What has led to the culture of the “child-man,” the perpetual adolescence of so many males in our culture? Mary Eberstadt in Adam and Eve after the Pill sees two reasons this is the result of the sexual revolution:

First, [the sexual revolution] has led to an atrophying of the protective instinct in many men—because many have nothing to protect. The powerful majority desire for recreative rather than procreative sex has led not only to a marriage dearth, but also to a birth dearth; and as the old saying correctly goes, “Adults don’t make babies; babies make adults.”

Come back tomorrow for the second reason.