September 29, 2018

Ambiguity of the day (from GQ): "If your friend says she wants to cut off every dick in a five mile radius, let her!"

The article, by Marian Bull, is "How to Talk to the Women in Your Life Right Now," and by "right now," she means:



There's quite possibly a lot of good advice there. But what made me select this — out of everything — to blog was the absurd, grisly second meaning of "If your friend says she wants to cut off every dick in a five mile radius, let her!"

ADDED: I'm reminded of a poster I saw in Amsterdam back in 1993. I made a drawing — previously, blogged here — in my "Amsterdam Notebooks":

Amsterdam Notebook

"PUBLIC CASTRATION IS A GOOD IDEA/VICTIMS OF RAPE DEMAND JUSTICE."

What called that to mind was my discussion with Meade as he was writing this comment:
"If your friend says she wants to cut off every dick in a five mile radius, let her!"

And then tell her: Only five miles? "No artificial limits as to time or [distance] should be imposed on this [mass amputation]."

And then run, old man. Run like hell.
I had suggested that Meade could avoid attracting language/anatomy pedants by using the word "amputation" instead of "castration."

I'm also reminded of the Ernest Hemingway story, "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" (1925). Summary:
Two physicians sit in the Emergency Room of a Kansas City hospital on Christmas Day.... The doctors are telling the narrator of their most interesting encounter of this holiday season: a distraught adolescent, in a religious frenzy, had come in requesting castration for his "awful lust." The two docs managed to blunder the encounter so sufficiently that the boy left, only to return a few hours later bleeding dangerously from his penile self-amputation. The self-centered conversation returns to verbal ego-play between the two physicians, without a hint that either has considered the magnitude of the medical malfeasance against the boy.

161 comments:

JAORE said...

If an elected Democrat says he/she does NOT want to cut off your dick, gird your loins.

(e.g. "common sense" gun control.)

Temujin said...

I think I've had my fill of feminism. So sorry. I don't need it to be civil to women. It's not a lesson in civility. It's a lesson in being outraged all the time. This world is full of a lot of naturally creepy people. But to train people to be creepy is unacceptable.

Mark said...

Once again we see the arrogant presumptuousness that all women think alike and are offensive radical extremists.

Molly said...

Question raised in comments to earlier posts: what is Christine Blasey Ford's academic output. Google scholar lists about 90 articles. In most (all?) she appears not as the lead author, but I believe this is logical because her expertise is statistics, so a lead author who needs help with statistics would turn to her for help. (Such help makes a department much more productive, and should not be denigrated.)

Here's the abstract of one paper:

What doesn’t kill us…
Authors
LD Butler, CM Blasey, RW Garlan, LG Calhoun, RG Tedeschi, Lawrence Erlbaum, S Dekel, T Ein-Dor, Z Solomon, AL Gunty, PA Frazier, H Tennen
Publication date
1996
Journal
Journal of Social Issues
Volume
54
Pages
405-424
Description
Stephen Joseph discusses the psychology of post-traumatic growth (hurricanes, earthquakes), interpersonal experiences (combat, rape, sexual assault, child abuse), medical problems (cancer, heart attack, brain injury, spinal cord injury, HIV/AIDS, leukaemia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis) and other life experiences (relationship breakdown, parental divorce, bereavement, emigration). Typically 30–70 per cent of survivors will say that they have experienced positive changes of one form or another (Linley & Joseph, 2004). Practitioners in health, clinical and counselling psychology will encounter patients daily whose lives have been affected by such events. Up to now practitioners may have drawn on theories of post-traumatic stress to help their patients. A pressing theoretical issue therefore is the relation between posttraumatic stress and post-traumatic growth. How can these new ideas improve how we work with patients?
Scholar articles
What doesn’t kill us…
LD Butler, CM Blasey, RW Garlan, LG Calhoun… - Journal of Social Issues, 1996
All 3 versions

Mark said...

The statement is also highly anti-trans by the left's own rules, under which it is not only men who have dicks -- women can have them too.

Chuck said...

I have to ask you, Professor Althouse; what part of that GQ piece did you find useful/helpful/valid? I gather that you found some part of it offensive; and some part of it inoffensive(?)

I read it; and paragraph after paragraph it was 21st century social lunacy. I couldn't easily find a single inoffensive paragraph. But then again, I am a straight white male living in a basically binary world.

Temujin said...
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Eleanor said...

It's one thing to let her say it, but quite another to allow her to get away with actually doing it. If a woman wants to be coddled during a stressful time, and you're the indulgent type, then it's a match made in heaven. But not all women, and I suspect it's most women, don't want to be treated as though they're fragile, either emotionally or physically. We're a bit pissed off at how undone younger women seem to be.

David Begley said...

How in the world do three FALSE allegations start this? Abortion.

Darrell said...

Where's the ambiguity?
Let's try this--

"If your friend says he wants to cut off every clit in a five mile radius, let Abdul!""

tim in vermont said...

The women in my life think this is all a freak show, and not from Kavanaugh. But then the TDS sufferers are no different than they were, and I pretty much don’t bring up politics in their hearing ever, and if they bring them up, I change the subject or excuse myself because there hasn’t been any talking to them since Hillary lost.

Darrell said...

Sometimes I think the Kavanaughs should move to Hungary or some sane country.

Temujin said...

Seriously have to ask the same question as Crack. (1) How did you get through the article? (2) Why would you get through that article? (3) What could you have possibly gained from that article?

Did a particular point in there scratch an itch you have?

I repeat my oft stated comment: This is one fucked up generation. And at this point I'm not sure if I'm referring to baby boomers, GenXers, or Millennials. To quote Firesign Theater: "We're all Bozos on this bus."

Rigelsen said...

Without double standards, some would have no standards at all.

“With utter malice towards everyone who thinks differently, with absolute charity to only those you like...”

I wonder what Abe would have thought of our modern American society and body politic.

Chuck said...


By the time I got to the end, I was already imagining how to write the parody version of it. How women should talk to their men in this time of inter-binary-gender stress.

campy said...

If a woman in my life said that, I'd delete her from my life.

tim in vermont said...

It’s nice to be a mature man who knows he can get laid even without kowtowing to some woman’s crazy crapola.

tim in vermont said...

