Island Dweller writes in:
Your most noble immenseness:
For some strange reason, given all the really important news that’s breaking lately (TMv.Z, IRS excesses, etc) at least one network has run a story on the “hookup” culture prevalent mostly among the under-30 set today, although there is some female feline activity among those of a more seasoned age (aka “cougars”). These individuals tend to mostly frequent college campuses.
At the risk of being branded with the scarlet letter “S” (sexist), your waterbound but nonetheless loyal minion wishes to hold forth briefly on this subject.
I was looking at the collection of young people assembled by the network in its studio – overwhelmingly female, BTW – and tried valiantly to understand their explanations of the “hookup culture” on campus. What I really heard was the end result of the chain of reasoning behind rampant feminism. It’s no secret that guys (but not all of us) were on the prowl for a woman’s favors long before Gloria Steinem. The guys had the gas pedal, but the girls had the brakes, and good brakes they were, too. Society backed the majority of women up by imposing a stigma of sorts on the “fast” girls, and on those whose behavior resulted in the obvious biological consequences. Then feminism arrived on the scene. Women were told they were subject to a sexual glass ceiling beyond which they could not venture, being held down by societal norms. As this viewpoint gained acceptance the females became much more “liberated,” to the point where the females in this crowd stated they were buying the drinks and/or providing transport and location to the young males (not “men”) with whom they “hooked up,” with the understanding the encounter was for sexual purposes only with no commitment. The additional sentiment was that (and I paraphrase) “in five or ten years, what will it matter? I won’t remember the guy, and probably won’t even remember the incident. I’ll be in my career and occupied with other things. You’re only young once, and I want my freedom before I get tied down in a marriage.” You’ve come a long way, baby.
There were two or three young males in the crowd who didn’t seem to register any offense at these comments, first, because they were off the hook for the expense of the “date,” and second, because they had been effectively castrated by feminism. The females had moved firmly into the “aggressor” role in the situation, and the guys had rolled over for this. At least women had previously rebelled when viewed solely as sex objects – these males haven’t apparently reached that stage yet.
No wonder we don’t have moral standards for those we elect to leadership positions (Wiener, et al) when the upcoming electorate is behaving like this more and more. This behavior exhibits the unrestrained “me first” attitude behind it, which so exactly mirrors their actions in other facets of their lives. I can’t get over the feeling these females will eventually become emotionally cold and disconnected later in their lives, being burned out – or will spend it furiously trying to justify their lost opportunities for romantic love, self-sacrifice, spiritual bonding, a stable marriage, and lifelong companionship and care. I doubt the question was asked, but it would have been interesting to correlate their sexual behavior with their views on abortion rights. Which, of course, leads to how they are going to view their offspring, should they ever produce any. You can’t separate sexual activity from the rest of your relationships. It so tremendously influences how you view other people – as beings with feelings, dreams, aspirations, their own world views – and not as objects for your own gratification. How you treat your significant other is how you treat your co-workers, friends, followers, or constituents – as human beings with value or a means to an end. The world is becoming a colder place.
I doubt any of them were veterans. I think since most vets endure some form(s) of genuine hardship to earn their tuition, they would value their time at school a little more – and probably do. They tend to be more serious students and ask tougher questions in class – probably because they’re not physically or mentally exhausted by this stuff.
There was no lack of amusement, though.
- How do these creatures find time for studying?
- One had to wonder if the network had reps from a cleanup outfit standing by in their “moon suits,” to be waved into the studio once this herd had filed out the opposite door. It made you want to carry a can of Lysol, using it everywhere you sit.
- Imagine the reaction of the students’ parents, if they saw this, who are probably paying at least a portion of the tuition for these sexual dynamos. “Edna, is this what we scrimped and saved for? We gotta talk next time she comes back – if she comes back.”
I have some friends, good men all, who lament the difficulty in finding a suitable spousal prospect. After seeing this, perhaps they should rethink the undesirability of their single status.
Yeah, I guess.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.