Why Do Yuppies Want Pit Bulls?

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.)

Cane Corso

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.

Status Anxiety Alain de Botton


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:

  • Black Knight

    This is just a terrific post.

    I completely second your observation about women being unable to control dogs. Every time I see a woman interact with a dog she owns the dog is barking, jumping on the couch, pissing everywhere, or behaving terribly in some other way that no man would tolerate. She will keep saying “no” but won’t negatively reinforce the behavior in any way.

    Just further evidence that women lack the innate desire to dominate a hierarchical relationship and would rather be led even when it is in their best interests to lead.

  • ‘Reality’ Doug

    I can only agree with the post. Two great points. The first: I will; he wills. The second: little dog, child sub; big dog, man sub.

  • Elijah

    Hell even two women cannot dominate a pitbull.

  • ant

    somewhere michael vick is pissed.

  • RedPillMan

    I’m not trying to start a fight here but I think you completely missed the real reason. this might shock you but a lot of women are getting large dogs to have sex with them. It’s as simple as that. Don’t believe me? I can provide links to legit websites if you want proof.

    • Danger & Play

      Haha. Yeah, let’s see those sources.

    • C.R.

      Sound illegal.

      • Danger & Play

        Your comments keep getting caught up in spam filter. Not modding ya, fyi.

  • simple man

    It’s pretty astonishing, and true.

    My girl has a pretty big dog, about the size of a sheep and 60 lbs. He’s docile by nature but regularly runs off from her, disobeys her, chews her things, and she only reprimands him with the meekest of commands.

    Since I moved away, she told me the other day, “he was so much better behaved when you were here”. When we went for a walk, I walked him on a short leash, I’d be firm with the dog, and he’d mind me. Not surprisingly, she repeatedly told me that she liked how good I was with the dog.

    Pack dominance. Literally.

    • Danger & Play

      Women are 3x more likely to approach a guy with a dog. If you have a well-trained dogs, chicks marvel and go crazy. Dog = best wing man ever.

  • David Alexander

    Women are more prone to feeling guilt?

    A million instances of diffusion of responsibility and a clear consciences post-sin says otherwise.

  • Dylen Durret

    Pitbull owners tend to be lacking class, a good example of a pitbull owner? Christy Mack.

  • Valerie

    You make such broad generalizations about women. I have a large dog (German shepherd, pit bull mix) who is very well behaved but also ready to attack any questionable noise outside. As for a “replacement for a real man”..no. First of all, a real man treats me as an equal and respects my wishes. Second, I love the intelligence of my big dog and the fact that I can hike and run with it but I can’t stand yappy, neurotic little dogs. Based on your comments here, I worry about your respect for women. I hope I’m wrong.