Longest “crisis” in human history
Everything neo-feminists don’t like about men (read: their insecurities) is deemed a crisis in masculinity these days.
It’s an inherent misunderstanding of men and a refusal to appreciate gender differences. Instead, men are supposed to act and think like women, so the rational (if you can call it that) goes.
A piece recently published in The Guardian argues exactly that, complaining that men’s preference for younger women is due to “fragile masculinity.”
This week’s peer-reviewed portrayal of fragile masculinity comes to you from the journal Science Advances, which recently published a depressing new study about online dating. Researchers looked at nearly 200,000 heterosexual users and found that while men’s sexual desirability peaks at age 50, women hit their prime at 18. And then it’s all downhill from there apparently. Can I just remind you that 18-year-olds are teenagers, and so this study is basically saying that straight men don’t find women attractive; they like girls.
#NotAllMen, I’m sure. However, this isn’t the first study to find men are fixated on women a lot younger than them. A 2010 study by OKCupid found that “the median 30-year-old man spends as much time messaging teenage girls as he does women his own age”. No doubt Roy Moore might have a thing or two to say about that.
I promise you I’m not here to promote the gay agenda and undermine heterosexuality, but I’ve got another alarming report to really top things off. A recent study, published in the Journal of Sex Research found that “men whose partners had less emotional stability reported better sexual function”. Sounds really healthy, guys.
While these studies may focus on sexual relations, they’re yet another reminder that we’re facing a crisis of masculinity that is reverberating across every aspect of our society. The far right is dominated by men, many of whom seem to be searching for a sense of identity. For feminism to get anywhere we must seriously address how we think about masculinity.
How are any of these things the least bit surprising? If anything, they speak to men’s virility, which is the furthest thing from a “crisis” or even “fragile masculinity.” Continuation of the species is one of the most basic biological designs of every living species, plants included.
And to the expert opinion, Jordan Peterson:
I’m so old, I remember when words like “crisis” and “masculinity” had meaning, meaning that wasn’t perverted by women hellbent on making men pay for being born male.
So really, this:
Given that males have been attracted to younger, highly fertile females throughout human existence, this seems an oddly protracted “crisis.” https://t.co/qTx4JhFcCo
— David J. Ley PhD (@DrDavidLey) August 20, 2018
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