Men’s Rights Activists aren’t good at much, but they’re remarkably adept at one thing: blaming women for things done by men. Rape? Don’t blame the rapists, blame their allegedly abusive mothers who made them that way. Environmental catastrophe? Don’t blame the CEOs of polluting corporations or the politicians who enable them, blame women and their love of shopping.
As the antifeminist Nazis of the Alt-Right move ever further into the territory of the MRAs, they’re doing their best to perfect their women-blaming skills. But they still have some ways to go, if a supremely muddled recent post on The Daily Stormer is any indication.
Daily Stormer contributor Master Ace starts off with a premise that will be familiar to anyone who has been following MRAs for any length of time — that women are destroying civilization by picking the wrong dudes to hook up with. YouTube “philosopher” and erstwhile MRA Stefan Molyneux, as you may recall, presented a particularly blunt version of this thesis in a now-notorious video rant blaming women for all the evil in the world because of their alleged inclination to choose assholes as boyfriends and husbands.
Master Ace offers a similar, if far more muddled, version of this argument in a post with the chilling title “For the Sake of All That is Good, Female Sexual Choice Must be Suppressed.”
Like many of his MRA brethren, Ace starts off with a bit of the old Evo Psych. Like their orangutan sisters, Ace declares, human females gravitate towards macho alpha males.
A human female will attempt to become impregnated with (what she judges to be) the best genes available, and simultaneously, she will attempt to utilize her sexual capital to maximize the resources at her disposal.
But alas, the innate hunger of human females for all things alpha runs contrary to the needs of our modern civilized society.
Civilization has historically operated on the excess production of “beta” males. “Beta” males ganged up on the “alpha” male and convinced him to guarantee them sexual (reproductive) access to females in exchange for excess labor, and allowing him to live. Or, possibly, the “alpha” male decided there were too many women for him to fuck, and it made more sense to use them as bargaining chips, in exchange for excess labor.
I’m pretty sure that neither of these hypotheses bears any resemblance to anything that ever happened in the real world.
The precise details are irrelevant.
I suppose they are, if you’re just pulling random crap out of your rear end to rationalize something you already believe.
The important point is that in a post-agrarian world, any normal man is capable of producing far more than he needs. This extra production has myriad uses (traditionally, supporting a family, and the endeavors of the state), but a man requires some incentive in order to generate this excess production. That incentive has historically been sexual access to females, and there is no substitute, so far as I can tell.
Uh, have you ever heard of “money?”
Basically, civilization happened because “alpha” and “beta” males got together and said, “Hey, we’re stronger, smarter, and more imaginative than these twats. Instead of letting them play us like a bunch of shmucks, let’s divide them up amongst ourselves, and then there will be more for everybody, including them.”
But alas, the women of today don’t want to be divided up amongst men like so much booty. Now that women have been brainwashed by the evil Jews to believe they should have choices — you knew he was going to work Jews in their somehow, right? — they are actually picking out which guys they want to have sex with.
And as far as Mr. Ace is concerned, they’re picking out the wrong guys.
The women are free, they are fucking every asshat with a facial tattoo, or a headful of hair that more resembles a peacock than a human being, or an abundance of gaudy jewelery, or a physique that expresses, “I spend more time trying to look tough, than actually training to be tough.”
But Ace isn’t just mad that women are allegedly throwing themselves at every tattooed “alpha” while ignoring the world’s hardworking betas. Ace, who acknowledges that these guys are “probably getting more pussy than I am,” is pretty much furious that women are picking anyone other than him.
[A]llowing females to choose who gets laid and which genomes survive isn’t working for much of anyone. They manage to land a guy who can afford a butler and the next thing you know they are fucking the butler. They find a guy who can bench 300#, and suddenly they want a man who has read a book. Show them a pretty boy, with great hair, an eyebrow piercing and a few trendy tattoos – they’ll demand a man with calluses on his hands and boots on his feet.
In short, they want it all.
Even assuming any of this is true, how would this mean that the current system “isn’t working for much of anyone?” In his scenario, the system seems to be working quite well for 1) butlers, 2) book-readers, 3) boot-wearers and, oh yeah, 4) the “females” who are having sex with all of them.
Somehow, in Ace’s mind, this imaginary world in which everyone but him seems to be having almost constant sex is in fact a world in which
Almost nobody is getting laid as often as they would like, even the most attractive people. Everybody knows something is off.
As Ace sees it, there is only one solution to fix this world in which “almost nobody is getting laid” — while simultaneously getting laid all the time: we need to get rid of women’s right to choose who they have sex with.
Simply remove female sex selection from the human reproductive equation. Almost everybody will be getting laid. The women will feel like they are being raped. And everybody will be more or less happy.
I have a much better idea, dude. Go fuck yourself.