Monday, February 12, 2018

Feminism is Ruining Women's Finances

Strippers and Security Guards

Allow the Captain to tell you the tale of two people.  The first one being the loveable Captain himself and the other a stripper he had come across in conversation.

From 1993 to 1997 there was a good chance you could find the Captain in uniform, at night, patrolling the U of MN campus into the wee hours of the early morning.  He was doing this to scratch out what little living he could in order to pay for food, clothing, shelter, insurance, gas, tuition and ALL other living expenses, all of which on a starting wage of $6.90 per hour ($11.70 in today's money).  If he was lucky he would be able to time it where he could get 40 hours in before a holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas would start, which would allow him to compound overtime work on top of holiday pay, earning him 2.25 times his normal wage.  This would allow him to earn at most during his security career $20.95 per hour (a very handsome wage indeed for the time) and was instrumental in him graduating from college without a penny in college debt.

Of course, there were some drawbacks to this.

First, the Ole Captain had to work LOOONG hours, often packing in 40 hours in two days, so he (and other security guards) could avail themselves of holidays that would start just two mere days into the work week.  There were uncountable number of dog/graveyard shifts which wreaked havoc on his (and others) health, both physical and mental.  And the cold.  I cannot even begin to explain the pain of the cold.  Minnesota winters were long, brutal, and lacking sun, with night time temperatures regularly dropping below -10 and windchills over the Mississippi river bridge dropping below -40.  Oh, and by the way whinny Millennials, this was all while attending school full time.  The experience was so brutal, miserable, and galvanizing, the Captain has no pity for any non-handicapped poor person and to this day refuses to donate to any charity.

The second story is one of a stripper-come-lawyer.  Cappy ran into this girl at a party during his twenties.  He was not so much impressed with her pretty physique as he was the story as to how she paid for 7 years of post-high school education.  In short, it was simple.  The girl would go to college during the day time, study in the afternoon, and head to the strip club at night where she would proceed to make about $50 per hour shaking her booty in front of horny, desperate men.  This translates into $85.00 per hour in 2018 money, roughly $160,000 in an annual salary if you were to work full time.  Of course, with school the young lady wasn't able to work full time, but in the three hours she'd strip each night, she made more than what Cappy did, also graduating from GRAD SCHOOL debt free.

Of course, there are also some drawbacks to this route of financing college.

The girl had to endure 7 years of lewd, hollering men.  Showing your privates daily while prostrating yourself to the public, must take a mental toll.  I'm sure many men made passes at her.  And if you are unaware of stripper culture, she had to constantly avoid offers for drugs, prostitution, booze, and partying.  But all these things considered, it was only 3 hours a day, it was in a climate controlled room, and she was not sleep deprived in the end.  And all these drawbacks considered, she made over 7 times what Cappy did per hour for roughly equally skilled work.  I never knew what happened to her after that, but I do know I would have gladly traded places.

The Horrible, Mean, Evil, Reality of Economics
Lamenting the past aside, there is an important and vital economics lesson here for everyone to learn.  And while the lesson may be politically incorrect and not what the vast majority of women, leftists, and politically correct people want to hear, it doesn't make it any less true.  This is a fact and the sooner people realize it and base their actions in it, the more effective our life decisions will be and the more success we will have in life.

The number one commodity in the world is not:


It is female beauty.

And the reason it is the most valuable commodity in the world is because:

1.  HALF the population wants it


2.  To such a fervent extent they will do practically anything for it, including, but not limited to:

Building civilization
Declaring war
Going to war
Committing crime
Creating and innovating...well...everything
Mastering science
Enslaving themselves to a corporate career
Endebting themselves to go to college
Buying McMansions they don't need
Borrowing money to afford you a Range Rover
Throwing money at this commodity just to look at it
Even trying to play god to synthesize this commodity

Never has one half of the population held such sway and power over the other half, nor had such an advantage.

