Read The Forum Rules: We have a clear set of rules to keep the forum running smoothly. Click here to review them.

Post Reply 
The Sexual Harassment Panic
Author Message
vinman Offline
Hummingbird
*****
Gold Member

Posts: 3,371
Joined: Dec 2010
Reputation: 68
Post: #1
The Sexual Harassment Panic
Here is part of an article by John Derbyshire.

http://takimag.com/article/the_sexual_ha...z2W0tYIAhe


My work here aims to be constructive: to apprise the US military of some true facts that might assist them in pushing back against the USC tsunami:

(1) When you want to get anything done, there is much to be said for institutional segregation by sex. An American friend recently asked me how, in spite of having a not very scholarly temperament, I come across as well-educated. I put it down to having attended an all-boys’ school from my 11th to my 18th birthdays. I really don’t see how teenage boys can learn anything with girls in the classroom.

(2) If healthy young adult males and females are assembled in units dedicated to a common purpose, in sex proportions much different from 50-50, and walled off from the general population, then strong sex-related emotions—notably sexual jealousy—will inevitably manifest themselves, corroding unit effectiveness.

(3) Women are strongly attracted to higher-status men. If male officers are in command of units containing women, human nature is placed under severe strain.

(4) Men who join the military are responding to widespread, innate male urges—the urge to break things and kill people, for example. Women who join the military are, by contrast, outliers in their sex. They are eccentric and prone to behave eccentrically. As a designated victim group, they are especially susceptible to the associated pathologies, e.g., victim hoaxes for attention, spite, or cash reward.

(5) The terms “sexual harassment” and “sexual assault” are ambiguous and open to manipulation by unscrupulous lawyers. It is not, for example, the case that sexual intercourse comes in precisely two clearly distinguished varieties, consensual and nonconsensual. There is an entire continuum of consent, ranging from forcible kidnapping/rape, to drunk-and-I-don’t-know-what-I-was-thinking, to licensed connubial bliss. (In this context I once asked a respectably married lady friend whether in her days of premarital freedom she had ever taken a man to bed and regretted it afterwards. She: “Afterwards? How about during?”)

(6) I hate to distract the attention of our senior military brains away from their labors on “Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships to Respond to Sexual Assault” (page 43) toward the distasteful business of fighting wars, but there may be some of that in our future, and it may bear some hard thinking all by itself—if not perhaps 1,803 pages’ worth.



Please share this article by using the link below. When you cut and paste an article, Taki's Magazine misses out on traffic, and our writers don't get paid for their work. Email [email protected] to buy additional rights. http://takimag.com/article/the_sexual_ha...z2W4LGl5HQ

"Feminism is a trade union for ugly women"- Peregrine
06-12-2013 11:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 4 users Like vinman's post:
Beyond Borders, Hades, 2Wycked, aphelion
scorpion Offline
Ostrich
****
Gold Member

Posts: 2,678
Joined: Sep 2012
Reputation: 273
Post: #2
RE: The Sexual Harassment Panic
I can immediately end 99% of sexual harassment and assault in the military with one simple change: kick all the women out and make the military male-only, like it should be.

They don't like it? Tough shit. They complain about not being able to "serve their country"? Fuck off. You say you want to serve the country? How about you have a few kids and raise them up to be healthy and productive citizens? Did you ever consider serving the country in that manner, the way that women have served their countries for millennia?

No? You say you'd rather go play dress up with G.I. Joe Barbie and run around with the boys, then whine and demand preferential treatment and lowered standards when you can't keep up? And then complain when you get sexually harassed in an environment where you have no business belonging in the first place, since you're nothing but a liability?

It's a joke. It's symptomatic of how ridiculous our society has become. We suddenly have a "sexual assault" epidemic toward women in the military, yet no one even thinks to address the glaring question: why the fuck do we have women in the military anyway? Who ever thought that would be a good idea? Obviously it was a shit idea for a number of reasons, one of which we're seeing here. But instead of addressing the root of the problem (the presence of women themselves) we will instead subject our fighting men to hours of PC sexual assault seminars and give military women more latitude and special privileges.

"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” - Romans 8:18
06-13-2013 01:15 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 3 users Like scorpion's post:
aphelion, JimNortonFan, 2Wycked
R Smoov Offline
Pelican
****

Posts: 1,652
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 24
Post: #3
RE: The Sexual Harassment Panic
I remember a older Pokemon talking about sex in the military when I was doing sales.

She said, "Oh some women just think that giving up the booty means they can be in a higher rank. That only works up to E5 (Sergeant). After that they're pretty much screwed because the higher ranks require testing. And then they want to call it rape."

Pokemon in the military would rather rage war against their own men. And they only do that shit because they aren't getting the "perks" that they want.
(This post was last modified: 06-13-2013 08:49 AM by R Smoov.)
06-13-2013 08:49 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 1 user Likes R Smoov's post:
vinman
JayRock604 Offline
Robin
*
Gold Member

Posts: 187
Joined: Feb 2013
Reputation: 2
Post: #4
RE: The Sexual Harassment Panic
I actually had high hopes of joining the armed forces here in Canada. I had all these ideas of being all I can be and seeing what I was made of. A good friend of mine went in right after high school into the infantry. We planned to join together but I wanted to waste a couple more years enjoying the "freedom" of your typical 9-5 for a bit before my life became that of military base life.
He was actually really enjoying it, the physical conditioning, the comradery, etc. That all changed after a few patrols in Afghanistan though. Nothing like having to divide up the female medics gear amongst the other soldiers in the unit to get on with the patrol. He didn't see much combat, and he was thankful for that. Mostly because he knew there was no way she would be able to haul a wounded man behind cover if she couldn't even carry her own gear.
Thankfully my friend only played with the lizards in the town where his base was back in Canada. He had a couple friends caught up in the he said-she said(mostly just she said) of sexual hurrasment/discrimination on base. Needless to say my dreams of serving my own country were shattered with his experiences (thankfully).
Too bad, I'm sure I would have made a damn fine combat engineer if I applied myself the way I do to learning all the trades I've hopped around in since I was 16. But my country will never know as I don't subject myself to unneccesary BS/politics, I get enough of that just co-existing with the butch females of my construction sites.
/end rant
06-13-2013 09:27 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | RooshV.com | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication