Quoted from an article by Ruth Brown Reed in the Outlook:
“The alimony racket has become the great woman’s industry. A sobbing pretty woman before the court — and what chance has the husband? In many cases the amount of alimony is so large in proportion to the man’s earnings that it completely nullifies any chance of happiness or of another marriage. And why—one cannot help but ask—should a divorced man be denied the right to a normal family life?
“Under the present system the man must keep his nose the grindstone for the rest of his life, so that a woman who “no longer” contributes one iota to his comfort and well-being can lead a soft and unharassed life. Where there are children or where the woman is old or physically incapacitated for work, there is no question of the man’s “obligation.”
So here is a new matrimonial problem, and a new, note in the gospel of feminism. If there is anything in the principle of eternal rights between the sexes, seem patently violated m many cases. The best assurance of ultimate justice to men is that women themselves are beginning to plead for men’s rights, as men formerly did for women’s rights.
[“Men’s Rights.” The Titusville Herald (Pa.), Jun. 4, 1931, p. 4]