The term, gynocentrism is a shorthand for white knight or plain chivalrous behaviour on a societal scale. In other words, putting women before anything else in politics and society, often to the detriment of other groups.
Alternatively, gynocentrism more generally means an extreme preference for the feminine in all of society, however this article deals with the first definition.
Gynocentrism, if it were in common practice actually an antonym of androcentrism, would mean the belief that the world should order itself around feminine gender traits (sensitivity, gentleness, gossip, leeching, dishonesty, and empathy). However a word to describe that does not exist yet unfortunately, despite it also being a common belief.
- 1 History
- 2 Examples for gynocentrism
- 3 See Also
- 4 References
History[edit | edit source]
Modern gynocentrism can be be traced back at least to late-Middle-Age France, but it has likely existed throughout human history with women specializing on extracting resources from men. For example, women are believed to have had twice as much reproductive success throughout human history.
Development[edit | edit source]
Part of the tendency towards gynocentrism may also be explained by the fact that women are often perceived to have innate value (in terms of their reproductive resources) while men are often expected to perform (i.e express competence) in order to be seen as having value. The English socialist author George Orwell noted stark sex differences in the prevalence of men among the lowest social classes (see the hypergamy article).
Gynocentrism is therefore related to greater male disposability, likely owing to this sex skew in reproductive resources, due to women's greater reproductive burden, and an innate human tendency towards moderate polygyny, which renders many lower status men useless in the eyes of society.
Examples for gynocentrism[edit | edit source]
The media[edit | edit source]
Gynocentrism often means purported ideology spurring policies, institutions and ordinances that are said to disproportionately favor women over men, or the idea Modern MRAs as well as masculinists think that society has become so gynocentric that it has sparked mass misandry. Indeed, the media for example, in the western world is very gynocentric. A person who holds gynocentric views is a gynocentrist.
Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat - Hillary Clinton.
Medical research favors women[edit | edit source]
The medical field for example, solely studies gynecology and is silent on adrology, the counterpart field dealing with male health. The term gynecology on google search produces 67 million search returns, whilst andrology produces only a tenth of those search returns. JSTOR is even more lopsided, with search returns producing almost 8000% more returns for women than for men when combining the spellings of "gynaecology" and "gynecology". Where's the egalitarianism in the light of andrological issues such as tesicular cancer, prostate cancer and MGM?
Women receive twice as much funding for breast cancer research than men receive for prostrate cancer research.
The legal system is stacked against men[edit | edit source]
Further indicators of a societal tendencies towards gynocentrism include widespread bias against males in the legal system. For instance, Sonja Starr of the University of Michigan Law School, in a paper published in 2012 found evidence of "large gender gaps favoring women throughout the sentence length distribution (averaging over 60%), conditional on arrest offense, criminal history, and other pre-charge observables. Female arrestees are also significantly likelier to avoid charges and convictions entirely, and twice as likely to avoid incarceration if convicted."  Another paper by Rehavi & Starr (2012) found that blacks on average received a 10% longer sentence than whites in the United States.  Thus, by synthesising the findings of the two papers, one can conclude that gender bias against men in the American court system (in terms of sentence length) is 6x greater than the effects of racial bias on sentencing, controlling for criminal history, and the severity of the offence. Women are much more likely to receive custody, even though they are probably not better parents.
Harsher sentences for men[edit | edit source]
Another particularly striking examine of gynocentrism is the concept of "femicide". Although defined by feminists as "" all gender-related killings of women, motivated by systematic discrimination against and devaluing of women and girls."  the functional purpose of this construct is to legally regard the murders of women as more grevious, and therefore deserving of harsher punishment and greater enforcement than similar acts committed against males. Feminists in various countries, notably Spain and France  have campaigned to have "femicide" recognized as a unique social problem that deserves harsher punishment and greater consideration than similar crimes perpetrated crimes against men.
Women and children first[edit | edit source]
On the famous maiden (and final) voyage of the RMS Titanic, wealthy people were more likely to survive than poor people, but the richest men still had a lower survival rate (34%) than the poorest women (46%). This chivalric tendency (women and children first), was also commonly known as the "Birkenhead drill", after a poem by the English poet Rudyard Kipling ("Soldier an' Sailor Too") detailing the sinking of the HMS Birkenhead. The Birkenhead was a British troop transport ship (carrying some women and children also) that sunk in 1852 upon hitting a rock off the coast off the then British colony of South Africa. As the ship lacked sufficient lifeboats, the soldiers onboard were ordered to stand at attention while the women and children made their escape on the lifeboats. This later became standard procedure among (British in particular) sailors, as seen in the more famous example of the Titanic, noted above.
This code of conduct favoring women's lives over men's was also frequently applied outside of a nautical context, and indeed, was often viewed as representing obligatory behavior on behalf of men.
In recent years however, many tradcons have lamented an apparent decline in Western men who are willing to perform such self-sacrificing acts on behalf of women. For example, in his review of the French language Canadian film Polytechnique (which depicts Marc Lépine's infamous rampage targeting female engineering students), the conservative author and pundit Mark Steyn said the actions of the Canadian male students during the massacre were reflective of increasing male weakness and passivity:
I prefer the word passivity – a terrible, corrosive, enervating passivity. Even if I'm wetting my panties, it's better to have the social norm of the Titanic and fail to live up to it than to have the social norm of the Polytechnique and sink with it. M Villeneuve dedicates his film not just to the fourteen women who died that day but also to Sarto Blais, a young man at the Polytechnique who hanged himself eight months later. Consciously or not, the director understands what the heart of this story is: not the choice of one man, deformed and freakish, but the choice of all the others, the nice and normal ones. He shows us the men walking out twice – first, in real time, as it were; later, Rashomon-style, from the point of view of the women, in the final moments of their lives.
A study by Reynolds (2019), identified a large societal bias against men and an overall ignorance toward male suffering.
More young men than women are single and sexless[edit | edit source]
Across many modern countries, men in their twenties face more sexlessness and are more often single. Bluepillers and tradcucks will say this is right because men bloom later, but there is no denial that men experience more loneliness during their prime time as a result of weak marriage norms and late marriage. See Demographics.
Affirmative action[edit | edit source]
Women are also surpassing men in the amount of wealth they control and get high status positions for free. Hiring experiments revealed 2:1 faculty preference for women on STEM tenure track. Regardless of this, women still demand and receive more benefits.
See Also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Conference on domestic violence in San Salvador, El Salvador (17 November 1998): https://web.archive.org/web/20010726225357/http://clinton3.nara.gov/WH/EOP/First_Lady/html/generalspeeches/1998/19981117.html
- Is There Anything Good About Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men, Author(s): Roy F. Baumeister, Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, Year: 2010, ISBN: 019537410X,9780195374100