. . . and bad ideas tend to be like Genie's, difficult to get back into the bottle.
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"Looking back, we had, in the person of Teddy Roosevelt, the finest President in the history of this country. He had the spirit and determination that matched the times and the land. Then the women got the vote, and everything went to hell. While our boys was overseas fighting the Kaiser, the women got Prohibition put in. Drinking and gambling and whoring were declared unlawful. All those things which come natural to men became crimes.
–The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean"
After that quote, Zman goes on a rampage, a correct rampage, but, regardless a rampage. One most of the people in the West are not ready to hear or understand.
"One of the more obvious aspects of the modern lynch mob is it is almost always composed of women. Sure, there will be men tagging along, maybe throwing in some shots of their own, but the organizers are always women. Maybe a homosexual male will start it with a point and shriek, but 99 times out of 100, the person organizing the lynch mob is going to be a woman. She will sound the alarm and the rest of the coven will arrive, ready to set fire to the wicker man.
The social justice warrior phenomenon is mostly a product of Facebook and Twitter, as these services made it easier for stupid people to get on-line and blast their idiocy worldwide. As a result, unhinged young women now have easy access to a megaphone. Whenever one of them gets the boo-hoos or feels slighted by a man, she can give a couple of blasts on the horn and before long we have #gamergate or some other nonsense controversy.
That’s the most striking feature of the social justice warrior phenomenon. It is young, unattached females. Put #gamegate into a google machine and the third hit is a blog run by a lonely, unstable female. In fact, feminism today is just that, lonely unattached females looking for a purpose to their lives. Instead of snagging a husband and having kids, they kit themselves out like extras from the freak show and scream at men for not loving them. Instead of tending to children, they talk endlessly about their unused female parts.
Much of what is going wrong in the West is some version of what we are seeing with the endless hashtag campaigns run by women. The female of our species has a biological purpose. That’s to find a suitable mate, bear children and raise them to sexual maturity. That’s nature’s assignment to women. Anything else is either in support of that purpose, frivolous or in opposition to biological necessity."
The feminists will find this horrible, and limiting, but how empowering is having the power, and the purpose of creating life, of nurturing life, and of creating through ones parenting a moral, independent, and valuable member of society? Men can't do that. So, men are relegated to other tasks, more banal tasks.
What insanity could propel any woman not barren to voluntary barrenness?
"It’s not just young females who are suffering from a century of feminism. Middle-aged women have always faced a difficult time. The kids leave and the mother’s purpose expires. Every man over the age of 40 understands that women often go bonkers at this stage of life. They get into weird causes or begin to obsess over trying to look young. Because we live in an age where so many women made it to this age without bearing children, we now have a surplus of women like Melissa Click.
At the risk of sounding like a neanderthal, Mx. Click should be somewhere doting on grandchildren right now, not out making a nuisance of herself. Instead, the self-defeating religion of feminism guides her into self-destructive behavior that has led to a life of frustration. That frustration comes from pursuing an endless list of causes and movements that can never satisfy the biological urge. Her life is an endless itch that can never be scratched.
We are learning the hard way that Aristophanes was right all along. A society run by women can never work. And the West is run by women, make no mistake. This pic of the defense ministers of Europe is a regular on twitter. The most powerful country in the EU is run by an old maid. The US could very well install an old lesbian as president this fall. Liberal men spend their days watching cuckold porn and trying on sundresses, while writing angry posts about bathroom laws."
The tragedy is that feminism by its over emphasis on education, achievement, and success has created the only thing which women cannot tolerate, a society where the women are more educated, have more economic potential then men.
Reduced to its simplest level, women want to marry a man with wealth/power . . .
"Women primarily want to marry men who have wealth or power. Secondarily women want a large number of thing like superior intelligence, height, attractiveness, education, strength, etc. The secondary criteria for women tend to be driven by the primary, meaning that the secondary criteria like education are leading indicators for wealth, and power..
Today, feminism has failed many women by misinforming them that men will want to marry even after they have taken the time to become educated, and built a career. But men, will mostly want to marry women who are young and beautiful. Women who wait until their mid 30s or later will have mostly missed the boat with the successful "good catch" men their own age. Many of these men will have married, and the remaining will be looking for a younger, even more beautiful woman. Men can easily shop down in age, because young women tend to be highly attracted to men who are within 10 years of their age, and who have cracked the wealth and/or power nut."
With women attaining the majority (by quite a bit) of all degrees both undergraduate and graduate, women are simply reducing any chance of a serious relationship. There are simply too few men now graduating for the numbers of women. Add to that the problem that men do not care about the woman's education, intelligence, or sophistication, as much as they care about the woman's beauty, and we can see that the highly desirable men are likely to pick the beautiful women out of the educated pool, and, alternatively, shop among the beautiful women in the less educated pool. This means the already small pool of men is quickly drained by the larger number of beautiful women in the less educated pool.
The result is a mismatch where the highly educated women remaining are of lower desirability for men. These women, highly intelligent, motivated, well educated simply do not understand the men's desires. The desirable men snapped up they are left with access to a pool of men they find undesirable. And so we hear the kvetching of these women that there are no good men, or that men are slackers. But the problem is not the men, but the fact that they have priced themselves out of the sexual market. They need a man of higher status, value, education, and potential then they believe themselves, but they are not attractive enough to capture the men available in this pool. And they are unwilling to "lower" their standards and accept a nice, decent guy because he is not over educated, nor does he have the trappings of wealth or power. The result is Melissa Click. A harpy angry, and bitter who spends her days finding ever more ways to inflict hurt on those she believed have wronged her.
As Zman says, these women are a problem within society.
What Women Want, What Men Want
Now about that Genie . . .