I've been reading Jack Donovan's book The way of men, and it's got some seriously good insight into defining masculinity. It also gave me some interesting insight into gender roles, which not only are men failing to live up to in this culture, but women as well.
After considering gender roles such as men being hunters and protectors, and women, children and elders being the protected, it occured to me why women were so feminine, and why relationships worked.
Granted, not all tribes had monogamy, at least not long-term, but the men and women still maintained gender roles, and the respect garnered by activity in those roles.
Fast forward to modern western civilization, where the threat of violence is far removed. What good is having men if the gender role of hunting or protecting is far removed from a woman's reality? A woman can go to the grocery store and pick up food. She can do so with little risk of being harmed. She can drive there in her warm car. She can do this with a child.
There is no direct threat she perceives, even if every modern convenience she experiences is made possible by men.
Our society has an abundance of men. We have too many men, in fact! During the days of world wars, conscription ensured that the supply of men would be at an all time low. With the very real threat of attacks on US soil, the lack of men and risk of violence combined to drive the value of men through the roof.
Enter the nuclear bomb. Enter mutually assured destruction.
War has become far and removed. Attack on US soil has faded to such a low risk, nobody considers it a reality. Wars themselves are fought with machines to minimize human casualty. Even the Vietnam war kept the risk of violence far and removed.
War as we knew it has changed permanently. The era of fighting world wars as they were has come to a close.
Which has now given women a societal equal footing with men. When men as protectors and providers do too good of a job, women no longer need them. The results are obvious. The second wave of feminism (which I consider one of the most corrosive) and the rise of single mothers, and the end of marriage.
The red pill is understanding, even when it's not convenient. Marriage is dead, and we killed it.