From the dawn of time, man’s role in society has been to protect women. Fairy tales abound in which handsome and brave knights in shining armor save beautiful damsels in distress from hideous alpha male beasts. But with the rise of the MGTOW movement and other misogynist off-shoots of the alt right, white knighting has gained a bad name. White knighting is often associated with beta males who cannot attract women on their own merit and therefore choose to offer their protective services in the desperate hopes that they might receive sexual attention in return. But the truth is, women are inherently attracted to kind and considerate men who rush to their defense in challenging social situations, defer to them to make decisions, and live to purely serve them rather than balancing their desire to please women with ambitions of their own.
Just like our political scene, the modern dating scene is more polarized than ever. On the one hand we have alpha male sexist brutes who aggressively pursue women with offensive pick up lines and ostentatious displays of wealth, power and physical prowess. Then, on the other hand we have a growing number of resentful beta males who lack the confidence and the mental, physical and monetary resources to engage in these antics. Instead of attracting women with displays of dominance and masculinity, these males have empathy for women and rush to their defense in situations that they imagine women find distressful. For example, if a rude alpha male contradicts a woman in public, white knights will quickly condemn the insensitive male for making her feel uncomfortable. In doing so, the white Knight is putting himself in physical danger, thereby demonstrating bravery and kindness, which he hopes will win over the woman he is defending.
Chivalry is the oldest form of seduction and not one to be looked down upon. We’ll have to ask Missy Bo Pepys for her opinion on this, but beta male white knights imagine that nothing melts a woman’s heart more than a male feminist with the guts to back her up and tell her she is always right. Women don’t like rude men who have the nerve to contradict them and can hold their own in an argument. Women want men who are caregivers, not leaders. Men who will write them poems and love songs, and put any drive or ambition they may have aside in order to give them their undivided attention.
Some cynical men claim that women sometimes argue with, criticize or treat men badly as a “shit test”, to see if the man reacts assertively and is willing to reject them. They claim that women view this ability to reject them as a sign of a valuable alpha male who won’t take disrespect and isn’t desperate. But white knights know better. They know that women need and value their support, and will one day return the favor in the form of a romantic relationship. One day.
So it’s time for the alt right to stop talking smack about white knights, because after many, many years, when the dust settles and the party is over, it is they who will be married to a hot single mother and looking after another man’s kids. And then we’ll see who has the last laugh.