Today is the 8 year anniversary of this website here, Secular Patriarchy.
The biggest news I would say in this neck of the woods, in the part of the manosphere that I am closest to, is that Anthony Dream Johnson has made another significant move towards traditionalism, a move I highly approve of of course, and that is that Anthony Johnson has recently started to emphasize that women shouldn’t work, that women should place marriage and having children as their first priority when they are young, and an emphasis that mothers should stay at home and raise their children, not place their children in daycare.
This is highly significant because placing an emphasis on women not working is new to the manosphere and in general is not emphasized by anyone in the secular sphere, and even in the religious sphere I tend to think it is not emphasized or talked about enough. The part of women not working that is particularly important is that women not working means the man is taking care of, financially supporting, the woman and this is a big responsibility for the man to take on. Someone in the manopshere saying that women should not work very strongly implies that men have a DUTY to financially support women, in particular that a husband SHOULD support his wife, and this implied duty of a husband on behalf of his wife is very new in the manosphere, the manosphere traditionally being very opposed to the idea of men having any kind of duties or obligations to women whatsoever. For Anthony Johnson to implicitly advocate for male responsibility on behalf of women in the form of implying that husbands should financially support their wives is very encouraging.
Even more so Anthony Johnson has advocated that a single woman should continue to live with her father until she gets married, that a woman should not be living independently in the time span from when she becomes an adult to when she actually gets married. This meaning that Anthony Johnson is not simply saying that a husband should financially support his wife, he is furthermore saying that a father should financially support his daughter up until the time his daughter gets married.
If you look at traditional societies before feminism got started the most stark difference between men and women was that married men almost always worked and married women almost never worked; something like 97% of married men worked while 97% of married women didn’t work. This can’t be an accident and it is something that requires a very strong commitment by men on behalf of women. Men didn’t financially support their wives in the traditional past because it was an easy thing to do, they did it because it was an important thing to do. I suspect that the number one benefit of patriarchy, the most important reason why patriarchy was established in the first place, was to get women out of the workforce, was to separate women from masculine duties so that women could focus themselves on feminine duties instead.
Regarding the manosphere, the manosphere has more clearly fragmented in the past year; in simple terms you could say there is the Anthony Johnson side and the Rollo Tomassi side though the Rollo Tomassi side is not really led by Rollo Tomassi anymore it seems, instead there are a couple a big personalities that like each other and associate with each other on the Rollo Tomassi side and then there is a barrier of mutual hostility that keeps the Anthony Johnson side and the Rollo Tomassi side apart from each other and distinctive from each other. Anthony Johnson does indeed seem to be the clear leader of the Anthony Johnson side of the manosphere.
The Rollo Tomassi side of the manosphere is the more traditional part mainly focused on self-preservation and manipulation strategies to try to gain an advantage over women. The Anthony Johnson side of the manosphere has a more socially constructive orientation, is more traditionalist, actively seeks to create positive and healthy relationships with women, and aligns itself with religious believers. When I say that the Rollo Tomassi side is the “more traditional” part of the manosphere what I mean is that it is consistent with how the manosphere used to be, on the other hand the Anthony Johnson side is new and an advancement over where things were before.
In the wider conservative world there seems to be an ongoing fight against wokeness and gender ideology; not really against feminism. The manosphere is focused on fighting against feminism but social conservatism more broadly is against gender ideology and doesn’t really address or pay attention to feminism more specifically. At the same time manosphere thinking is showing up more and more among mainstream social conservatives, so a part of mainstream social conservatism is manosphere friendly and manosphere influenced. The manosphere is still fringe I would say but not as fringe as it used to be. Similarly within the manosphere itself traditionalism used to be thoroughly banished and excluded but now today traditionalism is officially accepted as part of the manopshere thanks to Anthony Dream Johnson.
Donald Trump lost the Presidency and the Republican Party is worryingly divided so now Joe Biden is in the White House with his Vice President Kamala Harris; Kamala Harris being likely to run for President herself in 2024 or 2028; Kamala Harris seeming to be the anointed intended successor to Joe Biden. Also the Supreme Court which supposedly has a 6 to 3 conservative majority on it has made some rulings that are clearly on the liberal pro-gender ideology side of things.
Gender ideology; the more extreme declaration that there are no important biologically based differences between men and women; making the claim that homosexuality and heterosexuality are equal to each other; making the claim that one can choose their gender rather than that one’s gender is an inherited biological fact; is trying to become the new feminism; it is trying to gain the same level of dominance and acceptance that the feminist idea of “gender equality” gained in the 1970s.
I certainly hope that gender ideology never becomes as broadly accepted as the feminist invented “gender equality” that came before it; that being what is at stake in the current cultural battle between the mainstream social conservatives and the left and the elite institutions that are currently taking the side of the left regarding cultural and gender issues.
Lastly, I will end things on a very positive note, a very encouraging sign; that is, it looks like marriage has finally stopped declining in the United States, or has almost stopped declining and will see its bottom soon. Marriage as measured by the proportion of women of reproductive age 15 to 44 who are married has been declining steadily since 1955. In 1960 71.1% of women 15 to 44 years old were married; by 2017 this had dropped all the way down to 41.5%. Here’s the amazing part; in 2019 it was 41.6%; no decline in marriage was seen from 2017 to 2019.
In terms of views, this website has gotten 254,000 views in its history; 34,000 the first year, 46,000 the second year, 38,000 the third year, 33,000 the fourth year, 33,000 the fifth year, 27,000 the sixth year, 24,000 the seventh year, and 19,000 this eighth year just ended.
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