An Unleashed Feminine Mystique is Destroying Higher Education

An Unleashed Feminine Mystique is Destroying Higher Education. By Lipton Matthews.

The general feminization of Western society has had many negative effects, not least of which is the poisoning of intellectual discourse. Research shows that men tend to act as warriors, who emphasize winning and proving points; women tend to be empathetic, and place far greater value on people’s feelings.

But feelings have no business in academia. Intellectuals should be primarily interested in the acquisition of truth, and truth is usually offensive. For ages universities allowed the sharpest minds to debate controversial ideas to uncover truth. Today, however, the quest for truth has been replaced by wanton conformity. …

If masculine values were still dominant in academia, the personal views of eccentric professors would be irrelevant, only the quality of their research would matter. For example, hunting down and exposing some professor for holding wrong views, or engaging in controversial research, or simply making a student “feel” uncomfortable or “triggering them” during a lecture, would not be done in the masculine academic culture of the past, as it is done routinely in the feminine academic culture of today. …

Cancel culture is so feminine:

At its core, cancel culture is essentially a feminine strategy to avert the hostility inherent in direct confrontation — but direct confrontation is inherent to academic debate. …

Nonconformism is a trait oft associated with academics, yet due to the ascent of a feminine outlook conformity is now a defining feature of academia. This portends negative effects not just for an increasingly mediocre or useless academy, but for our entire society.

Innovation is driven by a radical spirit in direct opposition to conformity. Therefore, prioritizing and rewarding female characteristics such as group cohesion and empathy at the expense of traditionally male characteristics deprives humanity of inventions that can drastically improve the quality of life. It is simply a fact that most of history’s greatest inventors and intellectual innovators were eccentric men who view people as mere variables. The attributes required to create genius like overconfidence and individualism are less evident in women. …

The quest for truth — so often offensive — is more a male thing:

A society that maligns masculinity can never value truth. Truth is neutral to how people feel, and is therefore an offensive concept in today’s culture.

Truth disturbs our moral sensibilities and is indifferent to our sufferings. As such, maturity eludes a society that puts itself in conflict with the truth. Anyone desiring to live an adult lifestyle must grapple with the harshness of unpleasant truths. Failing to do so relegates us to a state of permanent infancy.

Feminists for mediocrity. The CCP is smiling.