Riveting reading...I'm still about 2/3rds of the way and I came across a paragraph that perfectly encapsulates that timeline of radical changes feminism has wrought:
There was another—albeit brief—feminine paradise during “the best years,” the postwar years of family values, the patriarchal years of 1945-65, when “never had so many people, anywhere, been so well off,” when there were likewise feminine figures and symbols everywhere. Women were placed on pedestals. These years created the Baby Boom and doubled the American industrial plant in two decades—accomplishments of an “essentially peaceful character,”22 and of a patriarchal character.
The disruptive feminism which followed, and reacted against this patriarchal prosperity, terminated the Baby Boom, exchanging it for a below-replacement level birthrate, thirty percent illegitimate, and with a sixty percent divorce rate—and millions of fatherless children. The feminist revolution convinced women that family values are not central to all aspects of life for women, but that women can establish their sexual autonomy by male-style achievement in the world of work.
The result has been swarms of females taking over male jobs—and expecting Affirmative Action benefits and special favors for their sex, lest they be discriminated against, lest they be supposed to need husbands. Result: income redistribution on a massive scale, male rolelessness and demoralization on a massive scale—and female unchastity on a massive scale, entrenched and now presumed to be a right—“the sexual revolution has transformed not only our behavior, but our deepest understanding of sex and its meaning in our lives,” to quote the dust wrapper of Re-Making Love.
The paradigm shift has been made, the damage has been done. Do we in the West go along with the continued descent into Matrilineal chaos or will we ever find the will to re-discover the civilizing influence of Patriarchy again?
Amneus ceratinly makes a strong case on HOW this can be done: Automatic, default custody of children to the Father in Divorce.