The size and scope of the subject of male disposability staggering, and all the more daunting due to our emotional and economic involvement in it. Personally I have gone a little too MGTOW for this website (I still intend to donate when I have the means), but I'm glad to read this thread as there are some great responses here and have a parallel mindset to xelent.
I think if you want to accurately acknowledge human history you simply have to observe how the Chinese civilization has had it. They had more history before your civilization was born than you have accumulated since then.
Anyways, the political structure of the east has always been that every single individual soul was about as valuable as soot in your furnace, in that once you are expired it is a burden to have to remove your waste. The reason why this was acceptable throughout their entire course of history was because in the context of family each and every individual family role was honoured, and incidentally serves their yin and yang.
So what comes as a shock to westerners, that people are disposable is simply a reality for the majority of the population of the planet. To deny that is folly.
So speaking of the west, part of the reason that people are so heavily deluded about our political status (which you could argue was further diluted by enabling the female vote) is that throughout much of our history, women simply were the exception. There you have it, the only class of people if ever that was not entirely politically disposable is white aristocratic women, sorry womyn.
If that seems elitist, that is because that is what it is.
I picture Stalin contemplating a photo of Hitler thinking "I could take better care of his women than he could, his women need a strong man and a stronger moustache to show them what they really want". And when I say want, I mean work.
Utility, like Stefan points out in his livestock metaphor is what is desirable. The Chinese know it, Stalin knew it, and fortunately Hitler DNGTM.
So there is my two bits (which since the great socialist inflation is more like $12), that all your daughters and nieces prancing around in their favorite Disney Princess outfits are celebrating and flaunting the aristocratic hall pass from slavery.
Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of fantasy, which is something that Stefan underestimates IMO. Fantasy is a huge part of human psychology and serves as a launch pad into individuality and ego, but when productivity is never expected or demanded of somebody the fantasy can continue and they will become psychologically dependant on it. Anti-social behavior is learned and can be utilized to support the ego.
Anti productivity and anti social behaviors are rampant in our culture today and show the decline of western primacy. It would take a colossal effort to improve, focus, and repair our culture even if we were ready for this discussion and the economic consequences. That would be what they call hitting a grand slam, anything less over significant time periods will surely lead to the downfall of our society, just like so many before that overvalued any particular classes importance and cherished similar ideals.
Like I said, I'm going MGTOW and feel betrayed by a culture that has demanded my slavery and submission with no regard for my well being, opinions, or needs. People en masse have little appreciation for the oppressive power that women yield yet examination of any species on the planet reveals that females exclusively hold the key to breeding rights and male will be anything that is desired of them.