For practical purposes, men exist only as an automatic out-group.Likely because of this phenomena, it may be all too easy to exploit men and boys to derogate men of another race, class, sexual preference, social class, or religion.
These behaviors seem to be linked to an increase of general stress, as well as parasite and pathogen stress, and compel us all, as a species, to derogate men and to view men as subhumans.
Our collective stereotype of men as a group must be considered if we are considering grossness as a human value.
This grossness may simply make men an undesirable group of assholes with which to automatically identify.
In this, the second to last article in our series, we’ll explore the 50 year rise in stress relating to technology and explain why women are the only hope we have to be saved from what appears to be impending destruction.
In order to understand why men may be incapable of fixing this problem, we must first explore some of the study’s hypothesis for why men may not be able to see other men as part of an automatic in-group and therefore, see them as subhumans.