by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:
You won’t though.
Our culture is so saturated with feminism that even conservatives and devoutly religious people like me think inside its wheel ruts. This wouldn’t be a problem, except that feminism is antithetical to human flourishing, both individually and corporately, because it has a false view of human nature.
No matter how the evidence piles up in heartbreak after heartbreak, many women continue to give themselves cognitive dissonance. We all want to believe that we’re exceptional, that patterns of human behavior don’t apply to us. That while bad things happened to other people who did the same things we are or want to, those bad things won’t happen to us, too. We’re special. We’re different.
The author goes on to tell how she, well…. ditched feminism. By accident, mostly. And then with intent, when she realized it was a false God.
There are some things that I can tell you up front though that are absolutely right. One of them is the graph posted toward the end about how men see women when it comes to “pretty.” Ok, let’s cut the crap — sexually desirable. Hint: Wait until you’re 30 and you’ve got bad odds. Wait until you’re 35 and, well, I hope you like *******s.
But there’s a second problem that arises, which comes back to an essay I wrote a long time ago called “In A Perfect World.” It’s no longer in publication; I will have to try to find it, but I certainly remember the gist of it. You wouldn’t like it if you’re a “progressive thinker” but it was really only recapping what we’ve known for 10,000 years or so. Not that the “post-modern” people think that’s important.
It’s simply this: Men and women are different but complimentary. By trying to deny this through various mechanisms — to make both more same in regard to policy and everything else around us we destroy both.
I can’t speak to the female perspective in that first article above, except by observation of people I know who happen to be female. Of course that makes my knowledge of her side of the subject second-hand at best, and that assumes I’m getting the straight story. I’m probably not, even if unconsciously.
But then let’s turn to the other side — men. That one I can speak to — because I am one.
The first client was a high-end programmer who was bringing in a handsome salary in Austria. He was 33, no debt, had his own place, and was in decent enough shape to turn ahead or two. He spent his time traveling, enjoying life, sampling various cuisines in Europe, but he also enjoyed sampling something else – Austrian women.
Not that he was dating them. They were prostitutes. Prostitution is surprisingly legal in an otherwise stuffy country like Austria. And he would have one or two prostitutes a month, allowing him to satisfy his sexual urges, as well as getting a variety of women which is at the core of all male genetic programming. He could have gotten a girl through “traditional methods,” but didn’t want to waste the time because it was just easier, cheaper, and higher quality, to pay $150 Euro for a tight, in shape, 20 something to show up in a cute lingerie outfit, have sex with him,…and inevitably leave without drama or antics at the end.
The author goes on to talk about the basic problem, which dovetails with the first article — if you’re a highly-successful man, or on the path to become one and know it, why would you put up with the crap that many if not most young women dish out these days?
You don’t have to. You can fly to Austria and for $150 (Euros) you can have a nice *****, legally. Or, for that matter in the United States, go out to Nevada where with two county exceptions prostitution is also legal.
That is, if you just want sex. Of course there are the far less-honorable ways of obtaining it; playing with people’s heads mostly. It’s not very smart though on an analytical perspective; it’s definitely cheaper and far less dangerous all the way around to get on the plane. No drinks, no dinners, no entanglements. Just money, screw, done.
Yeah, I know — crass. So what?
What makes it worth it for a man to want more? Well, you have to give him a reason to want more. And what’s that? A 50% chance he can actually raise a child in a 2-parent home? Those are the odds nowdays.
Now think about this one folks — what’s coming out of our schools and what is being taught to our kids? Where’s the money being spent? What’s with all the “women’s studies” degrees? What value do they bring to the human enterprise? How many ways of moving people and things, innovative drugs or procedures, and new technologies will “women’s studies” produce in the next 10,000 years?
And more to the point, do any of these women want to raise a family and be a wife?
What if I’m 20 and I want to be a husband? You know, me Tarzan, you Jane? Yeah, I know, quaint, outdated, male pig. Talk to me about “pig” when some 220lb thug kicks down the door and wants to******you; do you want soyboy or Mr. Bang-bang in bed with you? That ought to be obvious.
Do women really believe their own bull**** these days? If they do then why do they pen articles like this?
One female journalist has declared that “women-only seating sections on planes” is the way to a safer future in the high skies, avowing that the armrest in commercial passenger seating is a “gender political issue” in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
I thought all women were equals of men. Now we want segregation because….. we’re the weaker sex?
I know, I know, you’re not her and everyone’s special. Go back and read the first quoted paragraph again.
You’re not special chicky, and neither are you dude.
You’re damned ordinary when it comes to how you’re actually wired.
Does that mean that out of the “ordinary” 10%, 20% or whatever might not want — ever — to have kids? Not at all. There are women who are business tigers. That’s their thing. They might even use their sexuality as a weapon in business (which is no less legitimate than a man using his money and power) but they don’t want to use it to make babies. That’s because you can’t do both and truly be successful at both. It’s not possible; there are only 24 hours in a day and the kid(s) want all of them.
There are a few men like that too; they don’t give a damn about family — at all. Some of them have trophies for wives; for some it’s a business deal, others cycle through women because one or the other wasn’t completely honest. Being that cranked in one area tends to do that; you’re a prick in every other area, mostly because you have to be. The focus is that intense. It’s ok — but that’s not the 90th percentile of people and trust me on this, because I’ve been where I could have gone down that road and turned it down: If you have ever considered it the wrong choice it is the wrong choice.
If you chase that path anyway it will destroy you. It is the very odd person who is wired this way and if you try to force yourself down that road and are not in that couple of percent you’ll drive yourself insane and wind up severely depressed, on drugs or chronically drunk and probably dead.