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Guest Blog — The Game: A Surprisingly Homoerotic Romp Through the Male Id

April 4, 2011 by


I’m a little late to The Game, but last week I read Neil Strauss’s exposé of the pick-up artist (PUA) community. Feminists might find offense in these dudes’ approach to women, but the book isn’t about women at all. It’s about men. The Game is a Fight Club-esque dudes-on-dudes tour of the search for self […]

For Richer, For Poorer: When Jilted Lovers Sue

March 9, 2011 by


Romantic partnerships are, in many ways, like business partnerships: partners make risk assessments; they merge their assets; they invest time and money; and they balance costs and benefits. But should the courts treat romantic promises between partners as legally binding? The Chicago Tribune reports: Lauren Serafin’s wedding was set — dress purchased, Ritz-Carlton reserved, honeymoon […]

What Did Feminism Do to the Dating Scene?

February 24, 2011 by


The last couple of weeks have been a boon for junkies of dating-psychology trend-pieces. Even the estimable Wall Street Journal has joined the ongoing national conversation about the economics of dating, marriage, and divorce. In last weekend’s edition of the Journal, Manhattan Institute Scholar Kay S. Hymowitz asks the question generations of women have asked […]

Marriage Protectionism and No-Fault Divorce

January 17, 2011 by


When Beverly Willett’s husband told her he was leaving her for another woman, she told him she wouldn’t agree to a divorce. It was in 2002, and at that time, New York State didn’t allow no-fault divorces. Willett’s husband couldn’t prove that she’d broken her marital contract, and he couldn’t convince her to let him […]

Mail-Order Brides: It’s a Bargain!

January 15, 2011 by


73-year-old Joseph Weiner says that the economic crisis hasn’t hurt his mail-order bride business. The former I-banker now has 30 offices and is steadily delivering beautiful young women from Eastern Europe to the doorsteps of rich and lonely men around the world. The company, called Hand-in-Hand, says it is “designed for single men looking for […]