If my daughter said that, I guess I would try to reason with her, but not from lefty talking points.

Masscon said...

The women in my life are all fine thank you. The presumption that ALL women are concerned as to what "a Kavanaugh" may or may not have done is one of the more annoying conceits generated by the hysterics writing these articles.

By the way the phrase "a Kavanaugh" may now become the trope for trying to feel up a HS girl!

tim in vermont said...

“Kaved a feel” is the new “copped a feel.”

Ray said...

Transphobic - for shame.

I wonder how long till the twitter mob goes after the articles author?

Chuck said...

I don't want to be too hard on Althouse on this one. Without her blogging it, I think I might never have heard about this fabulously laughable article. And I would therefore not have known about the existence of "a picture of [the] passed out half naked body" of author Marian Bull on the internet. Thanks!

Rory said...

So the great question of the age is: how do we separate these sorts from your basic leftist who wants more taxes and spending?

MadisonMan said...

I want to talk about choices. As you go through life you learn that you make a decision, and then have to live the consequences of that decision. You own it. The first thing that parents should drill into your head is that most people are nice -- but there are people out there who do not have your best interest at heart, and you should approach them with caution.

I see many poor decisions made by Prof Ford as a Teen. Drinking. Going to parties in High School where drinking -- and crowds -- are common. These are bad decisions that she made, and she alone made them. Sometimes, when you make bad decisions, bad outcomes happen -- like making the decision to be in the same place as two drunk teen boys. Now, you might say that there could be some coercion in that final choice, and you may be right, but I see it as the final choice made in a line of bad choices. Recognize the bad choices earlier along the chain and you don't have the opportunity to be coerced into making the last bad choice. Of course, she's a teen at the time, and might not know this yet -- because her parents haven't raised her correctly.

When you make a bad decision as a teen, you should be asking yourself: What did I learn from that, and how do I avoid it in the future? For any number of reasons that I don't know (but I suspect it's due to the dysfunction in her family -- I mean, look at what her Dad said! I'd've said something like "Please respect our family's privacy as we try to deal with this trauma"), it doesn't appear that acceptance of a decision she made is part of the Equation here back in her teens. Maybe it is now.

You should not be making bad decisions, and then blaming the outcome on others.

I think this is the view I've inculcated in my grown daughter, but to talk to her now about this is impossible because we are separated at the moment by geography. Plus she has a lot of compassion for women who may not have learned this lesson early and who have seen trauma because of it.

Ralph L said...

I must have missed the first, non-grisly meaning.

Laslo Spatula said...

"Honoring our rage is one of the kindest things you can do."

You can do this by making a purchase through the Amazon Portal.

I am Laslo.

campy said...

OTOH, if a friend said he wanted to cut off every lying tongue in a five mile radius, I'd let him.

Sloanasaurus said...

What if the woman in your life thinks the article is total drivel, and unlike the author does not want to be a permanent victim.

If a man gets beat up on the playground by a bigger man, the social pressure is to just shrug it off, accept defeat, and move on. Being a victim achieves nothing. Eventually the "assault" goes out of your mind, and you are not troubled by it. Forgive and forget is healing for the mind, it is the essence of happiness.

If a woman gets beat up, this author requires that she be an emotional basket case, and to dwell on the incident for the rest of her life. To let it dwell on her mind for an eternity. This seems like a dumb social pressure.


The Christian ethos is to forgive, because its through forgiveness that one heals their own mind. Its through forgiveness that the evil thought is released, so that happiness can return. Yet the author of the article prefers to dwell upon and be victimized - only through bitterness can she achieve an end?

It seems like a sad life.

David Begley said...

GQ, “I acknowledge that this particular news cycle is distressing for everyone with a conscience. ”

Yeah, I distressed how an innocent man got defamed and his sterling reputation got destroyed.

Laslo Spatula said...

The photo of Ford for the article makes me think that Laura Dern's agent is already fielding calls about the movie.

I am laslo.

MadisonMan said...

What Ralph L said at 7:31! (Laugh) And I'd rather people put duck tape over everyone's Facebook keyboards frankly. What a toxic stew that has become, and it has nothing to do with Russians.

I don't need to know the opinion of every Tom Dick and Harry on this subject.

Thank you for reading my opinion.

Night Owl said...

Feminists are lucky that most men are still gentlemen.

traditionalguy said...

What if they threw a war between the sexes and nobody came??

Paco Wové said...

I guess GQ – that does stand for "Gentleman's Quarterly", does it not? – can no longer be described as a "lad mag".

iowan2 said...

It’s nice to be a mature man who knows he can get laid even without kowtowing to some woman’s crazy crapola.

Todays young men have opted out of sex. Women are fine with that.The United States Senate, led by Senator Hirono, has told you and me to shut up. We no longer have agency to participate in society. Step aside. The women will have what they want. And I am going to give it to them. I no longer give a lady the benefit of the doubt.

Meade said...

"If your friend says she wants to cut off every dick in a five mile radius, let her!"

And then tell her: Only five miles? "No artificial limits as to time or [distance] should be imposed on this [mass amputation]."

And then run, old man. Run like hell.

Laslo Spatula said...

"If your friend says she wants to cut off every dick in a five mile radius, let her!"

The funny part is that Car & Driver magazine was going to use the same title for their article on women drivers.

I am Laslo.

Fernandistein said...

Hmmm - here -
https://upmitter.com/17762-how-to-talk-to-the-women-in-your-life-right-now.html
is the article with some of the words changed and a different author:

CQ: This feeling, of course, is not new; it's something we've known for a long time, maybe forever.

Upmitter: This sense, of course, is not new; it's something we have known for quite a very long time, maybe forever.

Bob Boyd said...

Some enterprising guy who's planning a sex change could auction the opportunity to cut off an actual dick to help fund the surgery.

Darrell said...

I broke up with a woman that I'd been with for seven years because she didn't think that Bork belonged on the Supreme Court. She deserved an asshole that agreed with her.

Gunner said...

Why would an article in an alleged men's magazine, men being a demographic Trump won by a significant margin, be so devoted to running down Trump and his judicial appointment and appeasing liberal women?

