Improve your understanding by considering when the feminist movement began and integrate that into the history of America in decline. That is when females demanded special treatment, wanted to be free of the bonds of the family and the home. Schools began a severe decline at that point. Public services began the decline we see today. More social services were demanded to free the women. The characteristics of a lax society took shape when men were considerate less important--mere sperm donors. The family cannot survive without the father in the house and the male in industry, the military, etc. The roots of America's decline are found in Feminism and the decline of the family!