You would think with such an edge, such an advantage, women would avail themselves of this power and use it to enrich and advance themselves...and for the most part they have historically.  Women would use their beauty to attract the most powerful and richest mate, ensuring their off spring would not only be protected, but cared for.  The stripper-turned-lawyer I knew certainly wielded this advantage to extract $50 an hour worth of wealth out of men (while the Ole Captain pulled-teeth to negotiate a $6.90/hour out of the U of MN Police Department).  And for the most part after a man died, the women would inherent what remainder of wealth he had to see her through old age.  The system worked, it was perfected and honed over 2 million years of human evolution, the way, the entirety of civilization and all the wonders of modern day technology was created in the process.

This didn't mean women could just show up and lollygag through life if they were pretty (although, that does happen too). There was child-birthing, child rearing, home keeping, and not being allowed to participate in the management, construction, and advancement of society/the economy.  But when it came to physical exertion, toil, not to mention early death women, to this day, come nowhere near to the calories of energy men have expended.  They still do have the easier "physical" life, even though historically this meant giving up suffrage and playing a first officer to a spousal captain.

Let's Ruin a Good Thing

Whether you agreed with how society evolved and the traditional role that resulted for women, you would think that going forward you would like to keep the advantages of the past, and combine them with new advantages in the future.  And, to be perfectly honest, women will never "get rid" of the advantage they have over men in terms of them owning and controlling the world's most sought after commodity because it's inherently programmed into our genetics.

But if there's way to ruin a good time.
If there's a way to piss in the punch bowl.
If there's a way to give up an incomparable, nearly unlimited-power-advantage

feminists will find a way to do it.

This at first may seem ironic and contradictory.  Feminists and "feminism," presumably, even with its Latin base wording, would imply it is for the benefit of women.  And perhaps at some point in time it was.  But if you look at its historical track record, especially the past 50 years, and you look at its consequences, feminism has ironically hurt women much more than helped.

First, there is the ultimate thing that matters - happiness.  Women are not getting happier, no matter what advances and successes feminism has claimed.  They make more money, they have more education, they have careers, they're having it all, but ironically once they got what feminism promised, they're not happier.  I would claim it's because you're going against 2 million years of human evolution and programming and maybe your kids would like to see you (instead of the day care/nanny you outsourced them to).  I would also make the PAINFULLY obvious claim that working and commuting sucks.  But this simple logic is not enough to dislodge the thoroughly entrenched brainwashing women have received since they were 5 about the importance of a career and feminism.

Second, feminists offer HORRIBLE financial advice.  The wage gap could be closed tomorrow if women simply majored in STEM and not the worthless liberal arts they are conditioned to.  Instead, if you look at ardent and professional feminists, the vast majority of them themselves major in subjects that can only be considered fake (Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, etc.), while standard ranked and file women who claim to be feminists major in fields that just don't pay.  At best women enter "HR"or some kind of business discipline where they have a 1/1,000,000 to become a Cheryl Sandberg, while at worst (and more likely) you're working as a barista or adjunct professor with your "Masters in Art History," forever impoverished by the student loans professional feminists told you you should incur.  And so instead of becoming engineers, doctors, programmers, and mechanics, most feminist women today ironically make peanuts compared to men and non-feminist counterparts (some, sadly and ironically resorting to prostitution). 

Third, wasted lives.  If you combine misery with poverty and add time, you get wasted lives.  And this is perhaps the worst way feminism has served failed women.  It may feel good at 20 to believe you're oppressed and there's this sisterhood or philosophy that approaches a religion that gives you immediately agency, purpose, and even a feel of supremacy, but if that philosophy is a religion and NOT based in reality, it dooms its adherents to waste their lives.  Thus the unlimited number of 50, 60, even 70 something feminists facing their horrific mortality today.  They're alone, they have cats and pets as a surrogate family, no children, no real career, and unlike their traditional and oft-mocked 1950's housewife who received her passed-away husband's pension, they have $120,000 in student loans for their "Masters in Health Administration" degree and it is all because they swallowed whole what feminism told them.  The rest of their (very short) lives will be alone, poor, and miserable, largely thanks to feminism.

