Sunday, June 23, 2024

Liberal Males are Low in Testosterone

Edward Dutton writes:
We all know of the stereotype of the “Soy Boy;” the effeminate male with the most progressive possible views who smiles with his mouth open. An internet meme, the Soy Boy embodies so much about the stereotypical liberal male. He is physically weak, he allows himself to dominated by females, he is ultra-Woke; he is low in testosterone. But is this really the case? Most stereotypes contain at least a grain of truth, and a growing body of research indicates that this one contains very much more than that.

As I have discussed in my book The Past is a Future Country: The Coming Conservative Demographic Revolution, a great deal of Wokeness involves being extremely socially conformist. Left-wing people are high in anxiety (as are females compared to males) [Mental Illness and the Left, By E. Kirkegaard, Mankind Quarterly, 2020], which means they fear a fair fight, so they attain status covertly via virtue-signalling. In a leftist society, this means competitively signalling their adherence to liberal values; concern with “Equality” and “Harm Avoidance.”

In fact, more general research has found that in religious societies “extrinsic religiousness” (outward religious conformity) is associated with anxiety [Primary personality trait correlates of religious practice and orientation, By P. Hills et al., Personality and Individual Differences, 2004]. With its Pride Month, emotional public displays, dogmas, martyrs (such as George Floyd) and dominance of all institutions, it can reasonably be argued that Wokeness is a kind of replacement religion.

We would, therefore, expect the Woke to be low in testosterone.

He then goes on to cite studies showing that the stereotypes are true.

I think Wokism should be regarded as a religion. And people joining the religion can be explained by psychological traits.

1 comment:

CFT said...

Nothing quite says 'I'm in control of myself and I've got it together!' like emotional incontinence in public.

Being weak and pathetic doesn't exactly attract mates very well, or lend itself to reproduction and the raising of children. Jordan Peterson has spoken at great length about why weak males aren't good for, much less appealing to most women, except for those few women who are simply looking for someone to easily dominate and/or cuckhold.