Too many young women think that self-discipline is all they need in life.
The truth is that self-discipline or prevention is only one part of the personal equation. External discipline or correction is another. Neither works particularly well totally exclusive of the other. This can be especially true when it comes to marriage.
While it takes two to marry, the marriage itself takes on a life of its own. This is particularly true if there are children.
Sometimes, discipline is not so much what either the husband or the wife want as what is good for *them* and their marriage together. This third dimension can be quite difficult for a twenty-something to understand if she has been the focus of attention in a self-absorbed child-centered environment where only *her* needs, *her* wants, and *her* desires counted in *her* life.
Other than providing a temporary source of cheap labor, liberation of the *liberated* Western woman has been good for only one thing. Thanks to a unique combination of abortion, birth control, and truly atrocious parenting skills, it is breeding the species out of the human gene pool.
While patriarchal religion is frequently blamed for the subjugation of women, the real culprit is Darwinian biology. Those who do not breed – and raise children willing and able to breed – disappear forever.
To use popular scenarios of the day, it does not take a random asteroid strike or unleashed pandemic to wipe out a population. Give an otherwise run of the mill female an exaggerated sense of entitlement, and she is perfectly capable of doing it on her own.
History will record that curious species know as the *liberated* Western woman did little more than *agitate, agitate, agitate* herself into oblivion as she became her own worst enemy.