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I’ve Become a Sex Curmudgeon March 13, 2017

Posted by geoff in News.

Emma Watson showing some skin in a Vanity Fair photo shoot has many people accusing her of hypocrisy, since years ago she had criticized other stars for exposing themselves and becoming sex objects. It prompted this column in the New York Post:

‘Feminists’ are confusing nudity with liberation

But I think that confusion extends more broadly among the liberal set. It seems like every time an issue comes up, liberals disrobe. Attention-getting? Sure, but for all the wrong reasons.

My take is that if you have to take off your clothes to get people to pay attention to your cause or issue, maybe your cause/issue aren’t that important. Maybe your arguments aren’t compelling, and playing “Strip Debate” isn’t going to help them.

Kind of goes with the liberal preoccupation with sex. Nothing wrong with sex – I myself have dabbled in it once or twice. But from the left’s perspective, sex is all-important.

The gender silliness* underscores this: for some reason, who you want to love or have sex with defines you. Forget your background, your hopes and ambitions, your job, your family – none of that matters. What does matter is that you’re a left-handed reverse polarity furry trapped in a hairless body, with a predilection for sex with carnival folk.

And of course, you can’t have a successful marriage without great sex – that’s the number one criterion by which marriages are judged these days. Sexuality is so important to them that they keep trying to teach it to elementary and junior high school kids.

So let me just say this about that:

Sex just isn’t that important

The fact is, you can have a great life with bad sex. Or no sex. The other fact is that nobody cares about your sex life, unless it’s really, really funny. So shut up about it and keep it private: stop trumpeting your preferences to the world. They’re unimportant and uninteresting.

And keep your clothes on.

*I think Facebook UK now has 71 different gender categories.


1. lauraw - March 13, 2017

It’s normal for young adults to be fascinated with sexuality. But you’re supposed to incorporate it into the rest of your life and not let it control you or be the only thing interesting about you.

I blame the constant exposure to sexual messaging, starting from a far too young age, for young people’s fixations today.

It’s getting more stupid everywhere.

2. Mrs. Peel - March 13, 2017

They say that in a marriage, if the sex is good, it’s not important, but if it’s bad, it’s very important. Hmm…

3. retiredgeezer - March 13, 2017

you’re a left-handed reverse polarity furry trapped in a hairless body, with a predilection for sex with carnival folk.

Do you have any contact info?

(asking for Dave).

4. digitalbrownshirt - March 14, 2017

Every generation thinks it invented sex.

5. digitalbrownshirt - March 14, 2017

I thought that sounded familiar after writing it. It’s a quote, but I’m not sure who by since it’s been said by a lot of people.

6. Pupster - March 14, 2017

Sex just isn’t that important

I dunno, seems pretty pressing.

7. digitalbrownshirt - March 14, 2017

It’s important in our marriage. My wife is pretty demanding, which normally is awesome, but after 3 back surgeries it’s not as awesome as it used to be.

8. geoff - March 15, 2017


9. skinbad - March 15, 2017

I’m picturing James Brown staring at this post headline on a piece of paper, shaking his head, balling it up and throwing it at a trash can.

10. Sobek - March 15, 2017

Stay on the scene, Geoff.

11. geoff - March 17, 2017
12. Mark in NJ - March 17, 2017

Sorry, was multi-tasking — pls remind me again why hot chicks showing their boobs is a bad thing??

13. geoff - March 17, 2017

And that’s the point. The message they send is not the message everybody else receives. And yet they still feel compelled to disrobe as if this time, somehow, men won’t go, “Whoa!! Hootairs!!”

It’s sad that they don’t get it, but it’s also kind of weird. You start to wonder if maybe there’s some sort of twisted psychology at play.

14. geoff - March 17, 2017

It’s like the PETA Lettuce Ladies.

They think they’re making a point about animal welfare, but every guy who looks at those photos is coming away with a completely different message.

Is it really that they just don’t get the male psyche?

15. lauraw - March 17, 2017

They get it. Human biology is resistant to political reprogramming. Or rather, it is amenable to it as just another vehicle for sexual expression. Women want to make men happy, and to have men look at them and desire them.

No matter what the political message, lefty or not, a young lady of a certain age is going to find a way to twist it so that she gets attention from men out of it.

Which is hilarious when they choose ‘feminism’ as the vehicle. They’re not actually that clueless, they just don’t care about the hypocrisy. The more important message is the one that’s getting across.

16. digitalbrownshirt - March 18, 2017

“The more important message is the one that’s getting across.”

Boobies? There seems like there’s been hundreds of protests like this and that’s the only thing I remember about any of them a few days later.

17. lauraw - March 18, 2017

Exactly. “Look at meeee!”

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