2013 November 23 Saturday
Paglia On Inability Of Women To Understand Male Thinking
Read the full interview of Camille Paglia"
Can we teach men not to rape, as some argue?
A: You can try to teach people to make ethical judgments. Telling a rapist not to rape? [Laughs] A liberal ideology is out there that people are basically good. It’s a bourgeois version of reality—this idea that the whole world should be like a bourgeois living room and anyone who doesn’t belong, you can retrain. No you can’t! I was raised in the Italian working-class way, which is “watch out!” The world is a dangerous place. It’s up to you to protect yourself, not just from rape, but from anything. The lack of imagination for criminality amazes me. There are people who are evil. The problem here is the inability of women to project themselves into the minds of men.
My guess is that the biggest proponents of diversity would be shocked if they were given mind-reading ability and could find out just how diverse people are in their desires, impulses, and loyalties.
By Randall Parker at 2013 November 23 11:28 AM
I think of that poor European girl who traveled through Turkey in a wedding dress and got raped and murdered. Or that girl who moved to post-Katrina New Orleans and decided to bicycle home from the bars and got herself killed. All I can think is they lacked a real father or thought they lived in some magical sweetness-n-light force field. I am sure they would have done fine with a proper man in their lives to take charge of them, breed them, and protect them and their babies from the world, but what can you do about the silly things that get loose before they can be placed in a man's charge?
There is no sincere desire by women to understand male thinking except to the extent of how to manipulate men.
The 'rape culture' propaganda is just that. Only a tiny fraction of men commit rape, however feminists would have women believe every man is a potential rapist. This furthers the narrative of: women are the perpetual victims so women need special protections and privileges. This narrative never ends. Women can never be made safe enough - therefore, women can never receive enough protection and privilege.
Men as a group are the majority victims of the majority of violent crimes. How about the number of men raped in prisons? Who the hell cares.
Men and women are both raised to prioritize the safety of women. Men are disposable.
Vektor's right on. Furthermore, women not only lack the desire to understand men, they also lack the ability to do so. Any man can understand a woman better than she can understand herself. A man knows a woman's body better than herself. A woman cannot even see her own vagina. A woman -incapable of inventing anything- copies man in everything: plays sports men have invented, lives in social and economic systems men has conceived, works in the jobs men have invented, drives the cars and trucks men have created, enjoys the today's freedom man has provided for her. Even Women's Liberation back in the 60's was the idea of men. Most women don't even know that most of those articles in Cosmo, Elle, Seventeen and other magazines "for women" are written by men.
After a long sincere effort on a woman's behalf, she can at most understand and accept that she's a handful of contradictions.
Most women when they're young have that narcissistic belief that they're so unique, beautiful, cute and princess-like. They therefore "sell" their sex to high a price, and many men fail to see that most women are not worth that much unless they haven't been properly educated by a man, whether a father or a husband.
Uneducated women don't know how far they should stretch their whimsical selves, so learn to identify their true value, specially if they cannot even be faithful which is the most basic, matter-of-course requirement they should provide to a man.
Here's a recommendation for a great book on the topic. "The Manipulated Man" by Esther Vilar.