Owen Jones Discovers Something Surprising About Human Sexuality

That the man is well into his 30s before he works this out is a bit of a surprise but there we go, no one’s been accusing Owen Jones of maturity these years. He has just uncovered something about human sexuality:

….and men associate feminine behaviour by men with being gay.

Quite remarkable. Anyone who’s ever been around the nightclub scene of a major city will be shocked, shocked, to find such behaviour going on.

The reality being, of course, that we are all members of a sexually dimorphic species. Behaviour, like plumbing, varies. This therefore is not a surprise:

From a very young age, boys are taught that real men get into fights, say demeaning things about girls and women, show extraordinary athletic prowess, avoid looking studious, don’t do anything to display supposed emotional “weakness” and prioritise competition over cooperation.

This is not taught behaviour, it is innate. We see it in other sexually dimorphic species too. Young stags do not go off and fight, the does nibbling gently on the grass as they do, because the patriarchy is oppressing them.

It’s clear that the success of the LGBTQ rights campaign would free straight men, too. Already, combined with feminism, it has changed what it is to be a man. Men talk more about their feelings than they once did, have more female or gay friends, and spend more time helping to raise children – albeit still not as much as they should. When patriarchy finally lands on history’s scrapheap, all – men, women, non-binary – will be free to be themselves, unpoliced.

Which might rather be one of the problems we’re having with modern society. That the invocations of what it is to be a modern man are somewhat at variance with the innate characteristics of members of a sexually dimorphic species. Or as we might put it, yes, men and women are indeed different in their attitudes toward life, risk, society, communal behaviour. The task is to organise those differences to best effect, not to demand the arrival of The New Man so it can all be different. Soviet Man never did turn up after all…..

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Leo Savantt
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Jones is still peddling the Marxist myth that it is society that makes man, when of course it is man that makes society. The result is that he, and his fellow travellers, by misunderstanding reality invariably misunderstand both the problem and the solution, almost without fail. They are then always wrong (except when mimicking a stopped clock).

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And they simply ignore the biology, at every level. A simple example is testicle size – we are somewhere between gorillas (very small) and bonobos (very large) because we are somewhere between single male dominance (gorillas) and every man for himself with every woman (bonobos).

The biggest laugh is the whole blank slate – where exactly did that come from in an evolutionary sense?

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“because we are somewhere between single male dominance (gorillas) and every man for himself with every woman (bonobos).”
Chimps have big testicles. Gorillas have big pecs. Humans have big penises. Peacocks have big tails. Elephant seals have big everything.
Different types of competition for different types of society.

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Humans don’t compete per se on penis size in the way that peacocks do with tails. It’s a product of the evolution of pelvises and birth canals. And yes, that’s the point of the testicle example.

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OTOH, he is the gift that keeps on giving for a blogger.

Would the modern man behaviour actually be the learned behaviour and therefore as bad as what he called learned behaviour before which Tim says is innate? What I mean is, what relevance has the learned/innate distinction? None, I suspect.

Quentin Vole
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men associate feminine behaviour by men with being gay

Possibly for twinks, like Owen. One openly gay guy I worked with was a heavily bearded ex-RN frogman and amateur cave diver. No-one would have described him as effeminate. He’d have enjoyed Owen’s company, though.

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I’m quite happy that we all get to be what we want to be unpoliced – it’s the polciing now, by Lefties like Jones that it the problem.

BarksintheCountry
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BarksintheCountry

How is it that the default desired state is both sexes being feminine? Perhaps girls should be more like boys.

James Morgan
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Owen Jones is a dick. Not much more needs to be said.