Under no circumstances should any man even consider marriage or paternity anywhere in the Anglo sphere.
My reading of MRA web sites leads me to believe that the relationships between men and women ARE rapidly changing fast in North America.
The economic crisis WILL HAVE VERY positive sides.
In my state (NM=New Mexico), people are screaming bloody murder to not only honor the hiring freeze (state public sector), but eliminate a number of do-nothing ‘jobs’ which are primarily occupied by women.
This came after it was revealed that a woman who resigned an ‘appointed’ do-nothing ‘job’ was making $150,000/year. Years ago I worked in state government and could tell some real stories.
I have observed a particular state agency which is supposed to assist people with developmental disabilities (my son is autistic and still lives with me) grow layers of bureaucratic ‘jobs’ which actually not only do not help, but obstruct it’s stated purpose more than anything.
The vast majority of these ‘jobs’ require a degree in sociology or one of the other liberal arts, and the highest paid positions (including appointed) are now on the chopping block.
As I said, a very large number of people have had more than enough. If it gets to that point in a state like NM, it must be happening everywhere–I don’t think the public sector ‘jobs’ are going to be holding up much longer.
Additionally, while a push for committal has always been present in many women, I have been hearing from friends lately that this topic is coming up rapidly, even after a very short time.
I suggest to any man in the US who is starting a relationship to make it clear from the start that the woman is allowed only one reference to marriage–the second one and they should walk away (make your boundaries clear from the beginning).
Under no circumstances should any man even consider marriage or paternity anywhere in the Anglosphere.