J.D. Unwin Warned Feminism Would Destroy Culture 30 Years Before Women’s Lib


In Sex and Culture, J.D. Unwin found absolutely no exception to the consequences of loosening restrictions on sexuality

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Sex and Culture, the classic work of Oxford-educated anthropologist J.D. Unwin, that feminism and loose sexual mores are leading to cultural and civilizational decline in the West.

The West is repeating patterns that led to the downfall of every high culture studied by J.D. Unwin, which incidentally and independently echo predictions of decline published by Oswald Spengler. Though Spengler was looking at different factors than Unwin, the different schools of thought dovetail quite nicely. Sigmund Freud also discussed sexual restraint as a force that builds up civilization in his book Civilization and Its Discontents. Indeed, there are many similarities between the thinking of Unwin, Spengler, and Freud. The decline we are experiencing should have been expected by anyone familiar with the works of these great scientists and researchers. This article will explain Unwin’s findings, which were published 30 years before the Women’s Liberation Movement.

Thinking the laws of nature and concepts of sexual restraint no longer apply, just as our society does today, was a fatal error for each of the 80 tribes and 6 civilizations Unwin studied:

Convinced that the cultural process is a progressive development and that our own culture is the most developed of all cultures, we assume that every change in our cultural condition is evidence of a higher cultural development.

Some proudly proclaimed The End of History as the 21st century began, but historical cycles and what they tell us about the decline of cultures have once again become relevant a decade and a half later. Even as some biological consequences of a free-for-all sexual market have been staved off by advances in contraception and the legalization of killing unborn children, we have not been set free from the psychological, sociological and societal consequences of a feminized sexual marketplace. As cultural control of sex is abandoned and female promiscuity embraced, and any imposition of female monogamy condemned by feminism as oppression, inexorable decline sets in.


As fathers become passé, undesirable consequences set in for civilization

Every Race, Every Tribe

After studying cultures as diverse as the Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and dozens of other groups Unwin found a 100% perfect correlation between the practice of heterosexual fidelity and cultural development. As Unwin wrote, across 5,000 years of history he found absolutely no exception his rule:

These societies lived in different geographical environments; they belonged to different racial stocks; but the history of their marriage customs is the same. In the beginning each society had the same ideas in regard to sexual regulations. Then the same struggles took place; the same sentiments were expressed; the same changes were made; the same results ensued. Each society reduced its sexual opportunity to a minimum and displaying great social energy, flourished greatly. Then it extended its sexual opportunity; its energy decreased, and faded away. The one outstanding feature of the whole story is its unrelieved monotony.

Without exception, once restrictions on sexuality are lifted, especially female sexuality, a society destroys itself from within, and is later conquered from without. When not focusing mental and physical energy on buliding strong families, members of a culture lose the impetus for upkeep and innovation. In other words, The Law of the Jungle returns and Beta males eventually figure out they’re being shafted, figuriatively saying, “To hell with this!” as they rebel against carrying the weight of society. The current MGTOW movement is the modern-day manifestation of this sentiment, PUA is a male adaptation to this type of sexual marketplace, and expatriation is a movement by men to return to a culture in which they can utilize women’s natural hypergamous instincts and cultural enforcement of monogamy an advantage.


As Freud knew psychologically and Unwin proved anthropologically, the sexual market rules all other markets of man

Sexual Market is Grandfather of All Human Markets

The Sexual Market rules every other market of mankind. Men will go along with the demands of a society if there is a sexual incentive for them to do so. Leaving men sexless and powerless, as happens when women only chase the top quintile of men and abandon the other 4/5 of men means men have no incentive to work hard and participate in society. After all, it doesn’t take much for a man to live on, and what masculine man needs a decadent lifestyle? In the 21st century, Anglo culture is becoming more tyrannical in an attempt to keep men chained to the machinery that runs its consumption economy, but ultimately incentives matter. No puss, no participation. Author Daniel Janosik puts Unwin’s findings this way:

If the British anthropologist J. D. Unwin is correct in his assessment of society, this present generation in the Western world may be the last one. He found that when strict heterosexual monogamy was practiced, the society attained its greatest cultural energy, especially in the arts, sciences and technology. But as people rebelled against the prohibitions placed upon them and demanded more sexual opportunities, there was a consequent loss of their creative energy, which resulted in the decline and eventual destruction of the civilization. Remarkably, he did not find any exception to this trend.

The fact the world’s three major religions, which date back to the Bronze Age have been structured around the ideals of monogamy and sexual restraint for thousands of years should tell us something about tampering with the set and frame of civilization, then calling the resulting degeneracy “progress.”

Unwin concluded that the fabric that holds a society together is sexual in nature. When life–long heterosexual monogamous relationship is practiced, the focus is on the nurture of the family and energy is expended to protect, plan for, and build up the individual family unit. This extends to the entire society and produces a strong society focused on preserving the strength of the family. However, he found that when sexual opportunities opened the door to pre–marital, post–marital, and homosexual relationships, the social energy always dissipated as the individual focused more on self–gratification rather than societal good.

