On the left, we have Hugo Schwyzer, recently disgraced professor and self-described adulterer. On the right, we have John Scalzi, award-winning science fiction author and self-described rapist. I think those who still doubt the intellectual legitimacy of Game should find it informative to observe that public figures who so confidently present themselves as pro-feminist critics of masculinity are so inclined to display themselves in a sexually creepy manner. It does tend to underline the concept of the Gamma male as a female-oriented mind in a male body.
And it is certainly more than a little ironic to observe that both men also often claim that they represent models for superior male behavior and offer advice accordingly. I leave it to the reader to decide for himself how justified those claims are, as well as the wisdom of taking their advice.
UPDATE: Speaking of female-oriented minds, one of these two paragons of mental stability pretended to attempt suicide last week.
Hugo Schwyzer, the social sciences academic at Pasadena City College
best known as the “porn professor,” tried to commit suicide last night,
he told the Weekly today. He was visiting his mother in the Monterey area, where he grew up,
when it happened about 10 p.m., he said. He was placed on a 72-hour
psychiatric hold at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, the
professor said: “I took an entire bottle of Klonapin,” he said. That’s a muscle relaxant and anti-anxiety drug.
One can only assume that by “took an entire bottle of Klonapin” he actually meant “washed down a pair of Advil with a wine cooler”. Gammas are prone to striking false poses, particularly self-harming ones. Hugo Danger has no more intention of harming himself over his most recent round of public humiliation than I do over ATOB finishing third in the 2013 Clive Staples voting.