Sunday, 11 October 2009

The Beta Male

I live in London and every week I take The Sunday Times. For those outside the UK, The Sunday Times is a highly respected "quality" broadsheet. One Sunday back in the autumn of 2007 I actually read this article by Kate Mulvey. I practically choked on my cornflakes...

What modern women want: a beta male

I recently stumbled across it again on the web the other day so I thought I would post about it here in order to bring it to a wider readership than just the UK.

I thought it extremely important that this article should get such mainstream exposure. At the time I thought it could have been the beginning of a seismic shift towards a Female Led society. Sadly I have have seen nothing of its like since and I have heard little more from its authoress.

The article is not overtly FLR but its subtitle is: "Men are surrendering in the sex war, taking on the supporting role" and its subtext is clearly FLR.

I encourage everyone to read it. Unfortunately you can no longer post comments. There is however a "recommended" button which you can click (just below Ms Mulvey's picture) and doing so will increment its score which may bring it to the editor's attention. If you agree with Ms Mulvey's thesis - and I suspect most of us here do - please click on this button to show your support.

At the time there were quite a few negative comments, largely from men, but sadly from some women too and I believe that it is incumbent upon us to get behind a commentator such as Ms Mulvey when she is brave enough to stick her head above the parapet and foretell the future in this way.

You can find the link to the article above, or here:

Do have a look - and let me know what you think and whether or not you voted for the article...