According to Charles Murray in the top 20 percent of citizens in income and education exemplify the core founding of industriousness, honesty, marriage, and religious observance. They raise their children in stable homes.
This is not my observation. My observation is that the the higher the socioeconomic status of the male, the better his behavior, but the higher the socioeconomic status of the female, the worse her behavior.
I could shoot down Pinker with readily available statistical data, which shows that moderns have become much more violent, that there is a broad trend to greatly increasing levels of violence. I have no data with which to shoot down Murray, just impressions and a gut feeling.
I cannot provide any statistics for sex and social status, the way I could for violence and modernity, just anecdotes and impressions. I hope that some of my readers can point me to some data that would differentiate between a woman with a degree in basket weaving and women’s studies married to a high socioeconomic status male (and thus, I think, a stable marriage), and a woman with actual high socioeconomic status, as in the ability to actually hold a well paid job, for example a lawyer who actually shows up in court to argue law (and thus, I think, a violently unstable marriage, in the unlikely event she gets married at all)
We need to distinguish between a woman at university doing marriage 101, who is at university largely because that is where the guys with good prospects are to be found, who is likely once married to stay married, and woman at university who successfully prepares for a high status high income career (unlikely to marry or stay married)
My impression is that if the upper class on the whole are raising their own children, it is because upper class males are raising their children, and upper class females are aborting their bastard spawn.
What I see is that high socioeconomic status males have stable marriages and get to raise their own children, because they can compete with Uncle Sam the Pimp. Marriage leads to industriousness and religious observance, and industriousness leads to high socioeconomic status. Low socioeconomic status males have low marriage rates and high divorce rates and are not permitted to raise their own children, because they cannot compete with Uncle Sam the Pimp in money or status.
High socioeconomic status females do not have bastard children, because the child support provided by Uncle Sam the Pimp is less attractive for them than for low socioeconomic status females, and because high socioeconomic status females are smart enough to figure that males under child support orders are apt to simply give up trying and go broke, smart enough to figure that you are unlikely to have a high socioeconomic status lifestyle on child support. Instead high socioeconomic status females abort their numerous bastard spawn.
My observation of female lawyers (and by “lawyer” I do not mean a barista with a hundred thousand dollar debt to a law school, but a woman who actually practices law and gets serious money for doing so) is that their sex lives are pretty similar to stripper’s sex lives. A stripper collects money five dollars at at time from drunk guys in bars, and gives most of it away to an ever changing parade of unsuccessful musicians, pimps, and small time thugs. A female lawyer collects money five hundred or five thousand dollars at a time from clients in business suits, and gives most of it away to an ever changing parade of guys practicing extreme sports, unsuccessful musicians, and thugs. The major difference is that the lawyer can afford to go to more expensive locations than the stripper to put out, locations where she gets screwed by ski bums and surfer dudes while the stripper gets screwed by whiskey bums, and that the lawyer will more reliably abort her bastard spawn than the stripper. When the stripper and the lawyer hit a certain age in their thirties when promiscuity becomes repulsive rather than intriguing, they both gradually transition to cat ladies in their forties, after a few sex tours during the transition to resorts notorious for the gigolos.
My impression is that if you want an easy lay, tropical beaches and the Mount Everest base camp work way better than a bar, though the lawyer chicks at Mount Everest base camp get no higher than the base camp. The girls having casual sex on the sand dunes with numerous wildly unsuitable males are all high socioeconomic status, even the backpackers, though as the women get older, they are more apt to be doing it with the barkeeper than a fellow tourist, and are less likely to be backpacking.
The barista with a hundred thousand dollars in law school debt will stay married should she manage to marry a high socioeconomic status male. The barrister will not marry him, and if she does marry him, will likely divorce him. Though I have no statistics to prove this.
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