New Republic writer Molly Redden explores some of University of Texas “researcher” Mark Regnerus’s barbaric views. He is the author of the notorious new study, “How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study.” Here is an excerpt highlighting some of his misogynistic ideas:
Take the book he co-authored in 2011, Premarital Sex in America, most notable for its embrace of “sexual economics,” a theory holding that all sex between unmarried heterosexual people, from fleeting one-night-stands to sex in relationships of many years, is sterile, transactional, and satisfying almost exclusively for the male participant. That weird and icky concept is also the basis for most of his moralizing essays—like this one for Slate, which blames male commitment problems on women who have failed to be “more fully in charge of how their relationships transpired.” (If they were, “we’d be seeing, on average, more impressive wooing efforts, longer relationships, fewer premarital sexual partners, shorter cohabitations, and more marrying going on.”)
Regnerus sounds like he’s as bad of a date as he is a researcher. His views on women come from the Fred Flinstone era.