In males more so than females, the sex drive is completely detached from the rest of the personality. The part of the male brain that worries about job security or money or social reputation or legal consequences has almost no veto power over the sex drive. You've heard guys say they were "thinking with their dick" or "I was thinking with the little brain" or "I took an order from Captain Bonerhelmet." That's what they're referring to.
Science doesn't seem to totally understand why the "base urges" part of the brain reacts differently in men. Maybe it's just a matter of having 10 times as much testosterone in their system (trans people report being utterly shocked at how much stronger the sex drive is with the additional testosterone), or maybe society has trained us to be like this, or maybe we're all spoiled children.
And then at some point, women took it all away.
A once-great world of heroes and strength and warriors and cigars and crude jokes has been replaced by this world of grumpy female supervisors looming over our cubicle to hand us a memo about sending off-color jokes via email. Yes, that entire narrative is a grossly skewed and self-serving version of how society actually evolved. It doesn't matter.
The result is a combination of frustration and humiliation and powerlessness that makes us want to get it back in the only way we know how: with petty, immature acts of meanness.
I don't know what it's like to be a woman, so it's not easy for me to describe what it's like to be a man, because I don't know what you're using for context. I'm going to do my best:
Did you ever watch old cartoons where a character is starving on a desert island, and when another character approaches, he's so hungry that he imagines the other character as a talking piece of food?
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It's like that for most men, most of the time. We're starving, and all women are various types of food. Only instead of food, it's sex. And we're trying to conduct our everyday business around the fact that we're trying to renew our driver's license with a talking pair of boobs. So, from about age 13 on, around 90 percent of our energy and discipline is devoted to overcoming this, to behave like civilized human beings and not like stray dogs in a meat market. One where instead of eating the meat, they want to hump it. Again, if you want to experience what it's like, get a testosterone injection.
Do you see what I'm getting at? Go look outside. See those cars driving by? Every car being driven by a man was designed and built and bought and sold with you in mind. The only reason why small, fuel-efficient or electric cars don't dominate the roads is because we want to look cool in our cars, to impress you.
Go look at a city skyline. All those skyscrapers? We built those to impress you, too. All those sports you see on TV? All of those guys learned to play purely because in school, playing sports gets you laid. All the music you hear on the radio? All of those guys learned to sing and play guitar because as a teenager, they figured out that absolutely nothing gets women out of their pants faster. It's the same reason all of the actors got into acting.
All those wars we fight? Sure, at the upper levels, in the halls of political power, they have some complicated reasons for wanting some piece of land or access to some resource. But on the ground? Well, let me ask you this -- historically, when an army takes over a city, what happens to the women there?
It's all about you. All of it. All of civilization.
So where you see a world in which males dominate the boards of the Fortune 500, and own Congress, and sit at the head of all but a handful of the world's nations, men see themselves as utterly helpless. Because all of those powerful people only became powerful because they heard that women like power.
This is really the heart of it, right here. This is why no amount of male domination will ever be enough, why no level of control or privilege or female submission will ever satisfy us. We can put you under a burqa, we can force you out of the workplace -- it won't matter. You're still all we think about, and that gives you power over us. And we resent you for it.
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David Wong is the Senior Editor of Cracked.com and the author of the ridiculous New York Times bestseller This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously Dude, Don't Touch it.
First Comment by Marco
First of all, this article should have been called "Young Fools are Starting to Hate Women".
I don't know of any man who would use Reddit to voice their opinion, it is a cesspit of arrogant socialist control freaks and sexual deviants, a true forum for antichrists; therefore their opinions are worthless.
This article is so full of lies in regards to men, it is an injustice. I'm so tired of these weaklings who hate all women in general because of feminism or who judge only with eyes of lust as if they were all powerful sultans entitled to a harem of beautiful girls. These are pigs, fools and decadent weaklings - not men.
True men aren't arrogant boys bred in decadence who look at women with nothing but lust. True men aren't totally overcome by their sex drive. True men don't require a woman to feel happy and fulfilled.
Ideal men control their sex drive and it compliments their upright character. Testosterone is a fighting hormone that gives confidence to men, it doesn't turn them into mindless beasts - it doesn't debase them and turn them into something less than even an animal. Am I alone in this sentiment in this pathetic age?
I don't know about you, but I don't feel humiliated or feel like my manhood was robbed from me because of feminism. I could go my entire life without a woman, so be it; so long as I have life I am thankful to God and will breathe deeply of the life He has given me with a wild joy.
Any so-called man who falls into this hatred of women because he lacks intimacy is a fool and is already controlled. The moment you look outside of yourself for your happiness, you are a slave.
If any so-called man thinks that a woman will make them feel like a man, they will never be one.
If you want to be a man, look to God for fulfillment, find some passion for things that truly matter and reject the world's thoughts, and then things will start to make sense.