Well the app was in very bad taste in my opinion. Women have the ability pretty much wholly under their control as to whether people want to take sexy pics of them in public, it is called clothing choice. There is absolutely no restriction on a woman wearing more and looser clothing so that this never happens to them. The exact same thing can be said about makeup and how they style their hair. And if you seriously dress like you do not want attention men will not notice you and not take pictures of your boobs.
Yeah, after the Reconstruction there was a mass defection of Southern Democrats or "Dixiecrats" (aka unabashedly racist politicians, many of whom were Klan members) from the Democratic to the Republican party.
This is a crock, the social purpose of marriage is raising children that are properly socialized to inherit society the financial benefits are there to help partially defray the cost of raising children. And as was stated below throw some kids in and see how the numbers work out.
I know you did not mean to offend me, but whenever I see this "married families raise better kids" line I take offense. I was raised by a single mother and a tight knit extended family (grandmother+grandfather+uncle). I was showered with love and parental affection/guidance. Moreover the house I grew up in was dramatically more peaceful and nurturing than it would have been had my parents stayed married.
But if you look at the conditions that existed up until say the 1950s work was mostly muscle powered, ie being able to lift 50-100 lbs all day was expected at work and there was much less office work to be had. That meant that men being bigger and stronger had a big edge so they worked and women took care of the house/children, this was also a full time job that just took less strength to do. Doing laundry, cooking and cleaning by hand is a lot of time. So since this guy now had to feed 2-7+ mouths on one check he was cut some slack.
and up until very recently the atomic family was odd, why would you abandon all your relatives(ie the people who will help you) with out a very very good reason.
Think about a hypothetical person who didn't graduate from high school, but taught herself to program, started a company, went through YC, went public, and made a ton of cool products, money, fame, prestige. Should she be offended when people say that a high school diploma is important to be successful in modern life? If she takes offense whenever someone suggests that we should be helping more kids graduate from high school or go to college, would you feel she is justified?
No I am saying that under the social system in which marriage was formalized it was expected that people would have kids because there was no birth control and people like to have sex, kids were pretty much assumed as a general byproduct of marriage. And for the vast majority of the couples it was true so the barren were rounding error and were not considered as a separate case.