As women go, so goes society. American greatness arose and produced wealth like no other society because adventurous free men lived their dreams. Because they were free individuals to do so, men accomplished both great and little things simply to satisfy themselves.
Amid all the buildup of prosperity and wealth over several centuries, women tamed, married, civilized, and converted ambitious and competitive men into good husbands and devoted fathers. Through moral and religious leadership by example and constitutional empowerment of individuals, wives indirectly produced our family- and female-friendly Judeo-Christian culture out of two male-dominant religions.
That’s how it was a half-century ago. Wives led indirectly by moral and religious example. Slowly but according to the wishes of women, self-centeredness was minimized and self-interest centralized in the family. Even single men bought into the custom. Alongside husbands, bachelors inevitably married and were stimulated by how a good wife generates many benefits that encourage masculine ambitions and reinforce efficient accomplishments.
Men were convinced that marriage made them more functionally effective; providing and protecting seemed natural. Out of wifely indirect leadership, society kept evolving into more of a female- and family-friendly culture. Family life attracted all men; single men paid more attention to what wives produced and single women had little influence with men in the workforce except as bachelorettes awaited their own marriage and family.
Our representative democracy is designed to balance and smooth out the abuses of power that arise naturally because humans are motivated by self-interest. When women convince men to represent them in the daily struggles that men participate in, female interest gets promoted alongside masculine self-interest.
When life proceeds that way, wives have pillow talk and mealtime chats to make personal interests appealing to their man. That’s the marital model that enabled our American ancestors to build American greatness and avoid tyranny by the majority. In our case here, it means avoid tyranny of males over females. As wives, women held their own in the balance of gender power.
But not today. As bachelorettes and many wives are finding out, men are not all that interested in family-friendly matters. Single women choose masculine style sexual freedom, and as women go so goes society.