Later during the same breakfast.

“The country is very divided,” one of the women in the group remarked.  "When I get together with my women friends, if the topic of marriage comes up, and I mention our view of marriage as mutual self-giving and sharing of lives, then even if they are only a little Left, they roll their eyes as though I were telling fairy tales.”

She went on, “If the conversation goes on long enough, it inevitably turns to men-bashing.”