Shouting Thomas said...

Times like this, I am especially glad that I can play piano. I've played piano for over 60 years.

When I play Bach or Chopin or Joplin or hymns, I close the rest of the world out.

I didn't listen to a word of this hearing and I'm glad I didn't. Reading the post-mortems the next day was plenty. I played piano or organ twice as much as I usually do to shut out the crazies.

I refuse to allow insane people to occupy my mind.

tim in vermont said...

I like how the woman who claims to have drunk “excessively” with Kavenaugh at Yale and says she “can’t imagine” that he never had a blackout, even though she knew him very well and never observed him have one, also says that during this drinking sessions, he never once became sexually aggressive, that she never saw anything like that in him.

I had one friend in college in particular who suffered blackouts, even though she only drank “socially.” We were all concerned for her. Her boyfriend, now still her husband, drank even more than she did, and he never seemed to have suffered any, though I can think of one time when he might have wished he did. The two don’t drink much anymore and have raised two fine children and are ready to retire after long working lives of steady employment at decent jobs.

This is beyond belief to me, the vicious charges followed by the “You mad, bro?” taunts. “You mad?” was funny against Brady because it referred to stuff that happened within the rules. But let’s say it was the NHL and Marchmant, to take an example of a guy who used to play dirty, had just hit a guy low and taken out his knee and perhaps ended his career, and then he skates by and says to the writhing player on the ice “You mad, bro?” It’s a different thing.

Matt said...

The modern lefty woman is the most spoiled, puffed-up creature to have ever existed on this earth.

The inability to see anything beyond the end of their vagina makes it very hard to take them seriuosly. Cut off all dicks in a 5 mile radius? Fuck you.

You know why they say all this shit on twatter and the interwebs? Because its the only place their 'strong' and 'fierce' world actually exists.

Obadiah said...

traditionalguy said...

What if they threw a war between the sexes and nobody came??

History would suggest that they threw wars between the sexes and everybody came. It is what perpetuates the species.

Paco Wové said...

The "long march through the magazines", Gunner; that's why. The same reason that "Teen Vogue" became the Internet's go-to site for promoting unhealthy sex practices among adolescents.

Laslo Spatula said...

Gunner said..."Why would an article in an alleged men's magazine..."

It's market is metrosexuals of various sexual identities.

I don't think the magazine self-identifies as cis.

I am Laslo.

Obadiah said...

Anyway - the woman in my life thinks that CBF & Co are lying. No special instructions needed.

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

There's that "Women(tm*)" and "Rich White Men" right there in the first two sentences.

So I quit reading.

Not to say that it might not contain useful information for GQ readers, who appear to be the types of males for whom "the women in your life" comprises only Women(tm).


*"Women" is a registered trademark of the DNC.

Darrell said...

A guy that always throws up is unlikely to suffer blackouts. It's a blessing and a curse. And no. I don't have either problem.

Greg Hlatky said...

By January, woman professionals will be puzzled and hurt that none of their male colleagues will talk to them. No correlations will be drawn.

EDH said...

Soon the Democrats will open fake accuser training camps to fill the need.

Eventually, somebody will smuggle out grainy but iconic footage of these accusers-in-training traversing monkey bars, etc.

Paco Wové said...

If I'm not mistaken, Condé Nast publishes GQ (as well as Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Wired, and a slowly-dwindling set of others). It's not surprising that the same sort of bilge is pumped out by all of them, despite the superficial differences on the packaging.

David Begley said...

I remind everyone that Althouse was a law professor. That means the Socratic method. That stimulates thinking. She doesn’t believe or indorse every article she links to.

MayBee said...

Why do we have to act like women are so complex, angry, and difficult?

Why can't we just be individuals? Why can't there be some angry women, as their always have been, and you can deal with them or not, just like angry men?
I don't *want* women to be seen as mystical, correct, and put upon. I don't think that helps women.

Fernandistein said...

There's quite possibly a lot of good advice here.

MayBee said...
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Big Mike said...

Like Althouse herself, Marian Bull begins with the assumption that Kavanaugh is guilty. I probably should have stopped there, but I read a bit more, to my regret. The eponymous Ms. Bull got drunk at a party and somebody got pictures of her mostly naked. She feels violated! I am going to be insensitive enough to suggest that if a woman goes to a party she should stay sober enough to keep her clothes on. (Unless she’s the paid entertainment and undressing for money.)

So there are two parts to my response to this story. The first is that I would not vote to convict a dog of chasing a cat based solely on Prof. Ford’s testimony, and I find her to be much less credible than the combined testimonies of Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Justice, Patrick (PJ) Smyth, and Christine Ford’s (former) BFF Leland Keyser, coupled with the sort of exemplary life Kavanaugh led before and since the alleged incident. Women lie, and if Christine Ford has lied to herself then whether or not she believes it is not germane.

The second is that you women need to have a serious discussion among yourselves about getting drunk in public. Shall we revert to the norms of one hundred years ago, where women did not go anywhere unescorted and at social gatherings would restrict themselves to a glass or two of wine and otherwise just nonalcoholic punch? Or should women learn to accept either the responsibility for staying sober or the consequences for getting drunk?

And I believe neither Christine Blasey Ford nor Anita Hill. Nor Ann Althouse’s vaunted neutrality, for that matter.

Oso Negro said...

If your friend suggests cutting off every dick within five miles, suggest a trip to Bangkok to see the Pussy Magic show. Or better still, go by yourself. Have a soapy massage afterward.

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

Paco: If I'm not mistaken, Condé Nast publishes GQ (as well as Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Wired, and a slowly-dwindling set of others). It's not surprising that the same sort of bilge is pumped out by all of them, despite the superficial differences on the packaging.

ANTI-TRUST NOW!!!!

(Though "lampposts" is the more emotionally satisfying ideation here.)

MadisonMan said...

The modern lefty woman is the most spoiled, puffed-up creature to have ever existed on this earth.

I would add they are anti-Feminist as well. Maybe neo-Feminist. They want to depend on Society, not themselves, for protection, implicitly suggesting they are weak.

Phil 3:14 said...

I have to say, Lazlo has emerged in the past few days.

(I could say he has risen but that would be taken the wrong way.)

iowan2 said...

