If recent events prove nothing else to the world, it’s that Americans are effeminate b*tches. I refer, naturally, to the deluge of predictably worthless public reaction following the shootings in Aurora, Colorado.
Of course, I mean “effeminate” in a very specific way. Not in terms of having two X chromosomes or regularly shaving one’s legs. More in a sort of “thinking-that-‘Fifty-Shades-of-Grey’-is-something-other than-a-steaming-pile-of-dreck” way; a way that reinforces and insanely celebrates our culture of debility.
One persistent theory of gender relations is that females appear to be, on average, more passive than males because evolutionary biological pressures made them the default caregivers–therefore far more concerned with maintaining a stable child rearing environment than males, who were therefore free to pursue a more aggressively transactional approach to their undertakings.
I buy that, to a degree. With the caveats of extreme individual variation around a statistical mean, and the awareness that current technological and demographic trends seem to mitigate against this being an immutable physically determinate characteristic. … Read the rest