Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Limited Construct


Carol Iannone notes that Evolutionary Psychology has a tendency to explain the present in terms of a past that it extrapolates from the present:

[N]ot long ago they were claiming that women were naturally monogamous. As female behavior grew wilder, they changed the evolutionary scenario to conjure up the prehistoric woman with serial partners. If contemporary women begin to curb themselves a bit as the culture keeps changing, and they probably will, the evolutionists will no doubt revise the scenario yet again.

This scenario seems just to correspond with what we see of behavior today, and expresses no abiding truth about human nature.
That being the case,"why should we accept this limited construct of human nature and of the potentialities of our lives"? Instead, let's accept an unlimited construct...one that does express an abiding truth about human nature, and will give us a better sense of the potentialities of our lives. Like for instance, the bedrock biological reality of the power that the "male gaze" has over women.
Feminism is largely responsible for the cultivation of “beta males” by making men suppress their natural masculinity. The truth is, even the merest so-called beta has all the masculinity needed to attract women if only he would exercise it. The simplest masculine look or “male gaze” at certain moments can make females melt.
Thus is sociobiology refuted! It's about time we stopped listening to all these just-so stories about masculine power and dominance, and accepted that "beta males" exist mainly because feminists have been emasculating perfectly serviceable men who would otherwise dominate them as Nature intended.

Also: Thanks to this marriage of convenience between EP and feminism, too many men are wearing baggy Hawaiian shirts and backwards baseball caps. Some of them even bake cakes! This behavior drastically reduces their reproductive fitness, because women don't really like men who bake cakes, unless they dress in properly masculine clothes, and maybe not even then. If you doubt this, consider the fact that this man will probably die alone and unloved even though he has a successful TV show. So much for Darwinism!


7 comments:

Tacitus Voltaire said...

Feminism is largely responsible for the cultivation of “beta males”

that's funny - in my family we tend to marry strong willed women who we feel are capable of standing up to our domineering and overbearing Voltairowitz personality type

Jazzbumpa said...

As a poor gamma male, I forlornly fantasize about being a beta.

I even grind my own fucking nutmeg.

Sigh
JzB

Tacitus Voltaire said...

I even grind my own fucking nutmeg

oh poo on these stereotypes - i would love to grind my own nutmeg, and even do more baking. i would just do it in a really obnoxious, overbearing way...

echidne said...

Feminism is astonishingly powerful! I just can't get over that, especially given the general miserable state of so many of this world's women.

Rmj said...

Feminism is astonishingly powerful!

It turned me into a newt!




Well, I got better.

Phila said...

Feminism is astonishingly powerful! I just can't get over that, especially given the general miserable state of so many of this world's women.

She stoops to conquer!

ellroon said...

Can the beta male beat his woman to death with his cake? Then everything in the universe will balance out.