The Tyranny of Biomechanics

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Well, dammit, I had a very insightful article warming up in my drafts folder about Open Cuckoldry (it’s still coming, promise), but I felt compelled to riff on the new Pirelli Tyre calendar photoshoot first. The calendar art is replete with a semi-nude Amy Schumer sipping a pumpkin-spice latte, “tastefully” rendered in greyscale (the calling card of an ‘artiste’ as a opposed to just a ‘photographer’) and the doughy eyed stare of a comedienne who grasps the ludicrous seriousness of how her image will be received and delivered by a feminine-centric society.

I’ll be honest, I don’t much care for Schumer as a comedian or an actress, and if you read here with any regularity I’d expect you don’t either. She characterizes, with triumphantly unwarranted hubris, everything the Feminine Imperative would like generations of women to celebrate as a victory over the evil “Patriarchy” that, by design, is never entirely defeated. In a post-End of Men society, fat, goofy women will be the banner bearers the imperative will have dance on the symbolic corpse of the “Patriarchy” that will never die or be unuseful to it.

The irony here is that Amy’s naked girth is being lauded by the usual media suspects as “brave” and “stunning”. Calling a woman of this physique “stunning” is like telling the retarded kid he actually ran the football back for a real touchdown to win the big game. Perhaps Amy is self-aware enough to realize this, but her participation in her own humiliation tells the bigger story. The fact that she rationalizes her nudes as being “authentic” as opposed to ridiculous verifies this.

Now before I go much further here, I’ll remind readers that I’m entirely aware that this “groundbreaking” photoshoot of “real” women is little more than a publicity effort, nominally on Pirelli Tyres (are they a British brand?), but mostly for photographer Annie Leibovitz and her feminist triumphalisms (she also shot ‘Woman’ of the Year, Caitlyn Jenner).

Since the inception of this blog I’ve always gotten props for the pictures I select as my lead-ins to what I’m writing. This talent is really the result of my having worked in advertising and brand development for years, and having to be the de facto photographer and photo editor for more than 20 years. Trust me, I get the language of imagery, and it’s not difficult to see the train that Leibovitz is riding here.

At the launch of the calendar on Monday, Leibovitz explained that none of these photographs had been conceived with the male gaze in mind. Williams’s photo was “not a nude but a body study”, she said, while Schumer’s was a comic conceit: “The idea was that she was the only one who had not got the memo about wearing clothes.”

The ‘Male Gaze” card is disingenuous when the stated intent of the shoot is an,…

…arty soft-core ode to pinups produced by the Italian tire manufacturer,…

The Bigger Narrative

There’s a much larger story being sold here than a fat comedienne’s rationalizing her nude form as championing “authenticity” or “realness”. What we’re observing, yet again, is the frustration of women being able to optimize their inherent Hypergamy against what our evolved biology dictates for them.

I’ve written extensively on the conflict between an idealized Equalism and human beings’ evolved predilection for Complementarity. Whenever there is a new ‘outrage’ over “body shaming” or “fat shaming”, with a Red Pill lens we can see what this conflict represents: The frustration women experience, and the anxiety of insecurity they feel when presented with the prospect of not being able to optimize their Hypergamous impulses because simple biology selects them out based on their physicality.

No doubt Leibovitz believes in her rationalization that she’s shooting artful nudes without the mythical ‘male gaze’ in mind, but she knows on a visceral level the form of every nude woman in art throughout history has been rendered with the intent of replicating a beauty that inspires arousal (thus the ode to the pin-up). The simple hard-coded fact of nature is that the form of a semi-nude woman, by order of degree, stimulates the area of the male brain associated with tool use and thereby objectification. On a limbic level, sex with beautiful, arousing women is literally a problem to be solved by the male brain.

Leibovitz gets this. In fact she banks money on instigating the deliberate contradiction that human biology poses to her own (and a larger society’s) ego-investments in blank-slate Equalism. The root of this prefabricated indignation rests in women’s existential doubt of optimizing Hypergamy. That doubt conflicts with the uncertainty of establishing a social order that will force men to act and be influenced by idealized Equalism rather than their evolved biology.

