Scott Adams, the world-class douchebag who writes the Dilbert comic strip, has a post on his blog about patriarchal vs matriarchal societies. He seems, rather bizarrely, to consider America a matriarchal society. Why? Because he feels like he should have to pick up the check at dinner. And because women get to decide whether he gets to have sex with them or not. I’m not exaggerating. He actually says this.
I wonder if the discussion of so-called radical Islam is disguising the fact that male-dominated societies are at war with female-dominated countries. Correct me if I’m wrong, but Islam doesn’t look so dangerous in countries where women can vote.
Consider the United States.
When I go to dinner, I expect the server to take my date’s order first. I expect the server to deliver her meal first. I expect to pay the check. I expect to be the designated driver, or at least manage the transportation for the evening. And on the way out, I will hold the door for her, then open the door to the car.
When we get home, access to sex is strictly controlled by the woman.
It is? Are you sure? Because it seems to me that both people have equal control over whether they are going to have sex, unless one of them decides to commit rape. Here are the possibilities:
He wants to have sex and she doesn’t, so they don’t.
She wants to have sex and he doesn’t, so they don’t.
They both want to have sex, so they do (yay, consent!).
Seems like both people have exactly the same amount of control over whether they have sex. Does Adams not realize that he can say no too? Or can he simply not imagine that any man would ever say no? Sorry Scott, but that just isn’t so. In the real world, men can and do say no to sex. And when they do, unlike when women say no, they are rarely raped. Why is it that you seem to lament that fact?And if you don’t have sex with him, he’ll become a suicide bomber.
Now compare our matriarchy (that we pretend is a patriarchy) with the situation in DAESH-held territory. That’s what a male-dominated society looks like. It isn’t pretty. The top-ranked men have multiple wives and the low-ranked men either have no access to women, or they have sex with captured slaves.
While I’m being politically incorrect, let me describe to you the mind of a teenage boy. Our frontal lobes aren’t complete. We don’t imagine the future. Our bodies want sex more than we want to stay alive. Literally. Lonely boys tend to be suicidal when the odds of future female companionship are low.
So if you are wondering how men become cold-blooded killers, it isn’t religion that is doing it. If you put me in that situation, I can say with confidence I would sign up for suicide bomb duty. And I’m not even a believer. Men like hugging better than they like killing. But if you take away my access to hugging, I will probably start killing, just to feel something. I’m designed that way. I’m a normal boy. And I make no apology for it.
I’m always astonished by the low opinion that MRAs have of men. They continually claim that if men don’t get to have sex with any woman they want, men will become violent sociopaths. And yet the only men who actually do become violent sociopaths and blame it on women who won’t fuck them are, unsurprisingly, MRAs.