Darrell said...
A guy that always throws up is unlikely to suffer blackouts. It's a blessing and a curse. And no. I don't have either problem.


Blackout drinking has little to do with frequency of alcohol consumption or quantity. It is an individuals unique response to alcohol. Easy to study. Just interview 1000 people coming out of AA meetings, you will find wide ranges of responses.That is why Kananaugh friend who became an MD set me off. She's an MD, so she automatically brings a professional air of authority to the comment.He insistence that heavy drinking are synonymous, is wrong. My experience is, Dr's understand alcohol and its effects no more than the average person. Maybe worse, because they convince themselves their education substitutes for life experience. Normal people know, what they dont know.

David Begley said...

This whole Kavanaugh incident is a perfect example of the “one movie, two screens” theory of Scott Adams. CBF is clearly mistaken or lying and why everyone can’t see that is a mystery to me.

JAORE said...

My team, for the last couple of years before I retired, was myself and two women. We traveled together, we joked, we talked candidly about life and our personal situations. I mentored both women to where they were considered experts in our field. One replaced me when I retired, with my strongest endorsement. The other took a promotion to the same position I held in another state.

I am proud to have known them as team mates, working with them and whatever part I have played in their success.

There was never a hint of scandal. If I were in that situation today I'd have done things differently and had a LOT less enjoyable experience. It might have stunted their career paths as well. But what man could run that risk today?

tcrosse said...

There was a guy at work who had played college football and then a couple of seasons in the NFL. Somebody asked him if there were any valuable lessons he learned in football that would apply to life in general. He replied, "Wear your cup at all times".

Michael K said...

Does any straight male still read "Esquire" or "GQ?"

LilyBart said...

I don't think I've ever been as tired of anything as I currently am of the modern lefties.

LilyBart said...

David Begley said...
This whole Kavanaugh incident is a perfect example of the “one movie, two screens” theory of Scott Adams. CBF is clearly mistaken or lying and why everyone can’t see that is a mystery to me.


How anyone could find Ford's little girl act 'credible' is mystifying to me. Its like a national hysteria or something.

Darrell said...

If you throw up, there will be little alcohol to react to. Logic tells you it has to make a difference. Iowa Lefties always confuse me, too. I guess it's a testament to Righties' benevolence.

chuck said...

I've seen guys tweeting apologies to women for the whole male sex. Bizarre. First, a lot of women think what is going on is BS, and second, I see no cause to apologize for an alleged misdemeanor that likely didn't happen. As an old fart I can laugh at the suckerdom of a generation of millennial geeks, been there, done that, but I do wonder when they will discover the cold eyed, calculated manipulation by their elders.

DavidD said...

“Soon the Democrats will open fake accuser training camps to fill the need.”

Soon the Democrats will open concentration camps for the falsely-accused to fill the need.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Guilt by accusation

Flake is a moron.

Breezy said...

How do we actually re-assert Rule of Law, Presumption of Innocence, and Individual accountability? Seems we need a new set of Founders.

Owen said...

Molly @ 7:11 posted a vey useful excerpt from a "scholarly" article co-authored.by "Dr." Ford. Without reading the article (and much else in her oeuvre) it would be presumptuous for me to guess that Ford is trying to heal her deep-seated trauma by testifying. She is finally bringing all this terror out into the open; speaking truth to power the way Dorothy threw water on the Wicked Witch. Her story has a floating, detached (conveniently unfalsifiable) quality: no time, no place, no arrival at or departure from this Bad House, but within the Bad House everything is pin-sharp, indelibly etched. And she has gone over it a million times since it happened, trapped by it. FINALLY she has used this moment, created this opportunity, using it as Feinstein uses her, to heal herself. Hallelujah! And I expect a good book will come of it.

As for collateral damage? From people who were never there, just props to make the fantasy seem real, give it power and give her the "right" to come onto a national stage? Oh, well: omelette, eggs.

Big Mike said...

@MadMan, I find your comment at 7:29 to be very appropriate, except where you describe her family as dysfunctional. What if the letter her father wanted to write was along the lines of the following:

“Unfortunately, during our daughter’s teenaged years, and despite our best efforts to raise her properly, she developed a well-earned reputation for being a hard-drinking, somewhat promiscuous, party girl. She seemed to regard this, perhaps correctly, as a route to popularity in her school. We were relieved and proud that she had gone on to marry a good man, earn a doctorate, and raise fine grandchildren, given what she had been as a teenager.

We have known Brett Kavanaugh and his parents for many decades. We are not surprised that our daughter, as a teenager, had an unfortunate experience while at an unsupervised party without our permission. However the chance that the perpetrator was young Brett Kavanaugh is negligible.”

I’ve read excerpts of the Holton-Arms yearbooks for 1982 and 1983. Based on those excerpts I am not mischacterizing the high school years of the young Christine Blasey.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

" If you're a Feminist, they let you do it. They let you grab 'em by the dick,
and cut it off"

MountainMan said...

My wife and I listened to the whole hearing/vote yesterday afternoon as we drove down to Atlanta for the weekend. I think by the time we got to our house the only dicks she would have wanted to cut off were those of the Democrat men on the Judiciary Committee. Oh, and in a late breaking development, Jeff Flake.

She also told me this morning that, after reviewing videos and some transcripts of the CBF testimony on Thursday, that she is lying. I think she is correct.

tim in vermont said...

I don't *want* women to be seen as mystical, correct, and put upon. I don’t think that helps women.

It’s about partisan political power, not “helping women,” just ask Mary Jo Kopechne.

MadisonMan said...

I really like Laslo's observation about CBF and Laura Dern because it is Spot On. Bravo. Now I can't see that picture without seeing Laura Dern playing the part in a movie. And you know it's coming. I'm guessing it will not be sympathetic to Judge Kavanagh.

rcocean said...

Whenever liberal men/writers talk this way in public I'm skeptical.

Weren't Weinstein, Charlies Rose, Matt Lauer, Bill Clinton and Bob packwood, Great Male feminists?

Nobody was more supportive of Anita Hill then Ted Kennedy - in public.

Bay Area Guy said...

When I first read:

“If your friend says she wants to cut off every dick in a five mile radius, let her!"

