I am a horrible person. When I saw this, I laughed out loud.
[Sexism and misogyny has caused men to] outnumber women by 70 million in China and India.
The consequences of having too many men, now coming of age, are far-reaching …
Among men, loneliness and depression are widespread. Villages are emptying out. Men are learning to cook and perform other chores long relegated to women.
(The misogyny has always been there, of course, but modern medical technology has made it much more effective at preventing or destroying female embryos.)
So now the appalling, outrageous, gobsmacking consequences. Men, men!, have to perform chores formerly done by women.
The horror. The horror.
But this is not the end of our hero’s suffering. The shortage of women means the price is going up. You have to build bigger houses to get a bride or pay more to the traffickers if you’re using the mail order system.
What’s that? The woman’s sufferings might be a few orders of magnitude worse? Not really. It’s a well-known fact that women don’t feel pain. Or if they do, they like it. Or if they don’t like it, they put up with it. They’re weird that way. You can’t understand them.
Men are of course not helpless in all this. With their superior intelligence they’ve found methods that are sure to attract women. They harass schoolgirls. They commit rape.
Strangely enough, that doesn’t lead to relationships. But if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Sooner or later even those bizarre creatures known as women will figure out what they’re supposed to do. Right?
If this was not reality causing unimaginable suffering to billions of people, if it was just a movie, I’d be curious to see whether societies would stick with sexism until it killed them. Or whether the prospect of existential suicide would give them a big enough dope slap to see new worlds.
All I hear is laughter and “Good luck with that.”