December 1, 2017

"Wife says: WTF--next abusive men will decorate their cocks and call it 'innocent Christmas fun' as they expose themselves to women..."

"... and what the heck has it got to do with the celebration of Christ's birth people---Is everyone on this planet NUTS??? I have never commented before, but this really riled me...along with everyone using the word Bitch and thinking it's perfectly OK...no folks, it derogatory toward women--get a grip!!!!"

An apt comment at a Buzzfeed article titled (I'm not kidding), "18 Christmas Boobs That Are The Actual Reason For The Season/Deck the boobs with boughs of holly."

How does stuff like this persist in the era of #MeToo/The Reckoning?

Possibly related: "BuzzFeed Layoffs Could Be A Huge Bellwether For Digital Media/Jonah Peretti’s digital media empire is laying off 8% of its staff, a sign that some of its best efforts to diversify are not panning out as planned" (Fast Company).

ADDED: Of course, Buzzfeed has a woman doing the article, making it okay. The woman is Delaney Strunk (any relation to Strunk of Strunk and White?). I clicked on her name to see what else she's been providing to the Buzzfeed enterprise, and I had to laugh at "'Complicit' Has Officially Been Named The Word Of The Year And The Shade Is Thick." Complicit?! You're complicit.

46 comments:

Michael K said...

The Cool Kids think its funny to mock Christmas and Christians.

Blogger is still screwed up. Another "conflicting edits" but no other comment.

clint said...

Perhaps the self-appointed 'opinion shapers' who declare this the era of #MeToo aren't quite as influential as they tell each other they are?

Unknown said...

Because ladies keep highlighting their junk. Not that their is anything wrong with that.

tim in vermont said...

Yeah, somewhere in the blogger NOC, there is a problem. Some key piece of hardware that spans multiple servers. Maybe a network switch or other such network device. Maybe a bad patch. It's got to be a problem trying to avoid losing all of the comments and keeping it going. Not quite as bad as fixing an airplane while flying, but not especially simple to fix either. I am sure there are a bunch of people tearing their hair out right now over it.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

...next abusive men will decorate their cocks and call it 'innocent Christmas fun' as they expose themselves to women...

I hope my mistletoe belt buckle isn't gonna be a problem...

buwaya said...

Its interesting, that.

Its hard to imagine a man being offended by a womans bare breasts. Or total nudity for that matter. He would think, fairly intellectually, probably, that it is imprudent, or poor manners, or not in the best interests of the community. Or, depending on the specific breasts or body, an aesthetic offense.

But certainly not as a personal threat, or an insult or a breach of his honor. It seems that most women however take bare penises as some or all of the above.

Its even more interesting that feminists can justify such a double standard. Its quite a creative sort of convoluted rationalization.

Quaestor said...

Althouse asks: How does stuff like this persist in the era of #MeToo/The Reckoning?

Ah, because it ain't an era. Nor is it a reckoning. The on-going fratricide is just one more example of lefty panic. History and human nature is not the plaything of propagandists nor are they mechanisms at the command of mind-control mavens. There is a reckoning going on, that's quite true, but it is the reckoning of human nature asserting itself over the delusions of a selfish generation.

In six or seven weeks this amusing silliness will be condemned to the memory hole (no one will actually forget it) but NYT, WaPo, the LA Times, etc. will spike these stories or exile them to page ten or deeper for two reasons: (1) Dog Bites Man headlines don't attract Prada ads. (2) Voting against the penis hurts Democrats far more than Republicans.

Quaestor said...

Man, Blogger is getting more fucked up by the hour.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

It's doing its job - no one it talking about Harvey Weinstein - mega democrat donor and rapist, or Bill Clinton, rapist and money grubber hiding behind fake charity.

rhhardin said...

Appeal to men is probably the idea.

Quaestor said...

Because ladies keep highlighting their junk. Not that there's is anything wrong with that.

I'll stop laughing at #MeToo/The Reckoning when Taylor Swift appears on the runway in a burka.

Bad Lieutenant said...

But certainly not as a personal threat, or an insult or a breach of his honor. It seems that most women however take bare penises as some or all of the above.


Abraham Lincoln - "A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me."

Rusty said...

""Wife says: WTF--next abusive men will decorate their cocks and call it 'innocent Christmas fun' as they expose themselves to women...""

Oh.
Is that wrong?

buwaya said...

Christmas is a Christianized pagan custom (the Roman Saturnalia, and others in Germanic cultures also).
It was once seen as an occasion for scandalous merry-making.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

How does stuff like this persist in the era of #MeToo/The Reckoning?

Fake question. It's different for women! Equality demands it be different. You know that.

As always: whatever women do is empowering. Opposing some empowering action by women is sexism. Don't be sexist, Professor. (How dare you slut shame, not be body positive, etc.)

