Zeta Male

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Zeta male refers to a perspective and way of being male that positions itself outside of the usual hierarchical model of masculinity based on Alpha male (top), Beta male (second) and omega male (lowest). Unlike the foregoing, the Zeta Male's orientation is not based on a hierarchical classification of men as valued by women.[1][2][3][4]

Description

According to most sources, the Zeta male:

a. Refuses to identify with alpha/beta male stereotypes
b. Rejects gynocentric expectations
b. Says no to unreasonable aspects of traditionalism
c. Champions male self-determination
d. Refuses to be shamed, seduced or intimidated into submission [5][6][7][8][9][10]

History

The term was coined by men's rights advocate Paul Elam in March 2010:

"As previously noted, the men’s movement is a unique and literally unprecedented phenomena. It will bring with it some other firsts. One of them is the socio-sexual warrior, and I refer to him for the purpose of this discourse as the zeta male. The tag remains faithful to the Greek alphabet classification of the other three types of men, but there is more purpose to the label. I took it from the star Zeta Persei. I liked the navigational metaphor of the star as it is applicable in the context of the lost generation. But I was also intrigued to learn that Persei is a variation of Perseus, the first of the Greek mythological heroes...


[The Zeta male] has no allegiance to tradition or nostalgia for the past, and in fact is charged with plotting a new course. He cannot be shamed into control or intimidated into silence or seduced into capitulation. He doesn’t fit in the classic hierarchy, and would gladly bring it down in the name of his cause. When someone says he needs to act like a real man, he smiles and says, “No, thank you.”

He cares about those lost young men who were ambushed coming out of the womb. And he will strive to make himself an example, living proof that there are other roads to take than the ones that lead to self-hatred and self-destruction.”[11][12]

The Zeta male concept is both a forerunner and a synonym for the 'Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW)' concept.[13]

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