I could go on, but the point is feminism has a horrible track record when it comes to benefiting women and making them happy.  Worse, if you truly follow it and look at 60's feminists as the empirical consequences of it, this is a not a path you want to go down.

But why does "feminism"- something presumably intended and designed to help women - fail so miserably? Why do feminists, who no doubt ARE for women, end up worse off on average than non-feminists?

And the answer to that lies in the Grid-Girl news story.

Crabs in a Bucket

If you didn't know, the Grid Girls news story is simply that they're all getting fired.  Historically "grid girls" were the cheerleaders of the Formula One racing circuit and have been there since wheels have been on cars.  But the powers that be decided this was degrading to women and got rid of this long standing tradition, firing them all in the process.

There were howls and hoots coming from fans, normal people, and men who just like female beauty, but perhaps the loudest howls were coming from the grid girls themselves who not only found themselves out of a job, but (rightly) wondered how feminism getting a whole profession of women fired was "benefiting women."  And while these poor girls (not to mention some intellectually honest feminists) were dazed how feminism could deliver such a traitorous blow, those of us who are wiser, smarter, and more cynical roll our eyes as it highlights, exposes, and belies arguably the darkest truth about feminism we've all know for quite some time.

Feminism is not for all women.

It's for lazy, envious, jealous and petty women.

And this is where we must revisit female beauty.

Beauty Takes Work.  HARD WORK

To be beautiful takes work.  To be handsome takes work.  Matter of fact anything of value, worth, or excellence takes work.  But the problem is work sucks.  Toil sucks.  It's painful to work out, it's painful to focus and exert yourself.  And if you look at the vast majority of feminists (and certainly women's studies professors) they are ugly.  This does not mean they are genetically ugly, born with ugly features and an ugly face. The truth is very few people are genuinely "ugly," it's just they don't put forth the work effort required to make themselves beautiful/handsome.  Ergo, being ugly is not so much a function of bad genetics or bad luck, but laziness and choice.  And if you look at feminism it is chock full of laziness and lazy choices.

First, there is obesity and the painfully obvious fact feminists don't hit the gym.  It's so bad they even created the mental acrobatics of "body shaming" and "fat pride" to convince themselves that "big is beautiful."  All so they can avoid the pain of dieting and the gym.

Second, their choice of majors and careers.  Yes, there are some honest feminists who are doctors, surgeons, cops, programmers, CEO's, and mechanics.  They work hard and put forth the effort.  But for every one of them, there is at least a score of women's studies majors, English majors, Sociology majors, and whatever potpourri of worthless, math-and-rigor-avoidance degrees out there.  These girls (and some boys) do not choose these careers or professions for anything as noble as the equality of women, but because they are first and foremost easy degrees with easy (though low paying) make work government jobs attached to them.  Again, they are lazy, not noble.

This then leads into the third bit of proof that it is laziness, not nobleness that drives feminists - constant and never-ending victimhood.  Instead of working harder or choosing more-in-demand professions, feminists expend more energy whining and complaining about sexism and misogyny than they would three life times at a gym.  They demand quotas, preferential treatment by government and employers, more money for education, and more government checks and programs to make up for the "sexism" that will seemingly never go away.  They could at anytime move out to the Bakken oil field and work an oil rig.  They could at anytime join the military, enter ROTC and becoming officers in the military.  They could at anytime major in computer engineering and start making $65,000 a year, but they don't.  And the reason they don't is it's easier to sit in an air-conditioned office in academia, bitch about non-existent sexism, and demand taxpayer funded government grants to explain why bitcoin is sexist. Again, it is laziness that defines feminism today, not an egalitarian pursuit of the equal treatment of women.

