If you observe genuinely feminist men, there’s something a bit off about them, and it’s tempting to chalk their feminism up to a result of some flaw or aberration in their character. Normal men (aside from those whose paycheck depends on it such as politicians and men who work for feminist-dominated institutions) simply don’t go in for feminism unless it gets them sexual gratification, but those days are pretty much over, so the remnants tend to be an assortment of freaks and guys who have a chip on their shoulder.
So what are these guys really getting out of it?
I think I’ve come up with a nice explanation. The men who support feminism are exactly those men who would be on the bottom of the totem pole in a male-dominated environment. It’s about relative status. If there truly were a patriarchy and male dominance in society, these men would be the “losers” that other men look down on for whatever reason. So it’s in their best interests to use feminism to dismantle any masculine institutions or power wherever possible, as this gives them more relative status and power.
For them, using feminism to “deconstruct masculinity” is a way to put other men down, and to prop themselves up. Male feminism truly is about envy, perhaps even more than the female kind.
This is yet another reason that fostering and preserving male spaces is essential, as these creeps will use the rigged game of female empowerment to put us at a disadvantage, and they will have no compunction about using that leverage to do us harm. In a male space, they’ll have to rely on their own merits, and that will definitely give us the upper hand.