Dog ownership among women is growing. Nearly every girl I know has or wants a dog. Most pet store owners seem to be women.
It seems that more yuppie white women are owning pit bulls. What’s up with that? GLP views it as a manifestation of guilt:
Women are apt to feel more guilt than men so it would make sense that the various forms of ‘privilege guilt’ would prove most effective when used on them. Guilt-driven activist causes are mostly begun by women and move through feminine channels. It is also true that of both sexes women tend to take on caregiving roles. There are many motivations for this, and guilt figures prominently.
That’s possible, although it may be driven by two others forces – one modern and one primal.
A pill bull is a masculine dog. If you go to a Hells Angels clubhouse, you’re going to see large, vicious dogs. Ever been to a junk yard? Junk yard dog exists in our lexicon for good reason.
The masculine you are, the more you enjoy instruments of violence. Guns and scary looking dogs are the norm. If you don’t find this dog a beast and a beauty, it’s because you’re a timid, pencil-necked geek. (I call this the Rule of Neck: The thicker a man’s neck, the fewer his fears.)
As modern women become more masculinized, so too will their desire for violent dogs increase.
Women also desire large dogs for a more primal reason.
Have you noticed that most women own smaller dogs – so called “purse pooches”? Women own these small dogs because of a material instinct to bear children. Until relatively recently, a woman in her 20s would have had children. Female dog ownership generally is driven by childlessness.
Like men, women want danger. Women traditionally got their danger from relationships. Men were much more aggressive and prone to violence. Laws against domestic violence are a social construct. Feminists claim that the “Rule of Thumb” arise from the common law rule that a man could only beat his wife with a board no wider than his thumb. Men have abused women (and been loved by those same women) for thousands of years.
Marital rape, although appalling to modern man, was only recently outlawed. Even so-called “beta providers” had the prerogative to demand sex within the marital bedroom.
If you took a man from 100 years ago and told him that his wife wouldn’t cook, would deny him sex regularly, and who could spit on his face without consequence, he’d go into shock. If you told him his only hope for martial happiness was to learn “Marriage Game,” he’d ask to return to the coal minds.
The most “beta” man of 100 years ago is more “alpha” than 90% of modern American men. Alpha was traditionally understood to mean dominant. See, Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton, which does not coincidentally have two dogs on its cover.
A large dog is also dominant. Whenever I’d see a cute girl with a large dog at the dog park, I’d get the hell away. I’d know she damn well would not have any control over her dog. My 40-pound dog took on all the swagger of his master and would regularly get provoked into fights with dogs twice his size.
Delusional women can’t even control docile large dogs. (I would even see girls put choker collars on Golden Retrievers!) Which is exactly why women desire large dogs:
The happiness of man is: I will. The happiness of woman is: he wills. ‘Behold, just now the world became perfect!’—thus thinks every woman when she obeys out of entire love. And women must obey and find a depth for her surface. Surface is the disposition of woman: a mobile, stormy film over shallow water. Man’s disposition, however, is deep; his river roars in subterranean caves: woman feels his strength but does not comprehend it.
Unlike today’s American man, a pit bull is aggressive and unpredictable. Just as a purse pooch is a stand-in for children, a large dog is a replacement for a real man.
See also, “Making a Girl Find Her Instincts.”
Bill Burr Gets a Dog
In what is almost becoming a cliche, Bill Burr has something to say about pit bulls: