If you haven’t read these already, you should!
The Reason Beta Males Pedestalize Women by Heartiste. If you’ve ever wondered why there are so many guys out there who refuse to take the red pill or just can’t imagine that there are Good Girls who do Bad Things, this post explains it. It’s the most succinct and clear (not to mention, entertaining) explanation of the origin of white knight dogma that I’ve ever read. A sample:
So you see, in the final analysis, it is very likely, by dint of the beta male’s ignorance, inexperience and habituated veneration of women and reflexive indulgence of women’s motives, that his view of women is severely constricted, child-like in its naivete. The beta male is not privy to what Tyler Durden famously called the secret society of women. He was never invited, and he was never apprised of the secret society’s goings-on by any woman in his life. He lives in a pinched world with only a peephole to the wonders beyond, given him not by insight but by stumbling into depravity or by the good grace of a sympathetic alpha male. As far as he knows, women don’t have much sex, and they are very nice and polite most of the time.
The beta male pedestalizes women because one, that’s all women have deigned to show him of their sexual inner world, and two, he cannot bear the contrary thought, affirming and cementing as it does his lackluster place on the sexual totem pole.
Women are innately good by Dalrock. Here Dalrock goes after FOTF’s #1 Mangina Glenn Stanton and Stanton’s book Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity. Anyone who’s been hanging around Haley’s Halo for a while probably knows my opinion of Stanton (read: I enjoyed Dalrock’s article very much), but Dalrock’s post is just that much more satisfying after reading Roissy’s above post and seeing how Stanton fits that description to a T. Is it any wonder that Stanton, born and raised to be the best of churchly betas, would find it impossible to believe that even the sweetest, most innocent, most Jesus-loving woman possesses the ability to transform into an unhinged sexual beast given the proper enticement?
Stanton repeatedly pushes the idea that women are genetically programmed to be good, while men are not, and it is the lack of good men (whom no one trained to be good, I guess) that results in women being bad (violating their natural propensities). Yes, it’s obvious that this makes zero sense. Dalrock sums it up nicely:
There is a special kind of irony in him lecturing about how good men hold those who do wrong accountable just before he goes on to not hold women accountable for having children out of wedlock, frivolously divorcing, and for choosing cads over dads.
Also stick around to read the comments by deti and van Rooinek. Good stuff from guys who’ve been in the churchly trenches.
Dating Advice: How to Pick Your Right Girl by Art of Manliness. Brett McKay found a book from 1944 entitled How to Get Along With Girls. (The Greatest Generation didn’t have the internet or rappers with advice for handling shorties.) The first chapter of the book is “How to Pick Your Right Girl” and gives a checklist of traits to consider. The charm is in the old-fashioned language. The wisdom is timeless. Among the things a young man contemplating marriage should consider:
- She is attractive, of course, but is that her chief asset? (Try to imagine her ten years from today.)
- Could you spend seven consecutive evenings in her company without being bored? (If the answer is affirmative, it is a good sign.)
- Is she a flirt? Does she make you jealous? (Decide whether you can stand the strain; your jealousy will persist until you grow indifferent.)
- Does she tell lies? Do you mind?
- Do you agree on children, or a career, or both? (Better settle this beforehand.)
- Does she expect you to support her in a definite style? Could you count on her cooperation in hard times? Would she go to work if necessary?
Read the whole article. I’m sure we can all think of at least a couple people in our lives who would have benefited from having such a list and taking it seriously.
I’m planning on seeing The Hunger Games tonight. Last year I wrote a post on the book, so if you’re new here and have an interest in the book/movie, there’s something else you can put on your reading list. Ha!