Christopher Ryan of Psychology Today argues – in direct response to Schwyzer – that there’s an “innate biological desire men hold for women in their most fertile years,” and that such a desire is perfectly natural.
We’ve all heard this idea before: men are designed to want to spread their seed, so in spite of their age and inability with age to care for children, they remain attracted to women who can propagate their DNA.
The abuser may attempt to take the children away from their mother to punish the woman for leaving and in some cases children have even been killed.
The risk to children during and following separation is substantial.
He says, “If there’s one tangible thing that men can do to help end sexism—and create a healthier culture in which young people come of age—it’s to stop chasing after women young enough to be their biological daughters.” Schwyzer goes on to say, “As hyperbolic as it may sound, there are few more powerful actions that men can take to transform the culture than to date, mate, and stay with their approximate chronological peers.
If aging guys would commit to doing this, everyone would benefit: older men and younger men, older women and younger women.” There’s no doubt that not everyone will agree with Schwyzer on this, especially not other middle-aged men.
Woman abuse is also the context for sexual abuse of female children.
I’d always felt pretty mature for my age (as so many women do), and especially in comparison to the guys around me.
I stayed married to my husband for seven years, and by the time our relationship ended, I saw our age difference in a completely different way.
A lot of people have no problem with it, while many find it sick and perverted.
Regardless of your own personal views, young women dating older men is a worldwide phenomenon that is gaining popularity and acceptance at an alarming rate. And what is attracting these young, attractive women, to settle down with slow-paced, elderly men?
It’s quite common to see older men and younger women dating in this country and all over the world.