In other words, the latent purpose of this social order is to force men to comply with women’s sexual strategy, irrespective of their evolved sexual arousal cues.

The ostensible want for an ideal Equalism, or a dubious gender parity, is really the cover story for the want of 100% consolidated control over their ability to optimize Hypergamy by literally controlling the sexual selection choices men are able to make for themselves.

Schumer apparently earns the label of “real” because a few rolls around her midsection are on display – because her body is less than perfect by pop culture standards. Would she be any less “real” if she didn’t allow her body to be consumed in this way? Can’t all bodies count as “real”, no matter what they look like and who lives in them and whether or not they choose to show themselves – clothed or naked?

I find it interesting that an out of shape Vin Diesel is ridiculed for his present physique, or that ‘Dad Bods’ are sardonically described as ‘sexy’ while the over-the-shoulder giggles ensue, but what I don’t expect is for these men to be held as a physical ideal in women’s estimate. There are no photographers, male or female, shooting artful nudes of overweight men, normal “real” men of professional accomplishment, or middle linemen for exclusive calendars. Firemen with rippling abs sell very well, but “real” men? Not so much.

However the difference is that men don’t expect women’s choices of what physically arouses them to shift in favor of their physiques based on expected societal shifts. In fact, we don’t even expect women not to laugh at a naked Seth Rogan or Jonah Hill. The automatic impression is to laugh at them because they don’t come close to women’s physical ideal, so the presumption of intent must be humor. Yet we are expected to perceive a naked Amy Schumer as “real’, “authentic”, “brave” and “stunning”, and to do so with genuflection, devoid of laughter and ridicule.

The uncomfortable truth is that women have far higher, far more static and far more stringent physical ideals for men than men will ever have for women when it comes to basic visceral arousal cues. Yes, I understand there are more variables to attraction than just the physical, but we are talking about representing physical ideals in photos and calendars here. Firemen and Sports Illustrated swimsuit models are the standard order for a reason – evolved, practical, efficient biomechanics that have made us what we are today, not pop-culture stereotypes.

T-Rex Wants to Hunt

T-rex doesn’t want to be fed; he wants to hunt. You can’t just suppress sixty-five million years of gut instinct. – Dr. Grant, Jurassic Park

Sexuality, families, and men did not come about because of society. To the contrary, sexuality, families, and men are what made society possible in the first place. – Pook

These are some excellent examples of the conflict I’ve described above here. The Equalism of Annie Leibovitz – the dubious societal idealism that hopes these fundamental, biological underpinnings can be overridden by a self-defined higher order cognitivism – will always lock horns with the T-Rex that represents human biology. Annie and the rest of the prophetesses of gender equality are only, symbolically, trying to feed the T-Rex of evolved gender dynamics in the hopes he’ll stay in the paddock, behave himself and only occasionally put on a good show for the customers.

However, even in the hopes of that a contrived, idealized gender Equalism will ever pull the teeth of the T-Rex, the same evolved need women have for Hypergamous certainty informs the concept of what that ideal “equality” should look like. The T-Rex is women too.

Published by Rollo Tomassi

Author of The Rational Male and The Rational Male, Preventive Medicine

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@adsgamer,
This guy (like you) thinks women were sad to see him leave too.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bSlAebODD18

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@Scribblerg “You managed to articulate what I was trying to get at so well, in fact, in the future maybe I’ll just send you an email with my hamfisted rhetoric and ideas and let you post, lol. Spot on. However, note the above comment from Redlight – the survey is shit. But the point is well made nonetheless and we have to be very careful about over-fitting the Red Pill onto our social scene.” Lol I seem to have a weird gift for getting other people’s ideas across. And yeah, I don’t put much stock in that kind of survey.… Read more »

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as though my 10 year old daughter was using sexual selection criteria to “decide” who her father should be

It’s all about dominance. If you’re Blue Pill, you won’t get that.

Fyi, I was more alpha in my blue pill days

You’re still Blue Pill in your family relationships. Everyone else can see that, but won’t tell you because you start throwing your shit at them like some chimp.

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Sorry, keyser, my dance card is full. As far as you are concerned.