But for this cushy (though mentally delusion and damaging) lazy life, there is a price to pay.  And it is the ULTIMATE price.  Yes, you may get the taxpayer or students to create you an entirely worthless, pointless make work government job career.  Yes, you won't have to do a day's honest work of real toil or labor, stuffing your face with carbs and you get some token amount of placating by Target the "big is beautiful."  And yes, you can tell yourself the most fantastic of lies that "you're proud to be a slut" and you are somehow a real, responsible, grown up adult.  But because all of this delusion was derived from laziness, you will be condemned to be...

overweight, and

and therefore you will give up your single largest advantage you have over men, not to mention your single largest economic and financial advantage - female beauty.

The Choice is NOT Yours

If feminism was relegated to this - a group of lazy women who just plain didn't want to work hard - the largest price to society would be some increased taxation, some annoyance listening to their constant complaining, some fake-rape accusations on college campuses, and the ruination of the nuclear family.  However, what the elimination of the grid girls' career shows us is that some feminists are not simply happy commiserating amongst themselves.  For not only are they lazy, deep down inside their ideology is so sad and pathetic, they are also jealous.  It's not enough that they don't make as much money as other people, a lot of feminists can't stand people being better than them in ANY regard or capacity.  Beauty, physique, talent, artistic ability, creativity, intelligence, work ethic, morality, or any other skill, talent, or quality that brings beauty and all that is good the world.  And whereas you'd like to think that something on the face of it that is noble as feminism, backed up with decades worth of research and presumably terabytes of academic and philosophical work, in the end it's just rank laziness combined with jealousy.

Unfortunately, this is antithetical to women's best interests because it directly threatens their single biggest financial advantage - their physical beauty.  You may not like this fact, you may not like that men will forever be more impressed with your breasts than your brains, but if you didn't notice by now this post and this site does not care about what you'd "like" as much as "what is."   And if women truly wanted what was best for them, and if feminists truly wanted what was best for women, everybody would be intellectually honest and courageous enough to admit this fact - most women will make the most money and accumulate the most wealth via their physical beauty than most any other means.

This doesn't mean you shouldn't major in engineering.  This doesn't mean you shouldn't have a career.  By all means I champion and encourage women to go into STEM, develop their brains, and make the most money as possible.  But this does mean to realize and acknowledge this great power and advantage you have and to simply use it to your advantage.  It is also to highlight and expose a huge threat that faces women, one the demise of the grid girls shows you.  Most feminists today do not have women's best interests at heart.  And this is proven by how they jealously begrudge and often times aim to eliminate the financial advantage beauty confers upon beautiful women.

It's very simple.  Stay beautiful and stay smart.  But stay wary of the promises feminism.
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SM777 said...

Feminism is merely a tool for population control by the elite. Much like chemtrails and those brand new late 20th Cent. diseases that suddenly popped up out of nowhere (AIDS, Ebola, SARS.....).

Psychologically sterilizing women is viewed as necessary by the elite to avoid the world population from exceeding 9 billion people.

Where are we now? I think 7.5 billion and I'm sure everyone knows the havoc that has been wreaked on the environment with that kind of load. Guess what the world pop. was in 1970 when I was a kid? 4 Billion. That explains why all of the wide open spaces I used to see where I live are gone.

SM777 said...

Oh, and one more thing. During the course of my life, I have noticed that most people thoroughly enjoy being lied to. The one thing they cannot stand to any degree whatsoever (except a few Christians), is being told the truth.

So it comes as no surprise that all fairly good liars are rich including those who tell women that they can have it all. In fact, I have done that just to make sure my work environment is very positive although I know it's a complete crock of S___.

Of course, no one will openly admit they enjoy being lied to, but their actions speak far, far louder than their words.

It's too bad, but it is human nature and most people want it that way.

Jay Currie said...

Nasty and right as usual, Captain.

I often find it interesting that I know plenty of women who are smart and beautiful and successful but who worry about ending up with a shopping cart and a smelly coat. And for a single reason, they have decided to have a career rather than a family. Around about 40 it dawns on them that they have postponed kids long enough to drop into the faint hope conception category, that they actually hate their jobs, that their "partner" is eying up younger, more fertile, women and that, frankly, they have 40 years of decline ahead.

