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I also agree that one's sexuality is always personal, and should never be political. Unfortunately, gender politics becomes sexual politics frequently. The one area around sex that I find deeply troubling is the prevalence of sex throughout the media. But I don't think there's anything that can be done about it. The best we can do is provide a forum for conversation for those who want to share their views. Like you!

I like your silly rhyme.

  • 3 rick November 12, 2009 at 4:50 pm
The more anyone talks about empowerment, the more I am convinced they are angry and feel powerless. When I see a chubby, birkenstock-wearing feminist talking about the empowerment of female sexuality, I just have to laugh. That is a woman who WISHES she could control a man with sex. Ain't gonna happen. They sound just as pathetic as basement dwelling dudes who think that reading “The Game” will get them laid.

The feminist and sexual revolutions has been very good for attractive people, especially attractive men.

For low-status women, it has destroyed their chances of marriage.
For low-status men, it has destroyed their chances for sex.

Meanwhile, at the other end of town, hot girls cry over the hot guys that pump and dump them, refusing to commit.

The beat goes on…

  • 4 susanawalsh November 12, 2009 at 5:05 pm
Hi Rick, I agree. I think “empowerment” is becoming the last refuge of people who don't have anything meaningful to say. In the last 20 years I have encountered innumerable populations that feel they need to be empowered. I've hated this word all along, but this article put me over the edge, as you can see. Such nonsense!

It's interesting – I saw something on Roissy's blog at one point where he says that very attractive women also lose out in the modern sexual marketplace. Men wanting to score are more likely to go for the middling “sure thing.” So that means only very attractive men are getting ahead. Sucks!

Re hot girls crying over hot pump and dump guys, I'm working on that. I'm doing my best. Yup, the beat goes on.

  • 5 smartduck November 13, 2009 at 1:17 am