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Old pickup artist yells at “cultural hermaphroditism”

Heartiste: Probably not a big Marlene Dietrich fan

By David Futrelle

Alt-rightish PUA blogger Heartiste seems to be transforming before our eyes into the internet equivalent of a cranky old man from a 1970s sitcom who’s forever grousing about how you can’t tell the boy hippies from the girl hippies because they all have long hair.

In a recent post, Heartiste laments what he sees as the rise of “cultural hermaphroditism,” that is,

a strange and creepy merging of the sexes in America toward an androgynous unisex of masculinized females and feminized males.

But Heartiste doesn’t see this alleged new androgyny as simply a matter of style. No, he thinks that women are becoming mannish and men are becoming womanish biologically, with more and more women sprouting angular “manjaws” while men’s hips grow broader.

“While research is scant, I believe based on what I see happening around me that this cultural androgynization has a biological component as well,” he contends, suggesting that the lack of actual evidence for this alleged biological trend is the result of the evil forces of political correctness making it impossible for scientists to get grants to study such things as “the enlargement of women’s jaws or the narrowing of women’s hips.”

Naturally, as an aspiring cranky old man, Heartiste is most horrified by what he thinks is happening amongst the millennials, declaring that

the androgyne phenomenon is getting worse, and goes beyond desexualizing or uni-sexualizing fashion statements. Something profoundly disturbing is going on with the bodies of, in particular, American Millennials. Sexual dimorphism is flipping; the sexes aren’t just converging on an asexual norm…they’re swapping body types!

First with the avocado toast, now this! Damn Millennials.

I see so many 20s and 30s women with the broad shoulders and narrow hips natural to men, and so many men with the narrow shoulders and broad hips natural to women. It’s as if the sexual market turned upside down and switched sexes.

Even if we were to accept that the “sexual marketplace” is a real thing, how on earth could it cause literal changes in human bodies over the course of a single generation?

Well, don’t expect an answer to that from Heartiste, who’s got his thesaurus out now.

Manjaws lumber cityscapes on africanized pelvic fulcrums as their cantilevered shoulders cut swathes through cowed crowds. Their vaginas seem misplaced on them.

As unsettlingly, soyboys swish and swivel on bulbous pear-shaped haunches, supporting droopy unmuscled flesh that recedes upwardly to strangely child-like clavicles and diminutive shoulder spans, upon which soft rounded heads jerk fearfully out of the way of the manjaws with snapping vaginas.

This is the worst David Cronenberg movie ever.

Social conditioning can’t do this to bodies.

Wow. A rare acknowledgement of reality from Heartiste.

Something evil lurks in our environment, in our ecology, that’s responsible for the sexual polarity reversal.

And we’re back into the land of mystical conspiracy-mongering.

I suspect that the same evil is responsible for the xenophilic anti-White virtue sniveling insanity currently gripping the White Left, and which left unanswered and unchecked will mean the end of America as a nation distinct from the vast dirt and dystopia fields of the Hued World.

So there’s, what, a chemical in the water that causes women to grow “manjaws” and men to grow wider hips? And it also makes people mad at racists? Like the sort of racists who refer to countries that don’t have majority white populations as “the Hued World?”

If the March of the Manjaws and the Mewl of the Micemen proceeds apace, what consequences can we expect to see unfold in our society?

Whatever they are, I just hope they’ll lead to fewer people writing like this.

Heartiste is convinced that the future armies of “masculinized women” will combine the worst characteristics of “both men and women.” They’ll be “stridently aggressive and competitive like men but lacking the instinct of loyalty, cooperativeness, and duty of men.” Yet they’ll also be “cruelly subversive and passive-aggressive like women but lacking the nurturing vulnerability and intoxicating femininity of women.”

And yes, he’s predicting all this because he’s convinced himself that there are more women walking around with square jaws than there were a few years ago.

But wait, what about the men with the wide, childbearing hips?

Somewhat the reverse applies to feminized men, who have the submissiveness and avoidance mentality of women hitched to the single-minded focus of men, and the indiscriminate nurturing of women weaponized by the tribal boundary patrolling of men.