Women have to make hard, smart, choices early in life. Feminism makes that more difficult. It produces rank on rank of socially isolated cat ladies and when the career goes off the tracks in their 50's, bag ladies.

As always, however, Captain, I have to take issue with your offhanded condemnation of the liberal arts. Well taught - which is tough to find - degrees in things like English Literature or History or Political Science or Philosophy can have hugely positive effects. If we understand a good deal of undergraduate education as mere signalling, spending time reading and writing intensely is potentially worthwhile. And, no, it will not produce a 65K job on graduation. But it may foster a set of skills which get you to the 10k a month club quite quickly and, from there, into the 25k a month club more quickly than most STEM people can ever hope to.

Your points about beauty are very well taken. However, you also need to pay attention to such things as charm, ambition, grit and resilience. Plus developing a stack of skills which includes at least one cash on the barrel gig to keep the wolf from the door. (My 17 year old fixes error codes on BMW's with a Thinkpad he found for free and twenty bucks worth of connectors from China. I fear he is making more a week than you were as a security guard. He's learning customer relations, marketing, advertising, costing, and building a business network. Some day he may have to go to school....but not yet.)

Feminists tend to be driven by "theory". They cannot imagine that a grid girl is anything other than exploited when, in fact, that girl is paid and given access to people - usually men - who can push her career. Smart girls take full advantage, dumb ones settle for ugly, womens' studies degrees and complaint. We both know who wins.

Unknown said...

I worked back then at the Amoco at the end of the 10th Ave bridge, fixing cars and selling Marlboro Light 100s to snot-nosed sorority girls. Similar story in some ways, working up to seventy hours a week, mostly overnights, while going to school full time. Not your main point, I know, but it feels good to know I wasn't the only one.

C_Miner said...

While going to university in the 90's (house manager at a frat, not security like cappy, so reduced rent but no salary) I would occasionally visit a wonderful bar where women would shed their clothes. Sure the beer was more expensive, but, but, but, women would shed their clothes!

I talked with a few after their shows. Most were vacuous. Several were paying their way through school (and a couple despaired that their gymnast background couldn't compete with the natural attributes of others). One was brilliant. She had neither time nor interest in post secondary education. She was paying off her fifth house. She said that when she did, she was retiring. 1 to live in, 4 to rent out. Three different major cities. Before she was thirty.

You go, girl!

Carl said...

Women use their pussies to attain resources from men; men use their resources to attain pussy from women.

Men who won't or can't use their resources to attain pussy are generally MGTOW.

Women who won't or can't use their pussies to attain resources from men use feminism to attempt to force society (men collectively) to bend to their imperative.

doctor_kaz said...

Hear hear.

Women have some idea about how valuable their looks are, but they have no idea about how much of our economy is driven by men pursuing those looks. Probably half of my career achievements were, at some level, driven by my desire to attract a mate and then provide for my family.

A betabucks strike might be the pin that pops the bubble. It won't be pretty.

Anonymous said...


I did a hitch in the army and the GI Bill just covered my tuition and books, but I worked after classes during the week and had a security guard gig on the weekends at a local factory as a night watchmen to cover rent and food. Didn't have much of "a college experience," but I did gradaute debt free.

Regarding your stripper story--- I had an acquiantance (Max) who lived off campus and shared a dump with another guy. His roommate was a noodle armed freshman, but he really started hitting the weights and running after the first semseter and got in shape fast. They lived together for 3 years and over time, this guy bought nicer furniture for the flat, a TV, some other nice amenities that made it a decent place. His roommate graduated a Semester earlier than him and was moving out and told him he could keep all the stuff. When Max asked, "won't your parents get mad?" -- as Max thought that is who paid for it all. His roomie said, "You still don't know? I have been stripping at a gay bar these last 3 years and I earned enough to pay for all the stuff and my tution. You can have it." Max swore he doesn't think he was gay and simply did it for the money.