Since a woman is naturally fickle, dishonest, and disloyal, marriage evolved as a way of making it hard for her to monkey-branch to a higher status male or abandon her provider altogether when an exciting bad boy comes along. The term husband means house-band, in which a man becomes the “band” that holds the home together. It is a band or a “bond” that women can’t abandon in a patriarchal society because culturally they will be outcast and/or becom economically destitute. Unfortunately, these harsh (but culturally productive) realities no longer exist because women are insulated from poor choices by a gynocentric welfare state funded with the tax dollars of Beta males.

One commentator on a blog about Unwin’s Sex and Culture lays out some troubling statistics:

Looking at some aspects of that decline, in 2010, 51% of adult Americans were married; in 1960, 72% were. In 2010, 40.7% of births were to unwed mothers; in 1960, less than 5% were. In the US elections in 2012, 39% of voters were unmarried; in 1972, 24% were. According to a 2012 Pew Center study, 40% of American young people now believe that marriage is “obsolete.” Many young people no longer see a link between having children and being married. Cohabitation is gradually replacing marriage in the United States as the dominant household type. Marriage is declining in America, and in the West generally, and married people are less prominent and influential within our society, both culturally and politically. There will be negative civilizational consequences from these changes.

When cultural controls on sexuality are loosened, premarital, extramarital, and homosexual relationships proliferate. In some societies, like Rome, pedophilia became part of the sexual equation. Indeed, we are seeing a new push for the normalization of pedophilia in Anglo America. As old-fashioned as we think it sounds, heterosexual, lifetime pair bonding is the only condition which supports the growth of the human family and advancement of culture. Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World said Unwin’s work was “of the highest importance.” Huxley wrote:

Unwin’s conclusions, which are based upon an enormous wealth of carefully sifted evidence, may be summed up as follows. All human societies are in one or another of four cultural conditions: zoistic, manistic, deistic, rationalistic. Of these societies the zoistic displays the least amount of mental and social energy, the rationalistic the most. Investigation shows that the societies exhibiting the least amount of energy are those where pre-nuptial continence is not imposed and where the opportunities for sexual indulgence after marriage are greatest. The cultural condition of a society rises in exact proportion as it imposes pre-nuptial and post-nuptial restraints upon sexual opportunity.

As much fun as going from girl to girl can be, ultimately that type of behavior leads to the destruction of a culture. The West achieved undeniable and astonishing progress until the time of the sexual revolution. After feminism, the wheels have started falling off the wagon.


Restraints on sexuality, and especially female sexuality are the foundation of civilized society

Looking Ahead

It is exceedingly optimistic to think America and Europe will continue to prosper despite adopting sexual practices that are perfectly correlated with decline, and that have repeated throughout 5,000 years of history, especially when one looks at the demographic decline of the people who created the society and see the evidence of a civilization that is killing itself from within. (Before, perhaps being conquered from without.)

Technological progress has brought us an improving quality of life, but the price of maintaining that progress becomes higher as man has turned his focus to the fulfilling the physiological, sexual base of Maslow’s Hierarchy rather than higher aspirations on the pyramid. In simpler terms, constantly trying to find a woman to bust a nut with keeps man from pursuing higher goals in life.

Thinking we have surpassed the need for “outdated” sexual morality is a modern repetition of old, libertine philosophies adopted by other cultures and tribes that ultimately led them to their demise, even though liberals tell us we are “progessing” by doing so. Progressing, perhaps. But progressing towards what end?

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  • You do realize that Unwin also wrote that equality between women and men is necessary for absolute monogamy, right?


  • Great to see men fighting back! I’m an anti-feminist woman from way back and I’ve wondered if there were any fighting men left. Are women fickle and dishonest? Many of them are, but I don’t consider myself to be one of them. And on another related topic: perhaps you know of the book, Return to Patriarchy, by Daniel Amneus? The idea he puts forth there–and I have not seen it anywhere else– is that the patriarchy or father-headed family made possible neoteny– the long childhood necessary to human development. With the destruction of the patriarchy we are seeing the destruction of childhood — and perhaps seemingly paradoxical–the reversion to infantilism in our politics and social life.


  • Hey guys, check my article on how feminisation leads to third-worldisation. I explain how feminism destroys itself, and how barbarism will be the last stage of feminism. JD Unwin is also discussed.



  • It’s already happening.

    Women today are so undesirable (fat, slutty, narcissistic, crazy) that beta men would rather play video games and watch porn. Why slave their lives away for such a crappy deal. The rigged family court and divorce court seal the final nail in the coffin.

    Now we have a bunch of lazy unmotivated beta men and a bunch of miserable former cock carousel sluts; everyone is miserable, men and women. Marriage is at an all time low. The west is finished.

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  • And That Is The Truth

    Well once women’s liberation started and they gave them the right to vote which that really caused their brains to go sour altogether now and unfortunately destroyed America.


