Feminists, Tradcucks, and anybody else who has a vested interest in financially exploiting men harps on the supposed fact that married men make more money. That is of course a confusion of cause and consequence. It is not that marriage magically puts money in the pocket of men. Instead, you have to make money in order to become “marriage material” as only financially more successful men get to marry. This trend has been amplified in recent years. These days, it seems that only the financially well-off even think of marriage.
Similarly, it is easy to see why married men are healthier and live longer. It’s not the case that marriage somehow boosts their health. Instead, on average, men who get to marry tend to be healthier. Health correlates positively with aspects such as educational attainment, income, and intelligence, so it is easy to see why men in poor health would be less interesting marriage prospects.
The reason I am writing this post is that I have come across a phrase similar to, “married men live longer just as sterilized dogs who are kept indoors live longer.” Turd-Flinging Monkey has stated this repeatedly. I think Terrence Popp and Aaron Clarey have, too. The claim is that such a dog lives a safe and secure life, yet it doesn’t really “live” as it is kept from all danger. On the other hand, a stray dog would be able to live life to the fullest, with all its excitements and dangers. That kind of romanticism seems frequent in MGTOW circles. Yet, that allegory is off, for the reason I outlined above. Simply, among the unmarried men, those with serious health issues are more frequent. Also, it’s a bizarre analogy on another level: a stray dog has to fight for its survival. I don’t think they much appreciate their existence and would gladly trade it for a life as someone’s pet. If you’ve ever encountered a disheveled stray animal, you probably agree.
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