One thing you hear people say a lot is that men (en masse) are becoming more feminine due to feminism and/or environmental factors. I’m not convinced of this. I have noticed that any example that is supposed to show that men en masse are becoming more feminine falls into one of two categories:
- Men aren’t doing what I want. This includes everything from tradcons complaining that men aren’t getting married to women complaining that men aren’t bailing them out anymore to men have different political views than the complainer.
- Environmental factors such as lowered sperm counts, BPA, etc.
The problem with the environmental factors category is twofold. First, you have to prove that it’s happening. Second, you have to show that environmental factors are actually leading men en masse to act more feminine. For example, consider lowered sperm counts. The current research shows that lowered sperm counts are not happening. It’s really the media creating panic. Even if that wasn’t an issue, what are the examples given of men acting more feminine as a result of environmental factors? They all fit into the first category of “men aren’t doing what I want”. In other words, citing environmental factors as the cause of men is complaining that men aren’t doing what I want indirectly and hoping no one notices.
Can anyone come up with an objective example of men en masse becoming more feminine? I don’t mean individual examples because those aren’t representative of most men. Plus, a lot of those examples would be tied to a paycheck in some way. Most men would never have the opportunity to “go feminine for pay”. Plus, it ends as soon as the job ends.
Complaints about men en masse becoming more feminine are really self serving attempts to hide that the complainer is pissed that men aren’t slaving away for themselves or for women. What is really happening is that men are looking at the dating landscape, the marriage landscape, the employment landscape, etc. and finding that there is no payoff. Why get married if you will just get ass raped in divorce court? Why bother dating if you can’t find a good woman? Why bother going to college and wasting your money? Why bother working more than the bare minimum you need unless you get paid highly for your time? Why do a bunch of things tradcons, feminists, women in general, etc. want when they won’t provide you equal consideration or anything in return for your work?
What has happened is not that men have become more feminine. What is happening is that men are making LOGICAL and RATIONAL decisions. All complaints about men becoming more feminine seem to be in areas where men have discovered there is no payoff or the payoff doesn’t match the risk or work. Men haven’t become more feminine. Men simply aren’t being idiots. Being able to make logical and rational decisions is something men do. In other words, any complaint about men becoming more feminine is actually an example of men being masculine. Given that enough men are making similar logical and rational decisions, it’s possible that men are now more masculine than ever before. This means that feminism hasn’t feminized men but has had the opposite effect of making men more masculine.