Quaestor said...

It was once seen as an occasion for scandalous merry-making.

And not so very long ago, either. Blame Dickens for making Christmas respectable.

Quaestor said...

History and human nature is not the plaything of propagandists nor are they mechanisms at the command of mind-control mavens.

Such bad grammar I have before lunch.

SGT Ted said...

"How does stuff like this persist in the era of #MeToo/The Reckoning?"

Because women exposing themselves is Empowerment! and #edgy!, but mens overt public displays of sexuality are icky, unless the man is super hawt.

rhhardin said...

A tassle on the penis with a sign "ring for service" turned up in Peter deVries's Vale of Laughter in the 60s.

Annie C said...

I wish men would learn that when they send a dick pic to a woman she laughs. Then she shares it with all her girlfriends who also laugh.

tcrosse said...

I'll be there with bells on.

robother said...

This whole Christmas/Saturnalia thing has finally gone tits up.

buwaya said...

I dont know.
Codpieces were fashionable once.
Presumably the ladies liked them.
ref "Blackadder", Season 1
And hose, as gentlemen were wont to show a leg.

And in ancient times penises and etc. were often in public display, the Greeks and other ancients would go about naked as the occasion and weather suited.

Hnkn said...

I am genuinely confused. I thought that asking women to be modest while breastfeeding was the product of bad sexualization of women's bodies. But now it sounds like Gawker commenters are doing just that. What's a guy to do??!

buwaya said...

In certain places, such as parts of New Guinea, formal attire requires a penis sheath, often very elaborate.

For all we know this will be the thing next year.

Since all this is a matter of fashion, I think the ladies should get off their high horses on the matter.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

How does stuff like this persist in the era of #MeToo/The Reckoning?

Well, they did include pictures of a few guys in the slide show.

btw, doesn't calling something "The Reckoning" seem overly dramatic? It sounds like the name of bad Stephen King novel to me.

Kyzernick said...

@ Annie C: I'm sure this is probably true most of the time. I have a friend who has a rather impressive package (and you'd never know it by looking at him), who sent a dick pic, unsolicited, to a Tinder match.

She was at his apartment later that night.

It all depends on the optics.

Kyzernick said...

This also speaks to the fundamental difference between men and women. If a guy offers to show his dick to 100 random women, I doubt more than 5 or so would take him up on the offer, unless he had a freakishly big bulge in his pants. Ask 100 men if they want to see your boobs, you'll probably get all but 5 to accept. And those 5 are either lying to look chivalrous or are so gay they can't even think straight.

Darrell said...

Google must be giving too much money to the Democrats. They can't afford to keep up their server farms that support Blogger.

brentfinley said...

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/snl-digital-short-d-in-a-box/3505985?snl=1

Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg nail it!

H said...

Will someone explain this "I showed her my penis" phenomenon. I understand that men are turned on by visual stimuli, and if a woman exposed her breasts to me (to me specifically), it is very likely that (a) I would be sexually aroused; and (b) she would intend that as an expression of her interest in having sex with me. But, switch the sexes, and this is outside of my life experience. Is there anywhere an attractive woman who (a) is sexually aroused by the sight of a penis, and (b) who doesn't already know that almost any man is interested in have sex with her?

When did this become a successful seduction strategy for men? And wouldn't these men be disarmed by being laughed at?

Darrell said...

Will someone explain this "I showed her my penis" phenomenon.

Yeah. Cellphone cameras and dick pics, combined with the internet. And "yoots."

Ignorance is Bliss said...

H said...

Will someone explain this "I showed her my penis" phenomenon... When did this become a successful seduction strategy for men?

As someone who never has done this, ( and never would do it, ) here is my theory:

The men who do this were wealthy, powerful, successful, and/or were significantly good looking, such that they could score with women relatively easily. Early on, they did the usual dinner/movie/making out, leading up to the big reveal. Due to their wealth/power/success/looks, this was always greeted enthusiastically. Over time, they found that they could save a lot of time and energy by cutting down on the early steps, and the women were still enthusiastic ( see: wealth/power/success/looks. )

At some point, after their looks are gone, and the age difference is too much, the technique stops working. But at that point, it is the only technique they know.

n.n said...

Is a... another female chauvinist Slut Walk in the works?

Darrell said...

The Italian guys in Tinto Brass films also did it a lot--usually when picking up teen girls hitchhiking. They were always 40+, balding, with big bellies--usually travelling salesmen, because only the well-to-do and salesmen had cars. When the teen girls didn't go for it, the guys would pull into an open field and push them out of the car into the dirt. The well-to-do or intellectuals would get some action when they pulled it out.

Charlotte Allen said...

