Everyone knows the Trump quote right now - the admonition to 'Grab her by the pussy', I believe was the bullseye. And most guys, even most kind of backwards or shy guys, have heard this kind of talk. It's common language, along the lines of talking about how you'd fuck a girl so hard that her freckles fell off, to quote George Carlin.
Well, Lydia McGrew, noted internet scold who opposes even discussing punishing women for abortions, has a few things to say about Donald Trump's nasty, nasty language.
But for right now let me just say that the defense that "all men talk that way" comes straight from the pit of hell.Get an abortion, you're a victim. Talk bluntly about some women, and we're into The Omen territory.
Now, before I go on, I will be frank. Men talk poorly about women. Also, women talk poorly about men. We're in the midst of what can be called 'Jackoff Culture', where porn is everywhere, everyone's masturbating, and filth is all over the place. I'm not going to defend it, because I don't think it should be defended, even as a guy who's taken part in it.
On the other hand, this fucking scolding - especially when Trump is up against a woman who, frankly, ran defense for her rapist husband, AND for the husband of her muslim gal-pal who was wagging his dick at women online and using his kid as a chick magnet - is ridiculous. And if you want to talk about damaging Christian witness, let me tell you: nothing does that quite like hypocritical lecturing from a politically motivated hack.
But on we go.
Lydia says that you should be outraged that people are admitting that, frankly, this is just how people talk - and variations on it have probably been around since Cain and Able. Considering what Lydia's outraged by, I'd suggest that maybe she's not a good guide here.
But what sticks out to me is this:
In the olden days, when one man insulted another's honor or integrity, the second man challenged him to a duel. Therefore, I suggest a metaphorical challenge in response to this gross insult to all decent men. You can throw down this challenge by posting #gauntlet on Facebook or Twitter.First off: the olden days? What, the 1800s? This hasn't been happening for a while, Lydia, outside of romance novels. At least not in the West. It's likely more common elsewhere, and we have a term for that kind of thing: honor killings.
Second, when violence did break out over insult - it was over someone's wife, mother, sister or Queen. Not over a hypothetical woman who would quite happily gobble your knob if you were direct and halfway charming. In other words - and Lydia would hate this - not every woman was worth fighting for. Men are a whole lot worse nowadays, but so are women. Many men aren't willing to fight for a woman's honor, but just as many women are lacking the kind of honor that'd provoke meaningful blows in their defense anyway.
Gasp if you want. It sucks. And it's true. And no, 'all women everywhere' - abortions and all - isn't an acceptable replacement concept, no matter what this woman thinks.
But you know what's really telling about how far we've fallen?
Reasoning that goes like this: 'Once upon a time men used to fight for women's honor, which women used to preserve. Well, neither do anymore for the most part. But you know what's an acceptable substitute? This hashtag! Be sure to post it on your choice of two SJW-owned outlets for politically motivated feminist reasons!'
Jesus fucking Christ. Have we not fallen enough yet? Must we really demean ourselves even further by pretending hashtag warrior antics are meaningful stand-ins for honor and respect?
Unfortunately for Lydia, her attempt to hop on the Dump Trump train, AGAIN, happened just moments before it went off the rails, AGAIN. No one cared, and now everyone's cheering on the fact that Trump actually had the balls to say he'd throw a criminal's ass in prison if he could, even if she's heretofore been considered untouchable by the FBI, and ungrabbable by any man, including (for a longass time) her husband.
Win or lose, Trump is the shot in the arm we've needed for a while. For all his flaws, the example he sets makes it more likely we can recover some of the better parts of those Olden Days that Lydia and crew are pining for.