I misread it as:

“If your friend says she wants to suck every dick in a five mile radius, let her!"

I stand by my reading miscomprehension

Stay away from Leftwing women - they are crazy and dangerous.

iowan2 said...

Darrell said...
If you throw up, there will be little alcohol to react to. Logic tells you it has to make a difference. Iowa Lefties always confuse me, too. I guess it's a testament to Righties' benevolence.


Yes, and I am not picking on you. Just the notion that 'Black out' drinking is in anyway correlated to frequency and quantity, a person that throws up, and thus could be less drunk, could very well be blacked out. Specifically the left, without any evidence are attempting to question the memory of Kavanaugh. 'he drank a lot' (no evidence) 'and he was blacked out while assaulting Ford'. My point being, stringing together words that sound logical, but are actually false is not corroborating evidence. Kavanaugh says he has never blacked out. This is a statement that has not been impeached. Unlike Fords named witnesses that all contradict her story.

rcocean said...

I wouldn't spend five minutes with a nutty, angry woman who "wanted to cut every man's dick off"

My wife gets angry, but she has focused anger about things that matter. Try to rip her off in $$ matters or treat her with disrespect and watch out!

I've had to hold her back.

rcocean said...

The liberals are writing the same crap they were writing 27 years ago with Anita Hill.


Just change the names and a few dates, and its ready to go!

rcocean said...

2018 will be the year of the woman

Or the year of the Flake.

robother said...

Literally turning the shield of feminism into a sword. I imagine that the girls of Salem found their testimony identifying witches to be very empowering, too. All the more so since any man who cross-examined too closely risked being seen as witch too.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Exactly, Tim.

36 year old high school memory re-haul = Burn the warlock!

Drive your date under a bridge and leave her to drown = Senate Seat for Life!

tim in vermont said...

Hemingway used to carry a knife as a young man because as he travelled through camps of itinerant homeless men, more than a few were like to take advantage of an unarmed young boy. Men think about the future and take precautions.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Corruptocrats pretend to be your friend - they really just want money and power.

Ask DiFi.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Lesson: Don't ever be alone with a leftwing nutter 36 years ago. or now.

Have a solid witness at all times.

MayBee said...

I so agree with MadMan here. Someone told me early in my parenting that the most important thing I could do as a parent is teach my children how to make good choices.

Then a few years ago, I heard someone ask the question "What if there were no such thing as sin, but just the choices we make, and the consequences of them?". Thinking about the consequences of our choices (before we make the choices) can be very profound. We have to learn bad things can happen if we make certain choices. We have to learn that other people may not understand the choices we make. We have to learn that once we make some choices we may close the door on others.
Also, life is really long, and you have to learn to let go of the choices you didn't make and wish you had.

Fernandistein said...

She doesn’t believe or indorse every article she links to.

She does enjoy writing about and thinking about the sexual mutilation of men, a subject which doesn't have anything to do with the Real World™.

Ken B said...

I haven’t read the link, but I bet it’s full of stuff about how special handling is needed. Needed for what though? Truth. I bet the article and Annie's approval of it stands as a huge vindication of Hardin.

tim in vermont said...

"Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.”

CNN headline from above statement? Keyser “does not refute Ford’s accusations...” Kind of ironic that what keeps Keyser’s testimony from actually refuting Ford is the acceptance that memory is not perfect. If memory were perfect, it would “refute” Ford because she could confidently assert a negative.

Darrell said...

Bob Packwood was the first victim of the hit squad. Research his story. The worst thing he did was put names in a writer's journal along with fictional tales of sexual conquest. He said he wanted to write novels after he retired--like Ian Fleming. He put names in his journal so that he would create a pseudonym close to the real name. The women named said hell no, they never had any sexual contact with him. On Nightline, the six top female lobbyists and staffers rated Packwood near the bottom of all 90-something Senators they had to worry about. He was just a "put his hand on your arm" kind of guy.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

CNN has the same credibility as the porn lawyer.

Ken B said...

I see the quote about “honoring our rage”. This is what struck me about a certain kind of feminist 30 years ago. They worship their rage. They stoke it, protect it, bask in it. The last thing anyone should do is honor such hothouse rage.

Ken B said...

David Begley
If she says the advice in the article is good advice, is she endorsing it?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

The corruptocrats want an open ended FBI investigation. Like the one they have open against Trump for beating the corrupt female who was supposed to win.

Democrats cannot accept losing, and Flake is pals with a pack of liars and back-stabbers.

Amadeus 48 said...

GQ stopped being of interest to me in the late ‘80s when it went from being a yuppy lifestyle rag to a full-bore, hard left, metrosexual book with bitchy journalism and bad morals. It is Vanity Fair without the depth.

I am sorry for Marian Bull in so many ways, bless her heart. Ugly, drunk and stupid is a bad way to go through life. If she made better choices in life she might be happier.

I like Althouse, but she is kidding herself about this “neutral” thing. She doesn’t like Kavanaugh. Her suggested methods of his resolving this assume his guilt. All she says about what to do if he is innocent is to proclaim his innocence, which he is doing. I think she needs to take a step back. Based on this evidence, including Ford’s lies, misdirections, evasions and lack of corroboration from sources she cited, who is likely guity here? I am going with Ford as guilty, and I don’t think she is crazy. She and her “group” (see Mamet’s Oleanna) repurposed some event in her life to block Kavanaugh.

This is a sorry spectacle. Worse is coming.

rcocean said...

"Bob Packwood was the first victim of the hit squad. Research his story."

Given the way he acted toward Bork and Thomas, I was more than happy when he got railroaded out of Congress.

Live by the feminist mob, die by feminist mob.

Seeing Red said...

If my daughter said that, I guess I would try to reason with her, but not from lefty talking points.


If mine said that, I’d tell her I’ll visit her in jail.

JAORE said...

Can a judge issue a restraining order to keep Marian Bull more than five miles from any penis?

The world would be a better place.

Seeing Red said...

My mom used to tell me “you’re talking like a sausage.”

rcocean said...

I haven't read any of these magazines in 20 years, But GQ in the 90's was more about clothes, cars, how to get fit, travel and living the good life.

