The winds of what the New York Post calls Pervnado continue to gather strength, carving a hole through the beta male worlds of NPR, PBS, Hollywood, the New Republic, Vox, the New York Times, and MSNBC, among others. What emerges from this storm of scandal is a clearer picture of a culture that trained men not to respect women but to respect feminism. In many ways, the Beta Male sexual harasser is the squalid offspring of the unhappy marriage between feminism and the sexual revolution, from whose chaotic household he learned virtue-signaling without virtue.
The growing pile of confession notes — which combine ostensible empathy and promises of sensitivity and submission with strategically placed, lawyerly denials — testifies to the grimly comic dishonesty of the Beta Male sexual harasser. He thought that he could continue to indulge his appetites as long as he adjusted his attitudes, a view that all of the prattle about “systemic change” confirms him in, insofar as it treats his misbehavior as an ideological problem rather than a moral one. Implied in many of the confession notes from the harassers is the ludicrous suggestion that with a little more “education,” with a few more training seminars, with a little more consciousness-raising, they would have behaved virtuously. This pose allows them to escape moral responsibility and painlessly join the “solution.” The sexual revolution’s massive crisis of unchastity is thus turned into a “problem of power” that can be remedied by the hiring of more female executives, the expansion of HR departments, and “better” education.
For sheer pomposity, perhaps nothing beats Richard Dreyfuss’s non-apology apology, chalking up his misbehavior to the “performative masculine man my father had modeled for me to be.” But, no worries, he is enlightened now: “I have had to redefine what it means to be a man, and an ethical man. I think every man on Earth has or will have to grapple with this question. But I am not an assaulter.”
Al Franken, trading in the therapeutic, I-stand-ready-to-listen babble of his SNL character Stuart Smalley, says he is going to commit himself anew to believing “women’s experiences.” Never mind that he denied his accuser’s experience. He doesn’t “remember the rehearsal for the skit as Leann does,” but women “deserve to be heard, and believed.” For this act of blatantly dishonest and contradictory atonement, he is receiving praise for his “honesty” and now — in a reminder that feminism will always put politics ahead of the protection of women — a concerted effort is underway to save his career. Thirty-six women from Saturday Night Live have penned a letter saying that his behavior “was stupid and foolish” but that shouldn’t detract from his status as “an honorable public servant.” Michelle Goldberg, writing in the New York Times, says that she is hedging on her call for the ouster of Franken, offering this look into the quality of her reasoning: “It’s easy to condemn morally worthless men like Trump; it’s much harder to figure out what should happen to men who make valuable political and cultural contributions, and whose alleged misdeeds fall far short of criminal.
File this one under SJWs always project.
I ran across an article not too long ago that featured a college professor offering up this nugget of bullshit
“From those four distal expectations come the proximal attitudes and behaviors, like ‘I deserve to have access to women’s bodies,’” he explains.
"Deserve." A rather interesting choice of word don't you think? "Deserve," as in I have earned this. This is my right.
I said all the things I was supposed to say about how important feminism was. I retweeted until my fingers bled. I clapped along when I heard women chanting, "no means, no. Whatever I wear, wherever I go!" I donated money to Planned Parenthood because feminists told me to. I voted for women. I made rude comments to men who said an attractive a women who had just walked by was indeed attractive. I supported the right of women to have sex with whoever they want. And now they are supposed to want me because of all that.
I earned this.
I earned this.
The deal was that they are supposed to find me sexually attractive now and they don't! It's not fair! I've paid for my indulgence! I've earned a right to sex with attractive women! I deserve access to women's bodies!
Gamma Males were told that if they supported feminism then straight women in their early twenties would behave like gay men in their late forties. There was the implied promise that if they did their part some of that freely available sex would finally come their way. They have paid for their indulgence, so they may sin without guilt.
The problem of course is that Gender's Studies Departments do not get a vote in what men or women find sexually attractive.
The average SUCCESSFUL pick up artist has much more respect for women than a Gamma Male Feminist is remotely capable of. We accept women just as they are and will walk away if the chemistry isn't there. None us feel that we deserve to have sex with them after all our hard work. We would just like to and if it doesn't happen, it doesn't. There is no frustration aimed at the entire sex because one of them said, "oh, I wish I could but I really don't want to." We just shrug and move on* because that is how you play and win the Game.
But winning is impossible for a Feminist Gamma. Their entire mindset is geared towards failing with women in the first place. They did what they were told to do by feminists and they were supposed to succeed with women in consequence but it didn't work. And the only thing left is intense frustration.
Those few Gammas who become powerful become even more frustrated because now they have both feminist credibility and rich guy toys. Women are supposed to be throwing themselves at them and they still only go for dumb-jock-cavemen. At that point they begin acting out, not to try to actually get sex but to dominate and humiliate women. Although occasionally this need to dominate and humiliate will escalate all the way to actual rape.
The horrifying thing is that this actually worked for as long as it did because feminists would circle the wagons around known perpetrators in order to preserve their lies. And feminists would beat down any woman who tried to threaten their narrative. This reinforced the belief of powerful Gammas that they indeed earned a right.
Then a few actual women decided they didn't care how much feminism was going to damage them afterward, they were going to speak up anyway.
*And maybe jot down a note if the shootdown line was clever because we might need it someday when it's time to NEXT a clingy but uninteresting girl.