There’s pushback now. There’s been a reaction to Game. First one was the attempt to coopt Game to “build a better beta”. That had some success. Where it didn’t work, women are starting to Gameproof themselves. That’s in part evidenced by rampant flaking and further differentiation and striation by women of the “top 20% men”.
But most of the reaction is the emotional “INCELINCELINCELINCEL AAAAARRRRGGGHHH” response to anything man-centric. Any complaint by any man anywhere about dating, sex, mating, marriage – “you’re just an incel”. Any identification of things that don’t work for men in those arenas – “INCEL!” Man having a tough time in life? “INCEL!” Man got divorced? “He deserved it because he’s an INCEL!”
The implication is clear: If you are a man and you’re complaining about something, you’re not only unattractive, you’re a criminal. You’re evil. You’re a threat. Because incel = Eliot Rodger. Incel = Toronto van murderer. Incel = murderer of women. And we cannot have that.
The INCEL! rejoinder is used because that’s the quality of our political and social discourse now. It works. Like “RACIST!” and “SEXIST!” and “HOMOPHOBE!” Emotionally driven reactions for the purpose of inflaming passions and prejudices are very effective, and it’s worked very well to marginalize men who are getting left behind, and more and more men are getting left behind every year.
They are working hard to keep men and their complaints marginalized. How long will it work? Can it last forever?
One might think that over the course of time that yelling INCEL will get old and people will notice that there is nothing in that response. But then, the world is less than rational.
I am waiting to see if Trump will go the last mile, to state that criticism of a minority/protected group member is not necessarily racist and that the automatic assumption of such is intellectually feeble. It might come.
As for the Manosphere, there always is a need for people to push back against the BS that Feminist types push.