|Nice ass, Nicole.|
I'll take responsibility for the derogatory term "cow" being falsely attributed to Alec by some posters in this thread. He concluded his article by referring to phallophobic feminism as a "cow," and I started the thread by calling his feminist detractors "cows." So I guess I crossed a few people's wires there.
But I'm not about to shrink from using the term "cow" to describe the worst element of campus feminazis, who I was sure had probably already submitted hysterical letters to the Nexus (a suspicion easily confirmed by clicking on any of the links Alec provided). You want to see an ugly cow, you need look no further than Andrea Dworkin, a woman who coped with sexual assault by spending the last few decades of her life railing against the most pleasurable, spiritually sacred act that two people can enjoy.
I don't pretend to know what it is like to experience sexual assault, or to deal with the pain and psychological damage that it must inflict. Nor do I know what it is like to have to worry about walking alone at UM at night (though I always offer to escort women on my campus if they ask, and make it a point never to make romantic advances when I do). But I have dealt with some emotionally traumatic shit in my life, and I didn't get over it by obsessing over who I could blame and how, or by devoting my academic career to the subject.
Could there be reasoned criticism of Alec's article? Sure... I just haven't seen any. All I've seen is the typical hysteria, psychologizing, and "you're-a-man-you'll-never-understand" hogwash one always encounters when advancing heretical propositions like Alec's. Nicole, I actually agreed with your post right up until your catty little flirting advice to me, which made your entire post look like an us-vs-them rant. I never called you a cow, but if you really want to lump yourself in with the "ugly cows" I was talking about, fine. If the hoof fits, wear it.
And to continue with the bovine discussion, your implication that most men are boob-ogling sex-obsessed perverts is just so much bullshit. Most guys certainly need to "change the way they think," but in the exact opposite way you implied. If there's one manifestation of the potent evil of radical feminism I see every day, it's the sheer terror of my fellow men at the thought of expressing any sexual interest in a woman. (Yes, there are boorish exceptions. 99% of them can be avoided by staying away from bars and hip-hop dances.) They started us on this crap in fourth grade--don't touch, don't look, don't even think of another girl in a sexual way, or it's harrasment and it's wrong. To paraphrase Ayn Rand, these "counselors" left us with a ball-and-chain where our balls-and-dicks should have grown.
I'm interested in intelligent conversation, shared experiences, a relationship of total trust and complete absence of pretense. And I'm also interested in hot, steamy, do-it-till-you-pass-out sex with a woman who I think has a nice ass and a sweet rack to boot. I'll know I've found the right woman when she takes my compliments to her physique (tendered at the right moment and in a playful spirit) as what they are: FUCKING COMPLIMENTS! They're a way of saying, "I'm interested in sex with you," without displaying the tact and charm of a soccer hooligan. If she turns down my advances, fine; she's welcome to go find her ideal verbal eunuch, Lord knows they're all over the place these days. She wasn't the one for me anyway.
I applaud Alec because he had the ovaries to call out academic feminism for what it is: a pseudo-philosophical discipline dreamed up by penis-haters, and stagnating from its own bitterness and victim-mongering. And I'm not about to quietly acquiesce to labels like "soft" or "indifferent" to rape when I believe castration and 30 years minimum in prison is an appropriate sentence for that penultimately heinous crime.
Alec, I wish you all the best in your editorial battles. Your piece was dead-on, and the accusations of callousness and indifference being hurled at you on this forum and in the pages of your university newspaper should be thrown back on the dung heap from whence they came.
(Edited by Andrew Bissell
on 5/02, 5:44pm)