From Jim’s Blog:
“[Women] want to enter male spaces and make the space feminine, as a power play, not out of any interest in the things of value in that male space, which they inevitably destroy.
This is a key issue in gamergate, where feminists demand that the games should be no fun and no one should play them.
Women want to rule, even though it makes them unhappy – it is a fitness test. They are looking for men that can defeat them, master them, and put them in their proper place.
[...] What women really want is to be allowed into a male place on subordinate and unequal terms, to be allowed to speak only if spoken to, and any male wishing to speak the them has to get the permission of their owner first. They will fight like hell against this status, but if they win, they are unhappy, and if they lose, are happy.”
Patrice Lewis explains how she harvests and preserves pears from her tree. Given that I have an old pear tree that I’m trying to cultivate, I found her post timely. Hope other readers will benefit from it, too:
Patrice’s pear tree
The great majority of common men are “betas”. They favor cooperation over conflict, and unlike “alphas”, the will to power is not a prime motivator for them. They have no overwhelming ambition to lead many men nor to seduce many women. Betas are characterized by flexible dominant/submissive behavior and can switch readily between situational dominant and submissive roles as the social context requires. This allows them to work well in a hierarchy as both boss and subordinate. In contrast to alphas, who always seek dominance, and gammas, who always accept submission, betas accept the roles that advance the well-being of the group.
Unfortunately, we live in a society that no longer values a well balanced beta man. Instead, it weakens the common man so that women may be more equal in comparison. The proximate cause of this cultural transformation has been feminism. Feminists, in attempting to assert social and economic equality for women, face two serious obstacles. First, men are naturally more aggressive and assertive than women, especially in intra-sexual interactions, where the natural sexual instincts motivate dominant actions in men and submissive responses in women. While feminists deny this biological reality, they still must counteract it somehow. Their solution has been social mores that shame male dominance and promote female dominance in order to counteract biology with pro-female cultural biases.
The second obstacle for feminism is men’s superior ability to build large scale social structures and institutions (see Baumeister, Is There Anything Good About Men?). These institutions enhance the situational dominance or submission of men by placing them in a hierarchy where much of the power differentials reside in the institution, not the individuals. These man-made institutions enhance the power of men relative to women, who specialize in small networks of relatives and close family. This male institutional power is what feminist call Patriarchy.
To diminish the institutional power of men relative to women, feminists have worked to isolate men from their supportive peer networks and limit their socialization to the realm of friends and family, where women reign supreme. Most fraternal organizations have either been eliminated or forced to admit women, after which they are changed to favor the needs of women over men. A range of other social pressures and diversions are also brought to bear on men to further their isolation: using homophobia to emotionally isolate men from each other; fostering a cult of rugged masculine individuality that leaves most non-alpha men weak and isolated; divisive identity politics; pervasive negative portrayals of masculine socialization; and the anesthetizing effect of electronic media.
Many of these trends were prevalent as early as the 1830’s, when the “domestic feminism” associated with the “cult of domesticity” held sway across the Western world.
Read the entire essay here.
Although I’m not writing any new posts on this blog, it still seems to get a lot of traffic. Therefore, I am going to use this site from time to time to reblog posts written by other bloggers that readers here may find of interest.