"Matriarchy generally equals poverty, Patriarchy equals wealth"
Cut and pasted from a comment Tom made:
The legal system's big time intrusion into peoples personal lives has turned marriage into a near guaranteed financial train wreak for an average guy.
This is the actual reality on the ground:
You can see how household are composed by area across the country, areas that are inhabited by the wealthy, single moms are not the majority. Where single moms are the majority you have a guaranteed high crime area and poverty. This is very consistent.
Matriarchy generally equals poverty, Patriarchy equals wealth. We are now seeing this sort itself out with the financial crises. I see a slow wealth redistribution. As the family and value structure changes the financial consequences follow. These are generational things and take time to realize.
The government has created many perverse intensives that destroy families, encourage irresponsibility and encourage dependence on the state.