Men's Health took away a lot of its audience.

Now, judging by its hysterical, left-wing, borderline-moronic columnists its the sort of magazine Keith Olbermann reads.

Darrell said...

Some TV talk show hosted by a woman had a special show on Packwood the first time the harassment issue came up. I was at a Best Buy store by the televisions when a twenty-something staffer came on. She started to tell her story, sobbing just like Christine Ford, and the setup went on for like seven minutes. The host keep on asking her if she needed to stop and compose herself, but she pushed on. When she finally got to the payoff, the harassment was that Packwood came up to her at the office Christmas Party and walked up behind her and put his hands over her eyes and said "Guess who?" That's it. The best part of my story was that there was an old lady standing necxt to me watching to and when the woman said "Guess who?" she said "Bastard!" loudly enough for everyone to hear and look. I suppose they thought that I had done something to the old lady. If they looked, I was laughing. That showed I had no remorse.

JAORE said...

One point I think deserves more emphasis.

Judge Thomas DID get investigated by the FBI about Anita Hill. They found NOTHING! That led to the Biden rant that dismissed the value of an FBI investigation. He was right then, but only because "right" suited his position.

Of course hard lefties (and there seems to be no other kind these days) still say we have a sexual predator on the court.

Darrell said...

Are you happier with Ron Wyden[D] (serving since 1996) and Jeff Merkley[D] (serving since 2009)? The Ds couldn't beat Packwood, so they thomased him.

Darrell said...

One point I think deserves more emphasis.

Exactly. I've said that 100 times here over the last few days and nobody thinks it's a convincing point. The Thomas/Hill FBI investigation resolved NOTHING. The Senate investigation had to proceed, with Thomas' supporting witnesses allowed to speak at 2AM Monday. Democrats are generous.

Krumhorn said...

Honoring our rage is one of the kindest things you can do.

I have two observations about that quote:

1. It is the most self-absorbed bullshit I’ve read in quite awhile

2. I’m, somehow, vaguely comforted by the fact that Laslo too reacted as I did when he read it. The difference being that he found a hysterically funny outlet for his reaction in our hostess’ Amazon account, and all I could do is mumble feebly about the self-absorbed bullshit of the writer. Through the sharp humor of Laslo Spatula, the patriarchy has a vibrant future whereas, toothlessly, I am forced to reach for my drool cup in which to sputter furiously.

- Krumhorn

Paco Wové said...

"I am forced to reach for my drool cup in which to sputter furiously."

You and me both, brother – you and me both.

Doug said...

Some helpful advice for you, C*nt ... start with NRA members.

mezzrow said...

There's only one Laslo.

Doug said...

Blogger Laslo Spatula said...
"Honoring our rage is one of the kindest things you can do."

You can do this by making a purchase through the Amazon Portal.

I am Laslo

The Whore of Amazon

Ann Althouse said...

I didn't read the article. I just decided to blog it after Meade read me that one line out loud.

I rarely link to things because they just say what I want to say. Maybe I do that 10% of the time, but probably much less. I usually look for things to disagree with or just to play with or bounce off of.

Bruce Hayden said...

"I think I've had my fill of feminism. So sorry. I don't need it to be civil to women. It's not a lesson in civility. It's a lesson in being outraged all the time. This world is full of a lot of naturally creepy people. But to train people to be creepy is unacceptable."

We are supposed to be sympathetic, and maybe even supportive, of that woman who got drunk and ended up mostly nude. Feminist women have no agency. Ford apparently voluntarily went to a party with older boys, got drunk, one of them tried to get to second base, and she was emotionally scarred for life (never mind that her outrage could be weaponized against a Trump SCOTUS nominee, esp given her pussy hatted protesting, and being paid by an abortifacient manufacturer). Very few of these aggrieved women were actually "raped", as that term was traditionally defined. College campuses are amazingly safe from rape rape, but nevertheless, the women there are petrified by the rape culture there, while repeatedly and consistently making themselves vulnerable to male sex drive by voluntarily getting drunk around all those supposed rapists. What no one ever asks them is WTF did they ever voluntarily put themselves in those situations? Repeatedly. No doubt those rape "survivors" who ambushed Flake in the elevator had similar sad tales where their lack of agency put themselves voluntarily in a vulnerable situation and some guy somehow took advantage of them, and then didn't do the honorable thing, and send them a thank you by text message. And then maybe even asked them out on a real date.

Think about what sort of guys would think about marrying that sort of woman, and you start to see maybe part of the root of their anger. Esp at universities and colleges, there aren't nearly enough men to go around, and making it worse, a lot of the beta males just drop out of the "dating" scene. Which let the guys still involved take advantage of the numbers on their side. It gets no better after graduation, esp since women prefer marrying up. So, these loud, frustrated, feminists are fated to mostly go through life alone with their cats, because the only guys that they can get long term are low betas who pretend to accept feminism to get laid, but these women know that they deserve better, so go through life unfulfilled and angry.

Let me add that there are still plenty of young (and middle aged) women who accept their agency, accept responsibility for their actions, and they are mostly the ones who end up happy and with the quality guys. They just aren't the ones putting on pussy hats, or screaming at Republican Senators in elevators.

Also - thinking of agency and feminism, how does a woman get pregnant who has agency, who takes responsibility for her own actions? And esp how does she allow an unwanted pregnancy go beyond a month or two?

rcocean said...

"Are you happier with Ron Wyden[D] (serving since 1996) and Jeff Merkley[D] (serving since 2009)?"

Yes. Because an honest opponent is better than a flip flopping backstabber who's always going "Maverick" and giving the media a "reasonable Republican" to support their attacks on conservatives.

Packwood voted against Bork and Thomas. What good was he? Had he survived into 2002, he probably would've pulled an Arlen Spector and switched parties.

Bruce Hayden said...

"Then a few years ago, I heard someone ask the question "What if there were no such thing as sin, but just the choices we make, and the consequences of them?". Thinking about the consequences of our choices (before we make the choices) can be very profound. We have to learn bad things can happen if we make certain choices. We have to learn that other people may not understand the choices we make. We have to learn that once we make some choices we may close the door on others."

Here is a woman who understands agency and responsibility.

rcocean said...

