiness?