Recent fiction, essays, and self-help books (Dumped!, for one) suggest that a harsh new mating system is emerging.
“Comprehensive sex education,”mandated in seventeen states, is the educational fad of the hour, yet there is little evidence that it “works”—prevents teenage pregnancy and stanches the spread of sexually transmitted disease. Defended by its professional-class originators as “getting real" about teenage sex, it fails to speak to the grim reality of what the author calls “the new sexual revolution" among the young
The social-science evidence is in: though it may benefit the adults involved, the dissolution of intact two-parent families is harmful to large numbers of children. Moreover, the author argues, family diversity in the form of increasing numbers of single-parent and stepparent families does not strengthen the social fabric but, rather, dramatically weakens and undermines society