Gynocentrism

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The term gynocentrism is a shorthand for white knight or plain chivalrous behaviour on a societal scale. In other words, putting women before anything else in politics and society, often to the detriment of other groups.

A removal of gynocentrism from human interaction is historically extremely rare, and can lead society to polyandry as a result.

Side effects of a gynocentric society include such things as fifty thousand dollars per month alimony payments to women.

Western Societal Origin[edit]

William IX

The Western tradition of gynocentrism has an origin in romance and Troubadour poetry (starting in 12th century France). During this time, romance was almost exclusively framed as cicibeism and cuckoldry.

William IX, the Duke of Aquitaine (Southern France) and the first know Troubadour poet, famously transformed the image of war from something fought for men and God to being fought for women. He famously painted his mistress on his shield (which he called “my lord”). He also famously said that men should sacrifice themselves to women for having birthed them, saying

It was his will to bear her in battle, as she had borne him in bed

The depictions of love in further Troubadour poems and narratives are described as “courtly love”. It is called this because the man’s romantic role is modeled after a knight, and the female’s role is modeled after a Lord. In other words, the woman is in complete control of the relationship and the man is ultimately obedient and submissive to the woman. He is expected to “perform great deeds” in order to “earn” her love (sound familiar?). It is important to note, that this love was only about love outside marriage.[1]

Development[edit]

Part of the tendency towards gynocentrism may also be explained by the fact that women are often perceived to have innate value (in terms of their reproductive resources) while men are often expected to perform (i.e express competence) in order to be seen as having value. The English socialist author George Orwell noted stark sex differences in the prevalence of men among the lowest social classes (see the hypergamy article).

Gynocentrism is therefore related to greater male disposability, likely owing to this sex skew in reproductive resources, due to women's greater reproductive burden, and an innate human tendency towards moderate polygyny, which renders many lower status men useless in the eyes of society.

Modern Day[edit]

Main article: Male disposability

Media[edit]

Gynocentrism often means purported ideology spurring policies, institutions and ordinances that are said to disproportionately favor women over men, or the idea Modern MRAs as well as masculinists think that society has become so gynocentric that it has sparked mass misandry. Indeed, the media for example, in the western world is very gynocentric. A person who holds gynocentric views is a gynocentrist.

Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat - Hillary Clinton.[2]

Male vs female health[edit]

The medical field for example, solely studies gynecology and is silent on andrology, the counterpart field dealing with male health. The term gynecology on google search produces 67 million search returns, whilst andrology produces only a tenth of those search returns. JSTOR is even more lopsided, with search returns producing almost 8000% more returns for women than for men when combining the spellings of “gynaecology” and “gynecology”. Where’s the egalitarianism in the light of andrological issues such as testicular cancer, prostate cancer and MGM?[3]

Male vs female arrestees[edit]

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Further indicators of a societal tendencies towards gynocentrism include widespread bias against males in the legal system. For instance, Sonja Starr of the University of Michigan Law School, in a paper published in 2012 found evidence of “large gender gaps favoring women throughout the sentence length distribution (averaging over 60%), conditional on arrest offense, criminal history, and other pre-charge observables. Female arrestees are also significantly likelier to avoid charges and convictions entirely, and twice as likely to avoid incarceration if convicted.” [4] Another paper by Rehavi & Starr (2012) found that blacks on average received a 10% longer sentence than whites in the United States. [5] Thus, by synthesising the findings of the two papers, one can conclude that gender bias against men in the American court system (in terms of sentence length) is 6x greater than the effects of racial bias on sentencing, controlling for criminal history, and the severity of the offence.

Harsher punishment for femicide as opposed to androcide[edit]

Another particularly striking examine of gynocentrism is the concept of “femicide”. Although defined by feminists as “all gender-related killings of women, motivated by systematic discrimination against and devaluing of women and girls.”[6] the functional purpose of this construct is to legally regard the murders of women as more grevious, and therefore deserving of harsher punishment and greater enforcement than similar acts committed against males. Feminists in various countries, notably Spain[7] and France [8] have campaigned to have “femicide” recognized as a unique social problem that deserves harsher punishment and greater consideration than similar crimes perpetrated crimes against men.

Women and children first[edit]

On the famous maiden (and final) voyage of the RMS Titanic, wealthy people were more likely to survive than poor people, but the richest men still had a lower survival rate (34%) than the poorest women (46%).[9] This chivalric tendency (women and children first), was also commonly known as the "Birkenhead drill", after a poem by the English poet Rudyard Kipling ("Soldier an' Sailor Too") detailing the sinking of the HMS Birkenhead. The Birkenhead was a British troop transport ship (carrying some women and children also) that sunk in 1852 upon hitting a rock off the coast off the then British colony of South Africa. As the ship lacked sufficient lifeboats, the soldiers onboard were ordered to stand at attention while the women and children made their escape on the lifeboats.[10] This later became standard procedure among (British in particular) sailors, as seen in the more famous example of the Titanic, noted above.

This code of conduct favoring women's lives over men's was also frequently applied outside of a nautical context, and indeed, was often viewed as representing obligatory behavior on behalf of men.

In recent years however, many tradcons have lamented an apparent decline in Western men who are willing to perform such self-sacrificing acts on behalf of women. For example, in his review of the French language Canadian film Polytechnique (which depicts Marc Lépine's infamous rampage targeting female engineering students), the conservative author and pundit Mark Steyn said the actions of the Canadian male students during the massacre were reflective of increasing male weakness and passivity:

I prefer the word passivity – a terrible, corrosive, enervating passivity. Even if I'm wetting my panties, it's better to have the social norm of the Titanic and fail to live up to it than to have the social norm of the Polytechnique and sink with it. M Villeneuve dedicates his film not just to the fourteen women who died that day but also to Sarto Blais, a young man at the Polytechnique who hanged himself eight months later. Consciously or not, the director understands what the heart of this story is: not the choice of one man, deformed and freakish, but the choice of all the others, the nice and normal ones. He shows us the men walking out twice – first, in real time, as it were; later, Rashomon-style, from the point of view of the women, in the final moments of their lives.[11]

More young men than women are single and sexless[edit]

Across many modern countries, men in their twenties face more sexlessness and are more often single. Bluepillers and tradcucks will say this is right because men bloom later, but there is no denial that men experience more loneliness during their prime time as a result of weak marriage norms and late marriage. See Demographics.

Affirmative action[edit]

Women are also surpassing men in the amount of wealth they control[12][13][14] and get high status positions for free.[15] Hiring experiments revealed 2:1 faculty preference for women on STEM tenure track.[16] Regardless of this, women still demand and receive more benefits.

Homeless[edit]

Main article: Poorcel
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Throughout most of human history, including today, the vast majority of the homeless are men, and that number approaches 100% for those who are forced to sleep on the street. Nonetheless a gynocentric society recognizes the female homeless the most.

What it doesn’t mean[edit]

Gynocentrism, if it were in common practice actually an antonym of androcentrism, would mean the belief that the world should order itself around feminine gender traits (sensitivity, gentleness, gossip, leeching, dishonesty, and empathy). However a word to describe that does not exist yet unfortunately, despite it also being a common belief.

See also[edit]

References


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