Summary: Identity politics is fracturing America society along a dozen fault lines. The last and largest phase, the gender wars, might reverse the process. It might drive men to stand together, no matter what their other identities. If so, it might be another revolution.
I never thought it would come to this, but we might face conflict between men and women in America on a scale new to history. The evidence surrounds us.
Feminists have convinced a substantial fraction of women they are under attack, besieged by men. “Believe the victim” is their mantra. By which they mean “believe the accuser, unless its Bill Clinton.” They want kangaroo court justice, as provided by many colleges. They ignore the high rates of false accusations of rape.
On the other hand, films and TV show women hitting men (even boyfriends) for little or no reason. The men can only cower before their grrl-power righteous rage. Romance is shown as women breaking alpha men into betas – or women marrying beta providers whom they treat like doormats. Competent but socially inept beta men are treated with contempt and abuse by women. There is little in the patriarchal literature or films of the bad old days showing men treating women like that.
See the rise of Girls’ Game: romance, party-of-her-life, marriage, kids, divorce, money, and independence. This became feasible after the reforming of marriage to allow no-fault no-stigma divorce with community property & child support (details here). She looks in your eyes and vows “until death” while aware she can easily dump you – and gain the independence (autonomy) she has been raised to value so highly. This includes weaponized divorce: routine false claims by wives of domestic abuse.
See women’s unleashed preference for “bad boys” and dislike of “nice guys”. Taylor Swift sings about this for her generation of young women. Nice guys are expected to buy dinners for girls for a decade, until women are ready to settle for betas. Some women carry this to mad extremes. Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz was a pitiful loser, ignored or despised by girls. As a psychopathic killer, now girls flood him with fan mail – offering themselves to him.
Feminists are winning the war on boys. Boys continue to fall behind as schools evolve into hostile environments for them, with continued growth of special programs for girls. Millions of parents drug their boys to make them compliant like pets.
One institution after another is conquered by feminists, reconfigured to suit their needs – often to the disadvantage of men. For example, Feminist revolutionaries have seized control of colleges. Indoctrination, ever-tightening controls on speech and action (including on the intimate and formerly-private behaviors). Modern women say follow the rules while we break them.
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I don’t know a man who’s more of a gentleman than Kevin Jones. But he humbly & gladly stood before those women and on behalf of all men who had hurt them, voiced words like these: “I am so sorry. Would you forgive us?” He told them of their worth and prayed on his knees for them.
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) October 8, 2018
This is why on Sunday the pews are filled with kids, elderly, and women. I recommend reading Dalrock’s analysis of this tweet from the perspective of a traditional Christian. Also see what’s said on Father’s Day and Feminists conquer the Evangelicals.
Race vs. sex
Identity politics works to fracture American society along every fault line. That works for the factional leaders. It works for our plutocrat leaders, who fear above all things that we recognize our common interests (only together are we strong enough to defeat them).
Few saw that identity politics can unite people. African-American men have historically suffered the most from false accusations of rape. The almost total removal of constraints on women’s ability to make false accusations puts them at risk, again. Perhaps men will see their common interests, and learn to stand together despite their interests.
More possible strange alliances
Soyboys rejoice in their low testosterone. Masculinity becomes “toxic.” Parents are told to raise their boys like eunuchs or girls. Suppress their natures, least they grow up to be politically incorrect. As Martin van Creveld reports, we have become a nation of pussycats (see his provocative and well-documented book, Pussycats.
Newspapers overflow with hatred towards men. NYT Style section: “How Do I Deal With My Anger Toward Men?” NYT: “The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido” (written by someone who doesn’t read the NYT). In the WaPo Professor Suzanna Walters asks “Why can’t we hate men?” She concludes with this advice: “Pledge to vote for feminist women only. Don’t run for office. Don’t be in charge of anything.”
It is a common story. Revolutions begin as the pursuit of high ideals, like equality and justice. They often degenerate into the lust for power and vengeance. The casualties are high. Then comes the counter-revolution.
But our situation is different. Men vs. women is a conflict between biological poles that are the foundation of society. Most of the other differences that divide us are trivial by comparison. So under pressure, men might turn to the remaining reservoirs in America of masculinity and male pride, and learn from them: men who are African-Americans, Hispanics, migrants, far-Right extremists, military (active duty and vets), police, and Muslim.
Us white middle class betas can learn much from them. Especially Millennials and Generation Z. Mis-educated by their parents (e.g., me) to live a world that burned away a decade or two ago, indoctrinated by their feminist teachers to be conflicted, often drugged throughout their childhood – they can gain the most by exposure to stronger men.
Will this happen? How might this happen? How would it play out, with what consequences? Nobody can do more than guess at the answers. It is a revolution, so tomorrow is unknowable. Expect the unexpected.
I suspect the gender war has gone too far. The resolution won’t be pretty. Perhaps not fair. It might even leave us worse off (in terms of social evolution) than we were in 1970. That is why revolutions are to be avoided. But we are beyond the point at which that wisdom helps.
Why I believe this will happen
Men had few advantages vs. other species. We are not fast, lack armor, have no fantastic senses, lack large claws and teeth, and are weak in most ways. We can fight with other scavengers for scraps, and that probably was our main gig for a long time. Then we became cursorial hunters (aka persistence hunters), the finest on the planet. Our minds and bodies evolved for long distance pursuit, running prey into the group. A cursorial hunter cannot give up, because then all the calories expended are wasted. Never gives up, resolute, determined – these are powerful complements to men in almost every culture around the world, ever.
We learned to hunt in packs, with our social organization the first great force multiplier. Put a group of men together, and they will usually self-organize into a functioning team – following instructions coded into us thousands of generations ago.
And we innovate, creating the tools that made us the top species on the planetary pecking order.
We still have these attributes. The circumstances have changed from when they developed, but they remain at hand for when we need them.
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- Summary – Starting World War G: the gender wars.
- A brief guide to the new war of the sexes. Both sides are 100% right.
- America’s war of the sexes gets worse. Here’s why.
- Origin of the gender wars — Analysis by Allan Bloom.
- The war on masculinity is a war on men.
- Lightning-like insights reveal truths of the gender war.
Books about the revolution
Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy by Mark Regnerus (professor of sociology at U Texas-Austin).
The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It by Warren Farrell and John Grey. Farrell wrote The Myth of Male Power: Why Men Are the Disposable Sex. Grey wrote Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.