Courtship, for the most part, doesn’t exist anymore. Men today are either very crass in how they treat women, or they have been completely emasculated. I’m so frustrated by the lack of masculinity in our society, which, in my opinion, was ripped away by the feminist movement. Feminism taught women that they needed men for nothing – holding a door or pulling out a chair became unacceptable, let alone providing and protecting.
As a result, men no longer think women should be placed on pedestals. Instead, they only consider how fast they can get them on their backs with their knees up. That’s what feminism has done for women: it’s made them target practice for penises.
The decline of courtship has been a total disaster. Individuals forever avoid becoming adults or lack any sense of well-being in their lives. Life has absolutely zero meaning if you’re not living for someone else. In addition, our children suffer. We used to think motherhood was as American as apple pie, but not anymore. Women drop their responsibilities as mothers and put their kids in day care for the sake of being equal and doing it all.
Leon R. Kass wrote a very brilliant essay titled, “The End of Courtship,” which is as critical and despondent about what has happened as I am. Read it here.