all i’m hearing is that men are bad and women are the victims because that the natural law! i don’t get this, is he man hating himself? i mean really. when i hear stuff like, “well she had it coming you know, he’s only a man after all” bullshit i feel like screaming, “DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING RIGHT NOW, AND HOW YOUR NOT ONLY HURTING WOMEN YOUR HURTING MEN BY MAKING THEM ALL LOOK BAD!!!” double standards suck for everybody, i mean that, we must get rid of them and victim blaming. “men must take what they need and the women have to deal with it” that line has been used since the beginning of time, and guess what, its time to stop using it and own up to shit instead of crying and saying that your a man you can’t help it!
The fact that someone as well educated as Adams can’t figure out the difference between fucking and raping is pretty damned depressing. Further, that he seems to have no clue that rape isn’t usually about claiming an attractive woman as a mate, but is rather a violent crime of power and opportunity, demonstrates he’s trying to justify a less-than-civilized view of both men and women.
I’m sick of hearing these men (however small a percentage of the whole they may be) justify rape and sexual assault by saying, ‘We’re just hardwired that way,’ or ‘Men are just naturally sexual.’ That’s the same thing the Taliban says to justify dressing women in giant sacks and stoning them to death when they burn the roast. When someone pisses me off, I may fantasize about punching them in the face, but I don’t, because I’m an adult with self-control. Fucking man up and take responsibility for yourself, you worthless pieces of shit.
As it turns out, primates are pretty much set up biologically for rape as the norm of reproduction, and saying that isn’t really controversial, and the implication that Scott Adams was justifying rape or other forms of male misbehavior with such a statement offends me intellectually. He was making a statement about the differing ways society helps males and females overcome their baser instincts, and how he feels that males are castigated and females are nurtured. Whether or not you agree with that should be the issue, not this silly out of text sensationalist headline.
To be fair, Adams isn’t saying anything that Sigmund Freud didn’t already say in “Civilization & Its Discontents.” Or use any satirical device that Jonathan Swift hadn’t already used in “A Modest Proposal”. I’m assuming this is a massive piss-take. I’m hoping this is a massive piss-take.
Here’s what I think: When looking at animals such as lions, who often have sex freely and with whomever they please, one could say that it is their natural instinct. HOWEVER, humans are much more evolved than that, and should not only be able to control impulses but also know that rape is wrong. If they are not able to do either of those things we have a maniac on our hands. Therefore, this guy is an idiot.