Little girls are sugar and spice and everything nice, right ?
But young women… now that’s a different story altogether. On the one hand, for a father to be protective of his children is as natural as snow in the arctic or butter on toast ; but on the other hand, there’s a very real tendency – particularly in the justifiably maligned USistan, that backwards state of widespread confusion and socialistic metatardation – to limit your child’s opportunities because of your pathetic feelings : ie. that you’re deathly uncomfortable with the mere suggestion of your precious little filly having the unwarranted insalubriousness and unjustifiable salaciousness to engage in voluntary sexual relations. This reaction is at once adorable and at the same time so, so incredibly naive of the proclivities of nature and the workings of power in the world. In fact, this puritanical/protestant modesty resulting in unequivocal carnal aversion not only fails to impress, but it’s no hallmark of fine breeding either, and worst of all, it does one’s poor daughter no favours whatsoever. OMIGERD SHE’S A GATOR GETTER !!1 Shouldn’t you be proud that she’s anything at all ? WTF are your expectations, that she was going to be a man ?i
Relatedly, I’m not in the habit of visiting (much less commenting) on a great many non-WoT blogs, but as you may recall, I’ve held Jack Baruth in some esteem for a number of years now and I visit his site with some frequency. While I generally prefer personal blogs for their consistency – which Jack’s was - he recently brought his younger brother on board as a regular contributor and it’s upon one of these other Baruthian articles that I recently stumbled upon… and pounced.
The topic of the article wasn’t of such spectacular personal interest but one line in particular caught my eye, so I dropped “Bark M,” the younger Baruth, a comment on this article. An entertaining, if not overly surprisingly, conversation ensued ; one that highlights how hard it must be to raise daughters when you’re head’s full of sand. And feelings.ii Enjoy !
Don’t beat yourself up, Bark, smarter men than you have fallen just as hard.
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- The reader will note that this gender soup philosophy is a direct result of democratic socialism. Men can’t be men because it’d be too unfair, so they become confused and unhappy faux women who ironically visit gay clubs and ironically hook up with other dudes, and women can’t be women because then they wouldn’t be seizing upon the opportunities to work longer, harder hours and spend even more time away from the families that they prize MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD, so they become confused and unhappy faux men who are “in tech” and whatnot. Tis a mess, really. [↩]
- Hell, it’s probably a challenge to raise daughters with a clear head ! Not that philosophers generally have children. They’re too smart for that trap. [↩]