Balls to the Wall

“Most of his ideas stem from a gnawing anxiety around gender. ‘The masculine spirit is under assault,” he told me. ‘It’s obvious.'” (Editor’s note: What’s under assault is sanity.) The NYT’s Nellie Bowles spends a couple days with Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy. He and the poor bros who follow him don’t know that custodianship has sailed…

+ “The sexual revolution urged women to seek liberation. The self-esteem movement taught women that they were valuable beyond what convention might dictate. The rise of mainstream feminism gave women certainty and company in these convictions. And the Internet-enabled efficiency of today’s sexual marketplace allowed people to find potential sexual partners with a minimum of barriers and restraints. Most American women now grow up understanding that they can and should choose who they want to have sex with.” And that has some men feeling angry. The New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino on The Rage of the Incels.

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