Sticking the Landing is for the Elite

A special recipe of traits is required for past riders to get into marriage.

Readership: All
Length: 960 words
Reading Time: 3.5 minutes


Dalrock had a post or two about how “Marriage is for the Elite“.  In this post, I’ll explain why this is, and why some women fail to land or crash.

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Posted in Courtship and Marriage, Female Power, Feminism, Hypergamy, Models of Failure, Models of Success, Personal Presentation, Sexual Authority, Strategy, Vetting Women | 48 Comments

The Taiwanese Life Script

A glimpse of the social structure in Taiwan.

Readership: All
Reader’s Note: The author has lived in Taiwan for almost 17 years at the time of this writing.
Length: 2,600 words
Reading Time: 9 minutes

The Contribution of Asian Culture

The majority of Asian societies are patriarchal. One of the most outstanding aspects of a patriarchal society is that people are expected to be respectful towards parents, seniors, and certain other people, especially males, who hold an authoritative position, such as a supervisor, manager, business owner, teacher, professor, community leader or even simply the head of a household.

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Posted in Authenticity, Boundaries, Building Wealth, Collective Strength, Cultural Differences, Discipline, Freedom, Personal Liberty, Headship and Patriarchy, Male Power, Moral Agency, Organization and Structure, Personal Presentation, Relationships, Respect, Stewardship, Taiwan | 34 Comments

Cultural Influences

An exploration of Asian acculturation as it relates to western sexuality.

Readership: All
Author’s Note: This essay has received significant input from NovaSeeker.
Reader’s Note: The author has lived in Taiwan for almost 17 years at the time of this writing.
Trigger Warning: This article discusses racial differences.
Length: 2,800 words
Reading Time: 8 minutes


Back in January, we looked at The Rise of the Amateur Online Sex Industry. Three noteworthy case studies who were focal points of this series, Nikole Mitchell, Mikayla Samountry, and Belle Delphine, are all of Asian descent (Korean, Laotian, and Chinese, respectively). It seems like an odd coincidence that the first two women are both Amer-Asian, and Delphine is British-Asian.  Honestly, we didn’t pick these examples because they are Asian. It just so happens that something very curious occurs when Asian women enter into the world of Anglo Femlightenment, and this amalgamation contributes to the fact that many of the top female stars are Asian.

So really, what is it about Anglo-Asian women that creates this star studded sexuality and overall popularity* in general?

This post will offer westerners some insights into the Asian mystique.

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Posted in Asia, Attitude, Attraction, Building Wealth, Child Development, Choosing a Partner or Spouse, Cultural Differences, Determination, Discipline, Female Power, Feminism, Identity, Influence, Maturity, Personal Growth and Development, Media, Models of Success, Personal Presentation, Racial Relations, Sexual Authority, Vetting Women | 50 Comments

The Cross of Our Age

Our placement in this place and time by God’s Providence tests how much we are willing to suffer sexually in order to follow our Lord.

Readership: Christian Men
Author’s Note: This post expands a comment I left under Lexet’s post, Charting the Red Pill World (2021 March 26). Recently, there has been a spike in commenting under this post, so I wanted to elaborate on this aspect of suffering a little further.
Length: 2,800 words
Reading Time: 10 minutes


In the course of life, Christians have always been called to suffer in solidarity with Christ’s own suffering for us, and the Gospels themselves specifically talk about this. For example…

24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

Matthew 16:24-26, cf. Luke 9:23

And again we read in 1 Peter 4:

13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. … 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.”

This suffering takes many forms in the daily lives of all of us, and is not confined to any one specific area or circumstance of life. However, in the current Western world, with its very pre-eminent centering of sex, and given the testosterone-driven male sex drive, many Christian men who wish to remain faithful to the moral law of God sexually are being urgently and loudly called by Him to intense, ongoing, lifetime suffering in this area, in one way or another, and with very limited options.

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Moral Injury

Is it ever right to go against conscience?