What's really revolting about the Buzzfeed piece isn't the decorated boobs (which are gross enough) but the desecration of "O Holy Night," a beautiful song about the birth of Christ. It's hard to count how many levels of desecration the use of that song achieves, but here are a few: slamming Christianity, mocking Christmas, targeting innocence, since "O Holy Night" is about the birth of a child, and polluting the loveliness of a song with images of sheer ugliness. Oh, and did I mention that women's breasts are supposed to be objects of beauty ("Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies"), but have been rendered hideous in this piece? In hell there will be nothing beautiful, and so, fittingly, our sneering media elite works to remove all beauty from the sweetest and most cheery of holidays.

Leland said...

I'm fairly sure that many of the same women pictured at Buzzfeed are also the type to complain of being objectified despite making their body an object to gawk.

And I'm sure it won't be long, if it hasn't already happened, that a guy whips out the old yule log as performance art.

exiledonmainstreet said...

" Is there anywhere an attractive woman who (a) is sexually aroused by the sight of a penis"

I can't speak for all women and my salad days are in the rear view mirror but:

Is the man someone I love or desire and are we in private?* Then the sight of his erect penis is not only arousing but gratifying, because it means he obviously finds me lovable and desirable.

Is he the derelict on the bus, or Harvey Weinstein walking out of the shower, or Weiner texting dick pics? No, that's gross. And to my mind, even if the dick pics were sent by a man I loved and desired, my reaction would not be "Sexy!" but "Has he lost his friggin' mind?"

Remember the magazine "Playgirl?" The only time I bought an issue was when I made up a gag gift (so to speak) for a friend. She opened the box, saw the magazine, and burst out laughing. Playgirl was supposedly intended for the liberated '70's women who, it was thought, would react just like guys did to Playboy. The overwhelming majority of their readers turned out to be gay men.

*Of course, there are women who might get off on having risky sex in the park or on the beach or on the ferris wheel, just as you can also find women who are into porn and all sorts of kink. Again, I can only talk about my experience and what my friends have told me.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Charlotte Allen said...
What's really revolting about the Buzzfeed piece isn't the decorated boobs (which are gross enough) but the desecration of "O Holy Night," a beautiful song about the birth of Christ."

Agreed.

Jupiter said...

H said...

"When did this become a successful seduction strategy for men? And wouldn't these men be disarmed by being laughed at?"

It depends upon your definition of "successful". Some guys work the percentages. 1% is success. 5% is an embarrassment of success.

Glen Filthie said...

"How does stuff like this persist in the era of #MeToo/The Reckoning?"
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That's primarily a liberal thing, Anne. Liberal women, through feminism, made b*tches and sluts of themselves back in the 70s and 80s. After divorcing, dispensing and emasculating their men, they are left with freak shows like sexually disturbed homo/trans/pan-sexuals and homos. Those that haven't gone that way are now predators that want nothing to do with their fat old liberal women, and they spend their time trying to bed younger gullible women by any means necessary.

Unless liberal women want to spend the rest of their lives with only cats for company, they are going to need a means of attracting a real man - and perhaps they feel that flashing their titties will work.

Who knows with liberal broads. All I can do is cheer them on as they destroy their men - or what's left of them.

Fabi said...

I'm in my mid-forties and have been divorced for a little more than a decade. I've dated -- okay, screwed -- about sixty women during that era. Their ages, at the time, ranged from 22 to 43. Well more than half have either asked for a photo of my junk or having taken one themselves. I've listened in to a few of their calls regarding the matter -- guys don't talk that graphically. One girl even printed the damned thing out and put it in a frame next to her bed. Some guys have all the luck.

Fabi said...

While I'm on the subject, about twenty-five percent of women slept with me on the first date. The younger girls were less likely to screw immediately than the older crowd. That surprised me. All but a few were on board (phrasing?) by the second or third date. I went out with four -- at least three dates each -- who never came close to having sex with me. I never got to "second base" with two of them. That really turned me on. I'm sure those two were attracted to me -- at least a bit -- but they wanted much more out of the deal than something physical. Brava to those fine ladies.

Unknown said...

https://youtu.be/QAtvOn254MQ

FIDO said...

This is all about mocking Christmas and trying to undercut it's spiritual message...and be funny and desperately try to make Buzzfeed interesting and popular.

(Since I am in the 40% of the population whom they regularly offend, this last is a DIFFICULT task)

Tit-ilation supposedly always sells. And hey, I looked too. Only about 5 boobs worth looking at.

Obviously we haven't hit bottom yet. I note that most of these women are in the 30ish age bracket or higher. Seems they aren't getting the same attention they got 10 years back...and so we get THIS.


Women trying to get attention and be 'edgy' for the most part.

Problem is, some women are criminalizing attention paid to women. A bit of a rift in the gender.

William Chadwick said...

When I was a boy, the Decoration of the Schlongs was a beloved holiday tradition that brought the whole family together.

Damn liberal War on Christmas.