Moderate Republican Senators wouldn't be such a problem, if the R's could EVER maintain party discipline. The Moderate Red state Dems follow the party line on all important votes and the Dems still view them with suspicion. Hell, the Guy from W.V. wouldn't even stand up and applaud Trump without getting the OK from Schumer.

Meanwhile, our Moderates, seem to run the Senate, with everyone looking to them to decide what bill gets passed and who gets confirmed.

mccullough said...

Packwood voted against Clarence Thomas. He believes false accusations. He got what was coming. How Does It Feel?

Bruce Hayden said...

"Then a few years ago, I heard someone ask the question "What if there were no such thing as sin, but just the choices we make, and the consequences of them?"".

I look at it from a different point of view. If you don't accept that God set down the rules that when violated are sins, these rules can still be considered a good guideline on how best to live your life. If they are not God given rules, then they are man derived rules, developed over an extended period of time, based on the wisdom of the ages. For example, the bulk of the Ten Commandments involve rules for living in society. Society is better if you don't murder, steal, lust after your neighbor's spouse, etc.

Darrell said...

Packwood voted against Bork and Thomas. What good was he? Had he survived into 2002, he probably would've pulled an Arlen Spector and switched parties.

I agree with you 100%--he was a piece of shit. But he false outrage and fake allegations against him went unchallenged and led us to where we are today. Defeating him in the primary, is the way to handle it.

mccullough said...

Actually, Manchin, Donnelley, and Heitkamp voted for Gorsuch.

mccullough said...

Why should anyone have stuck up for Packwood? He didn’t stick up for Thomas.

Anyone not sticking up for Kavanaugh has what’s coming to them. I don’t care if the accusations against them are false. I hope they are. That’s justice.

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mccullough said...

HW Bush sexually assaulted women. Three or four have come forward. Guy was an assgrabber. Should be the first line in his obituary.

Any politician who attends Bill Clinton’s funeral should be asked: “How can mourn and celebrate the life of a rapist?”

These people want to tear down others and then live themselves in a civil society. Fuck them.

Obama should be hounded everywhere he goes about brig frirnds with The Rapist Bill Clinton.

Darrell said...

I think we've reached the point where a woman doesn't even have to prove she ever met a man to ruin him with a false charge, if he's not a Lefty. The mainstream Media isn't going to reveal exculpatory evidence. And that's why protecting Kavanaugh is so important. Every Republican is at risk now. The Left never stops or forgets a winning strategy.

Darrell said...

GHW Bush is a gooser. Assault and battery, not sexual assault.

Yancey Ward said...

Enabling is what is being described. You are no friend in regard.

Yancey Ward said...

If I had been a friend of Christine Ford, and she came to me describing this event with the all the same details we know today, and asked me what to do about it; the last thing I would have recommended would have been going public with it, and for the exact same reasons I have recommended that Kavanaugh not be denied a confirmation solely because of the accusation- it can't be proven to any degree at all. It wouldn't even matter to me if I hated Kavanaugh with a passion and preferred his exact opposite- just because she is my friend gives the accusation no weight by itself, nor should it do so for anyone. You need to have cruelly neutral friends.

Yancey Ward said...

Ralph L said...

"I must have missed the first, non-grisly meaning."

You and me both. The "let her" more easily connects with fulfilling the stated desire than it does with "says" since you don't have to let her say it as she already has by that point. If the non-grisly meaning were what was intended, it wouldn't have been "let her", it would have been "don't gainsay it".

Yancey Ward said...

campy said...

"OTOH, if a friend said he wanted to cut off every lying tongue in a five mile radius, I'd let him."

Misogynist!!!!

walter said...

"For women, nonbinary people, and survivors of sexual abuse, this week has been demeaning, exhausting, depressing, terrifying, and rage-inducing. Watching a group of rich white men try to undermine the experience of Dr. Blasey Ford, national hero and accuser of Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh, has meant a constant reminder that our trauma and our experiences are not important to those in power in this country."
--
Opening paragraph..no further reading required.
So I look at another..more womanly insight:

"Last week, a friend of mine with a flair for the dramatic brought up a guy she went on a “really good” first date with. They didn't go home together because, according to him (according to her), he really liked her and wanted to see her again. He has not texted her since. When she reached out to him with a suggestive text, he claimed that he had come down with a cold, which both my friend and I know is code for “I need an extra 5-7 days for you to either lose interest, give up on texting me, or, if you don’t give up, for me to grow the balls to tell you that I’m not that into you.”

Ending a date when you don't want a second one is always awkward. Men, I've observed, like to postpone the awkwardness by over-promising and never delivering. And it’s not just dates! A few years ago, in a month I jokingly dubbed “Cocktober,” I went out with as many guys as I could from Bumble, which was fairly new at the time and positively overflowing with absurdly attractive guys. I ended up hooking up with a guy who told me in the first 30 minutes of meeting that he was getting really into Charles Manson’s music. He was hot, so I ignored that....."

Yancey Ward said...

Gunner asked:

"Why would an article in an alleged men's magazine, men being a demographic Trump won by a significant margin, be so devoted to running down Trump and his judicial appointment and appeasing liberal women?"

I would guess the magazine's readership skews highly left, so we might not be talking about many men at all.

Yancey Ward said...

Phil 3:14 said...

"I have to say, Lazlo has emerged in the past few days.

(I could say he has risen but that would be taken the wrong way."


He is Laslorus.

Seriously, though, I don't think he ever left, just put down the moniker for a bit.

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walter said...

Darrell said...I think we've reached the point where a woman doesn't even have to prove she ever met a man to ruin him with a false charge, if he's not a Lefty.
--
Yep. That's the real threat. Folks talking solely about various means to arrange/avoid interactions have missed that. Someone could come forward and claim Pence is a fraud about his avoidance of compromising situations. All that's required is his lack of an airtight alibi.

Yancey Ward said...

"I’m, somehow, vaguely comforted by the fact that Laslo too reacted as I did when he read it. The difference being that he found a hysterically funny outlet for his reaction in our hostess’ Amazon account, and all I could do is mumble feebly about the self-absorbed bullshit of the writer. Through the sharp humor of Laslo Spatula, the patriarchy has a vibrant future whereas, toothlessly, I am forced to reach for my drool cup in which to sputter furiously."

