I have forgotten when I first read anything by John Norman - perhaps 25 years ago. I found him hysterical.
He's 83 years old and has a Ph.D. in Philosophy, but is best-known for his series of (so far 33) Gor novels. And I suggest you read some, because they are truly a blast.
They're science fiction, but criticize men and women and their relationships - and gives as a cure his version of how they should be.
And what is the cure?
Women are to be slaves - and branded as such.
Men of course are brutal masters, which is one of the reasons I snicker so much at this Alpha/Beta silliness. You want to see some real comic-book "Alphas" then read these novels.
This is what Wikipedia has to say about him:
"Norman's Gor series was influenced by Edgar Rice Burroughs's John Carter of Mars novels. Norman's novels include lengthy philosophical and sociological dissertations criticizing the malaise of modern society (everything from common dishonesty to nuclear holocaust). A variety of societies, cultures, moral concepts, and technologies are described in depth in his novels; however it is always within the context of the male adventure genre, and, as such, families, children, and other mundane aspects of real life are generally absent and those roles are not discussed.
"His fiction places emphasis on living in accordance with a Nietzschean natural order, supporting a hierarchy of talent, especially strength. He uses this hierarchy as a framework to analyze gender role differences in society, and he contends that the woman is by nature a submissive helper and figurative slave of the dominant man. Norman's work often takes this observation literally: heroes enslave heroines who, upon being enslaved, revel in the discovery of their natural place. Bondage in the novels and in his Imaginative Sex guide is overtly and completely sexual in nature and while the philosophy presented is unquestionably that of male dominance, the male characters are themselves often temporarily and elaborately enslaved by powerful females. In an interview with Polygraff magazine, Norman stated that he believes that it is obvious that all societies are based on dominance and hierarchy.
Norman's Gorean themes also are heavily influenced by social darwinism — only the strongest will survive, and the ultimate test of this is mortal combat for territory, resources, and mating partners. Social co-operation and other altruistic considerations exist only to serve this ideal. The weak should be despised and exploited, and the strong exalted. This serves as the overriding theme in all of Norman's Gorean novels."
In his novels there are examples of "mannish" American women - career-oriented, power suits, etc. - who end up on Gor. At first they protest their treatment, but suddenly their true, womanly beat-me-and-brand-me nature comes out - and they love it! Finally they're real women - and blissfully happy!
Women's worst traits are arrogance and envy - and the society of Gor humbles them (read the Brothers Grimm "fairy tale" "King Roughbeard" sometime) so they become better, and happier, women. After all, is it not better that a woman be a slave to a man than to her base, petty, stupid, envious nature?
These novels are not badly written at all (although English teachers can't stand him). Everything he writes is just an exaggeration, but there is a lot of truth in what he writes.
So if you want to see the worst of the Manosphere, in its truest, purest, most adolescent form - but with a grain of truth - take a look at Norman's books.