Lately I have been thinking a lot about something that I think is important to the well-being of civilization: the feminization of society. In this series I want to ponder various aspects of societal feminization, what it is, why I consider it to be important, the progress of feminization and my impression that is accelerating. I also want to suggest that sissies, beyond just participating in, can and should play a larger role in the feminization of society.
What do I mean by "feminization of society?" Basically that, when a society that is undergoing feminization, the feminine influence is on the ascendancy and masculine influence is declining. Feminization of a society takes place from two ends of a spectrum. On one end is the empowerment of women. And on the other, the "depowerment" of men.
I consider the feminization of Western society to be well under way. It started slowly, has suffered setbacks, but has been accelerating in recent years. Women had been fighting for the vote and the ability to run for office long before August of 1920, but that is when the 19th Amendment was passed, and it seems as good a time as any to be considered the beginning of the feminization of American society. The changes since then have been nothing short of revolutionary.
Women used to be "second class citizens," subject to the will of men, economically dependent, absent from the workplace or in subservient positions, undereducated and considered adept only at housekeeping and mothering. Now women are fully integrated into society, often completely independent of any man, make up over half of the workforce, and are gaining college degrees at a much higher rate than men. On the "feminization of society spectrum" that I mentioned earlier, this is the "empowerment of women" side. I am not saying that the process is complete, but the change in the balance of power has been profound.
The education aspect is especially significant. Today, over sixty percent of college degrees go to women. If the trends keep up, two out of three or even more will go to women in the near future. This is critical because these educated women will be the workplace superiors of their less-educated male peers. Women will soon run the major businesses and corporations, not to mention the government, if this trend keeps up. This change will be the major contributor to the "depowerment of men" end of the societal feminization spectrum.
So you see, the feminization of society is well underway and shows no signs of slowing. In fact, there is every reason to believe that it will accelerate as educated women assume positions of power in the coming years. Next time I want to talk more about why the feminization of society is important on my way to ultimately tying sissies into the overall trend toward feminization and our role in it.
Thanks for reading and hope to see you again soon! Until then, here is a great article on the decline of men and the ascendency of women:
The End of Men