It happens every day. In fact, it is pretty hard to avoid it. There are some things that can only be understood with a slap on the forehead. Things so mind-boggling that one wonders how humans managed to evolve thumbs while being this mentally inept. Case in point:
Prostitution is rape-for-payment.
An actual feminist named Saurs made this rather amazing pronouncement, which received blogger Amanda Hess’s support and encouragement:
From what I can tell, the concept of a human alpha man is borrowed from the (equally dubious) ethological concept: alpha dudes earn their status by kicking lesser dude’s assess, taking charge of their myriad women, I guess, and regularly engaging in bloodsport to prove their alphaness. If we translate that into real-world terms, alpha dudes are hyper-aggressive morons (probably Promise Keepers as teenagers) who purchase rape from prostitutes and possess an MBA, or summat.
Do not worry. I cannot parse the above statements either. The double rant (perhaps Saurs felt so good she clicked submit before she finished) gives Glen Beck’s rants a funny for their money. Perhaps the reason Hess and other feminists agree with is because they did not make past the first few sentences. It is difficult to imagine that anyone who read this:
Chivalry is necessarily distancing, necessarily widens the supposed gap between men and women, male and female experience; it assumes that a man is incapable of physically loving a woman he respects, and it assumes that women, who cannot respect a passive man, need to be firmly taken in hand. Genuine understanding and non-sexual affection are impossible in chivalric relationships, because such relationships encourage both participants to remain vague with one another. Women become more mysterious, their motivations more enigmatic, their charms more exotic, as they are conceived of more deeply as enemies needing to be conquered, controlled, or vanquished. Hate and resentment begin to fester in the breasts of men. They begin to feel entitled to their just rewards, and justified in their violence towards women who fail to cooperate.
This is where chivalry of old meets our modern conception of chivalry; within both, male violence functions to correct and punish those who won’t participate, or who grievously fail to fulfill expectation. Male violence is a palpable threat and can erupt at any time. Therefore, women and other lesser creatures need protection from men by men. Men who protect women are rewarded with temporary or permanent possession and use of their bodies. Not without coincidence, men who are violent toward women are also interested in, and sometimes succeed, in obtaining use and possession of women’s bodies. Sex is the inevitable function of women; chivalry affords a woman the “empowering” “choice” to decide what manshe’s going to have sex with, maybe, sometimes, if she’s lucky, if she’s the right caste, color, or class. All other women, the 99.9 percent who haven’t earned the title of “lady,” also get to be fuck-toys, but without the flowers, door-opening, and studious efforts by ultra-earnest dudes to commit their purity, beauty, and virginity to decidedly crap art.
would actually agree with it.
That said in honor of Saurs grandiose use of rape, I propose a new law in her name.
Saurs’s Law: As an online discussion between feminists grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving male-on-female rape approaches one.