  • The demise of the West began with womens liberation, Feminsm has now taken hold globally. We’re screwed dude. Birthrates are falling in America, Australia, and the West in General. Muslim Birthrates are higher. Can you see birthrates rising anytime soon ? I can’t. You just have to read the evidence of societies in times past that have fallen. JD Unwin has warned us. I see indesputable truth. The feminization of our culture sees it legal to scew men to the wall through the Family Marriage Act 1975. (Australia). Feminism is at loggerheads with the family, encouraging women to divorce men. There’s no turning back now.

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  • So as a woman, I agree with many of your points…until you start calling women fickle, dishonest, and disloyal. Saying all wome are lkke this is definitely going to bring people together. IF feminism is cancer, so is the mgtow movement, which you seem to be a proud member of. I think this is an m& m culture…misandric, and misogynistic…. we are screwed


    • Fonkin Hoddypeak

      You are a stupid, stupid creature, Andrea. Women ARE fickle, dishonest and disloyal by nature. Women are loyal only to their children. No man should ever date you, you will destroy him with your dumb pea brain.


      • I literally LOL’ed!


      • Fonkin, while it is demonstrably true that females are largely disloyal (the lioness will breed with the male that has just killed her cubs and the human female has bred with males from tribes/societies that have recently conquered her own) this is just a fact of nature… nothing can ever be done about that. Loyalty and honor will forever remain male abstractions that women will never understand. No point in getting too riled up about it.

        And even though a Jordan Peterson may have a point that for feminists to side with a group that would just “subjugate” them shows that feminism is not about the advancement of women but the destruction of Western culture, it is likely also true that some of them are merely clamoring that subjugation, for strong men to put them in their place… which the Muslim man certainly will (and the Western man, mgtow included, will not). Peterson almost gets this when he notes that popular porn searches for women include vampires, werewolves, and pirates. They are attracted to an uncivilized, uncontrollable type of man… which is why they also have rape fantasies. That impulse, in the context of modern society, is rather destructive but, over the course or our evolution, has ensured that the strongest males reproduce and the weaker males do not.

        Andrea does have a valid point about mgtow. It is a reaction to slights and injustices (real and perceived) brought about by outside forces while failing to acknowledge the roles played by nature and the slighted group itself… just like feminism.

        If you want women to follow, be strong and lead them. It is their nature to follow.
        If you want to whine about injustice while letting your tribe die out because it’s just too much work to be a man (in the sense of demonstrating the characteristics that have been posessed by the small percentage of males who ever existed that successfully bred… and not some fraudulent female idea of what a “real man” is) and make yourself worthy of a suitable mate and choose one or find one who is close to it and mold her, then you’re every bit as big of a crybaby bitch as Steinem and Dworkin ever were and are exactly the type of male who, throughout the course of evolution, would not have reproduced.
        MGTOW is, at its core, a rationalization of weakness and a pat on the back for the weak. It’s full of the same slave morality that is dominant in progressive feminist circles.



  • May be neither the old civilizations neither the “new” have found the right path. If you read “Sex at dawn” you’ll understand that “homo-sapiens” are hyper-sexual mammals by nature. Every time the civilization goes to sexual restricted marketplace it will stay there for some time and when the good time comes guess what? People will want to have “freaky times”, all the sex they want and so on.

    Personally i believe that the only solution lies in distinct future when automation takes place. People will have to work less and will have “basic income”. The problem is in wealth distribution – imagine if everyone drives a nice car, have nice house, food and etc.. women wont be pressured to choose the best male from financial standpoint. Then they will pick the ones who they want. Never forget that women are “coded” to chose the best.. and this is just how they work, its their nature.. we cannot restrict the biology or at least not forever.


    • I don’t mean to sound like some holy roller or anything, but to quote the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Son Of God: “You will ALWAYS have the poor among you.”

      It’s an undeniable historical & metaphysical fact. Even a Socialist-style “basic wage” won’t change that basic fact.


  • How about implementing pimp mentality and techniques to control female sexuality and emotions as detailed on the pimpfeet.com website?


    • I agree wholeheartedly, and am already ahead of you on this.

      Unfortunately, the government is starting to crack down on men who use pimp tactics. Charging them with, and convicting them on, bogus felony sex offenses, kidnapping, assault, rape by intimidation, human trafficking, seducing a minor, etc.

      After you finish your 8+ year prison stint, you have to register as a sex offender, lose the right to bear arms, lose the right to hunt, lose the right to vote, etc.


  • charlessledge001

    I think the term progress is used as a cover word for making things sweet to the ear that are horrible for society and the individual. For example abortion isn’t murdering babies it’s giving woman a choice. Letting in enemy demographics isn’t allowing an occupying army in untried it’s loving poor refugees etc. Language is very powerful. I think Americans are very arrogant when it comes to what they think of progress. By arrogant I don’t mean the liberal “arrogant” as OMG someone is proud of their race and country (if their White/American/European at least) their evil! I mean as in women can vote=progress. Sodomites can marry=progress. Men can sleep with young boys=progress. It’s the dumbest thing I have ever seen. Essentially progress = whatever is best for the globalists and elites and horrible for society as a whole and the most important individuals in that society.


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