"Modernity promised that all human beings would be treated equally. Women took that promise seriously and rebelled against the old order. … Women, now liberated and with equal careers, nevertheless find they still desire to have children, but have no basis for claiming that men should … assume a responsibility for them. So nature weighs more heavily on women. In the old order they were subordinated and dependent on men; in the new order they are isolated, needing men, but not able to count on them."