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I visualized curb stomping his ass and burying him in the woods somewhere

lol

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@Sun I cosign kfg’s recommendation re: Quebec. I’ve been hiking and skiing in the Laurentides since I was young and there’s nothing like it. Never been to New Brunswick but it does sound like quite a downgrade from Toronto, sorry to hear that. Re: your FR. I get overt attention from gay men easier than I do from women. It’s mostly because they aren’t ringed by cockblockers (girls will actively prevent their friends from getting with guys they like, and so will just random dudes around) and because they don’t have or need any ASD. Also notice that you just… Read more »

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Field Report Had a great time last night at a party held by an organization in a church. About 100 people, mostly 60ish. Mrs. Gamer was along and Daughter Gamer showed up late. No alcohol was served, but the girls all had beaucoup energy. (That’s “lots of energy” for you folks in Rio Linda.) We played competitive group games and the girls were bantering with each other, yelling, and trying to cheat. There was a little dancing, too, and a great potluck with lots of ethnic food. The girls surrounded me, encouraging me to get in line and eat the… Read more »

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@Pallaeon “I had previously resigned to waiting until I’d gotten my body completely to where I want it to be before I started getting serious about game again” No that’s retarded, get out there lol Find a free way (wink wink) to obtain Julien’s SHIFT and PIMP products. “Do you live in the US, and would you be open to the idea of meeting up?” Not a chance sorry, I’m anonymous forever because I don’t want a Julien Blanc fiasco in my professional life. If I got hit by a bus tomorrow no one would ever know who wrote all… Read more »

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Big post in mod, but when it comes out of mod add this to my links about webcam girls and what social media has done to girls who’ve grown up in this social media culture and the glimpses into their psychology and why every girl has Instagram (not expressly for THIS purpose because eww lol but like, for this concept in general of advertising to a wider pool of men hoping to attract higher-value men than what’s in their social circle, even though they’ll all deny that that’s why they have Instagram it’s part of their wiring): https://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-45437.html That shit… Read more »

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@M Simon – “Addictive nature? Most likely PTSD.” No – two different things: very strong feel-good-reward-feedback-circuits = addictive nature, in the negative, but ability for hyper-focus, in the positive PTSD: Probably comes in a whole host of varieties. In my case if you mean time spent (on again off again over a period of years) going very very deep down the rabbithole with a hot BPD woman, who well knows her high sexual marketplace worth, knows how to riff on that, enough swagger to border on the psychopathic, but with a whole host of other admirable qualities that just can’t… Read more »

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@KFG, How nice to pop in and see my teen years main motivator! I won’t blather on and on about Bruce, but he was a early influence, big time, in my life for a variety of reasons. When I was all skin and bones as a young teen, I looked somewhat ( just a little bit ) like his body type, but it was invisible under clothing. I’ve never been one to have ” heroes ” per se, but I have to admit that I idolized and looked up to this man as much as one can look up to… Read more »

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December 6th, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Addiction is defined differently from habituation. Addiction is when habituation is broken and you still go back to using. Short version:

People in chronic pain chronically use pain relievers

Addiction (a description of behavior) is a very clever word used to avoid causes.

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M Simon – OK – I think I am grasping your point – don’t hide behind the word “addiction” to avoid personal responsibility around the issue of upholding personal agency. If that is what you are getting at, then I agree that the effect in using the word “addiction” like that results in an an output chain of events, that is not wise to enter into. So you and I are in agreement I suppose, with respect to how best to manage oneself around this issue (i.e. – look for the personal agency within the dynamic and take responsibility for… Read more »

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When reading RM, I often find myself re-reading the same line 2 or 3 times just for it to sink in and marinate. Brilliant observational writing.

