+  2022-10-14 08:17

The #delusion is planetary, regardless of #gender, culture or subject discussed.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median (most common) wage for workers in the United States in 2022 was $ 54 130 per year.

(assuming 52 weeks of work per year)

 +  2022-10-10 09:51

I wonder whether #intellectual #consistency has always been a rarity? Has its lack been made more obvious by digital traces… on social media and in chats?

Also, has there been a difference between #gender?

An example: “I dislike Tinder profiles with pictures of shirtless men. Here’s my Instagram with 300 pictures of me in a #bikini and 50 000 male followers.”

All in 1 text, without a “but” or any hint of internal dissonance. 🤔

All texts I’d found from women describe the “I want to be the sole and exclusive admirer of my man’s six-pack” … yeah, but what about those 50 000 followers?

Blank stare… no, no sign pf evolutionary #psychology awareness.

 +  2022-09-19 11:59

“Cheap #Sex” is a great book by sociologist Mark #Regnerus to compliment @ProfDavidBuss’ “Evolution of Desire”. It describes the current personal and interpersonal #sexuality / gender relations state of affairs in the US.

The local trends and stats which do or will impact the rest of the planet via the American Soft Power carrier groups — their role models, #Hollywood films, PC games… and porn sites.

The book dispels such misconceptions as “men are afraid to commit”, “#feminism is totally great for women”, “the only side effect of the pill is weight gain” and explains the growing proportion of uncoupled, unsatisfied, lonely people of both genders unable to make a connection.

Other than a short physical one. But only for those that include #fit, rich, educated men taller than 182 cm.😉

Add #Tinder, #Instagram, #OnlyFans and female financial independence, and we obtain fierce female competition for a few good men, skewed market dynamics and the cheapening of sex, mentioned in the title.

The low cost and infinite access to a geographically unconstrained human online marketplace disincentivizes working on #relationships — it’s cheaper to “return your purchase after a 30-day trial” (dump / divorce) and choose the next candidate, or just masturbate alone.

Surrounded by immersive HD #porn of any shade of gray, cool sex toys and AI-driven robots. Meanwhile, the years go by, and our bodies remain optimized for a very different pattern of behaviors and time spans, whether you freeze your gametes or not.

Demand for antidepressants and assisted reproduction increases.

The book’s conclusions are grim, especially for most women and a huge part of men. The technology, ideology and market forces work in unison against any reconciliation, pairing or improvement.

And, I’m afraid, #Europe is to follow, at least the non-Islamic part of it.

Very readable, the text is supported by large surveys (US and international), author’s team in-person interviews at @UTAustin, publications of #evolutionary psychologists and #gender relations specialists… all referenced in a lengthy, but helpful, bibliography.

 +  2022-09-02 18:57

A lot of #gender norms turn out to be completely false. One of them: females are higher in #empathy than males.

Attached is a screenshot of the many responses @seerutkchawla — a woman — got from other women after posting about men’s mental health issues in the USA.

Sadly, it corroborates my own observations. Many of my female colleagues prefer to work with men precisely to avoid this sort of (recent?) cruelty.

 +  2021-11-19 19:51

Investments in the #art market, obsolete Windows computers… the same color palettes and… oh, the #women are just, er, no, not objects, they are, erm… well, yes, we knew your current #gender self-ID of the evening, before showing you these #ads, so…

2 unrelated campaigns. 2 languages. 2-minute interval. And we’re still talking about female, what?! 🤷🏻‍♂️

Oh, I know. #WomenInTech™! 😍

 +  2021-07-26 12:22

Trans / Queer+ #Identity Quests™, #Gender Wars™ and other popular sex mechanics extend our #culture of perpetual dissatisfaction beyond the shopping for stuff you don’t need.

A consumer culture that now includes our bodies to the list of obstacles to True #Happiness™.

 +  2020-08-25 07:25

. @berlinale #film festival merges Best #Actor and Best Actress categories into one… pitching the genders against each other in a #gender-neutral move. 🤣…


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