Hey, guess what? I have a new column at Dangerous.com called Ovary Acting – it’s all the smugness of JudgyBitch, with less profanity.
Here are the first few paragraphs of The Economics of Everything Nice.
Women trade endowments, like beauty and fertility, while men trade accomplishments, like wealth or status. In most cases, it’s a perfectly fair trade.
If the Harvey Weinstein debacle has made anything clear, it’s that the inner machinations of Hollywood resemble a bordello more than a boardroom, and the political inclinations of the players tell us nothing about the game or how it’s played.
Unsurprisingly, many women complain that one of the unintended consequences of feminism and the sexual revolution is the cheapening of sex. Traditionally, women used sex as a bargaining tool to access men’s resources, more or less permanently, through the institution of marriage. The loosening of social mores around sex has resulted in sex being traded more freely, for less in return, yet women’s traditional expectations of men have not changed. In 2017, women still overwhelmingly expect to marry men with greater access to resources than themselves.
Modern men find the prospect of turning their resources over to women for none of the traditional benefits, such as sex, children, compliance and respect, somewhat unappealing, prompting Milo Yiannopoulos to write of the Sexodus, whereby men simply wash their hands of the whole messy, feminine affair, and retreat into the joys and predictability of Oculus Rift.
Women can’t wash their hands quite so easily. While men can satisfy their primal drives with first person shooter games, women require rather particular relationships to meet their happiness requirements. Slate writer Mark Regnerus spells it out clearly, ‘[i]f women were more fully in charge of how their relationships transpired, we’d be seeing, on average, more impressive wooing efforts, longer relationships, fewer premarital sexual partners, shorter cohabitations, and more marrying going on.’
Translation: women want men who will spend money and effort to seduce them, men who commit to long relationships, men who will sleep with only a few women, men who will marry them. If women were more fully in charge, men would need money and influence to access women.
What do women have to offer in exchange for that?
Well, sex. Politely, we call it ‘beauty’, but beauty is nothing more than a shorthand marker for reproductive fitness.
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