Fuck. It just dawned on me.
In The mask of sanity, Cleckley describes case after case of male psychopaths, and the devastation that their patents, and in particular their mothers, feel about their sons. Interestingly, almost all the cases Cleckley presents are from affluent, upper-class families.
Combine that with the observation that high-ranking female chimpanzees spread their genes mainly by boosting their sons' mating success.
Add in the fact that male psychopaths ate insanely sexually successful.
Factor in that psychopathy is a radical personality configuration, initiated at the very early years, and most notably the first year, in which the mother is practically the sole caretaker.
Turns out that there might be an unconscious process by which the wives of the ultra rich turn their sons into psychopaths in order to reap the genetic payouts of their future sexual success...Read More
@First-light I believe she outlines a natural dynamic between the sexes. As a woman, she obviously cares only about what she gets out of it, and I suspect the "other places" in which she talks about what a woman should give, fall short of any equitable exchange of value.
I remember reading about some Oceanean tribes in which, once the husband died, the wife's family killed the wife with a ceremonial strangling. There are stories of wives demanding it, while, practically, it was usually waived. It's a practice I don't endorse in any way, of course, but maybe that's the level of devotion that would correspond to the privilege of being "contained and owned". Throw in the husband's right to concumbines. The exact opposite of the woman's right to branch-swing.
@adam-l I liked the bit where she said she wasn't going to talk about what a woman does for a man but gave a huge list of what beta needs to do for princess -the entitlement cracked me up.
Women really like the things she is setting out but guess what men really like women to do a lot of stuff for them in return. It takes an exchange. Its not a case of simp performs constantly to care for princess and in return princess occasionally puts out while getting on with fulfilling her empowered life as a strong independent woman who don't do nothing for men except what she wanted to do anyway -like tidy her home, cook her dinner and raise her kids and complain it is a huge sacrifice to do what she wanted anyway. What does she offer him? When is she there for him in small but valuable ways like he is there for her?
Do all this and you will stand a good chance of playing beta to a woman who is ready to settle (rode the carousel till the wall loomed). Make your life's work pleasing ("containing and owning") her you will have a fair chance of keeping her happy as odds on a more attentive simp of equal or greater SMV won't come up to monkey branch to. But how great a deal is this really??
Who is really being "contained and owned" here? Ask to whom is the value really passing in the relationship? that should give you the answer.Read More
I can understand it clinically, but cannot connect or empathize with the mindset and fetish itself.
Yeah, as soon as I pressed "Post", it occured to me that that's what you'd mean :)
The fact is that foot fetish is everywhere nowadays. It seems to have skyrocketed, and given the beating men get in the current culture, it's something to be expected.
Psychoanalysts have that notion of object replacement or something, which quite consistently explains all deviant sexuality. I believe it fits modern neuroscience: these attraction circuits need something to work on, and when the road to pussy is blocked, other things replace it.
Now, the interesting thing is that this replacement process might actually have adaptive value, in that it keeps these circuits alive: neurons need to work in order to survive.Read More
@adam-l Good explanation, and I should clarify: Like other humiliation fetishes, I can understand it clinically, but cannot connect or empathize with the mindset and fetish itself. So completely foreign. For example, an over the top Dominatrix barking demands and spewing insults, I imagine just going, "Tssh... shut up, bitch!"
A subtly dominant pseudo Tradcon or otherwise conventional GF though, now that proved harder to identify and confront correctly as a naive and idealistic young man.
Foot fetish is quite straightforward. Just like the picture of Jesus washing his student's feet as an act of humility. It's a symbolic submission. The fetishist doesn't feel worthy of a thing so high as the vagina, so he wishes he can at least have the feet, and the apex of his climax is being trampled by his object of desire.
Oh, absolutely. Whedon's feminism is generally found in abundance through everything he made. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was explicitly feminist at several points throughout the series. It's still a damn good show I've every intention of buying and watching repeatedly.
As I told @adam-l above, whether a show is "red pill friendly" isn't really my primary selection criterion - not least because, if it were, I'd be missing out on an awful lot of otherwise really entertaining stuff that sometimes plays fast and loose with intersexual dynamics.
A show not bullshitting me with an all-powerful girlboss is nice, to be sure, but, as long as it's well-written, competently executed and not preaching at me I'm content to just enjoy it for what it is.