This article is related to the female social hierarchy and it is a follow-on article from a previously one I wrote about the Male social hierarchy. The two articles really are complimentary and need to be read together, the true power of this concept is the comparison of the two. Whilst the male counterpart was focused predominantly on the male personality this post “Does Social status mean better relationships for women” mainly focuses on the question What does status status mean to women? and Does social status mean better relationships for women?
Unlike the male social hierarchy (which is actually determined by women and stagnant from one year to the next); the female social hierarchy is extremely dynamic. Women can transition between the groups relatively easy; there are entire industries such as the fashion and makeup industries tailored to facilitate this transition.
The driving factors which create all these transitions are mostly biological or psychological. In Jungian psychology it was explained as a type of dormant part to the psyche, unknown to the individual but a major sub-conscious power determining long term health and happiness, (The proper Jungian term was the collective unconscious).
One critical topic discuss in the Male Social Hierarchy article was Briffaults law, which states that women create and maintain the social system in which we all operate.
The Female Social Hierarchy Breakdown
The Alpha/Zeta Female
Relevant stereotype – the vocal minority
At the top of the pyramid as have the Alpha female, the equivalent also of the Zeta but better known as “The liberated woman”. This type of woman has removed herself completely from social relationships with men.
- social within female only circles but prejudiced against men
- revered by the other women as group leaders
- directors of the group direction (the entire female group that it)
- the extremely vocal minority of female
- the self empowered “educated” new-age women
These are the women who have jumped on the feminist bandwagon which has gained so much momentum over the past 100 years and believe that women can do everything without the need for a man. Some of them are quite successful in the chosen life path but the bulk of them (looking in from the outside anyway) just appear to be chasing something that is achievable.
The Beta, Lambda Female
Relevant stereotype – cheerleader, party girl or WOO girls.
Next we have the Beta/Lambda types. These are women in the 20s with high sexual market value. They are naive to the problems from all the other women because their little world is perfect. They are promiscuous and successful with attractive the men they want. In doing this they can derive all the social status, all the wealth and all the drama they need from men.
Settling down and get married or having a baby for these girls is not an option, they will continue partying like there is tomorrow until their looks will inevitably fail them around the age of 30 and they can’t attract the alpha or beta man.
As such these women will put a very high value in their appearance and have an over inflated self-esteem.
Very little value will be put on any other part in their life including job, family, education or long term future.
The Delta Female
Relevant stereotype – the silent majority
The followers in the world of the female social hierarchy. Whether voluntary or as victims of a fear campaign these women are boxed into a social agenda by the dominant minority. They are the women who automatically jump to defend another woman when any sort of mild conflict arises. She will remain silent and watch a close male friend or relative be eaten up by a gold digger rather than stand up to her. Whilst being subservient to females higher up on the female social hierarchy their relationship with men may be the exact opposite.
What makes the Delta woman hard to spot is that it can also be a temporary venture for women, she appears loving, caring and forgiving (all the things a man is looking for).
You will find a woman becomes delta for the first three months or so of a new relationship. Best case scenario she is a Beta women who is starting to lose has sexual market value and realizes she has to settle for a Beta or Delta male and hook him into marriage before she loses the rest of her looks.
Worst case scenario is that she is a Gamma in disguise or a liberated woman in disguise out to hook herself some fresh resources from a man.
The Gamma Female
Relevant stereotype – single mothers, married women, cougars, beta wannabees
The Gamma female is astutely aware of her position down the bottom of the social hierarchy and also dreaming of getting away from it.
They will be overly emotional and derive their own personal sense of meaning from creating drama, anyway they can. To be able to do this continuously you will find they have had to disassociated themselves from any sense of responsibility or accountability for their actions.
You will find they possess a great deal of unwarranted sense of entitlement and are egotistical. She will also hold onto the past and or dreams up a magical future she expects but refuse to see what is going on now.
Gamma females are very likely to be extremely manipulative and controlling of a man (shit tests, gas lighting, impossible questions, shaming, etc, etc, etc)
Whilst they will detest men individually they will put a great deal of importance on obtaining the resources and elevated social status a man can provide her.
The take-away lesson from all this is what?
The social hierarchy of females is pretty close to being an exact opposite to that of the man. As you explore this topic, the more opposites you will find in the sexes. Not a very good concept to pursue if you are hell-bent on proving the equality of the sexes (which I am not). To sum up the concept I will offer the following statement “Men are human doings and women are human feelings”. Let me know what you think it means in the comments below.
Young men need to understand the dating mine-field they are about to walk into and young woman would benefit a lot from understanding the social dynamics thrust upon them as well.
The toxic women, whilst being a minority, can only be kept in the check by honest women coming forward and making them accountable. The ability for men to influence women’s behaviour ended when no fault divorce laws and no questions asked domestic violence orders and restraining orders were made available. Minority groups that are not accountable for their actions, not rained in when overstepping the mark and are encourage by government with power become corrupt. With power always comes corruption. Obtaining government funding for out of control minority groups is a multi-billion dollar business. A few examples include Marxism, racism, feminism, a raft of groups that fall loosely into post-modern critical theory activism.
The game of social status and social hierarchy is not one that is obvious or intuitive to the young players. With age and with a lot of failure it becomes evident to those who want to take the time out to notice it.
Whilst this article was a followup to the article I wrote about Male social hierarchy it is the comparison of the two that is truly fascinating. I have included a teaser picture below for the next post which will follow.
I haven’t discussed marriage in this article it is a whole new series of layers to the onion that need peeling away separately. A new post about marriage will be needed if you are interested, let me know.
One day I hope to find a new type of women who is a truly autonomous and still interested in pleasing a man not just for the resources he can provide.
The biology of both men and women play a massive part in determining this social structure. Additional posts on biology and psychology related to each of the genders will follow.