(This post is not related to the Guide, but might be of interest to some in the androsphere.)
A recent article from Pew Research Center (link) includes the following data:
“among never-married adults ages 30 to 50, men (27%) are more likely than women (8%) to say they do not want to marry.”
Think about it for a second, men of the age range 30-50 are more than three times, compared with women, likely to say they do not want to marry. This is a very significant difference which can be interpreted as a “marriage strike”. (The Pew Research paper seems to just glance over this huge discrepancy without any further comment.)
Policy makers increasingly protect and empower women in both marriage and divorce, which unavoidably requires, in many cases, taking power from men. A married man today, in VAWA land and most western countries, is a man who is one phone call away from being removed from his home and losing power over a large portion of his money and income for a very long period of time.
The “marriage strike” is very probably not really a group action by men, but single men acting according to their best interests. I really doubt even 1% of men are aware of the androsphere, however, men do seem to know marriage is becoming more and more a bad deal and are aware of the plight of the divorced fathers.