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Liberals are luddites. They always will be. It's the natural state of people whose history goes back no further than yesterday and who look no further into the future than tomorrow.
You're free to make that choice. So far I've made that choice too. Young men need to be better informed of what's in store for them in modern marriage. Propaganda and abuse like "man up" needs to be offset with honest information and discussion.
Here's a man's corollary to Marianne's question: "I know a girl who is sweet, even tempered and kind. But she's a little plain and not much fun at a party. I recently met a hot stripper who really turns me on and I can't stop thinking about, but I found out she's addicted to heroin and on parole for armed robbery - should I follow my throbbing "heart" or go the Sense and Sensibility route?
"he would be expected to lead his family, to provide, to sacrifice, to labor, console and bring the energies of an entire family to bear fruit" You forgot to mention the other half of the equation. In return for this selflessness, man's home was supposed to be his castle. The man was supposed ot be respected and deferred to. It's a social contract. Women broke the social contract first. Any group that breaks a "social contract" has no right to be mad if the other gives up on their half ot the "contract". You know who is also a fool? Anyone who continues to honor a contract even though the other person is completely ignoring their own obligations under the contract. Despite what you see on TV, most men aren't fools.
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