James Taranto of the WSJ has useful links and insightful analysis, and concludes:
So today's would-be Lysistratas need to develop ways of stigmatizing young women who too readily say yes to sex, just as unions do to scabs and strikebreakers. What a feminist triumph that would be.The core problem here is that as feminists have encouraged girls into sexual promiscuity and non-family careers, they are finding more and more that they are competing with other women, especially for the affections of men.
For a feminist view, check out this Jezebel rant against men's rights activists. It is just man-hating nonsense. There is not much of a men's movement, but it is kept alive by stories like this:
For nearly seven weeks, John Waldorf has been in the county jail on a “non-support” charge for allegedly failing to pay alimony.
He claims he is a victim of New Jersey’s "antiquated" alimony system and many people agree with him. In late October a small protest was held
outside the courthouse.
Bruce Eden, Civil Rights Director, of DADS (Dads Against Discrimination) is hoping to garner support for Waldorf on Friday, Dec. 7 when a judge will again hold a hearing to determine how much Waldorf must pay to be released.
Waldorf, who divorced his wife of 11 years in 2011, was ordered to pay $2,000 a week in alimony to his ex. That amounts to $104,000 a year. In addition he was ordered to pay $3,300 in child support. The problem is that Waldorf has only been taking home about $90,000 a year on average, according to Eden. Eden said he has Waldorf’s tax returns dating back to 2000. The highest income reported by Waldorf during the marriage was $147,000 before taxes according to Eden. In most years Waldorf made $90,000 to $120,000 before taxes. His average take home pay has been about $90,000 a year.
The alimony payments are in addition to about $100,000 in legal fees incurred during the divorce process.
It now also appears Waldorf has lost his job because of his jailing. Meanwhile, Waldorf’s ex-wife, who is disabled, has been getting nothing, all while taxpayers are footing the bill to feed and house him as long as he remains in jail.