Since the fall of man, women have been entirely dependent on male validation for their mental health. “Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” Girls who don’t get loving attention from a strong father figure grow up with a craving for sexual validation. In slang terms, we refer to this as “daddy issues”.
High status amplifies the effect of a man’s attention because, tautologically, his time and attention are more scarce than his sexual options. If he is paying attention to a girl, it indicates that she has a higher value than the other things he could be paying attention to, especially other girls. A crude example I’ve used before is that there’s no greater valuation than a psychopath sharing his cocaine with you, because it indicates that he enjoys your company more than that amount of cocaine.
Since there isn’t enough high-status male attention around to make up the difference in daddy issues, market dynamics kick in. The definition of status as the “tendency to receive a greater share of group resources in the future” works well enough for our purposes here. As discussed previously, women cannot survive outside of a tribal context the way a man might. Therefore, when a woman fails to attach herself to a high-status man it produces an existential dread about her ability to survive even a brief moment of social upheaval.
When the supply of high-status male attention drops, either due to relatively fewer men (as in the aftermath of WW1 in England) or due to lower median male status (as in the modern West), this increases the existential anxiety in the pool of women.
In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, “We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!”
As a last-ditch effort to assuage their angst at the oversupply of women and the observed inability of men to make them feel safe and sane, many of these women develop masculine qualities and attempt to make up the difference in masculine attention supply between themselves. That is, careerism and lesbianism are the female version of black pilling, or emotionally checking out of society.
The skew toward these masculine qualities can reach a critical mass where a political ideology becomes viable to advocate for the new identity group. We can use the common figure of 10% to illustrate: 20% of the female population can radicalize the resentment of the remainder to achieve a society-wide sexual revolution, even if many of the 80% remainder are not resentful. This tendency to political advocacy is because women are more k-selected than men in general. (In contrast, they are R-selecting in their choice of mates, whereas men are R-selected and k-selecting.) The desire to remake society to be more personally nurturing is a form of “perseverance in ecological niche construction”. A k-selected person, being dependent on the group to survive and thrive, is more restricted to this choice.