In today’s world, our most fundamental identity categorization as human beings — the very distinction that facilitates humanity’s continued existence — finds itself always and everywhere under scrutiny. In the media, under the law, in school and corporate climates, and even within the context of the average family: whether by false narratives or real technological innovation, the reality of distinct womanhood, manhood, and their implicit complementary unity, stands presently on the edge of an abyss. What lies beyond is the annihilation of distinction, purpose, and meaning.
I could now, but I do not need to, cite all the familiar studies about the decline of marriage, the disintegration of family, female use of SSRIs, male suicide rates, or our plummeting global fertility in order to prove the claim that something is deeply wrong among and between men and women in the modern world. But I would bore you. So much of today’s political analysis follows this didactic pattern of overreliance on “science” to tell us what we know to be true by plain observation, instinct, and reason. As such, the common approach to the perennial “woman question” is profoundly lacking in common sense.
Even the most astute observers and critics of sex in culture stop short of what’s just underneath, or more accurately beyond, the empirically evident. Take the wage gap for example. Analysis that anchors itself in material reality may go so far as to question what earthly motivations cause men and women to make different economic choices. On the other hand, analysis of the wage gap that anchors itself in an understanding of the immutable, fundamental character of men and women must question the very system that would lead them to compete in the first place.
But this is also a great way to get cancelled by girl bosses of every party affiliation. So, no one touches the latter question. And as the standard materialist analysis paralyzes the temperamentally conservative and provides no limits for progressive speculators, it conduces over time to a politics that moves in one direction exclusively.
Our betrayal of self-evident truth was not simply a denial of the truth itself, but of the very notion that certain facts, axiomatic facts, can even be true, let alone self-evidently true.
Here’s the truth: sex has a metaphysical reality, and this reality is the foundation of human life. This transcendent truth tells us who we as men and women are, and who we are meant to be, and has done so implicitly for the vast majority of human history. The perversion of our sexual metaphysics is in many ways where our problems in society begin. We’ve come to the point where the implicitly true demands iteration and a robust defense.
Nothing can be taken for granted again.
The Woman Question goes back to the basics. Reanchoring ourselves in a coherent metaphysics of sex is the first step in reversing our current trajectory toward broad alienation, isolation, sexlessness, and self-destruction. The purpose of this publication is to attempt that first step, and to document what comes of our precarious teetering, whether that be resurrection of meaning or total collapse.