The Fermi Paradox is the question, “where are the aliens?” Even if only a fraction of starts have planets and only a fraction of those planets have life and a fraction of planets with life develop intelligent life, there still should be lots of aliens out there. Theoretically, there should 1 billion Earth like planets and 100,000 intelligent civilizations in our galaxy alone. The sun is relatively young as stars go so many of those alien civilizations should be older and more technologically advanced than us. This also means that at least one of these alien civilizations should have spread across our galaxy and be on our doorstep. Even if something like Star Trek’s warp drive is impossible, in the worst case scenario it would only take several million years to colonize the whole galaxy. Even if a technologically advanced alien species decided to never leave their star system, as long as a small fraction disagreed, that small fraction would over time colonize the galaxy.
So knowing this, where are the aliens? A possibility is that something either prevents aliens for engaging in space exploration or something that prevents aliens from even developing the intelligence and technology where they would even be in a position to consider space exploration. And who is a big group opposed to space exploration on our planet? Feminists working on behalf of women and the female imperative. If aliens are sexually dimorphic like us, then intelligent aliens may have their own equivalent to women directly or indirectly preventing space exploration. It could be via alien equivalents to feminists who agitate against space exploration. Or it could be that alien equivalents to women are preventing technological development in general via having the non-women aliens fight over the women aliens so much that aliens never even make it to the industrial revolution or past the stone age. Even if aliens have more than two sexes whichever sex controls the more scarcer reproductive resource could still be a logjam preventing technological development.
And that assumes that aliens even develop intelligence. Take peacocks, for example. Male peacocks have to spend so much evolutionary resources developing plumage to impress female peacocks that the chances of peacocks ever evolving to intelligence on their own is zero. It’s possible that aliens are stuck in this peacock trap.
Eventually all these aliens will become extinct. It has been pointed out that the dinosaurs are extinct because they didn’t have a space program. That’s because the only way an intelligent species can guarantee long term survival is to become an interplanetary species. Men like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson understand this and are putting their money towards making sure humanity has a future. Feminists are doing the opposite by opposing space exploration. If we follow the feminists, we are guaranteeing our own extinction.
There may be aliens in every corner of the universe, but we will never hear from them since they can’t advance due to the sex of their species that controls the scarcer reproductive resource. They may never get to the point where space exploration is a possibility for them. And that’s if they develop intelligence. Many alien species that could have developed intelligence may never do it because their evolutionary resources are spent impressing their equivalent of women. In either case, they will eventually go extinct. Humanity may be the most intelligent and most technologically advanced species that has ever existed and may be the only species capable of preventing its own extinction.
There is no guarantee yet that humanity will become an interplanetary species and prevent our extinction. We’re close, but we’re not there yet. The only reason we are this close is because the US both publicly and privately is willing to commit as much as it has to space exploration. (Richard Branson isn’t American but Virgin Galactic had to be based in the US.) The US is the only country that has sent probes to every planet in the solar system completing the initial reconnaissance of the solar system. Without the US, humanity might have been just another species to go extinct that happened to have an unusually high degree of technological advancement. If this solution to the Fermi Paradox is correct, there will not be aliens to save us from extinction. We will have to do it ourselves. Then, we may have to consider a Marshall Plan for aliens to save them from extinction because we are the only ones that can help them.