Summary: The Left has worked long and smart, and now harvests their gains. They are running the largest social engineering project ever – on us. See the changes in gender relations! This shows how much they have accomplished – and the magnitude of more radical changes that lie ahead.
The Left is winning, marching to victory under a host of banners. People are fooled by the number of Republicans in office. But the GOP’s interests are those of the 1%: cutting taxes for the rich, breaking unions, deregulating corporations from environmental and workers’ protection laws (and allowing them to form cartels), and subsidies (e.g., for defense contractors). They have no more interest in fighting the Left’s social programs than cats have in fighting NYC’s rats (Norwegian rats, which weigh 5 – 7 ozs).
Should the Left gain power in an election, the rate of change will accelerate to warp speed.
A stunning example of the Left’s victory march is the blitzkrieg campaign to restructure American society for the transgendered. Big changes taking place across America, without the tiresome bother of elections. The massive campaign for policy action to fight climate change is another demonstration of their power – see here and here. On almost every front they are either winning, or chasing their broken foes.
The progress of feminism is the chief manifestation of the Left’s power. It is one of the largest social engineering experiments in history (e.g., see this and this). The first three waves of feminism obtained increasingly broad forms of equality, each facing weaker opposition. Now we have fourth-wave feminism – the quest for superiority. It abandons any pretense of society as a joint endeavor of men and women. It is about organizing women to work for their own benefit.
For example, see “Women Driving the Future 2030” – a report by the World Women’s Foundation. “The focus of the conference: ensuring the wellbeing of women and their economic futures.” Many of its claims are wrong; some are inversions of the truth.
“91% of women do not believe that corporations, investors and advertisers understand us.” How many men feel the same way? They don’t ask.
“Despite the fact that food is relatively cheap in the U.S., more than 40% of Americans said they did not have as much money as they needed to buy food.” Two-thirds of Americans are over-weight or obese, especially among the poor.
“The effects of women entrepreneurs on the global economy are amazing, but it concerns me that their success is predicated on someone else consuming a product or service.” This is the most bizarre thing I’ve read in a long time.
“It’s shocking how many companies don’t think about marketing to women.” That is bizarrely false. For example, look at the representation of men and women in consumer products. How often do you see pairings of a bufoon man and awesome woman (frequent) – vs. vice-versa (almost never).
But none of that chatter matters. This is about smart well-funded organizing. It is about power. It is why they are winning. Always believe the victim, #MeToo, the fake wage gap, endless waves of regulation (e.g., of how men look at women, of dating) – they have won these and many other campaigns. But their quest for supremacy has just begun. The entertainment industry, the Greater Hollywood, shows us what lies ahead. Here are two examples.
Women are better than men
Men-women buddy teams consist of equals, unless the woman is better. From Antman and the Wasp and Long Shot to The Aeronauts, teams increasingly often pair dufus-like guy and a brave, beautiful, brilliant woman. That makes sense to people who read the massive and growing body of articles in the “women are better than men” genre (and the similar “women are superior” genre).
Romance in the 21st century
Hollywood promotes a radical revision of romance. Some changes are small, such as women almost always initiate the first kiss. The biggest change from older films is the absence of romance. The leads often par up, but with little romance. If there was a another act to most films, it might have hot sex but little else. The guy-girl work-only buddies are popular, such as Pacific Rim (they wrote out the romance), the TV show Forever, and The Great Wall.
Some have romance leading to marriages – such as in Blue Bloods, NCIS-LA and Castle. When watching these I want to shout “Don’t do it!” at the screen. The women in them seem as certain to divorce their husbands as a Black Widow spider is to eat hers. These women first break their men into pitiful betas, unless they already were pitiful betas. Even many conservative Christian pastors see this as the model of modern marriage.
Extreme examples of this are the films and TV shows with women hitting their boyfriends. Casually hitting them, inflicting pain and humiliation in public. Here are examples from two long-running romances on TV: Castle (2009 – 2016) and NCIS LA (2009 – now). Both ended in marriages after the women break their men from strong alphas into a pitiful beta. These scenes are early steps in the process. In second- and third-wave feminism, reversing the genders is a test for sexism. In fourth-wave feminism, switching the gender shows either toxic masculinity (if he did this to her) or grrl-power (as in these, she does it to him). Separate but not equal standards for a new world!
See Kensie smile with pleasure as she abuses Deeks. This is one of several such scenes.
Young men and women watch these scenes and learn about romance. What do they learn? We learn the answer on social media, in the flood of posts by women (and, pitifully, by men) describing how they humiliate their boyfriends and husbands. See some examples here.
For more about Hollywood normalizing women hitting men, see A new hot trend from Hollywood: women hitting men. See these posts for more about romance in our new world.
- Romance is dying. Intellectuals no longer find it funny.
- Second thoughts about romance in the #MeToo age.
- Modern movies show the hidden truth about romance & marriage: they’re dying.
- Top pop stars prepare women for loneliness.
This post discusses a few aspects of the gender revolution. I doubt we can see beyond the next of the many more steps that lie ahead. I cannot predict the effects of this experiment in social engineering (run on us without our consent), other than that unintended consequences will rule. The results might be beyond anything I can imagine.
For More Information
See the invaluable Dalrock draw larger connections from this to deep trends in western history – especially the chimera that chivalry has become.
- Women are moving on top of men in America.
- The Economist proclaims that men are “The Weaker Sex”.
- Women on Top, chapter 10: the growing gender gap in education.
- Victims no more: the revolution puts women on top of men.
- Fake news about the “wage gap”, and the real gender gap.
Books about fourth-wave feminism
Why Women Should Rule the World by Dee Dee Myers (2008).
The End of Men and the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin (2012).
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister (2018).
Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger by Soraya Chemaly (2019).