Sunday, April 24, 2016

American women are becoming less feminine

Once more, science dutifully follows in the wake of the Chateau's observations:
The Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI) is one of Sandra Bem’s most notable contributions to feminist psychology, measuring an individual’s identification with traditionally masculine and feminine qualities. In a cross-temporal meta-analysis of U.S. college students’ scores on the BSRI (34 samples, N = 8,027), we examined changes in ratings on the Bem masculinity (M) and femininity (F) scales since the early 1990s. Additional analyses used data collected in a previous meta-analysis (Twenge 1997) to document changes since the BSRI’s inception in 1974. Our results reveal that women’s femininity scores have decreased significantly (d  = −.26) between 1993 and 2012, whereas their masculinity remained stable. No significant changes were observed for men.
This bodes very poorly for the USA, as the sexual imbalance at the college level already means that many of the best and brightest women will not marry due to an inability to meet their hypergamous desires with smarter and more successful men.

But it is interesting to note that it is not just your imagination that young women are becoming increasingly less feminine, and thereby, less attractive to men. Women, if you want to stand out from the ugly crowd, act more feminine, not less.

29 comments:

Rex Little said...

Women, if you want to stand out from the ugly crowd, act more feminine, not less.

Pretty sure most of them know this already. They just don't want to.

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

I've noticed this for at least 15-20 years, but it seems to have worsened in the last 10 years or so.

Michael Maier said...

"Pretty sure most of them know this already. They just don't want to."

Not being a broad, I wonder if the "drag the crab back into the basket" mentality applies to dress as well as haircuts.

kurt9 said...

These things come and go in waves. There were a lot of un-feminine women in the early to mid 70's. Young women started acting more feminine with the advent of disco in the late 70's because it became fashionable to be physically attractive again.

OGRE said...

I spent the last 20 years in an east coast college town. Working in the service industry I've known a steady stream of college aged men and women through the years. The girls have gotten much more masculine particularly in their mannerisms not their physical features, and much more so in the last 5 years.

What seems to be happening is they end up pairing off with other girls, while the left out guys just retreat into weed and video games and, presumably, porn. This obviously is not a good sign for our culture.

Jahn said...

"American women have become less feminine"

There. Fixed the title for ya. :-)

Cataline Sergius said...

I was recently at a get together where an attractive young lady who is a junior at a university was bragging about having repelled down the side of a bridge (it was a small bridge).

But the things she kept going on about was having gotten her "man-card punched."

I supposed I should be grateful none of the boys present were bragging about getting their "woman-card punched."

Eric said...

These things come and go in waves. There were a lot of un-feminine women in the early to mid 70's. Young women started acting more feminine with the advent of disco in the late 70's because it became fashionable to be physically attractive again.

That's the way I remember it too.

This accounts for much of the anger you see in young women. They've been told the world works one way, and when they finally graduate from college in their mid 20s they have trouble facing the fact the last five or six years were a complete waste of time. Some never accept it.

liberranter said...

American women are becoming less feminine

And in other breaking news the sun rose in the east this morning.

Ditto too what Rex Little said @ 8:25am.

Repeat after me, guys:

1. Passport (plus any necessary visas)

2. Foreign language instruction (preferably in at least two)

3. Expatriation

Gordon said...

You might think they know. Yet I am constantly amazed by the willingness of the marginally attractive girl to make xerself uglier with tattoos, piercings and weird hair.

Michael Maier said...

I'm with you, Gordon. I do not shy away from calling such females "sheep" or "lemmings". I say things like "grandmas are getting tats now, who cares?" in hopes of steering them away.

theamericanist said...

We shall have fewer Americans but better Americans.

Thank you, ladies, for keeping our Gene Pool clean!

(I.e., their maternal instincts are weak and therefore defective. We needn't like the situation, or even understand it. Nature in her wisdom knows what she is doing whether or not it makes sense to us.)

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

"I am constantly amazed by the willingness of the marginally attractive girl to make xerself uglier with tattoos, piercings and weird hair."

I see this all the time. I'm convinced that it's a defensive mechanism allowing the girl to blame her lack of suitors on her self-inflicted art rather than on her God-given bad looks.

John rockwell said...

the death knell of femininity is generally the death knell for children.

Remo - Vile Faceless Minion #99 said...

I have a theory about this. Estrogen is in everything - water (from women taking the pill), meat (from pumping cattle full of growth hormones), plastic bottles (which produce estrogen like effects). Now I would assume that a female would have stronger negative feedback loops in place to deal with estrogen than would a male. If her body responds to an excess of estrogen by over production of testosterone then this would make her more manly - particularly if its only estrogen like effects from plastic water bottles and the like. Men however would not be tuned to handle extra estrogen as their bodies don't produce as much and don't expect to encounter it. The result would be feminine males and masculine females - almost as if someone had planned and mapped it out.

Desiderius said...

It's fathers pushing a lot of it. Not a new thing either (except the scale). See the birth of Athena.

liberranter said...

