Revisiting The Used Car Lot
All men feel that there are women out there worth their time, talent, and treasure.
Both posts would be more logically relevant if it were the case that there was a large supply of women that were worth the expense, but there are not. To visit the used car lot analogy, instead of going after women (motor vehicles), men are undertaking the next best alternatives.
Ultimately, the main message of these last two posts is that women are worth the trouble and men need to man-up/step-up and be worthy of them. In other words, men aren’t offering enough for the motor vehicles to be able to buy them.
If this was the case, the assertions above would be false since there would be enough supply to be a zero-sum game. To use the analogy in the linked post, the used-car lot is apt. Men are the buyers and women are the sellers. What we have right now is a car lot full of broken down rusted out vehicles that either don’t work or barely work with price tags that far exceed the representative value of each of those vehicles.
Now the price tags on these vehicles (women) are already much too high for their representative values. But the representative argument of these two posts is that men should work to pay MORE for these broken down rusted out vehicles. Perhaps another false assumption is at work: If men are willing to pay more, women will provide higher quality product. There are abundant proofs that this is not the case.
The proper assertion to make is that any man who buys these broken down wrecks at this price is doing a disservice to all other men in the market place by rewarding the dealer for offering junk. Furthermore, any man who desires to pay more for these broken down cars is doing a disservice. In any sane market place, the buyers would reject this car lot that offers broken down cars at exorbitant prices and the car lot would go out of business quickly to the good of all of the market place.
Now to move back to the last post and what is going on there, we can look to the market of transportation options. Unfortunately, we have a market place where the entire market for vehicles is selling broken down crap at insanely high prices. So men are looking to other options where the prices are sane and the quality is good enough: Motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, walking. These things, admittedly, do not have the same advantages as motor vehicles, but when all you can get for a motor vehicle is a broken down piece of garbage at a ridiculously high price, these other options start becoming very attractive. Not as ideal transportation, but it’s at a price commensurate to the value of what is being offered.
Again the natural response in a sane market place is for the sellers (women) to improve their product or go out of business (to answer the question, yes women have made themselves obsolete and are quite replaceable in life, especially since men are discovering that the total value of life for a man is not whether women accept him or not), but the SMP/MMP is anything but sane. Only with this case, it’s somehow become acceptable to not look at the reasons why your product isn’t selling and instead berate the buyers for both not buying your product and not paying a high enough price on top of that. Unfortunately, this mound-rebuilding that is happening is all too common in the circles of traditional feminism: The problem is always the man and never the woman.