Couples -- life mates -- are about raising children. If the "Sexual Revolution" and generational disconnects of the '60s are to be believed, then the relationship of men to women is purely recreational, that is, a luxury of the wealthy.
But when we look at the culture of the home, parents blend the cultures they were raised in create traditions and values both new, and that continue legacies of generations. Children raised in a family will be drawn to mature into a family of their own, from respect and because that is the image of "adult" their parents conveyed to them.
It is the *raising* of children, not the child as an individual, that establishes and grows families, communities, and nations.
What we see in this strip is that families and schools and corporations and mass media have overwritten generational, and family, wisdom, with an incomplete "go to college/good job" that disregards "be the family your parents inspired". This has been going on since the GIs returned from WWII, to the GI Bill and colleges for profit, and corporations adopted propaganda techniques to promote and market consumer products.
Individuals can survive, even thrive, without sexual recreation. Families, communities, and nations, though, need healthful models of combinations of adults raising culturally immersed children to survive.
In the interest of a control'd experiment, I say men boycott women for 5 years. If at the end of that time women have no use for men, then I would say the reverse corollary is also true, at least so far as the basic premise is that women don't need men, and therefor men don't need women.
If either is proved true of course humanity is doomed, but at least if the proof is proved true it won't be entirely on the shoulders of men.