"Everything is about sex. Except for sex. Sex is about power" - Oscar Wilde.
When it comes to the dynamic between the sexes, we tend to discuss the balance (or imbalance) of power. The discussions range thematically from women having a Pussy Pass and a battalion of White Knights standing with their "swords" erect, to men applying dread, nexting, and focusing on their purpose. The argument swings back and forth in trying to come to a resting position and answer the question "who really has power?" Well, as the title suggests, both sexes do. But they have power differently. Women have power through their pussy (value) and men have power through their behavior (agency).
A woman has power over a man who is thirsty, who has difficulty securing a mate, who needs a wet hole to satisfy his needs. We refer to this phenomenon as "oneitis" but, as is often the case in the unplugged world, the rabbit hole goes much deeper. Women do not just have power over an individual man--they have power over the collective male population. And the reason for this is simple: they have value. They carry eggs and evolution has therefore assigned them value from the moment they were zygotes and had XX chromosomes, just as men were fated to be expendable by the Y chromosome. While it's true that the sidebar reminds us that the only value some women bring to a relationship is pussy, I am arguing the original intrinsic value assigned to females. As they age and are corrupted by the degenerate feminist culture, their value decreases (sometimes exponentially) but they still retain a small measure of their power. In a catastrophe, women (along with children) would be the first ones escorted to safety, they would be the ones on the lifeboat sailing into the sunset while the men's lungs fill with icy water as the ship sinks. They're the ones who keep custody. They're the ones who receive handouts and resources by dint of having a vagina. That's nature's plan. That's women's power.
But men have power too. While there is such a thing as alpha males and high SMV men, our gender does not have any inherent value in and of itself. It only takes one relatively healthy, relatively fertile man to impregnate a hundred women and ensure the continuation of his tribe. Men are disposable. Men are made for war, for sacrifice, for destruction. But men are also made for creation. Men create civilizations, colonies, empires...but most importantly, men create themselves. Perhaps because we are so disposable we realize on some level of our being that we'd better get our shit together and make something of ourselves or else we will be drowned out by the chaotic buzz of humanity. And so we seek knowledge, we seek advancement, and a few of us manage to stand out from the throng of humanity. But the truth is that we never have to attain our goals to have power over women. All we need to do is try, because the moment your life zeroes in on your goal, women take notice and then they take part (or try to). Women have oneitis too, but they have it for men who do whatever the fuck they want and who play by their own rules and have an active rather than passive role in society.
When Neo woke up, he saw the matrix for what it was. Just as many of you do too. But after that, Neo recognized his power and he embraced it and bent the reality around him to his will. That is the next step for many of you here: recognize your power, grow into it, and delight in your abilities. The world is here to be shaped by you.