I see this all the time. I'm convinced that it's a defensive mechanism allowing the girl to blame her lack of suitors on her self-inflicted art rather than on her God-given bad looks.

And also rather than her personality, which is probably about as pleasant as turkey vulture vomit.

Dorsey47 said...

I think this is a reflection of soft men. Women grow up faster without dads, it makes sense they would masculinize without strong men. See Willy Horton's work on how to make slaves docile. Part of it is masculinized moms raising hard daughters.

Hammerli280 said...

Vox brings up an excellent point, though. A feminine woman can do quite well for herself.

Which means that even for Miss Ann Average, who's pleasantly plump, growing her hair long, trading jeans for skirts and dresses, and cultivating a pleasant manner can boost her SMV significantly.

Louis Mazuret said...

You are late to the party, women has been less feminine for over 20 years... better late than never.

Chent said...

Yes. When I lived in USA, I was amazed at how unfeminine women were. The clothes, the way of walking, the expression, the attitude, ... I guess it's a way to say "F U!" to the "patriarchy". But these women still got laid.

Seriously guys, no mean to offend, but your country has become insane in many senses. Living there was a surreal experience. I am very glad of having escaped the funny farm.

CarpeOro said...

You know the saying "men and women can't just be friends"? Well, a good twenty years ago I was friends with a couple of female coworkers. Both had relatively short hair (the one with longer hair had a more masculine voice and comportment). Both disliked dresses (don't think I ever saw either ever wear one). No sexual interest in either, but being as women don't make good men only hung out with them in large gatherings (the smaller ones of friends in common were all male or all female).

Thomas Bell said...

Women can act anyway they want to in this country. Men still chase and men still marry. magnolia texas tom

Aeoli Pera said...

Now I would assume that a female would have stronger negative feedback loops in place to deal with estrogen than would a male.

So basically it's like the effects of steroids on the testes.

Eric said...

I see this all the time. I'm convinced that it's a defensive mechanism allowing the girl to blame her lack of suitors on her self-inflicted art rather than on her God-given bad looks.

I'm not sure I would call a huge gut "God-given".

Eric said...

Yes. When I lived in USA, I was amazed at how unfeminine women were. The clothes, the way of walking, the expression, the attitude, ... I guess it's a way to say "F U!" to the "patriarchy". But these women still got laid.

Well, sure. Except perhaps the extreme fatties, women can all pretty much get laid from late teens to early thirties. But men put in effort on a sliding scale. If she's pretty and feminine you might take her out to a nice dinner and eventually home to meet the parents. Chubby, foul-mouthed, and tattooed? You bang her up against the dumpster behind the bar where you just met. Assuming she doesn't require a lot of effort.

And it's not like women don't understand this. But she's spent the last fifteen years or so being indoctrinated about fish and bicycles, so as long as there's sex she'll be able to convince herself she's getting what she wants.

LP9 Forever Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra S.I.G. said...

Fish and Bikes, so so agreed.

So below is rather contradictory but its not meant that way, here goes;

As I am warm, kind, mostly quiet (as long as the Lord allows) its taken as weakness or an easy mark. Yet I often laugh at the social dominance pulls and the insane pull of feminism, which is a mental illness as it does not work anywhere, after the henhouse is done with their dramas and hypergamy they come to me of all troubled people for advice. I know so little but less talky, more pretty is best in a dress with a nice appearance. Be Beautiful.

Moving on, Luckily I live where I am not going to be hurt or damaged - something else flows to mind, post ameriwont women are not warm but cold and hardened. Women operate on female solipsism meaning they are pain the gluts and even worse so stateside. Some women here acutally believe men are terrible, not the case, men are merely different from women.

(I admit to...stirring up boomer ladies about how womens voting ruined the country, they dont fight back with me, they fight among them selves after I offer my talking points or quik speech upon being asked whom I'm voting for, I do so to henhouse them back)

Team Patriarchy, Team Men, Team Civic Life not Dyscivic (to borrow a term from our host)

Team Jesus Christ, team Men: so I was emailing about selling my Dark Souls 1 and 2 books, I was wisely told keep them, what was I thinking to sell them? Panic, women do that under economic matters.

Meanwhile God and Men made my day: safe passage, sunshine, a free headset, free DS3 book and a free Ds3keychain because the staff took a liking to me and I dont tow the GG line in that I don't care for the SJW women invading men's spaces thus ruining gaming even though women cannot ever take over gaming, Vox knows this. I merely play pure chess or a RPG quietly and the staff goes above and beyond for me because I am for them as the Lord is for me, the Lord is for us.



LP9 Forever Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra S.I.G. said...

I forgot the name, the store staff knew of Anita and didn't care for her either RE: GG which is sorta outta topic but the point is God, staff or maybe my quiet or small mannerisms made an impact so I was granted nice gaming things because I truly enjoy what our men create.

Livingwater Freelygiven said...

Ride over them men. You have a natural advantage to masculinity over females. Use it.

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