PUAs and other corners of the manosphere nigh drip with contempt for married men. I think that many of them are correct about the bias against men in the divorce-industrial complex. Civil marriage isn't even really a contract if any party can unilaterally withdraw at any time for any reason. Their jeering derision of men who choose to marry is what keeps me from formally allying myself with them. Sex outside of marriage is not an option for anyone who considers himself a serious Christian.
The contempt for the so-called beta - the nice guy who follows the rules - spills over into popular culture with the prevalence of anti-heroes. It's important to distinguish between the many different flavors of anti-hero. Batman, for example, is not an anti-hero. He chooses the right thing, he operates under strict principles such as never killing the bad guys, and he's willing to sacrifice his life if necessary for the good of his fellow man. Batman only seems like an anti-hero in comparison to Superman. Superman is the archetypical superhero, nicknamed "the big blue boy scout" in universe. He's serious but he's always kind, generous, and chivalrous. Superman is the Knight in Shining Armor while Batman is the (Dark) Knight in Sour Armor. Gotham City is a darker and more cynical setting than Metropolis, and Batman is a darker and more withdrawn personality than Superman. That's one reason why Batman appealed to me more as a child, even before the DC Animated Universe turned him into the Memetic Badass we all know and love. I'm more of a withdrawn personality in real life.
The classical anti-hero was usually a weakling in some major area: he was stupid, or clumsy, or cowardly. The modern anti-hero is exemplified by the Punisher. One time, after he had slaughtered a bunch of criminals, somebody asked the Punisher what made him any different from them. He replied, "I'm right and they're dead." A modern anti-hero is more of an "ends justify the means" type who is willing to fight evil with evil. Jack Bauer resorts to torture within the first two minutes of meeting a prisoner. Boromir was the voice of anti-heroism when he suggested using the One Ring against Sauron. In real life, choosing to do evil makes you more like the kind of person who routinely chooses evil.
PUAs and their beta followers could be the anti-heroes of reaction. They rightly lament the evils of feminism and the destruction of traditional marriage. Some of their insights on those matters can be rather keen. But they advocate using evil to fight evil. PUAs and wannabe players can see that civilization has crumbled around them so they seek to get the most personal enjoyment out of it that they can by remaining unmarried and bedding nubile young sluts. Older tradcons retain memories of a better world. Younger tradcons don't even have that much. We still fight wherever and whenever we can. The world is no longer a fine place, but it's worth fighting for. It's not our final destination, but we still have to live here for our biblical three score and ten.
(this post inspired by a conversation at Zippy's blog)