Failure to sacrifice any personal advantage
Other Names: Unwillingness to sacrifice personal privilege
Resistance to loss of any personal investment
Resistance to personal austerity
Contempt for fulfilment through self-sacrifice
Claim: Society has lost any appreciation for self-sacrifice, notably in marriage. In that case it has been argued by radical feminists that fulfilment for women can only come from the workplace and not from motherhood. Prior to the present period of male irresponsibility, men would stick with a job for the sake of wife and children. A boy who got a girl pregnant would very often marry her, or at least arrange an adoption. Such self-sacrifice is now held in contempt.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 24.06.1999 – 00:00 CEST