October 5, 2015 § 88 Comments
Game, I’ve argued, is just the male equivalent of slutty behavior. The reason ‘male sluttiness’ is relatively new, at least as a mass phenomenon, is because of the modern feminization of men. Instead of evaluating themselves in masculine terms modern men submit themselves to evaluation by women. Thus the Game gurus measure supposed “alpha” maleness based on the approval of women, as expressed concretely in the number of sluts with which a given man fornicates.
The ‘game’ perspective, then, is not actually a rejection of feminism: it is explicit subjection of men to the judgment of, not just women in general, but the worst of the lot. This is followed, with no small amount of irony, by copious quantities of self-congratulatory chest-thumping about how game is a great rediscovery of masculinity.
A similar thing frequently takes place in reactionary politics. Rather than evaluating moral and political questions on their own terms, many reactionaries see how liberalism evaluates particular questions and adopt what they think are the opposite positions.
But when you look at your face in the mirror, the thing you see is still your face.