“It is men, not women, who have shaped the contours of the incel predicament. It is male power, not female power, that has chained all of human society to the idea that women are decorative sexual objects, and that male worth is measured by how good-looking a woman they acquire.”

I just published about this yesterday, with the added aspect that I believe it’s because these men have failed at the masculine domination hierarchy, that they are so angry. But rather than blame the existence of the hierarchy, which further points to their shameful failure to achieve in it, they turn their rage on the women who should have been theirs as the spoils/sex objects of success.

He’d failed at the patriarchally established dominance hierarchy, but the men who had achieved in it were never mentioned once. They had not stollen or appropriated anything that he deserved (because they had clearly won theirs by hierarchical standards, if not quite fairly and squarely, at least in an expected and tacitly agreed upon way).”

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