It’s a tough market out there for marriage-minded women. While women may be the “gatekeepers” in the sexual economy—deciding when and under what circumstances sex will occur—it is men who remain securely in the driver’s seat in the marriage market. This dynamic is clearly and cleverly depicted in a new video released today by the Austin Institute
, which studies family, sex, and social structures.
To accompany the video, which details how “technological shock”—that is, the rise of hormonal birth control—has drastically impacted the “supply and demand” of sex and marriage over the last fifty years or so, the Austin Institute has also produced a resource guide (PDF) with more data and information.
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