Is it just me or did that sentence just lurch its way into complete incoherence there at the end?

Within a few generations of this grotesque circus side show we will likely see society eating the last of its seed corn as once-admired institutions succumb to abject corruption, in-fighting, vapid credentialism, even more vapid moral preening, and finally systemic breakdown of basic civilizational functions.

Amazing what you can deduce from seeing a few women with square jaws on your way to work one day.

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Ingmar
Ingmar
4 years ago

Hi, nice to see you again. Something doesn’t add up, don’t trpers argue that feminism threw the sex marketplace out of whack to the point women’s hypergamy is fully enabled with 80% of women only interested on the top 20% of men, aka the alphas so that only they now can reproduce, while at the golden time females used to be assigned wisely by families (:? So shouldn’t we have by now selected the alpha-est of men instead of “feminine” ones as he says?

epitome of incomprehensibility

@Surplus to Requirements –

I have no idea how to keep a conversation going with most people much of the time: hi, how are you, fine and you, fine … and then what?

It gets worse if a conversation has more than two participants… I will usually not be able to get a word in edgewise if I feel I have something to contribute, and by the time there’s an opening everyone else will have drifted to some other topic, usually one where I can’t relate at all.

Yeah, I get that too. For the 1st bit, my father’s advice is to ask other people about themselves – “People usually like to talk about themselves” – which works sometimes; other times I don’t know what questions to ask.

For the 2nd: oh, all the time. For me, I don’t know if the ADHD has something to do with it or I’m just awkward. It tends to work better if it’s with people I know better, but some days I just feel awkward.

…I’m also sorry if the blobs of text last night were annoying; you’re completely justified in thinking, “What’s this random Internet person going on about?” I was worried about what you were saying (possibly becoming homeless, feeling hopeless, etc.) and I was trying to say in my clumsy way that we can’t change politics much as non-influential people, but support networks (friends and stuff) can help on the individual level. I’m probably not a person for that, but there are people who are.*

*People are always disappointing in some way, but some aren’t completely disappointing.

epitome of incomprehensibility

My previous comment isn’t showing up again, grr. Anyway, I wanted to say @Bina that this made me laugh:

But most of the time, it just sort of sits there, minding its own business. Like I wish the Shartiste would, because his prose is so purple it’s making Prince look pale.

ETA: OK, now it’s there. Huh.

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
4 years ago

@epitome:

For the 1st bit, my father’s advice is to ask other people about themselves – “People usually like to talk about themselves” – which works sometimes; other times I don’t know what questions to ask.

I always blank out if people ask me about myself. It’s not like there’s much that will make sense to them, except for the bits that will likely get be judged as some kind of a failure …

Ditto when they ask what I’m reading or something similar. It’s likely to be science fiction or something else that would require a lot of explanation to try to make it make sense to them. Where am I supposed to begin?

I’m also sorry if the blobs of text last night were annoying

Why would you need to be sorry if my blobs of text last night were annoying? 🙂

we can’t change politics much as non-influential people, but support networks (friends and stuff) can help on the individual level

Yeah, it sure would be nice if I had one of those …

Dalillama
Dalillama
4 years ago

@Surplus

. I don’t think that would suffice with people in the same apartment with me, though.

With the right housemates it needn’t be an issue. Partner and I are often on wildly variant schedules.

Even media stuff in common is scarce. It’s as if almost nobody actually watches TV anymore, and the TV they do watch is from another planet entirely, because the shows people talk about are mostly ones I never even see flipping through the channels I get.

It’s mostly on netflix and hulu now I think. And yeah, that means people who can’t afford subscriptions are often pretty shut out (there seems to be a fair amount of password sharing going on, and there’s undoubtedly pirate/bootleg copies to be had, but I never got the hang of watching TV alone, and the person I live with doesn’t watch much new stuff (we haven’t any streaming subscriptions, which doesn’t make it easier).

and mine seems to be nearly unique. Or else the others with similar ones are equally isolated, and there’s no way to discover one another.

It’s problematic as all hell in a lotta ways, but FB and other social media sites are actually very good for that. A number of my friends are in similar circumstances to you.

