It is a self-evident truth that men and women are different. Nonetheless, the leftist mainstream wants women to compete with men in male domains, with various levels of success. Yet, letting men compete with women in female domains is much less important as that would, presumably, lead to increased oppression of women. One of the effects of increased competition between the sexes is that it harms members of both sexes. Women have evolved to bear children and nurture them, but if they spend their 20s climbing the corporate ladder, their chances of ever having a large family increasingly approximate zero. Men also suffer because they increasingly get squeezed out of the workforce. Of course, preferential hiring of females, as well as the diversity-is-out-strength act lead to there being fewer jobs for men.
The enlightened social engineers that run society may think that there is nothing wrong with women having fewer children, and men being unemployed. In fact, that may be their very goal. Yet, there are consequences to this way of running society that harm both sexes. I think they mirror each other, so let me explain.
In the title, I mention “avid video gamers” without mentioning the sex of said gamers. Well, video-gaming is a clearly male-dominated hobby, in case you have not noticed that the titty streamers on Twitch don’t care about the game they are playing. Video games have become a huge industry. A big part of the appeal of games is that they provide you with a sandbox in which to compete and climb hierarchies. If you get good at a game, you can assert your dominance over others. Competency-based games are particularly attractive because in those games you win because you are the better player, not because you spent money on micro-transactions to get status boosts or a superior weapon.
It is easy to see why men flock to video games. Clearly, if the real world denies them chances to compete and climb status hierarchies, they need to fulfill this need somewhere else. I think this is simply an expression of a biological need. Many guys feel bad if they sit around and don’t do anything. Imagine sitting in an office, not having anything to do, but needing to pretend that you’re actually working. To most guys, this is hell on earth, at least after a few days. Sitting at home, not having anything to do would be just as tiring. In contrast, earning “achievements” and climbing leaderboards is a lot more motivating. Men want to achieve something. Video games are simply a band-aid in that regard.
Women also follow a biological program. They want to have children. Every woman you see is the last in a generational chain with hundreds of thousands of members. All her female ancestors were put on this earth to have children, not to create crappy PowerPoint presentations. Women may be able to suppress their wish to have children for a few years or a decade or two. If they are that good at it, though, they will find themselves childless.
The biological drive to nurture a child needs an outlet, however. This is where cats (or small dogs) come in. Did you ever notice that a cat has approximately the size of a baby? This is not a coincidence. Having missed out on their chance to have children on their own, today’s professionally successful but childless woman needs a replacement. If she can’t bring herself to let some random dude knock her up on a one-night stand, or to get artificially inseminated and raise the child with the help of the welfare state, then something else needs to fill that void in her life. Thus, it has to be a cat or any other small pet. There is a sickening number of posts online in which women, supposedly after smashing through the wall, write on why they think cats are better than kids.
In summary, the reason we have men devoting their lives to video games just as we have women doting on their kitten is that they need an outlet for their biological drives, but cannot satisfy them in the real world. It’s a sad state of affairs. However, guys tend to be able to drop video games quite quickly if the real world comes calling. With crazy cat ladies, that is not necessarily the case. They are office ladies during the day, and crazy cat ladies at home.
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