Random Thoughts ala Thomas Sowell…
A rehabilitation of the “beta” male will be fruitless as long as women are viewed as being naturally superior to men by the larger culture.
A focus on the historical importance of wide and deep investment of “betas” in society is good, but an unrelenting spotlight on the consequences of unconstrained female nature is vital.
To the untrained eye, the weaknesses inherent to male nature is more obvious than female nature. It’s much easier to recognize and lament a man violently killing another man as opposed to a woman passively “killing” a family.
Men are actors in their quest for a mate and women choose from them. It is much easier to critique the actions as opposed to the reactions. A woman choosing a man of poor character can always attribute it to being fooled, manipulated, or threatened.
Women either are deliberately coy about what they find attractive in a mate, or are unsure and unable to articulate it themselves. I lean more towards the latter with a bit of the former sprinkled in.
Until “White Knights” use some of their patented shaming language on the poor behavior of many women, progress will be minimal. I suggest giving WKs a dose of their own medicine. Humorous shaming might be effective in individual cases.
Mother hen shaming of their chicklet offspring would be helpful as well. This to me, given what I witness everyday, is a battle that was lost long ago.
Nothing is more effective to understanding the weaknesses of female nature then observing the way they vote or talk about political issues.
Men, by and large, recognize their own shortcomings, weaknesses and limitations. Women do not. I think men naturally do this well, and to the extent they don’t, contemporary culture is sure to beat it into them.
Social Conservatism/organized religion is the natural home of pointing out human failing in both males and females. They have abdicated 1/2 of this responsibility.
“Bio” Conservatism, rooted in the secular science of evolutionary biology and psychology is moving in to fill the void.
MRAs are good at pointing out WHAT injustices and double standards are taking place in the culture.
“Bio” Conservatives are good at pointing out WHY injustices and double standards are taking place in the culture.
The combination of leftover ideals from the Victorian era, organized religion 2.0, modern feminism, leftist ideology, and political correctness have made pointing out even the most benign of male/female differences verboten.
Gender realism is trapped between the pedestal placing from the right and the goddess worship from the left.
Thoughts on female nature and its effect on feminism….
A significant percentage of women believe they are inherently superior to most men. A sizable percentage of women are unhappy with what this attitude has wrought. Because of this attitude, they will be unable to realize the error of their assumptions. “Beta” males will be to blame for this unhappiness.
A newer updated feminism will/has gradually come on the scene, seeking to remedy the unfulfilled expectations of earlier iterations of their war with human nature.
Feminists will tire of warring with the inconsistancies between their nature and their dogma. The dogma isn’t an assault on human nature mind you, it just needs a little updating. After all, what kind of sick, unjust, patriarchal society makes a womyn choose between a hot, testosterone laden, bull in bed and a “kitchen bitch” who is good at paying a few of the bills and doing the dishes?
Cheating on the “kitchen bitch” is a viable alternative, but can be a bit messy and time consuming. Believe it or not, there are still a few dinosaurs around who object to that sort of behavior. Even the “kitchen bitch”, a man that can’t even get her wet anymore, is known to put up tepid objections to adultery. Guilt of course, is a patriarchal construct, but it would still be nice to skip it altogether. What a womyn to do?
Rationalize. A woman’s most loyal friend in any situation is rationalization. Feminists have elevated it to an art form. What women find attractive naturally will become the new feminist ideal. No need to talk yourself into the asexual, tedious, mangina anymore as a sop to your ideology. After all, if he wasn’t so damn boring, whiny, and indecisive, feminists wouldn’t have to go to all the trouble of updating itself. Sigh.
I predict( not exactly Nostradamus here, it’s already happening) the Sex and the City crowd will soon come to officially support a return to more traditional roles for men along with extolling the virtues of polyandry and a lifetime of short term relationships as a legitimate lifestyle choice.
This will not include a rollback of various subsidies to their never ending quest for more choices. It will promote more subsidies for new and different choices. “Betas” will bare the brunt of it.
The whole point of feminism is to liberate women from the boring and unfulfilling life as a homemaker and sexual object. The next step is to liberate them from the boring and unfulfilling life as an office drone and asexual men.
This will not include a more traditional role for women unless they choose one, albeit in an “empowered”, “enlightened” and most assuredly swpl sort of way. The “traditional” man they seek will not be George Washington or Ward Cleaver. It will not be Conor Friedersdorf or Mr. Jessica Valenti either. More like Bill Clinton or John Edwards.
The New York Times will applaud. Invisible mens rights bloggers will point out the inconsistencies. Roissy will game ever easier urban slut machines. George Sodini proteges will stew. Women will still be unhappy.
I am talking about ideological feminists here and their fellow travelers. The blue state, big city type of woman as Roissy might say. Jessica Valenti and her ilk. Not suburban and rural types. I have no doubt that women in “flyover” country are affected by this thinking, but at a less pronounced and slower rate.
Feminism has gone from saying that “a woman can do anything a man can do”, to “anything a man can do, a woman can do better”.
I believe it is here, amid the inconsistencies, bad faith, logical fallacies and contradictions that men might be able to have a bit of success if only minimally. Perhaps 34th wave feminism will be a bridge to far.
Feminism, along with other leftist groups, in their glee to crush the “beta” male and his patriarchal, racist, sexist and xenophobic beliefs are giving up a major weapon that has made its movement so attractive to useful idiots and sheeple in the 1st place. In a word, equality. Feminism is/has drifted/ing toward a superiority doctrine that could lose its luster and reveal itself for what it really is. This drift in ideology is one to be exploited.
If talk about the superior nature of women is fair game why not talk about the superior nature of men?
This is easier said than done. The double standard is a core tenet of political correctness.
The 1st baby step is making head way with conservatives of various stripes. A baby step indeed. Larry Auster and Steve Sailor, to use two examples, are hardly mainstream, traditional media friendly voices in their own right. The road to progress is hardly all downhill from there.
Future random thoughts, or more organized efforts on my part, will include the actual weaknesses of female nature and what, if anything, can be done for more people to accept them.