Why are men in love with bad boys?
January 17, 2014 § 32 Comments
It is often said that women love bad boys, and the prevailing idea is that women love bad boys intrinsically: it is just inherent to the fallen female nature to find bad boys attractive. Some time ago I proposed an alternative theory that has taken the world by storm: that women, as natural followers, love whomever it is that men love. And in our modern liberal society men are in love with bad boys.
It is frequently said that men are natural leaders while women are natural followers. While it is true that women generally speaking are natural and even visceral followers – all the verbal reassurances in the world aren’t going to speak to her hind brain, which knows what it sees no matter what you say – it is not true that men are natural leaders, full stop. Men are both natural leaders and natural followers, and the natural patriarchal society is a naturally hierarchical society.
But liberalism rejects social hierarchy, so the longing for masculinity can only be filled, in modern liberal society, by men who are sociopaths.