The definition is basically: the practice of women marrying up. So my guess is that people have used the best word they could find to define a similar situation for which there is no definition. BLM changed the definition of racism with ill intent. I don't see how using the word hypergamy to explain how women tend to seek the most resourceful provider possible to be an example of ill intent. MGTOW guys who hate women certainly put a negative spin on the word though. Languages and vocabulary are always changing.Well, let me ask you a question?
If the dictionary definition of a word states one specific, strict, meaning.....how is it that this word can be completely and utterly changed based on whomever is seeking to use the word for their own narrative?
For example, Black Lives Matter did this to the word "racism", where the dictionary definition of racism states that to be racist, it means you discriminate or are prejudice against another race of people because you believe your race is better. Basically, a black guy who hates a white guy because he's white, is racist. A white guy who hates a black guy because he's black, is racist.
But Black Lives Matter completely and utterly changed this definition because the narrative they want to push is that only white people are racist, and that black people can never be racist. Thus, to push this narrative, they have RE-DEFINED the definition of racism to be a group who has significant power/resources, and who has the power to hold down other groups. This new definition allows black people to be as racist as they can (based on the real definition) and get away with it.
Now I'm going to post you four links from Wikipedia, Dictionary.com, Webster, and Free Dictionary, all defining hypergamy based on the specific definition from the Indian culture.....which is the specific ACT of a woman dating, marrying, fvcking, etc. a man of a HIGHER SOCIAL CLASS than herself. Higher social class means the guy has more money, more power, and more influence than she does.
Hypergamy - Wikipedia
Hypergamy - Dictionary.com
Hypergamy - Webster
Hypergamy - Free Dictionary
Okay, but they are using the term inaccurately.
BeTheChange specifically, if you review the links I posted from the Poon King thread, he specifically stated that women choose men based on their own personal value judgment....whatever that might be...and that in and of itself is the practice of hypergamy.
That's what he said and that's what his MGTOW, extreme, "we all hate women", group of followers patted him on the back for saying.
But that definition is WRONG if we are going based on the traditional, dictionary, definition.
My theory is that most women are not practicing hypergamy (marrying or dating UP) because they want to either run the show so they date down deliberately, or in the case of black women where many times the black woman is making more money than most of the men she encounters....she dates down because she has no other choice.
I said in the Poon King thread and I will restate it here, the only women today still practicing hypergamy are predominately white women mainly in the upper middle to higher classes.
In regards to your belief that women are marrying down with the intent of having the upper hand, well, I suppose some women are like that. My belief is that as more and more women become more independent and outearn men, they see a dwindling supply of attractive men. That is why marriage rates are so low, divorce rates so high, and a plethora of single mothers exists. And men who have been burned by this or cannot secure a suitable woman with whom they can create a family are so bitter for this reason.
I personally see Asian women being the ones who are closest to practicing hypergamy in the strict definition that you are referring to. When I was using online dating a few months ago, Asian women would try to screen me in the most impersonable way right up front. Many white women are like this too I suppose. I think women in general, regardless of race, just have the gene to be hypergamous if given the opportunity. It's just hardwired into their DNA.