A Male Blogger Lectures on Female Sexuality

The bad news is that mothers can actually cause their young daughters to buy into this early equalization, potentially causing them to develop attitudes about their sexuality that can have serious long-term consequences on how they view themselves and their future sexual behavior.

But, thankfully, mothers’ influence on their daughters is two sides of the same coin. The good news is that mothers also have the ability to mitigate this unhealthy messages about sexuality by limiting exposure to age-inappropriate sexuality, using early exposure to sexual messages as teachable moments, instilling healthy values and attitudes about sexuality, and, probably most importantly, not sexually objectifying themselves.

Actually, dear male blogger who erroneously believes he is some huge expert on female sexuality, the best thing that can happen to a girl is to have a mother who is confident and happy in her sexuality, who finds it easy to provoke sexual desire and who can teach the daughter to be a happy sexual being. This kind of teaching does not happen through lecturing. It can only be done through setting an example.  A dowdy, frigid mother who can’t remember the last time when she had ecstatic sex can mumble for years about the importance of a healthy sexuality but all she will manage to achieve is to produce an equally sexually miserable daughter.

And, of course, a sexually happy and confident woman will never keep around a man who thinks he has the right to tell her how much or how little she should “sexually objectify herself.” I’m guessing that this uncomfortable and grammatically ridiculous verbal construction is supposed to refer to women dressing, moving and acting in a sexy way. This causes insecure men whose own sex drive is stunted to fear that they will not be able to satisfy a fully sexual woman and she will run away. This is why this male blogger is so obsessed with passing judgment on how “invested” women are in their own appearances:

Another finding of the study was the girls who spent a lot of time with media and who had mothers who were overly invested in their own appearance were more likely to identify with the sexily clad dolls.

I find that people who bellyache about “sexualized children” are people who feel sexual desires towards children and are terrified by them. A normal, healthy person would never see a child as “sexualized” whether the child is dressed or naked. The worry about “sexualization of children” has nothing to do with children. It has to do with sexually miserable adults who are so erotically starved that they see sex wherever they turn. Including in small children.

If you need proof, look at the concluding sentence of this article:

We the parents have the power to either turn our daughters into little you-know-whats or into strong and confident women with a healthy relationship with their sexuality.

Got it? Little you-know-whats. This male blogger sees in children what is very obviously not there because he needs to see it.

Columbus Day

It’s the Columbus Day in the US today and my Hispanic Civilization students told me that after I made them read Columbus’s diaries, they will never be able to feel anything but hatred for this holiday.

I feel like a Grinch who stole Columbus Day. Which is why I’m planning to avoid any discussion of Thanksgiving. There is a limit on how many holiday traditions I want to damage.

P.S. I didn’t say anything bad about Columbus, by the way. I just gave the students the texts and they drew their own conclusions. One was so traumatized that she wrote me a long passionate email at 2 am denouncing Columbus and calling him “that racist creep.”

Can Anybody Explain This?

I will never be able to decipher this even if I sit over it for the next 15 years.

What does the following mean?

 

What does it mean to “turn the wheels towards the side of the road on which you are parked”? If you are already parked there, how can you turn the wheels in the direction where you are already standing?

The Driving Saga Kind of Begins

Driving rules are hard! Take the following figure, for example.

I see no logic to the whole thing.

Does every single person who drives understand this shit? Because I find it completely beyond my intellectual capacities.

Am I stupid? This is a novel and I can’t say extremely pleasant thought.

I will be a fucking public menace on the road. Beware, people, you have forced me into this by creating a way of life where a person is turned into an invalid without a car.

A Horrible Suspicion

I’m enumerating the policies of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua for my class on Latin American conflicts:

•Nationalization of the Somoza riches;
•Land reform;
•Support for unions, improving working conditions;
•Improving housing conditions;
•Investment in education & a massive literacy drive (illiteracy goes down from 50% to 12%);
•Abolition of torture and the death penalty;
•Democratic freedoms;
•Equality for women

A student raises his hand.

“I have a horrible suspicion,” he says. “I have a feeling that you are about to tell us that the US did not support this government.”

“That’s an understatement,” scoffs a student who is our resident specialist on the CIA activities in the region.

“But why? Why?!?” the first student exclaims.

We didn’t have time to get to the Iran-Contras scandal during this lecture but I suspect that the student’s fears will come true.

Policeman in Alabama Kills a Naked Student

Are police officers nowadays trained to do anything but just kill people?

A campus police officer at the University of South Alabama fatally shot a naked freshman who authorities said repeatedly rushed the officer in a threatening manner.

At 1: 23 a.m. Saturday, an officer responded to a banging noise on the window of the police station. “When an officer exited the station to investigate, he was confronted by a muscular, nude man who was acting erratically,” the university said in a statement. That student was identified as Gil Collar, 18, of Wetumpka, Ala. Authorities said Collar repeatedly charged at the officer, despite verbal commands to stop. Hoping to defuse the situation, the officer drew his weapon and retreated several times. Collar then knelt, according to police, before he got up and rushed the officer one final time. When Collar ignored commands to halt, the officer fired his weapon, hitting the 18-year-old in the chest, police said.

What was the policeman so afraid of? That the kid would shoot him with his penis? Why not simply go back into the station, close the door, and call an ambulance?

I hope the student’s parents sue this dirty cop out of his entire pension and everything he owns.

Amanda Marcotte is Weird

Everybody loves Amanda Marcotte’s writing but I’m always puzzled by the weirdness of her ideas. See the following, for example:

Instead of bothering childless folks, I say it’s time to start thanking us. Our free time and disposable income supports entire industries that parents get to benefit from. We’re the ones going to shows and sorting through new releases so that you know what new record to download off iTunes this year. We’re the ones who actually go to the movies on a regular basis, keeping your Netflix queue well-stocked. We’re the reason that there’s that new nice restaurant open for your date night. We may roll our eyes and put on a brave smile you can see right through when you send us a baby shower invitation, but you need us.

I’m all for not bothering childless folks, of whom I am one, but where does this bizarre idea come from that people with children don’t go to shows, visit the movies or go to restaurants? Maybe it’s harder to find time for these things when one’s child is tiny but kids have a tendency to grow up. There are crowds of people whose children are too big to prevent them from going to restaurants and watching movies.

I have no idea what Marcotte’s weird outburst is even supposed to be about.