It gets worse if a conversation has more than two participants. It seems almost instinct on everyone else’s part to exclude me in such cases.

I know the feel.

And to do that you have to already have some to parlay into more. If you have none you can’t get a foot on the damn ladder, not anymore.

You never could. That’s why peasant revolts, revolutions, etc. are tried so often.

Ditto when they ask what I’m reading or something similar. It’s likely to be science fiction or something else that would require a lot of explanation to try to make it make sense to them. Where am I supposed to begin?

By finding science fiction readers to talk to. Which can be difficult in meatspace, to be sure, but there’s all sorts of blogs, fora, etc. devoted to every conceivable flavour of specfic fandom. Also facebook has a buncha groups for that kinda thing. Which admittedly I’m not in, but I’ve been meaning to look into some. Been busy with tabletop stuff lately.

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
4 years ago

It’s problematic as all hell in a lotta ways, but FB and other social media sites are actually very good for that. A number of my friends are in similar circumstances to you.

That can find a scattered few in random places around the globe, but nobody local. If there even are any who are close by.

Internet friends six time zones away aren’t much help if you need a lift or some furniture moved or something. 😛

You never could. That’s why peasant revolts, revolutions, etc. are tried so often.

Well, there was a brief period, from about 1950 to 1970 or so, when you could … at least if you were white and male. Perhaps you still can in some of the Nordic countries …

By finding science fiction readers to talk to.

I was thinking family gatherings here, and hypothetical other social events if I ever somehow wangled an invitation to one. This burg is too small to have its own Comic-Con or anything, so it might be possible to scrape up a whole three or so other science fiction types around here, if that is you could systematically cold call every number in the town’s exchange without getting some sort of unwanted attention from the phone company or the cops. (Fake being a pollster perhaps? There is an election campaign ongoing…though the respondents might wonder if “Do you like science fiction?” was sandwiched between “Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or none of the above that Ford would make a terrible premier?” and “Which party would you prefer to form government, NDP, Liberal, Tory, Green, or other?”.)

Dalillama
Dalillama
4 years ago

Internet friends six time zones away aren’t much help if you need a lift or some furniture moved or something. ?

Nah, but at least it’s someone to talk to.

Well, there was a brief period, from about 1950 to 1970 or so, when you could … at least if you were white and male. Perhaps you still can in some of the Nordic countries …

ehhh… *waggles hand* sorta, but it’s more that the bottom rung for white men was raised a bit.

This burg is too small to have its own Comic-Con or anything, so it might be possible to scrape up a whole three or so other science fiction types around here

There might be more than you’d think, but yeah, it’s hard to get anywhere in that situation. I suppose that in lieu of further advice I can at least offer you some reassurance: The problem absolutely isn’t on your end. The problem is that you live in the asshole of nowhere*, and that’s a hell of a place to be either disabled *or* odd in any fashion whatsoever.

*I don’t know where you are specifically, but a casual search indicates that your province has a plentiful supply of both nowhere and assholes, and to a large extent it doesn’t really matter which except re: proximity to someplace that actually qualifies as a city in a meaningful sense. (of which there are, being generous, maybe five in Ontario. Don’t take this as a dig, I’m from someplace that’s only halfway to nowhere, in a state with maybe one place that counts; if my hometown hadn’t got a university, it’d still be Skinner’s Mudhole.

Dalillama
Dalillama
4 years ago

Also, dunno how helpful it is, but I’ve had this conversation a lot. This is why I laugh bitterly at the idea of ‘small town charm’.

Ilaria
Ilaria
4 years ago

I found your blog while searching stuff about Gamegater.
Thank you for this place, cheers from Italy

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
4 years ago

Rents in the bigger cities are simply unaffordable for anyone either on a fixed income or with a mere McJob. So, I can live on the outskirts of a smaller one a 30 minute walk from anywhere or I can live in a cardboard box — my choice. 😛

Natalie
Natalie
4 years ago

I’m sorely disappointed that this article wasn’t illustrated with a picture of Michelangelo’s women. They’re one of my favorite oddities of art history.

Makes me want to go lift 😀

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