This is a comment from John D. on Patriarchy Shmatriarchy
The most successful societies are the ones predicated upon the twin pillars of men’s denial of self-worth by men and protection of women.
The reasoning is simple. Women are the limiting factor in human reproduction.
Let’s say a village of 20 adults (10 men and 10 women) will have 9 hunters killed this upcoming year due to a surprise stampede or whatever.
The hypothetical village that protects women (even restricting their choices to participate) and encourages men to self-sacrifice would then see 9 of the men dead.
1 very happy men + 10 women will equal 10 babies per year or every other year to repopulate.
A society that shares in equally in all risky things like hunting will have 5.5 men and 5.5 women, meaning 5 or 6 babies each cycle.
A society in which women are expected to self-sacrifice for men will have 1 women and 10 men which will yield 1 baby per birth cycle. It’s clearly obvious that male disposability + female safety = reproductive success. Whether it’s culture or genetics really doesn’t matter.
The issue is we’re not in a hunter/gatherer state anymore. This is a country with artificial hearts, that put people on the moon, has gay marriage and a black president. It’s time to act as evolved as we claim we are and squeeze a little bit of room on the victim stage for men where and when it is deserved (which large feminist organizations mostly oppose).
It’s about time to advocate for men when and where they truly need it (like the 9 to 1 ratio of men over women in homelessness and suicide). Not that you said we shouldn’t.