The media (in the form of entertainment) portrays both men and women as immature caricatures of what they should be. We see this all the time these days: wimpy ass-kissing men, strong ass-kicking women, etc. This appears to be feminism's message of "women are as good if not better than men" and everybody's noses are rubbed into this from a young age.
Given these as examples, with no real mother/father role-models, is it really surprising that the younger generations have turned out the way they have? Women insanely overconfident, men insanely underconfident. More: encouraging women to become insanely overconfident, plus discouraging men from gaining normal confidence and making them insanely underconfident.
It strikes me that many of the stereotypes from the Manosphere - Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Sigma, Lambda, whatever - are based upon these caricatures. Similarly, it strikes me that much of the reason that some segments of women go for certain types of men (scummy "alpha"-types) is also because of these caricatures - it's what they see and expect.
Yes, there's a lot more involved in this process than just the media - I'm simply picking on *one* of the causes. One that I think is quite strongly involved in the process. When children are plunked down in front of the idiot-box to keep them occupied while the parents or single-mommy does stuff, there is a golden opportunity for both marketers and social manipulators to get their claws into a freshly-malleable mind.
As an update: I see that Vox Day has been posturing again. Ragging once more on a certain segment of the manosphere male population, to whit: the MGTOW. Tch, tch. When he does that, it's a prime example of leftist/feminist shaming language coupled with an inability to accept other people's point of view, coupled with immaturity - and like calls to like.
Is he being willfully blind? Or just deliberately stupid? Doesn't he realize that there's at least 10x the number of MGTOW out in the world than the other manosphere guys? Just because they don't give a toss for your dogshit doesn't mean that they don't note you flinging turds in their direction. All he's promoting is divisiveness - or is that his plan? Is he actually a "useful idiot" or shill for the feminists/establishment?
Like calls to like: immaturity might explain a bit more of the business between immature women being attracted to posturing know-nothing criminal-loser-scum "alphas". Their posturing is a sign of great immaturity, striking a chord with the immature women. Which is why we get criminals and other worthless types siring more children upon the immature children that are the modern women.
More thoughts, regarding having to "game" your wife all the time. For sure, keep things fresh for the both of you. Yet when you have to constantly entertain someone - it shows in my opinion a great shallowness and immaturity on her part. If immaturity is all that they respond to then that's a sad indictment regarding their mentality.
Round and round the cycle (of immaturity) goes.