Extramarital sex in this economic perspective is thus considered a problem because it violates the cartel’s pricing structure. A man obtaining sex from a woman without marrying her is obtaining the cartel’s product without paying the desired price. This somewhat explains the greater shame and approbation traditionally heaped on women for extramarital sex — it’s the woman who controls the pricing. Too much extramarital sex without marriage makes marriage too expensive.
Historically, the cartel has had practicality on its side — pregnancy, small villages and close living quarters have made transaction costs high and made it easier for the cartel to maintain its pricing premium for non-monetary extramarital sex.
Prostitution represents a kind of existential threat to the cartel because it greatly reduces the price for the service, which is why women as a group are generally opposed to it. It completely undermines their price controls and forces them greatly raise the value of other services they provide (eg, cooking, cleaning, etc) in order to obtain the desired price.”...
Women oppose prostitution because we are running a marriage “cartel”? You women who are not engaged in prostitution are setting far too high a price for the rest of us! I had no idea women own the majority of the world’s capital and had all this power! Where did I put my man-stock portfolio? God forbid men be expected to care for their children. It seems women create these children on our own. We women are a conniving brand of breeding creatures, a flesh and blood commodity looking to trap men in order to keep creating children. The author assumes, of course, that prostituted women don’t get pregnant and have children to care for. As a single-mother living in poverty, with a disability from being raped and paid for by johns in fully decrimanilsed prostitution (Yay safety and regulation!), I could have trapped a man as intelligent and clever as this one. (Admit it, he’s adorable. You know you want him.) Credit for mentioning the “approbation” handed women who have sex outside of marriage though dude- you’re a true feminist ally. )
Oh and look! Now it is ” WE AS A SPECIES! Man who can also Read” #2:
” We as a species seem way too obsessed and concerned about sex.
I am a USA male so I too am obsessed with thinking about it.
Males seeking sex do crazy things.
Males jobless in mid-east cultures are unable to get in stable relationships with women.
Males jobless in USA cannot get in stable relationships either.
Those in the US at least have some opportunity for sex
Those elsewhere often are in restricted cultures and cannot find sex, except for prostitutes or by assaulting women.
Lack of sex for young men invariably leads to strife, sometimes war and crime too.
Prostitution alleviates a very small part of these problems.
Anyone ever read Lysistrata?
While half joking I think were all men over 15 guaranteed they would be having sex regularly much of the anger and frustration that leads to violence and war would be gone and we would have a much safer happier world. Know how men just seem to roll over and sleep…sleeping men rarely are stealing or hurting or shooting others.”
There should be a class of women to receive male violence in order to prevent male violence because “we as a species” are violent? Dead men don’t commit “strife” either yet men manage to rape and slaughter women and children in their efforts to kill each other in war on the streets or in sanctified battles. Men rape and murder women in the home and outside it, (usually for having the temerity to make a run for it.) Men in the Mid-east don’t have sex, which makes it rather strange that their sisters, mothers and aunts are sentenced to death for having sex outside of marriage, or being raped.
There are millions of prostituted women to use for male placation – isn’t it odd that all men aren’t sleeping?
By the way women murdered by men in the home, or women murdered by men who managed to escape the home, is getting up to two a week in Australia, 3 a day in the USA. (The countless murdered prostituted are just that, countless.)
Nonetheless, the moral obligation falls on women to provide sex to men and hope, you know, that they don’t go and rape and kill somebody else. It is really very contrary of us to insist men do not have a right to us in anyway. After-all some are offering to pay us for being raped. Stupid women.