Pat said...

One word of warning to any girls thinking of following Cappy's stripper friend. In addition to the hazards mentioned there is one more- falling in love with the money.
Generally a stripper in her low twenties can earn more than a newly minted professional in her first job. The temptation is to keep after the money for just a little bit longer, until she has such a gap in her CV that she cant actually enter a profession. She should bear in mind that a forty year old professional generally earns more than even a twenty something stripper and way more than a forty year old one. There is of course no comparison between the earnings of a sixty year old professional and a sixty year old stripper.
I don't suppose Cappy was in the least bit tempted to continue his out of college work once he didn't need it, but the stripper might be.

Anonymous said...

"That explains why all of the wide open spaces I used to see where I live are gone."

Except those extra billions live in 3rd-world shitholes and 2nd-world shantytowns, not in the US or Europe. Population growth in the first world has been marginal compared land area. The reason those wide open spaces are gone is the Fed printed out trillions of dollars of money and handed it to real estate developers so Boomers and X'ers could buy a McMansion to commute from.

"I have to take issue with your offhanded condemnation of the liberal arts."

Liberal arts had some mediocre value back in the 50's. See Fred Reed for evidence of that. However, now it's completely worthless. Less than worthless if you include the damaging effects of the drivel they teach just about everywhere. Proof? Where are all the well-to-do liberal arts majors living it up in the big city, due to their liberal arts degree, not their daddy's money, status, or random dumb luck. Instead the expensive spots are full of engineers, doctors, and drop-out entrepreneurs. Generalists die broke. Specialists can make a respectable living. Cherry picked outliers mean nothing compared to the overwhelming masses, nor do they even begin to show causation.

Stephanie said...

Wow!! This was so good. I used to watch your youtube videos (so hilarious!!) while I was working out and dying in pain lol :D And because of you, dying of laughter!

But yea, my biggest haters have always been ugly feminist and jealous women. It's interesting too that even women in the 6-7 range can be really petty. 9's-10's are actually a lot nicer to be around and as friends because they don't feel threatened by another woman who is pretty (they seem to have an entirely different outlook than jealous women do).

Un Americano said...

Blaming feminism is like blaming the imaginary Patriarchy; women are still not held accountable for their fuckups.

nairda646 said...

SM777 your observations are astute and spot on.

While most are myopic and focus on the nuances of the feminist movement, very few are able to see what is objectively going on.

Your comment is refreshing. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Cappy, for the love of God, if the Damore and #metoo debacles have taught us anything, it's that men in STEM don't want or need the drama or the extra work burden of even more women in STEM.
Speaking as an X'er in his own version of Initech, between the Lumberghs, the Bobs, and the deadwood Boomers, there's only so much extra weight in the cart we can pull.

Jungle Jim said...

That pic of the Hooters waitress was photoshopped. Actually the waitresses were bringing out drinks.

Blackwing1 said...


If you've not read his work you should dive into Heinlein. His libertarian classic is "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", and all of his early work (including the "juveniles") is excellent.

There's a great quote from "Time Enough for Love" that says:

“Whenever women have insisted on absolute equality with men, they have invariably wound up with the dirty end of the stick. What they are and what they can do makes them superior to men, and their proper tactic is to demand special privileges, all the traffic will bear. They should never settle merely for equality. For women, "equality" is a disaster.”

This is simply a universal and not subject to debate. The only question is what is the best form of society to take that also allows men to experience what is best for them as well as for women. I suggest that the collectivist nonsense currently masquerading as "feminism" isn't it.

Anonymous said...

Another place where these hateful aging cat ladies will find horror is that when they have not paid off their student loans by the time they hit "retirement" at 64 - 67, the Fed Govt will take the payments from their Social Security as a garnishment.
The Feds don't even need a court action or order to do it, either.
50% garnishment from not much = desperate times.
John in Indy

Bill said...

In the meantime, us boys are getting used to our newfound freedom. Enjoy the carnage 😇