“The frustration women experience, and the anxiety of insecurity they feel when presented with the prospect of not being able to optimize their Hypergamous impulses because simple biology selects them out based on their physicality”

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It is always good to know how you guys think so i can think of better stategies when i meet one of you and obviously i realize that because they follow the exact rules. It is not that i like to spend to much time with one of you guys but when i get to get one i put them in the sex list. Which let me tell you it is fucking hot until i get tired of it and i go to the next. Always looking with one with enough gyer matter so i can have a good conversation… Read more »

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The Tranny of Biomechanics

https://www.instagram.com/caitlynjenner

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I just saw a piece on this Pirelli calendar on the local news. They called it the new empowerment of women. I guess that is what bothers me a little bit about it, (you know I really don’t care that much what Pirelli chooses to do, they are just getting on the shitlib bandwagon like everyone else). But they should just be calling it what it is – celebrating the SMV disempowerment of some women. If they were just real about it, and called a spade a spade – like these women want to be valued for more than their… Read more »

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Hey @Justme – you probably not for real, but I’ll use you by way of example anyway, for proper use of the cunt word. It would be cool if you really are a luscious cunt like you claim though.

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@pellaeon @yareally, I really appreciate the advice. On Saturday I went out on my own and actually had a really good time. I had a conversation with two girls but I couldn’t figure out how to isolate and escalate the one I thought was cute so I gave up and went my own way. Then I randomly said “how’s it goin” to a few girls and got good responses – they’ll smile and say “pretty good” – but I didn’t follow up or anything. There were several girls who would look at me repeatedly, but they’d be in conversations with… Read more »

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Huh, didn’t know ItsMe drank that heavily.

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@Average, Taking baby steps as mentioned by the others is the way to start. No one ever died from not getting laid in college. Don’t put the cart before the horse. You need to develop skills and be congruently high value. Ask yourself why a girl would want to fuck you and then set about to be a man that a girl would want to fuck. In college. Where other higher value guys are a dime a dozen. I would think that with the mindset of girls these days, you would need a lot of social proof. Do you have… Read more »

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@averagechump “On Saturday I went out on my own and actually had a really good time.” Good job man! It wasn’t too long ago I figured out something similar – how to just chill and have FUN going out while experimenting with new attitudes and behaviors as you do it. Without that you’re never gonna be able to keep at it long enough to get any real success. “I had a conversation with two girls but I couldn’t figure out how to isolate and escalate the one I thought was cute so I gave up and went my own way.… Read more »

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“Huh, didn’t know ItsMe drank that heavily.”

Where can I see her on webcam and give her money?

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SJF has a point, too. Daygame in college is MUCH easier than it will be later on, and for a guy with even a modicum of game AND the ability to cold approach in the daytime….

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Sorry SJF, she only accepts gin as payment. Scientists are working on a way to transfer it wirelessly but it’s still a few years out.

Shame, really. I’d pay half a fifth of London Dry to watch her rage increasingly incoherently before tearing her pillow to pieces and passing out covered in feathers and melted Haagen-Daaz.

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@Average Do me a favor. For yourself. Go back and read the last essay before this one. “Attitude Sells”. Click on each sub-link in the essay. Understand what Rollo is saying. If you don’t understand what is being said, ask questions here. Then go read all of or as much as you can of Rollo’s billions of other essays. And then go an practice. And then practice some more. And then even more. A neophyte at any pursuit sucks at it and then you get better 4-6 years later. Just like any sport in high school, you sucked in freshman… Read more »

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@Ya – You don’t know shit about Parental Alienation – it has nothing to do with game. Repeat. It has nothing to do with game. I don’t have a rogue daughter, I was replaced. When you are only there 4 days a month there is no chance to game. You just become a visitor, and you really should just shut the fuck up on this topic. As for what Julien and PUAs say about survey research and other scientific studies, I just have to giggle. You and they should just stick to fucking girls – I bow down to your… Read more »

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Big post came out of mod: http://therationalmale.com/2015/12/01/the-tyranny-of-biomechanics/comment-page-5/#comment-130446 @Wild Man “so it is like the culture is now saying “we gonna cram this shit down your damn throats until you choke on it, you of the objectifying male gaze!!”.” They don’t want us to stop sexually objectifying women…they want us to sexually objectify women they can relate to, like that Amy pic. Fat, dump, unfeminine, acts-like-a-dude, puts-no-effort-in, failures. They would be ecstatic if we were sexually objectifying Lindy West. @averagechump “I had a conversation with two girls but I couldn’t figure out how to isolate and escalate the one I thought… Read more »

