Within the dark recesses of our beloved internet, meme-gods and shitposters skillfully craft the next big internet sensation. With the recent mass-recognition of “soy boys,” it is more important now more than ever before to explain the inner workings of the soy-mind and convince the masses to avoid such a deplorable lifestyle and attitude.

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The soy boy receives his name from the negative effects that soy has been proven to have on male libido. The nickname arose on social media, when users recognized common characteristics of “beta males,” including, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Usually skinny, but can possess a “dad bod.”
  • Wearing skinny jeans. 
  • Typically from an upper middle-class background. 
  • Flat-caps. 
  • Pouting selfies. 
  • Wearing foundation. 
  • Plucking one’s eyebrows.

In short, a “soy boy” is a male who unashamedly lacks traditionally masculine characteristics. According to one Urban Dictionary definition, “soy boys” are:

“… males who completely and utterly lack all necessary masculine qualities. This pathetic state is usually achieved by an over-indulgence of emasculating products and/or ideologies… The average soyboy is a feminist, nonathletic, has never been in a fight, will probably marry the first girl that has sex with him, and likely reduces all his arguments to labeling the opposition as ‘Nazis.’ See also: cuck, beta/omega male, orbiter, kissless virgin, male feminist.” 

Certainly, such a sweeping condemnation of this type of manchild is a little harsh, as masculinity can be expressed outside the realms of violence or sexual overindulgence. However, it does paint a portrait of the type of person we’re talking about here. The soy boy is an emblem of the dying West, a human insignia of everything wrong with the first-world and its corporatist centralization. 

The demasculinization of young men is a phenomenon that is pressured by a variety of outlets, namely feminist movements and college campuses. Since the ’80s, which famously marked the decline of the alpha male, the public idealization of masculinity has declined as far as traditionalism is concerned. Consider the icons of past decades (e.g. Clint EastwoodRobert ConradBurt Reynolds) with media stars today (Robert PattinsonHarry StylesJustin Bieber). There is something about a “feminine” man that succeeds in the current social paradigm. 

And thus, with the advent of “soy boys” invading the internet left and right, cropping up in cities both big and small, and transcending even national borders, there is little that one can do to avoid encountering such a pathetic excuse for a human being.