A Woman’s Defense of the Alpha Male

A Woman’s Defense of the Alpha Male, by Alice Atalanta.

It began when I read about the burgeoning trend for men to “unlearn toxic masculinity.” …

The truth is that there’s a greater agenda at play here, and it’s the elephant in the room that noone’s talking about. “Toxic Masculinity” is just a safe cover up for the thing that these cultural critics are trying to undermine. What they’re actually attacking is the traditional archetype of the Alpha Male. …

The agenda is actually shockingly obvious. Just a quick look through articles on Psychology Today will drive home the point. The notion of the Alpha, which science accepts as part of the animal world, is heavily questioned by the psychology community as researchers consider its applicability to the case of the human male. The apologetics in such scholarship are striking, and amount to little more than ego stroking for the beta males of the academic community. …

We need to scrutinize our own culture and fearlessly identify what is really going on here. It’s ok to be an Alpha, as long as you’re a woman. It’s acceptable to embrace masculine gender signifiers — if you’re a biological female wanting to be perceived as masculine or male. In the popular imagination, it’s even ok to be an Alpha Male, as long as you’re not white or conservative (look no further than GQ magazine naming Colin Kaepernick 2017’s Man of the Year).

Are you a dominant Alpha white male? That’s OK, too, as long as you apologize for your power and “privilege” by holding liberal political views (consider nearly every white Hollywood actor). But ask Tim Tebow how being an outspoken Christian as well as a conservative, dominant, successful white Alpha Male has played out for him in the public eye. Not so well-received.

The notion of the self-made man who doesn’t believe in favors or handouts has fallen out of fashion. The left’s utter disdain and gut-wrenched disgust for President Trump and his personal, political, and financial success is further evidence of this problem. His masculine dominance is under constant scrutiny as much if not more than his politics. From the tone of his tweets to his domineering handshake, people can’t stomach the fact that he’s a strong, dominant, Alpha Male. The unapologetic antithesis of an Obama bowing to the Saudis. …

A society without alpha males would be noncompetitive and short-lived.

Alpha Males aren’t flawless. No one is. And all social groups have their roles and values. I’m not writing to discredit the other groups that we could just as easily define. But this group in particular is under attack by a segment of our culture that has somehow paradoxically come to feel threatened by the very group of individuals to whom they might have once turned for defense and leadership. …

How can I, as a woman, say these things? How does this not make me a traitor to my own sex?

First off, I’m speaking out because I know that the men in my life agree with me, but they would be absolutely skewered for saying the things that I’m saying here. …

Secondly, I’m speaking out as an Alpha Female, because the dominant traits that define me are actually strikingly similar to those that define the men in my life. I don’t see why dominance in males is toxic but it’s acceptable coming from me because I was born a woman.

Third, and most importantly, I’m speaking out because I am tired of seeing these traits diminished. The success and survival of the human race is due as much to woman’s reproductive power as it is due to man’s power to protect and provide. Balance is found by establishing mutual respect; not by diminishing one side or the other. …

In a world gone crazy, a cultural elite telling me that I should desire a feminized man over a strong and dominant one, I’m striving to be the voice of reason. Offer me a Romeo in tights or a battle scarred Leonidas, and I’ll pick the Spartan every day of the week.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific