These are the people to whom we have lost the culture war.
As I write this, my children are asleep in their room, Loretta Lynn is on the stereo, and my wife is out on a date with a man named Paulo. It’s her second date this week; her fourth this month so far. If it goes like the others, she’ll come home in the middle of the night, crawl into bed beside me, and tell me all about how she and Paulo had sex. I won’t explode with anger or seethe with resentment. I’ll tell her it’s a hot story and I’m glad she had fun. It’s hot because she’s excited…
Holy break-dancing Mohammed. We deserve everything we’re going to get. Oh lord, how we deserve it.
UPDATE: Stacy McCain thinks this is a hoax.
If a story seems too good to be true, it’s probably not true, and I suspect “Sonmore” is a hoax designed to elicit reaction — particularly, sexist reactions from men — which will then be cited as proof of what misogynistic pigs men really are.
Well, mission accomplished, baby. If being disgusted by that article makes me a misogynistic pig, then I wear the label proudly. Oink oink.
McCain cites Iowahawk:
I’ve got 10 bucks that says this is a fantasy piece written by a 48 year old childless cat lady.
That seems plausible, too. But really, doesn’t the fact that so many of us were taken in (if we were, in fact, taken in) say something in itself? McCain cites this bit as the big tell:
Monogamy meant I controlled her sexual expression, and, not to get all women’s-studies major about it, patriarchal oppression essentially boils down to a man’s fear that a woman with sexual agency is a woman he can’t control.
OK, that’s the point at which I called “bullshit” on this story. Whose “sexual agency” is “controlled” by monogamy? Both partners are equally obligated to fidelity in marriage, but to suggest that this is “patriarchal oppression” driven by “a man’s fear” of “a woman he can’t control” is a psychological projection, a reversal of reality.
Far be it from me to contradict the guy who wrote Sex Trouble — and you should get at least the Silver Star for that act of heroism, buddy — but “a psychological projection, a reversal of reality” is a pretty good working definition of feminism. “Monogamy meant I controlled her sexual expression” is exactly the kind of thing I hear in coffee shops every single day in my college town. And not just from women — McCain says “this recitation of feminist jargon — “patriarchal oppression” and all that — is simply too perfect.” I say it’s an A on a sophomore term paper, and I for one have no problem believing a “male feminist” would talk like this.
But whatever. Time will tell, I suppose.Loading Likes...