Men, what are they good for?  Absolutely nothing?  One of my liberated female friends sent me a link to a NY Times opinion piece. The writer, Greg Hampikian points out men aren't even necessary for reproduction.

That bias, however, is becoming harder to sustain, as men become less relevant to both reproduction and parenting. Women aren’t just becoming men’s equals. It’s increasingly clear that “mankind” itself is a gross misnomer: an uninterrupted, intimate and essential maternal connection defines our species. With expanding reproductive choices, we can expect to see more women choose to reproduce without men entirely. Fortunately, the data for children raised by only females is encouraging. As the Princeton sociologist Sara S. McLanahan has shown, poverty is what hurts children, not the number or gender of parents.

Check out the full article. Something to ponder.