Follow up to Weird Morality Typical moral objectivity is the claim that morality exists independent of human beings, it is already part of the fabric of the universe. There are three popular arguments used against such a position, we will here examine these arguments skeptically.
Sunday, October 4, Freedom and Equality: A Critique of Roosh V.
He was recently in the news in Canada because his scheduled talks in Montreal and Toronto were protested. Protestors threw drinks at him at a bar and hounded him. The hotel where one of his talks was scheduled cancelled the event, due to the negative publicity, forcing him to change venues.
One of his articlesin particular, became infamous for allegedly advocating rape. I was intrigued by this controversy and decided to investigate further, reading ten or so of his articles.
Much of what he says turns out to be plausible or compelling, but limited. Roosh is a traditionalist, at heart, who longs for the return of a more conservative era in which women accepted their natural roles as mothers, managers of the household, and supporters of men.
He went as far as to leave the United States, his home country, preferring places populated by more traditional women such as in South America, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia. The problem with the West, he says, is that feminists demand equality whereas biology makes men and women unequal.
This leads women who are infected with the feminist virus, as he puts it, to insist on beating men at their game, acting tough and manly instead of allowing alpha males to tame them.
Women should want to succeed in their premodern, feminine roles, but in the West women want to be equal to men, so instead of tending to their traditional duties and relying on men for their welfare, women become financially and emotionally independent. Instead of looking for love and happiness with a man, the heterosexual woman seeks only to be entertained by him.
He must roleplay as the aloof villain to arouse her fear, giving her respite from the tedium of her office life. Game, the quasi-science of seducing women, is a form of realism, for Roosh.
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From Misogyny to Misanthropy As I see it, the root of the problem in this modern war between the sexes is individualism, the ideology common to the Protestant Reformation and to the Enlightenment. The individualist, in turn, mixes naturalistic critiques of stifling premodern ideologies, with the modern invention of the individual moral agent.
You see, on one hand, premodern social conventions are assumed to be merely mythical, the myths being instruments for imposing mass ignorance so that the populace might be more easily oppressed and exploited by some gang of power elites. That latter assumption, however, happens to be implicitly individualistic and thus liable to be consistent with the principles of feminism.
That argument rings true to me, but the phenomenon of Western infantilization is much broader than Roosh suggests. Only the enlightened alphas consume women with a tragic yearning for a more honourable questas opposed to doing so with the glee expressed by the clownish mask they wear in their pursuit of deluded women.
Beta males, or at least those with no interest in emulating alphas with game, are as deluded as the women poisoned by feminism: If some men are free from the process of Western infantilization, the same is likely true of some women.
They, too, may toy with men, hoping for a sea change in modern culture, but stoically coping with the farcical conditions of the mating game.
Roosh says women are inherently inferior creatures and require male guidance to avoid making self-destructive, childish decisions.This is so because Cosmo is a transnational magazine having its own confidential "50–page manual, which dictates criteria in selection of cover models and editorial focus" (Nelson and Paek , ).
Last week MTR was described by Stephen Harrington at the Punch as “Australia’s Helen Lovejoy,” for her complaints about this video clip, as well as the “what about the children” rhetoric she invokes as an argument against just about everything.
Hence, although my focus in this article is on examining skin-whitening ads in the Indonesian Cosmo, in this section, I am also looking at U.S. Cosmo magazines during the same months (June–August of –) to chart the circulation of beauty, racial, and gender discourses through this transnational magazine.
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