Feminization watch 11/27
Noah Carl on polarization by masculinity
there is substantial evidence, from multiple Western countries, that the right is more masculine than the left. This “masculinity gap”, I would conjecture, is relatively new. There may have been no such gap prior to the Great Realignment, when white-working class people began moving away from traditional left-wing parties. And its emergence may help to explain several phenomena, not least the left’s abandonment of free speech (support for which is a particularly masculine trait). In light of all this, the masculinity gap clearly warrants further study.
Read his essay to see all of the evidence. College-educated women are heavily Democratic, and non-college-educated men are strongly Republican.
I recommend familiarizing yourself with Joyce Benenson’s Warriers and Worriers. Earlier this year, I speculated about the effect of feminization on academia. I think that coming up with a better balance between the status of masculine and feminine traits is important for our culture.
Joe Rogan is a case study in how relevant masculine/feminine has become for modern politics. To many people his politics are puzzling because he is broadly left-wing, stakes out strong right-wing positions on a couple of issues (guns, trans), and ties it all together with a staunch support of free speech. The missing explanatory variable is that Rogan is extremely masculine.
Take Bill Maher as another example. When I was growing up, Maher was the epitome of a partisan liberal Democrat. But by rejecting safetyism, coddling, and victim culture he stakes out a masculine position that has become increasingly identified with the Right. In his first visit with Jordan Peterson his first reaction was “everything this man is saying seems like common sense”.