Is The Female The Highest Form Of Evolution?

(Just a note here at the beginning of this piece, I welcome comments. However, if your comment was obviously made before you actually read the article, it will be denied. Just reading the title is not enough qualification to comment on the issues herein.)

With so many men being interested in being women, and with so many men becoming more effeminate on the whole, one has to ask oneself, is the female form the highest form of human evolution?

In Asia, men are often so feminine that they are largely indistinguishable from women. This is a phenomenon not greeted with disgust by women, but by huge throngs of them cheering and throwing themselves at these unashamedly feminine male stars.

In the West too, the popularity of the feminine man is on the rise. Russel Brand, one of the hottest names in British Comedy, (who just happens to stuff up every time he steps on American soil,) is not only considered to be quite hot, chalking up impressive numbers of famous female conquests, but he is also quite a feminine chap. Aside from the facial hair, he is a slim waif of a man with eye liner and finery flowing from him like manna from heaven.

So, the question must be asked, are we trending towards a more feminized society? Will men in the future be less burly, less neanderthal in their appearance? Will our ideas of true masculinity change to embrace those who wear make up, frills and pleats? Will men's fashions start to step away from rough, stiff fabrics and embrace an altogether softer agenda? Will lace make a come back? Will another decade or two see men in skirts decked out in frou frou lace cravats, wearing nail polish and eye liner?

It's a possibility. Scientist have noted that our rampant use of various hormones in producing our foods is causing increasing incidences of androgyny in fish unlucky enough to live and spawn in rivers where run off is high. It is foolish to think that there will not also be some effect on the humans consuming the same type of food.

Whilst the two trends are quite separate, one being a biological trend caused by nutrition, the other being a form of social evolution, they can and I believe, are converging to create a society which is perhaps more androgynously feminine than ever before.

Whether or not this is a good thing is certainly up for debate. Whilst the population has always had a variance of male types in it, some being more feminine, some being more hyper masculine, if we lose the hyper masculine types altogether, it could change the way our societies function on a basic level. It could make us less aggressive and war like as a species. If hyper masculine males were regarded as being anomalies rather as gods to aspire to, our basic value system would have shifted quite significantly.

Do I think this will ever fully happen? Most likely not. There are still areas of the world in which men literally own women as property and in which no funny growth hormones have been introduced into the food supply. These areas of the world spawn hundreds of thousands of hyper masculine males, their genetics tailored for war simply by being the descendants of those who have been at war for many generations.

The question is, who will win? Will it be the more feminized societies, in which power is wielded economically, using hyper masculine males as mere grunts to die for the state where force is necessary? (One could argue that this is already the case in many Western societies.) Or will our baser instincts win out and will humans continue to evolve along the strict lines of gender differentiation that got us this far?

I don't claim to have any of the answers here, but I do believe that significant social evolutionary change is afoot, and that human society will look very different in the coming centuries.

 

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marcofratelli 7 years ago from Australia

I've always wondered whether things like hormones fed to chickens could potentially result in early puberty or breasts in men. It's a possibility. In terms of what the future will be like, it's anyone's guess but it looks like we are becoming a lazier society in general. I know I'm physically weaker growing up in the computer age than my parents who have had to endure more physical work in life, in the absence of some technology. The female could be the highest form of evolution but I can tell you I've seen some "high" male forms outside the pub the other week... :)


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Georgiakevin 7 years ago from Central Georgia

What am interesting hub. You have raised some fascinating questions. I hope there will always be differences. I like the differences. That being said I have wondered if biology and environment have played a roll in all of this. Some of us were born in the wrong gender that is without a doubt biology. Although I am not in a position to understand it I believe that doe those who need to cross dress they would cross dress no matter what society says. You have written a very interesting hub. Write on!


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50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

Interesting thought process, to say the least, requiring one to read first looks like it may have stopped some in their tracks.... I am never first....

The changes of feminine men I believe is coupled with more aggressive or assertive women, how ever you want to phrase it. I see women being the major bread winner of families and men with aprons on in the kitchen and staying home with the children. Men will never be bare foot and pregnant but I think many are embracing the ability to be stay at home Moms. The rigors of having to work and steer the ship will be gladly given up by many men and if the women want them to "pretty" them selves up with make up and the like, I believe it will happen. I already have seen it in more open societies like that of California.

Quite an interesting hub.


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50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

Interesting thought process, to say the least, requiring one to read first looks like it may have stopped some in their tracks.... I am never first....

The changes of feminine men I believe is coupled with more aggressive or assertive women, how ever you want to phrase it. I see women being the major bread winner of families and men with aprons on in the kitchen and staying home with the children. Men will never be bare foot and pregnant but I think many are embracing the ability to be stay at home Moms. The rigors of having to work and steer the ship will be gladly given up by many men and if the women want them to "pretty" them selves up with make up and the like, I believe it will happen. I already have seen it in more open societies like that of California.

Quite an interesting hub.


