Living Through a Dark Fatherless Time

Tucker Carlson is a prominent conservative talking head in America. For the better part of a year, he’s been accumulating occasional pieces on the fate of men in our gynetrophied culture. As usual, this phenomenon is tied implicitly to the unintended effects of globalism.

In this episode, Carlson features Heather MacDonald and her recent book:

Men leaving the scene (#MGTOW) was predicted a generation ago by Lionel Tiger, a cultural anthropologist from Rutgers. Somewhere, in one of his books I read back in the 1980s, he made the observation that when women begin to crowd any given field the men quietly drift away. I recall one of the occupations he cited historically was the way women gradually took over the niche male secretaries once held. But which book that was I’ve since forgotten (though you don’t forget a person named Lionel Tiger, do you?).

Here’s a book of his from the turn of this century:

The Decline of Males: The First Look at an Unexpected New World for Men and Women

A blurb from that page:

“Lionel Tiger, a pioneer of biological anthropology and developer of the concept of male bonding, here delivers a very well-researched and well-written brief for masculinism, which if successful, may gain parity with feminism and eventually transform women’s studies within academia into what they should have always been, namely, gender studies.” (Edward O. Wilson, author of Consilience and Pellegrino University Research Professor, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University)

Here is his Wikipedia page with a partial listing of his books. There is a larger listing at Amazon, here.

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Lest I forget… don’t overlook Heather Mac Donald’s fine new work on our “metastasizing diversity bureaucracy”

16 thoughts on “Living Through a Dark Fatherless Time

  1. If you have a son or grand-son, and you want him to experience some of what remains of true masculinity in the Western world, I recommend the sport of rugby.

    The Senior level (18+) is an especially refreshing world of freedom.

    No experience necessary.

    It is truly one of the last places that a young man can be himself.

    He can play until he’s too old to keep up. We have some gents in their mid-50s still playing with the younger lads.

  2. I forgot to add:

    Rugby is an excellent place for a young man to receive male bonding and father figures if he lacks a father.

    Also, liberal feminism is nearly non-existant among the senior women’s teams and they don’t care what the men say about women during the after game socials.

    • I have no personal experience with rugby, but I would have to agree. Handball, water polo and other, similarly rough sports are probably other great places to go to, I’d imagine.
      The problem is, single mothers tend to be extremely overprotective of their children, I dare say especially their sons, so it’s unlikely they would expose him to a sport prone to injury.
      On the other hand there are conservative single mothers too (because the feminist individualistic approach changes male behaviour too and they’re far less responsible now than ever before) and promoting this kind of environment for their sons may be just the thing they need.

      • Rugby is unique in the sports world.

        It is actually a men’s or women’s club that you join and which happens to play a sport called rugby.

        I have been involved in other major sports, hockey and football etc., and the atmosphere, while quite masculine, does not come close to the sense of brotherhood. This closeness among the men, like a family is one of the things rugby is famous for. I have also heard this countless times from other players who came from other sports. Rugby clubs often don’t put too much effort into getting publicity, so they stay below the radar of public liberal scrutiny. Most people don’t know these things or see it unless they join a rugby club.

        The only other group I have experienced such closeness, brotherhood and lack of PC was the military.

        • yeah Rugby is great. I always loved it, but then I had a small issue here in central EU, I was always the biggest guy around and nobody would want to play with me – I mean against me 🙂

          We play more of Ice hockey, footballs, handballs and volleyballs here in the Czech Republic.

  3. Re Lionel Tiger’s idea that women’s studies should transform into gender studies: all well and good, but how many students pursuing such courses have first familiarised themselves with genetic evolution, anthropology etc?

    Thought not; might as well try to design a ‘plane without understanding the theory of flight.

  4. I have an ex sister in law that graduated from Swarthmore college with a degree in art history. She was hired by IBM and trained.
    She was part of the team that brought digital read out to the NYSE.
    Those days are gone.
    Employers are no longer willing to train their employees; someone else should do it or they will import workers already trained. And why shouldn’t they?
    Because American workers are so much better than H1-B workers working as serfs for the corporation under penalty of having their visa status revoked?
    What used to be is no longer what is, granted. I’m not sure that a person with a degree in feminist studies has the chops today to work for the company that IBM once was.

    • There are lots of Aspi-spectrum young men (and a few young women) who self-train in computer “science”. They start very young on their own and go on to get advanced degrees in college.

      Feminist “studies” prepares one for a life of deep ignorance.

  5. The book you are thinking of is Men In Groups. I read it a few years after it came out.

  6. That could be the book I remember. I’ve since read so much of his work it would be hard to say…in the days of instant books that would follow his early work, I read more than I now remember.

  7. What is it that determines how long intellectual fads last? E.g. would a fad like feminism or postmodernism or SJW-ism or Me-Too-ism last the same length of time in the middke ages as it does now?

    Are most of these generational? …held by one generation only? essentially? Are some permanent? Are they subject to survival-of-the-fittest evolution?

    How many fads can be sustained at the same time by a culture? We seem to have a large number now.

    One thing for sure: Ours are becoming tedious.

    • These are excellent questions.

      If there are books or videos which discuss these issues, I’d like to see them.

      We studied these things only superficially in university.

  8. “Lest I forget… don’t overlook Heather Mac Donald’s fine new work on our “metastasizing diversity bureaucracy”

    The University of California Davis has:

    36,441 students
    21,486 administrative staff
    1,888 faculty

    1) Let those numbers sink in. No wonder college is expensive. For every 100 students there are 59 employees. That is insane. Dozens of “diversity coordinators” and so forth.

    2) The majority are most likely Leftist women with an axe to grind.

    3) Women are now comprise 57% of college students. Got a son or grandson? Be very, very careful where they matriculate.

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