By David Futrelle
Manosphere dinguses, like the Evo Psych professors many of them are such fans of, love to tell “just-so” stories about human prehistory that reinforce their backwards notions about men and women.
Often, these stories involve mammoths. As is the case with this story I recently ran across while doing an unrelated search in the archives of the MGTOW subreddit. It’s got a doozy of a headline:
What our cuck society does not understand, is that women only want to consume, nothing more. They continually establish consumption baseline and advance from it, unless there is an external limitation
In the post itself, regular MGTOW subreddit contributor nowig tells us a story about brave mammoth hunters and their naggy cave-wives:
It’s an evolutionary adaptation. Men form cooperative groups and hunt, risk lives for each other. Women just sit home and nag, “what did you bring, a rabbit, why not a deer, the guys at the other cave brought a deer.” If it’s a deer it would be “why not a mammoth?”
Maybe I should change the name of the blog to “You Nagged Us to Hunt the Mammoth to Feed You.”
In any case, while we know that ancient humans did indeed hunt mammoths, men weren’t doing all the hunting — there’s prehistoric art and other evidence showing that at least some women were involved in the hunt.
Regardless of the precise gender breakdown of prehistoric hunting parties, the idea that women in those days were sitting around whining while men did all the work is, of course, completely ludicrous. In hunter-gatherer societies, everyone works. And women may have worked even harder after the invention of agriculture. Indeed, one recent study found skeletal evidence that “women worked so hard during the dawn of farming they were almost uniformly buffer than today’s elite rowers,” as National Geographic summed it up.
But let’s return to nowig’s Old Misogynists’ Tale:
That’s why there always was a patriarchy. To shut them up, because they would not regulate themselves.
Yes, let’s blame women for men taking away their power.
The women evolved as part of the system where they are put in [their] place by external force.
And, boy oh boy the MGTOWs want to go back to this.
Nowig launches into a racist fantasy of macho Muslim dudes putting today’s uppity women back in their place — and literally responding to sexual harassment lawsuits by slapping women in the face. And, of course, in nowig’s diseased brain the women will happily accept the abuse.
Western men are now cucked and will be pushed further and further, until Ahmed assumes the role of now missing forceful restraint. The women who file lawsuits because they were told they look nice, will be struck in the face, per Koran, if they argue. And they will like it. It will feel very safe.
Nowig then ends his fantasy with some phony concern.
I am not sure what’s the way out of this predicament. It’s all very sad
To be fair, it is very sad that so many men like to entertain each other online by telling each other these terrible tall tales.
We Hunted the Mammoth is independent and ad-free, and relies entirely on readers like you for its survival. If you appreciate our work, please send a few bucks our way! Thanks!