One of the phrases sometimes used here in the manosphere has some important implications. That phrase is: unrestrained hypergamy. We know hypergamy to a woman’s attracting and securing the most high status man she believes she is capable. There is more to hypergamy, but this will do for now. What I want to focus on is the first word in my phrase: unrestrained. A woman will attempt to exercise her hypergamic instincts to their maximum effect, limited by the potential consequences of her surroundings(or the believed consequences of her believed surroundings). These surroundings and their rules make the restaints. A man can limit himself by his beliefs of right and wrong alone, but whereas a man can be limited by his own guilt, it takes shame, judgement from without, to limit a woman. When the rules were strict on female mating conduct, women adapted. They maximized their hypergamic instincts within their perceived limits, but now we live in a time where women and their hypergamous instincts have few limits of which to speak. Really, almost everyone will attempt to promote their own self interests as much as they believe is possible. Its the reason politicians vote to raise their own pay, urban blacks vote for entitlement programs, wealthy people vote for low taxes, and it is the same reason that there are so many stories about the coldness and cruelty women deal out in the mating market, even the ugly ones. Not every person will maximize their own self interest as much as possible, but the only way above it is a system of honor, something women do not have, and too few men.