... in the comments at "If men did this to women..." (##1-5) and at "A somewhat dismissive response" (##6-9):
1. "When I was growing up, the prevailing sex ed was that you,
male or female, were wholly responsible for your own birth control and
that you should never assume or believe that the other person was taking
care of it. That's not the prevailing wisdom anymore?"
"Maybe all those traditionally religious people don't hate sex--maybe
they have all those prohibitions on sex outside marriage for some other
reason... It's like there was a plan for all of this or something."
"Odd. This thread is odd. Are some people furious because (1) Althouse
suggests men don't go depositing sperm around women they don't love and
would despise having children with or because (2) Althouse/the law being
in favor of/upholding abortion rights?"
4. In sarcastic imitation of other commenters: "I don't wanna have babies
with the skanks I like to hose down with my sperm. Those disposable
tramps I bed should be drawn and quartered if they try to pull a fast
one on a fine, upstanding guy like me. Just where do these no-good,
dishonest women I make love to get off?"
5. About my supposedly "nasty" taunting of males who claim victimhood over their loss of control over the sperm they've released into the wild: "Heh. Oddly enough, I think that was intended to be encouraging. It's encouraging this idea that a person can be more than an animal who ruts around with whoever, even those he doesn't like or know, more than a careless, appetite feeding beast. I think it was an invitation to the recognition of the divine spark in man."
6. "I'd imagine that Althouse, Instapundit, and Dr. Helen are perfectly capable of arguing intensely about an issue and not taking it personally. Surely anyone who comments here, of all places, does the same on a regular basis!"
7. "How many of us have had it out, ripped each other apart rhetorically and gotten on perfectly well afterward? That's one of the best things about this place."
8. "As for my opinion on this small controversy: This is good. This victim man stuff was hitting a tipping point of absurdity, so the push back is well timed. I write that as someone who adores men and was raised mostly by her father. And I'm proud to say that my dearly departed father would never have advocated such a base vision for manhood, this vision that sees man as a pathetic beast who throws his sperm about with abandon and needs protecting from the women he beds."
9. "@Freeman: It's actually a venerable academic tradition. I learned about it firsthand from an oldtimer and wrote about it here. I thought about bringing up the fact that it's a hallmark of healthy academia. Whenever you see it slide in academia, the result is less rigorous work and meagerness of mind."