Liberty University Deinstitutionalization of Marriage Questions Discussion
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1. Is the orgasm gap an outcome of natural biological differences between men and women? Why or why not?
2.How does the continued feminization of housework and childcare impact gender equality? Explain this phenomenon in your own words.
3. In the mid 2010’s, the birthrate was the lowest recorded in the last thirty years. Give at least three potential explanations for the rise in the decision to be childfree in the United States. What kind of societal changes might reverse or at least stop this downward trend in births?
4. What does it mean when Cherlin says that marriage is being “deinstitutionalized” in American Society? What trends does he use to support this argument, and how does this relate to the idea of expressive individualism?
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