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Wow, that Kendra Southerland interview was fucking TERRIFYING… lol. Just wow. I can’t believe that everyone is just capitulating to this little girl and just contributing to the downfall of her life. Or maybe not. Which is even more fucked up. She’ll probably end up with a perfectly good husband that will have full knowledge of her past and then he’ll even let her fuck around on him and he’ll raise kids that aren’t his own and this chick will never suffer any consequences for her horrible (good?) life decisions. It’s getting fairly obvious that things are going to get… Read more »

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No fuck all that, that takes too long lol Skip the mountain climbing and building shit out of wood and just check out the links I just posted and go to places that have hot girls and apply what those links teach. All that other stuff is cool as an overall life goal but you don’t need it right now. Right now your time is limited as fuck, so focus on an efficient learning process instead of this feel-good stuff. No chick is gonna pass your vegetable garden and suck your dick. Go apply PUA tactics and get your dick… Read more »

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“Self development is not for nothing in college age men. Red pill awareness and Game is essential (and gets more essential by the day, in today’s world) to get one’s dick wet. But it is not the only skill a man needs to focus on.” Yeah… but come on. The man is single and surrounded by hot young girls. Get good at game first. There’s plenty of time for that other stuff when you’re not studying all day. “And when he gets a girl, maybe he wants to keep her and not be a child playing with dynamite.” Keep her?… Read more »

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“Get good at game first.”

Yes.

“…avoid oneitis at all costs so that he may understand what he likes and does not like without wasting time on LTRs.

Yes.

“Look at his f’n name.”

Indeed.

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Learn game, but at the same time develop yourself. You might need that later when you are married (I’m not advocating for marriage) and have young kids.

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It is no secret that I am ego invested in a LTR. And it works for me. My comments are complementary to STR’s. (And no fucking doubt about it, YaReally’s comments are a valuable complementary commodity to me.) Some chopped up paragraphs and sentences from the Attitude Sells essay by Rollo: “It’s one thing to draw that woman into your reality and your psychological Frame, it’s another to maintain this Frame once she’s stepped into it. One thing I believe even Red Pill aware men subscribe to is the idea that their Frame can only be maintained by the same… Read more »

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To add to what SJF is saying: having other hobbies or areas of your life that you are improving can provide an outlet for frustration in learning game that will help you maintain your effort at learning. Not only that, it’s been my experience that the skill of persisting in the face of continual obstacles is transferrable. For me, I’ve found that tackling my fat loss is actually easier than tackling my insecurities with game. In the process of learning how to persist in creating new habits for working out and eating better, I learned skills that transferred into helping… Read more »

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Yes, Pellaeon. Your first paragraph summarizes my thoughts on the matter.

And I’m not dissing Average Chump. I very much welcome him here and think he brought up great questions. I hope he keeps posting. We are on the same side of of an inter-sexual competition. There can be different tactics in any battle.

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YaReally wrote: When you post that nothing the red pill offers can explain or help a guy understand or prevent or attempt to fix Parental Alienation, you are sending guys who are at risk of being in that situation down a path where they will be less informed and less equipped to protect themselves from ending up like you. I’m not here to make you feel good, I’m here to educate men on things that can help them avoid ending up in fucked up situations like having to deal with Parental Alienation in full-swing. The behaviors and conditions involved creating… Read more »

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@ YaReally I’ll do some analysis of my own thought processes for everyone’s edumacation pinging off of your comment. “Where I actually messed up the morning after was sending a msg to the group leaders saying “WTF was I thinking lol”” Why in the world would you have done that? The following morning after I had time to process the events at the vineyard I was still cornfuzed. If I had just said what I was cornfuzed about things probably would have gone differently. Now I will wait to let the girl contact me with a Christmas spam msg and… Read more »

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“The male gaze” decoded means “the low status beta male gaze.” If it’s done by a short, overweight, unemployed blue collar worker, it’s “the male gaze.” If it’s done by George Clooney, it’s acceptable flirting. It’s “the male gaze” if the male gives no gina tingles.

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