Many of you know that one of my many interests surrounding the future of human development, Is how it relates to the steady creep of technological advancement. This is a subject that Iv’e talked about at length in previous videos. I’ts imperative that we take interests in how human nature effects technology and vice versa since, as we know, a single technological development (female birth control for example) can have widespread long lasting, and often chaotic effects on the process of human male-female gender interaction. It could be argued that feminism could not have existed without the innovation of female contraception, as it can also be argued that the advent of male birth control will have far reaching pro male effects on the theatre of human interaction.
Thus it is with great interest that I watch what appears to be the latest manifestation of feminist (and thus female) incursion into the transhumanist realm. The following article titled The Sexual Politics of Transhumanism demonstrates what i believe to be the beginnings of such an incursion, the relevant text is given below:
How does this tie in to transhumanism in the media? While I am not saying that the movement or ideology of transhumanism is inherently misogynistic in any way, I cannot ignore a wide spectrum of trends which lead me to believe that the conception of modern transhumanism is being too strongly influenced by patriarchal worldviews. For now, instead of trying to immediately prove the point with words, I think my best approach here will just be to show you what I mean with images that have been used throughout media to represent transhumanist ideals…
Has it become clear yet what we’re talking about, and why it needs to be discussed? Male representations of transhumanism are nowhere near as sexualized as female representations. Male bodies are never partitioned in the same way the above bodies have – in vulnerable, incomplete, or submissive poses, making sure to include any and all body parts that may offer sexual stimulation. Interlaced with this issue, if you take another look at the images, are themes of race and conventional Western beauty standards.
Notice a pattern here? It’s all the same wherever you go. Every time a new emergent philosophy/movement gains increasing interest, there exists a feminist, somewhere, attempting to steer the conversation toward how it can better accommodate women. This phenomenon is the perpetual revolution of gynocentric advance. It seeks for all places, communities, philosophies etc, to pander to the female, and worse yet, it creates, innovates and contributes NOTHING. It is up to men to learn how to not only identify this behavior but to meet it head first and nip it in the bud when it rears its ugly head.