Readership: All
Author’s Note: The last section, “Takeaways”, was written by Jack.
Reader’s Note: This post introduces the theme for May: Life Scripts.
Length: 1,150 words
Reading Time: 4 minutes

Moral Injury refers to an injury to an individual’s moral conscience resulting from an act of perceived moral transgression which produces profound emotional shame. The concept of moral injury emphasizes the psychological, cultural, and spiritual aspects of trauma. Distinct from pathology, moral injury is a normal human response to an abnormal event.

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Posted in Afghanistan, Choosing A Profession, Culture Wars, Disorders, Enduring Suffering, Handling Rejection, Health, Holding Frame, Introspection, Military, Models of Failure, Moral Agency, Politics, Psychology, Purpose, Self-Concept | 9 Comments

Sex Appeal is not strongly correlated with Beauty

What makes Plain Jane so irresistible?

Readership: Men
Author’s Note: This post received some input from NovaSeeker.
Reader’s Note: This post will conclude this month’s theme: The Inspiration of Beauty and Nature.


In Asia, there is an idiom/stereotype that beautiful women marry rich men, and ugly women marry foreigners. It is laughed about, because everyone thinks it’s true.

But as a foreigner myself, I disagree. I think that the foreign men I know who are married to Taiwanese wives, have very attractive wives – much more attractive than the average wife in Taiwan. I always recognized this as a cultural difference. But after mulling it over, I’ve realized that Asians are judging the attractiveness of a woman by Asian beauty standards, which place more value on facial attractiveness than any other aspect of aesthetic beauty, while foreign men typically judge the attractiveness of a woman based on her sex appeal. There is a difference.

This post will take a look at a few pictorial examples and review some of these differences.

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Rules and Trust

…are somewhat opposed.

Readership: All
Author’s Note: This post was co-written by Jack and NovaSeeker.
Length: 3,750 words
Reading Time: 12.5 minutes


The discussion under Parental Divorce Ruins Daughters’ Future Marital Commitment and Confidence (2021 February 24) captured much of the conversation about the importance of rules, and how the rules can no longer be followed with a positive outcome, but only a lot of suffering – which kind of sums up Eric’s main contention.

Of particular note, this conversation between Deti, NovaSeeker, et al., offered several viewpoints about how the rules are now ambiguous and impossible to follow.

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Posted in Choosing a Partner or Spouse, Courtship and Marriage, Culture Wars, Decision Making, Discerning Lies and Deception, Discernment, Wisdom, Freedom, Personal Liberty, Game Theory, Headship and Patriarchy, Holding Frame, Influence, Introspection, IOI's, Legalism, Maturity, Personal Growth and Development, Models of Success, Moral Agency, Purpose, Relationships, Running the Gauntlet, Strategy, The Power of God, Vetting Women | 99 Comments

Juxtaposing the Temporal and the Eternal

A review of the interplay between God’s omnipotence and humans’ volitional will.

Readership: Christians
Length: 3,500 words
Reading Time: 12 minutes

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Descriptors of Beauty and Attractiveness

What kind of female beauty is your style?

Readership: All
Reader’s Note: This article is only a short list of various elements of beauty and attractiveness that I’ve collected over the years and is by no means exhaustive. All these points have some evidence of being true, although I do not have links for everything. Various contexts, nuances, and personal tastes may affect the items on the list.
Warning: NSFW! One image contains nudity.

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Posted in Asia, Attraction, Authenticity, Charisma, Choosing a Partner or Spouse, Clothing, Confidence, Desire, Discernment, Wisdom, Female Power, Glory, Health, IOI's, Personal Presentation, Psychology, Sexual Authority, SMV/MMV, Taiwan, Vetting Women | 133 Comments


Women are the Spiritual Paragon of a Society

Readership: Christians;
Author’s Note: This post was cowritten by Lexet and Jack.
Reader’s Note: Gynapotheosis: (from Greek) gyn: woman; apotheosis: the ideal example; epitome; quintessence; the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god.

“Feminist Christianity is heretical: You can judge a church [or a society] by the state of the young women in it.”

Dark Brightness: Around the Foul Rainbow. (2021 April 22)
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