Men Did Greater Things When It Was Harder To See Boobs, by Amy Otto. To make America great again we may need to make seeing boobs rare again.
The sheer boobitude immediately available either through online porn, Kardashian’s Twitter feed, and Tinder (otherwise known as Uber for boobs) has rapidly accelerated to the point that men have stopped creating because there’s so few obstacles to seeing them.
Giving sex for free destroyed men’s motivation:
Men also used to marry younger and in larger numbers to lock down their very own real-life woman. Now, why bother doing the decent work of marrying and raising a family if you can swipe right and see a new pair every night? Seventy percent of American males between the ages of 20 and 34 are not married, and many live in a state of ‘perpetual adolescence’ with ominous consequences for the nation’s future…
Women used to set the cultural standards and parameters for intimate activity. Now often the guys wield more power over sex and the girls are working way too hard, way too soon, for no reciprocity. More widely available hookups have made men less likely to commit.
Manhattan versus Silicon Valley:
Manhattan has three women for every two men in the under-30 college grad dating pool. Men in a market like this, where there is a preponderance of available
boobswomen, tend to not settle down and engage in productive activities like building a family. They may even start to see women as interchangeable, as the market incentives drive them to move on as soon as they need to put in some effort to sustain a relationship.
Shift your focus to one of the most economically creative places in the United States for the last 30 years, and you’ll see a very different ratio of available women to men, the Washington Post reported. Unsurprisingly, men tend to be less — I’ll say it — promiscuous when women are more scarce. Consider Santa Clara County, Calif., home to Silicon Valley and the only well-populated area in the country where male college grads outnumber female ones by a significant margin. There, it’s women who have the dating leverage. ‘I think it’s pretty good for the girls,’ one single woman told the San Jose Mercury News a few years back. ‘You can be more picky,’ because guys ‘have to try harder.’
Perhaps as a result, 33 percent of college-educated women age 22 to 29 are married vs. 13 percent in Manhattan. Santa Clara County’s marriages happen to be more stable too: Among college-grad women in their 30s, 4 percent are separated or divorced vs. 7 percent in Manhattan.
Men are motivated by access to women:
Eric Clapton, in desperate love with George Harrison’s wife Patti, wrote the famous rock anthem “Layla” in pursuit of her. Men used to be rewarded with attention from women based on their accomplishments. When homeless millennial men can find shelter by hooking up with a different woman every night, you need to question feminists’ tactical battle plans. …
Besides falling behind women academically, men are working dramatically less in the twenty-first century than in previous centuries. …
The opportunity cost of overly available women may mean shallower thinking from 50 percent of our populace that contributes to lower productivity. While it’s wonderful women are making strides in college education and the workplace, there’s no reason this must be at the expense of men. Less stability for unmarried men diminishes their success all through life. That loss means less success for all of us.
Backfiring on women:
Even worse, in dropping their standards women have reduced their capacity to get what they really want. Less commitment, less caring, less respect, and an increased emphasis on appearance are poor outcomes for women, too. Their random “empowerment” pictures on social media in emulating Kardashian are the only lever they have left in the arsenal because they’ve given everything else away. In an attempt to be known for our personhood, we thrown ourselves back on the most obvious weapon in a woman’s arsenal: curves.
Reverting to a primitive charm offensive in hopes of luring a man’s attention for 10 uninterrupted minutes is not empowerment. Nor is it what makes married women happy.
So let’s sketch out the lines between some dots. In the old patriarchal pattern, most people married and there was one woman per man. This is the pattern males prefer — socially stable, everyone gets a chance to have kids, and men don’t like sharing. Men have reasonable security that they know who their kids are, and invest accordingly. Many women complained of being stuck with a man that bored them.
Feminism has severely undermined the patriarchy; now women are increasingly setting the rules of the game. They want the 20% of men who excite them, and will put with some sharing. So the dating market is now moving towards a situation where all the women throw themselves in ferocious competition to get the 20% of guys considered most desirable, and the other 80% of guys are basically scorned. Most women are getting at least a slice of the hot men, although that leaves many unsatisfied. The hot men are complacent but quite satisfied. The other men are left dropping out and potentially mutinous — they have little prospect for kids and little stake in society. No wonder birth rates and productivity are plummeting to unsustainable levels. This is not the way western societies and culture became great; it is making us so weak and competitive that even a bunch of seventh century Arabs could push us over.