Freer to marry, freer to divorce, freer to have sex when and with whom they like with fewer consequences, freer to cohabitate without getting married, freer to remain single, freer to pursue open relationships or polyamory. His new book, is all about how the modern dating scene has been shaped by sexual economics, a theory which sees human mating as a marketplace.His idea, as you might suspect from the title, is that sex is not as costly to access as it once was—in terms of time, effort, and risk.But it is realistic.”Even under a theory that believes women, through sexual gatekeeping, control how relationships unfold, it’s quite something to imply that men do not have responsibility for contributing to norms around how romantic partners should treat each other.Regnerus also argues that the easy availability of sex makes men less motivated in their professional lives, because they don’t need to become successful, i.e., marriageable, to woo women to their beds.“I live on the Upper East Side, and it’s a small fishbowl up here. ” After all, it’s just another — albeit more public — chapter in the Massachusetts native’s rather eventful life.I am not going to be that ball of yarn that came out of nowhere,” says Medley, 50, a mother of one (daughter Hannah is 21). In the late ’80s, Medley worked in the Garment District and married a Scotsman before moving to London, where she started a cashmere company that counted Princess Diana as a devotee. I got Princess Diana to be one of my clients, and project [the company] forward with the British classes,” says Medley — who, after 10 years, divorced and moved back to the Big Apple.The blond socialite — long rumored to be the newest addition to the franchise — will be bringing her “Mad Men”-inspired drink of choice to the gaggle of polished reality stars when the new “Housewives” season premieres April 7 on Bravo.
Seven months after he bought the pad, he asked her out on a date. “If I had known I was going to be living there, I would have gotten the bigger townhouse,” she jokes.
Still, throughout the book, Regnerus takes this theory pretty far.
He sounds a bit like your proverbial grandma cautioning that a man will never buy the cow if he’s getting the milk for free.like: “She wishes to be a free rider—in this case, to find a good man—without contributing to the kinds of normative relationship behavior that make men better. It can’t work.”He goes on: “In the domain of sex and relationships men will act as nobly as women collectively demand.
This is an aggravating statement for women to read, no doubt.
They do not want to be responsible for ‘raising’ men.