What the fuck is wrong with men?
I was reading Hustler (for the articles, naturally), and I came across these gems;
From an article about dating strippers:
"The first [stripper] I dated would always grow quiet after sex," recalls Steve. "I’d make the mistake of asking what was wrong, and she’d tell me how she was molested by half the damn neighbourhood as a kid. That was the last thing I wanted to hear after I’d just cum on her face."
Some men find happiness dating strippers. “I tell her nice things because I know she’s needy, and in return I get my brains fucked out,” Boasts Jack Higgins, a computer repair man from Ottawa. "I can even cheat on her and she stays with me because she has no self-respect."
[Club-owner Dave Miller says;] "If you are going to date a peeler, you’d better bang her right and give her the abuse she is looking for. If you don’t, she’ll walk all over you."
So, I guess now interpersonal relationships are get-them-before-they-get-you usefests where men and women jockey to take advantage of one another! I guess I didn’t get that memo.
Now, on to an article about Realdoll, the $6,000 U.S. lifelike sex doll that can be custom-made to resemble models and ex-wives:
Russell Briggs, a packing operator at a plant near Peterborough, ON (kfl’s note: I live near there-) claims meeting and dating actual women has always been more trouble than it’s worth.
And now that he has this “sex surrogate”, he talks like a fucking serial killer:
"What would happen to her if I died? The thought of her being with another man upsets both of us very much. I talked with her about it a while back, and she told me she wants to be buried with me. The idea of death has always bothered me. But if I can be buried with her in a lovers’ embrace, death does not seem as bad."
I am all for sexual liberation. I am what could be called “pro-pornography”. I never bought the argument that porn makes men violent or conditions them to objectify women. But now I don’t know WHAT to think. I don’t even know what to do with these quotes.
If I am being whooshed, I will be greatly relieved. But I have looked for disclaimers on both articles and found none.
I know I shouldn’t be surprised at finding statements like this in a porno magazine, but the level of misogyny, alienation and undercurrent of rage are so extreme. I always wrote off the “misogyny” touted by MacKinnon et al as frat-boy naivete, and most of the inflammatory stuff in porn really comes off as innocence/ignorance. It never scared me like this does. I would never want to be buying groceries next to men who thought these things so sincerely that they would allow themselves to be quoted on them.
I have so many thoughts swirling around I can’t even rant clearly. What the FUCK is wrong with these shit-for-brains cock-dangling weirdos?