One of those involves the male role in humanity, how it's changed and become unrecognizable in the 21st Century, and how that diminished role might be an explanation for the literal millions of pornography sites reported to be on the Internet.
The male role in the human species from the earliest Homo-Erectus until shortly after WWII was clearly protector, provider, fighter when fighting needed doing, hunter, and builder. Father and trainer of male children.
Not necessarily a role of dominance, nor of governance, as many matriarchal societies have demonstrated. But almost universally filling those other niches mentioned. In later times, governance and dominance became a part of it in most of the world.
Beginning in the early 20th Century men in the US became the leading edge of a phenomenon that also became world-wide by the end of the century. They voluntarily abdicated their roles of dominance and governance.
Females would argue otherwise about the ‘voluntarily' nuance, but the 20th Century is the first time in recorded history for such an event. Women were allowed to vote. Women were allowed to hold jobs alongside men. Women were allowed to assume positions of power in government.
Women didn't win these rights and privileges by force of arms. They were presented them by the men in power throughout the society who were not forced at gunpoint to do so.
An amazing social experiment with multitudes of unforeseen consequences.
This blog entry is about the mysterious proliferation of pornography and how it might be one of those unforeseen consequences.
While the male American was handing his traditional roles over to females, he didn't assume new roles, such as mother. He merely abdicated many of his own without any obvious replacement. Females, meanwhile, did not diminish their own traditional roles, they expanded them.
- So when a man goes to a 21st Century conflict it's no longer obvious he's fighting to keep the monster enemy away from the women keeping the homeplace intact. Likely as not there are women alongside him in combat.
- When a man goes to work as a provider he works alongside mothers who are also providing.
- All the potential roles, save one, in the modern world are co-ed.
- Sperm provider.
The only uniquely male role left in the modern world lies in his ability to experience a tingle in the sexual department and provide the other piece of future life.
Maybe that's the reason he's so preoccupied with it. It's the only thing he can be certain he's better at it than most women.