This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Inferiority and superiority between the sexes

The question of whether man is superior to woman or vice versa lacks meaning in the context of our conversation here. In fact, the question only becomes meaningful, or at least appears to become meaningful, if we adopt the modern mentality wherein human nature is at root a homogenous, sexless thing to which sex is superadded accidentally. In such a view, it would be possible to ask which superadded accident is superior or more desirable or more noble, and to judge by some such criteria. But since we view sex as a fundamental differentiation, we must insist that man and woman are two different natures and this implies their own superiorities. It is therefore invalid to ask if woman is superior to man for the same reason that it makes no sense to ask if air is superior to water, or water to fire, or apples to oranges. A man can be superior only by the standard of the ideal man, and in comparison to other men; and the same is true of woman. They cannot be measured against one another without unconsciously adopting some standard that either applies to one sex only, or else applies to neither and so confuses the issue completely.

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