Herbivore Men Are Here To Stay
The lifestyles of Herbivore Men, who are also called Grass Eaters and/or Soushoku Danshi, are changing Japanese society for the better. The article, “Japan Counterculture: The Soushoku Danshi”, looks at the growing number of Herbivore Men in Japan and states that, “one thing is certain: the grass-eaters are here to stay”. It is estimated that as high as 60% of men in their 20s and 30s are Herbivore Men which is a sizeable group of men that cannot be ignored. This male-centric lifestyle can be added to the other modern-day male lifestyles (MGTOW, Neomasculinity, Zeta Male, etc.) that have arisen at the same time that predatory gynocentrism has been gaining phenomenal social, economic, and political power. The important characteristics of the Herbivore lifestyle can be very liberating for men while weakening the female-centric interests of Japanese society.
It is easy to see how the Male Herbivore lifestyle weakens gynocentric interests and frees men from the oppressive male roles of the past. Herbivore Men show no interest in following the “karoshi (death from overwork)” lifestyles of prior generations of Japanese “salarymen” who were expected to work countless hours for their company to the detriment of their physical and psychological health. The eschewing of a suicidal karoshi work ethic by Herbivore Men means a more physically and psychologically healthier and happier male population in Japan. It also results in less men spending less money on women. Grass Eaters also show little or no interest in physical sex or marriage which means less men will be subjected to false allegations of rape or false workplace sexual harrassment accusations, and less men will be brought under the anti-male subjugation of Japan’s family court system. Remember, the Allied Occupation of Japan in the 1940s “Americanized (which means Gynocentrized)” Japanese Family Law. It is a well known fact that in many countries, government is a bastion of gynocentric power, and the Male Herbivore lifestyle helps men steer clear of pro-female government agencies such as the family courts, and anti-male laws such as misandrous domestic violence and workplace laws. The Male Herbivore lifestyle also helps encourage men from espousing male disposability roles such as the Samurai paradigm of the past or risking their lives to become a “knight in shining armor” to rescue a woman in perceived danger. Less men not believing in male disposabilty means less men willing to join the military and DIE for the government. It also discourages men from assuming demeaning roles such as subservient chivalry towards women.
Japan’s Low Birth Rate
Of course, we can reasonably say that the Male Herbivore lifestyle has contributed to Japan’s current low birth rate as described in the article, “‘Herbivore men’ are why nobody’s having sex in Japan“. The declining birth rate is a concern for the government and business interests. Fewer babies mean fewer future workers for corporations, less corporate profits from less spending on products and services, and a smaller tax base for government thus reducing government power. Just about any article you read concerning Japan’s low birth rate goes on and on about how horrible it is and how something needs to be done about it; however, a low birth rate is in many ways beneficial for men. A decreasing population will eventually drive food and housing prices down which would allow the average Japanese man more economic freedom and reduce the number of hours he would have to work to maintain the lifestyle he wants. A smaller population would also decrease the competition for employment. Obviously, men who don’t have children or only one child have less financial and psychological burdens. I don’t believe Herbivore men will ever want to take on the role of a 1950s middle-class American, tradcon family man who might have worked 60 hours a week or more to support a wife and four children.
The Herbivore Men of Japan have an androcentric ideology and/or lifestyle since according to, “Yoto Hosho, a 22 year-old grass-eater, considers himself part of a diverse group of men who have no desire to live up to traditional social expectations with women, their jobs or anything else, he says “We don’t care at all what people think about how we live”. Thus, these are men living up to THEIR expectations, so they are following what makes them happy, and happiness is what it is all about.