I asked myself this question earlier today: would men trade a societal institution of hypergamy for elimination of women from the public (voting, jobs, public policy, etc)?
(one caveat: hypergamy is defined here as dating one man at a time)
In other words, women would be free to casually start a relationship with an unattached man who finds her desirable. She could then casually date him and live on his income until she finds the next door neighbor more attractive. Then, so long as he is unattached, she could casually dump her current and move on to the neighbor.
Sounds harsh, but consider the trade off. She will naturally factor income into her analysis of his attractiveness. So, technically, she will always end up with a man who can afford to ‘treat her well.’ Therefore, women theoretically would have no need to work. This would also be made possible by an enlarged and more productive economy of all men.
I might be sounding crazy here, but only two conditions prevent this from naturally occurring. These two conditions are probably the first two to go when our current societal ponzi scheme goes belly up.
1. Transfer of money to women after a relationship, via divorce payment and alimony
2. Transfer of money to women through the government, via wellfare, food stamps, etc