Manny aka indrag13 7 years ago

Hope, very good article...I agree with this thought for many reasons. First, we are trying to be femme, aren't we? Wearing the sexy lingerie, etc. If women ran the world we would be in a much, much better place, better environment, peace of mind, etc. Women are the ones that give life, not men. Women have more sense, are more patient, etc. And after all, we are all born female first of all when we are conceived. Women are the highest form of evolution. Our world would not be what it is now without women, men do things because of women:war, art, etc. When you look at art, the famous painters all use what as models? A nude woman. That's one of the things I love about art and drawing as well. Why is Playboy so big? Women! I love women! And their underthings too. lol


iloveps 7 years ago

I think you are forgetting that this male masculine to feminine movement is only coming after women have taken a feminine to masculine move.

Your argument could have been made 40 years ago but in the opposite direction, that men were the desired form and women were wanting to be more masculine.

i think it is merely just a breaking of gender barriers, barriers that women were broke sooner and men are expanding upon it.


Michelle 7 years ago

Interesting thought!


SimEnthusiast 7 years ago

I think you're right about the social evolution. Our society (at least where I live) is changing. More effeminate men are becoming more widely accepted. Except in high school, or at least the high school I went to, but I digress. But it is not simply the human species as a whole is becoming more feminine, it is that the gender roles which used to be typical and accepted are falling apart. I believe that the destruction of these stereo-types is both necessary and inevitable, as there are many men who possess stereotypical feminine qualities, and many women, such as myself, who possess the stereotypical masculine qualities. My point is that there are no qualities which belong to either men or women in particular, as we are all human, and all act like humans. Some societies are beginning to accept this, and as this happens,the men who like panties will become more accepted in mainstream society, as will the women who like sports and video games.


sissyforgirls2000 7 years ago

Hi Hope!

I Love the article. I do belive that time will eventually come to see men and boys being quite Feminine. Does that mean ALL men and Boys especially in the ares of the world you mention be Feminine, No, but what a Great Difference for Society it would be if they were!

As someone that watched the start of "Women's Lib", and being a Male that wished he could have been wearing pretty skirts and dreses and perhaps Cheerleaded or been a majorette instead of being a Football and basketball Player, I Relish the coming of the day when men and boys evolve into being Feminine Beingas Accepted by the Women and Girls. Many men would like to be Homemakers, but in order to do that, we will need "Breadwinner" wives to support us. I would hiope many women will see the Great Benefite to having Feminine men and boys in their lives, and would encoutrage the 'Evolution" of the Feminine male to become more common!

Greeat Article - Please keep Writing!

Patti


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David H 7 years ago from England

My first response is to question what is meant by being feminine?

As far as makeup is concerned, men want to look good or beautiful. The purpose of cosmetics is to enhance one's face regardless of gender. Society is beginning to accept this.

It is time for men's fashion to change. Simply because there is not much choice. Looking at women's clothes, there are many styles available. Men should have the same choice too. If this means softer fabrics and skirts, then that is fairer than present clothes.

Technology will always improve. Regardless of whether an item of clothing is designated as male or female, materials are always improving (easier to wash, no need to iron etc).

I think it is nice to have differences. Not just between two sexes, but many differences with many individuals having their own style. Makes like more interesting.

At this moment in time, I would say yes to your question.

Females are the highest in evolution. The most obvious reason is that no wars would exist if men behaved as sensibly as women.

Women (or femininity) are beautiful and superior. That is just my own male opinion though.


TheSablirab 7 years ago

Reading this makes one think about society and the affects of everyday life. Wish more people could read this and start to be OPEN MINDED about change.


Laura 7 years ago

Hi Hope, This is a wonderful topic. Let me offer my own, not very original thoughts. It seems to me that feminine values, which have been in humankind’s shadow for untold millennia, are now rivaling masculine ones. Many educated, aware people are becoming conscious of how masculine values, such as the domination of nature (perpetuating the illusion we are separate from it); the warrior mentality, competitiveness (as opposed to emulation), and compartmentalizing feelings, are bringing our culture and the planet to the brink of ruin. Feminine values--the opposite of the aforementioned values, are growing in esteem and rightfully so. A second reason for viewing women as a higher stage of evolution, is the rise of women over the last hundred years to positions of authority and prestige, once reserved for men. Many males, especially young ones, secretly or openly admire women and don't feel any shame in wanting to emulate their success and hence their styles. This is a good thing. In the past, the human role models were all male.

What's wrong with women providing role models, including clothes, and being mentors to men? While human evolution is usually not in a straight line, it seems to me that the future of the race requires the restoration of feminine values, styles, and ways of being in the world. Women may not be better than men in the ultimate scheme of things, but in the stage of development we are now entering, women and feminine values need to be emphasized and come to the fore. I think you are doing a great service Hope. You are a mentor and inspiration to many of us.

Laura


Neonach 7 years ago

I shall say nothing, because I cannot see what has not yet happened. I will not pretend to believe I can even dream anything beyond the simplest dreams. I do not predict what will be.

I can however say that humans are not the highest form of evolution. Hummingbirds are, as they are the most recently evolved species. Technically, they are higher on the evolutionary ladder.

And even not based on chronology, even the grub worm knows not to kill it's own kind, a lesson we clearly have not learned yet. I conclude that humans are below the worms under our feet.

Your Fan,

Neonach

P.S. There is never a situation where force is nessicary.

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