Thanks to feminism, we currently have informal quotas for women’s jobs in prestigious positions. The NSF directs grant money towards universities that bring more women into STEM programs, even though this means eliminating better qualified men for less qualified women. There is strong pressure on universities to increase the number of women on their faculty. Many industries have programs to recruit women for management and executive positions – none have such programs specifically for men.
Favoritism for women has been around for some time, but now there is increasing talk of gender quotas:
What is the impact of this on marriage? Given how hostile feminists are to marriage and the family, we can’t expect it to be good. To put it in simple terms, men will marry women without jobs, but women won’t marry men without jobs. Men will marry women with lower status jobs – an executive will marry his secretary – but women won’t marry men with lower status jobs. Therefore any program of positive discrimination in favor of women is anti-marriage. Marriage oriented policy would dictate that we discriminate in favor of men, while fairness oriented policy would dictate that we not discriminate at all, but either way current policy is destructive.