Male Identity Defined
Defining the Concept of Male Identity
The concept of a male identity is both a social construct and on an individual level a cognitive identity (not the doctrine of cognitive identity for example as when talking about Cognitive Identity in Platonic Epistemology). When I use my term cognitive identity, I am refering to the individual cognitive processes an individual may engage in that result in their own definition of their own male identity. Simply put, cognitive identity as used here is a male’s own ideas about his own male identity and the concomitant roles he assumes with respect to others based on his perceived male identity. Obviously, it is plain to see that at any point in human history natural conflicts could easily arise between a socially constructed idea of male identity and any male’s individual cognitive identity related to his maleness.
In contemporary Western gynocentric countries (USA, Italy, Canada, etc.) the concept of “male identity” tends to be a female-centered social construct.
The Need For A Male-Centered Identity Model
Contemporary Western societies are very hostile to men. For example, for many males in Western Gynocracies, a male’s identity was and continues to be defined by following the traditional or tradcon courtship-leading-to-marriage role, and being a provider and protector of a woman and her children. These types of roles have kept men in a somewhat subservient position to a female and her children where a man might even give up many educational, leisure, and business opportunities so that he could focus on dedicating his time and wealth exclusively to one particular female. This would mean that the male would bear the full burden of all the courtship expenses and all of the expenses of housing, feeding, and clothing one particular female and HER children after marrying her. During his marriage, he is vulnerable to imprisionment from false accusations of domestic violence and extreme loss of a major portion of his income, wealth and fair access to his children if he gets a divorce. Other characteristics of a gynocentric society continues to include a long list of male social ills that point to the detrimental unequal treatment of men. This list includes men being 98%+ of war deaths, men being 80% to 90% of the homeless, a male suicide rate four to five times that of females, open discrimination against men in family courts, and lots more. This is the result of the fact that contemporary gynocentric societies are overwhelmingly culturally Marxist in nature. For over a century Cultural Marxism has been unleashing feminist dogma into societies resulting in governmental and societal institutions taking steps to create a hostile environment for men that is detrimental to the economic, social, and psychological lives of males. The need for more male-centered lifestyles and coping behaviors arose as an antidote to the toxic feminist society that men found themselves struggling with on a daily basis. Men have reacted by taking a harder look at gynocentrism and formulating new models of male identity to be able to aid them in their survival in an anti-male society.
Reactionary Male Identity Frameworks
Male identity ideologies that are reactions to the Cultural Marxist Societal Model have arisen worldwide. They channel men’s energies into lifestyles that promote more male empowerment and teach men how to reduce the damaging consequences of bad relationships with women. MGTOW, Neomasculinity, and The Zeta Male male identity ideologies are reactions to gynocentrism-focused societies that marginalize innate and culturally-defined male traits. Essentially, these positive male identity ideologies can be perceived as roads to male happiness. Past ideological/religious roads to happiness for men have included male-created religions (Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, etc.) and ancient male Egyptian, Greek, Asian, and Roman philosophical thought. Of course, these past male identity ideological/religious roads to happiness still are a great part of the male identities of hundreds of millions of males worldwide; however, when men created these religions/philosophies they were not motivated by looking for liberation from Cultural Marxist ideology.
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