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Feminine era

Feminine era
September 21, 2013, 04:41:08 AM
We're somewhere in the midst of a civilization in feminine mode. Compare for example the recently past age of pioneering, guns, steel and industry. That differs substantially from the present time of nest fluffing featuring social issues, girls as heroes and leaders but in all cases at least equal, and shopping most prominently.

It's like a great toggle switch back and forth between ascent and decline, or Apollo and Dionysius. The centuries of mass settlement, wars and industry were necessary for planet shopping mall to manifest itself.

If this state of carefree, unsustainable waste persists however, we'll necessarily cycle right back into an iron fisted age of reasserted order, rationing and want, and martial dominion. But exhaustion from the masculine state carries right back into the need for peace and ease.

Civilization itself somehow initiated this dichotomous oscillation between states and it was only back in pre-civilization that a lasting synthesis of the two modes took place.

Re: Feminine era
September 22, 2013, 12:08:54 AM
I often think our civilization is more in a state of general unbalance than overt femininity. Men for example can be even more brutal and uncivilized than ever. There is no expectation or even any functional role of the concept of a 'gentleman'. This problem has compounded generationally. Others delve headfirst into hypersexual promiscuity.

Likewise women have lost all that is sacred about their own sexuality. Relishing in a flamboyant mass-media induced identity of sexual (whore-like) freedom or inversely adopting feminism. They hate what men have become as much as men hate what they have become.

Society on the whole has no direction, nothing sacred. People aren't bound to a common goal because there is no common origin (other than the absolute right of the individual to pursue self-interest). The opposite of how a small village works.

Re: Feminine era
September 22, 2013, 02:19:56 AM
Role reversal with stay at home dads and bread winner women takes place as well. I'd say all of the excesses and traditional barrier smashing are hallmarks of the Dionysian aspect. I'm just recasting these as sexes instead of immortal characteristics. An Apollonian era wouldn't trifle with all of the pointless (isn't everyone equal?) role changing. We'd pursue order and more profound conquests.

Re: Feminine era
October 05, 2013, 04:44:32 AM
Young men have experienced the most substantial setbacks. As their access to blue-collar occupations has declined over the past 30 years, they have been left either unable to find work or are increasingly likely to work in food, personal service, sales and office support occupations that often pay low wages. In 1980, young men earned 85 percent of the average wage in the labor market; today, they earn only 58 percent of the average wage.

The enormous declines for young men are due in part to their failure to keep up with the growing skill premium in the labor market relative to young women. Young women began enrolling in college and earning college degrees at higher rates than men in the 1990s, and the gender gap has widened in the years since.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2013/10/why-millennials-are-struggling.html

Re: Feminine era
October 05, 2013, 03:53:34 PM
The dangerous thing about this modern "feminine era" is that very few sees it as such. The propagation of feminism and other victim based ideology is that someone is being oppressed.

When society is in a masculine era, common opinion sees it as a "man's world".  However, in the modern era, opinion has not shifted over.  It is still a "man's world" but is de facto otherwise.  It makes it extremely hard to change when the truth buried under false common opinions.

Re: Feminine era
October 05, 2013, 08:03:01 PM
In the progressive view, we're moving toward greater social equality. Really what has happened is a lot of pointless role reshuffling, a tremendous added expense of oversight bureaucracy, and the placement of one group with the displacement of another. This is all supposed to be not simply moral and just but ultimately profitable: progress.