I know this question may leave some of you scratching your heads.. but it's something that's been on my mind as of late.
marriage really does not offer any real benefit to a man (besides some tax benefits), but it poses a very high number of life-altering risks.
by being married, a man is basically putting his entire financial state at risk.. men have lost millions..even billions because they chose to get married.
some men have lost everything, and have actually become incarcerated because they can no longer make the 'payments'.
when you consider that the vast majority of children go to their mothers (for some unknown reason), and women comprise the majority of winners in alimony disputes, a man can have 85%+ of his income forcibly taken from him (after having lost half of his net worth in one fell swoop). He will pay his ex-wife thousands of dollars to raise his children, and keep them away from him.
according to the statistics (take them for what you will), 70% of divorces are initiated by women. In Australia, there was a dramatic spike in the amount of divorces once alimony and spousal support legislation was enacted (I know correlation does not equal cause and effect..but...).
On top of that, a man can be forced to pay for his wife's lawyer.. so he's essentially being forced to pay top dollar to screw himself LOL.
in the past 5 years, I have had 2 older friends stay with me because their wives divorced them. for months, they lived on my couch, and scraped together every last penny they had, to pay for alimony, spousal support and child support (they never really got to see their children).
Meanwhile, the ex-wife was working a part-time job, 'raising' the kids (more like trying to re-live her youth vicariously through their daughters), and going out on dates with the new beau.
in some states, a man can be married for just 10 years, and be required to pay alimony for the rest of his life....
hardly seems fair.. doesn't it?
and no, before anyone asks, I am not a misogynist, an MRA, or a MGTOW. this is a criticism of the government's interference in marriage, not of women. Marriage has become a very profitable venture for women, and a very unprofitable venture for men.
also, prenups don't work
some food for thought:
let's try to keep this on point and stay away from fallacies (looking at you, Brick).