I often find myself feeling the same way.

Big Mike said...

Laslo will not truly be back until the girl with the pony tail is back on her treadmill (swish swish)

Molly said...

Replying to Owen at 8:47 a.m. The other thing about this scholarly article is that it was published in 1996, so probably written in the 1994-96 years -- much much closer in time to her alleged victimization. So I'd like to ask her: when you were involved in writing this article about the impacts of being raped, didn't that bring back vivid memories of the Kavanaugh attack? And didn't you mention your own experiences to your co-authors, or to your therapist, or to your husband/boyfriend, or to any friends at that time? It's hard for me to believe that if I were writing a paper about home-loan foreclosures, and my family had lost their home in the 2008 crisis, I wouldn't have mentioned to my co-authors in casual conversation, "My parents were foreclosed upon, and based on what I saw there, here's something I think is missing from our paper, or something that we should acknowledge in a footnote." My co-authors might disagree, and there might not be anything about my family in the final paper, but the co-authors would probably remember the discussion.

Jim at said...

If a woman in my life said that, I'd delete her from my life.

Indeed. And there are plenty of them out there.
I've spent my entire personal and professional life avoiding the Ingas of the world.

Miserable bitches.

Ken B said...

Laslorus? No, he is the Laslosaurus, Laslosaurus Rex in fact— gigantic, swift in pursuit, fearsome to his prey, terrifying to behold.

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Francisco D said...

Also - thinking of agency and feminism...

Bruce,

You used the term "agency" a lot. It reminds me of Albert Bandura and those who followed after he retired.

Are you a fan?

William Chadwick said...

Previously I commented on "The Chalice and the Sword" theory favored by many feminists (particularly the loopier, New Agey, Gaia-worshipping kind): i.e, while men are drawn to aggressive force (i.e., the Sword), women are drawn to conciliation and co-operation, and even outright pacifism (i.e., the Chalice). Apparently women who want to castrate men on the men-are-ipso-facto-guilty theory didn't get the memo on being chalices.

hombre said...

My wife, who is appalled at the absurdity of the Kavanaugh high school hearing, asked me to tone it down when I said, "Women are idiots."

So I said, "Okay. Woman are like Muslims. The actions of the visible majority are violent and the others, by and large, say/do nothing to mitigate it.

The actions of the visible majority/minority (It doesnt matter.) of women are idiotic and the others, by and large, say/do nothing to mitigate it."

She said, "What are we supposed to do?"

I said, "I don't know. I'm just an observer."

She changed the subject. I don't know whether she's pissed or embarrassed.

Fernandistein said...

For example, the bulk of the Ten Commandments involve rules for living in society.

40% of those "commandments" are about how humans should alleviate their god's goofy sub-medieval insecurity:

Thou shalt have no other gods before me
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy


For example, 40% of the ten commandments are total nonsense and the rest are worthy of a kindergarten poster.

Fernandistein said...

Thous shalt not kill

I got an email from a guy whose sister had been arrested for a "mercy killing" of her completely and painfully disabled daughter.

So thanks, god, for tricking people into treating other people worse than they'd treat their cats and dogs.

Mark said...

You really think that God says you shouldn't do these things for His sake?

Talk about who is ignorant.

God knows it does Him not one bit of harm if people think that they are gods unto themselves or if they worship false gods or idols, or if they have the hubris to mock Him.

It does a great deal of harm though to people who think that they are a god, or who worship idols or idolatize worldly things like wealth or who lack humility.

The Commandments are for our benefit, not His.

Mark said...

Of course, holding the idea that people are no better than animals, or should be treated like animals, is also a degradation of humanity.

Molly said...

(eaglebeak)

Having come of age in the late '60s/early '70s, I think I can say with some authority that feminism has ruined women, men, and the relations between the two.

Three comments:

1. Christine BF was lying or is nuts. Or both. It's obvious from her demeanor, her little quirks and smirks and expressions. Manipulative to a great degree. No doubt that had an effect on the prosecutor's saying after the questioning that she wouldn't bring charges and wouldn't even seek a search warrant in such a case.

2. Women running around raving about cutting men to pieces reinforces a long-held male fear, that of the vagina dentata--the sort of Medea or witch figure. Smooth move, girls.

3. Can't wait to see what Camille Paglia has to say about all this. There's a feminist (and lesbian) who likes and appreciates men--unlike so many of the harridans of today.

MikeR said...

"There's quite possibly a lot of good advice there." Not that I saw. 100% My Way or the Highway.

Gretchen said...

Leftist women have been feed a delusion that Trump is going to take us back to 2015 Saudi Arabia, they need mental health treatment. Unfortunately 95% of mental health professionals are, like Blast-Ford, delusional hard-core lefties.

Normal women think this is appalling. I had a conversation with a woman today who had, in her college years, had an unfortunate sexual experience. She got very, very drunk as did the acquaintance she had sex with. However, she realized she had no idea if she resisted, said no, or indicated to her very very drunk partner that she didn't want to have sex. Her belief is that she was an adult and allowed herself to get into a condition that made her vulnerable, so couldn't pass judgement on the man, because he was in the same condition, and she allowed herself to let it happen. The guy wasn't a predator, and was interested in her after, but she never saw him again. She considers this different from aggressive rape.

I consider her a powerful woman, because she realized it is always important for everyone to keep their wits about them, or they could get in a situation that was regrettable, and that is true of men as well.. She was not assaulted in an alley.

Kavenaugh didn't assault anyone. Ford is a partisan hack, or her handlers wouldn't have had to scrub her social media. I am pretty right-wing, and there are very few hints on my social media.

zefal said...

I missed the GQ cover story on all the young girls who were gang raped over a decade by muslim rape gangs in Britain.

Big Mike said...

Althouse is answered by Sarah Hoyt.

Robert Ferguson said...

I invite any woman to try and cut my cock off. See what happens. Sexual dimorphism will rear it's ugly head. And that's not a fucking pun.

Tinderbox said...

"Asking basic questions like "how are you doing?" will allow your friends to share as much as they feel comfortable. If you get a response like..."I want to launch myself into space after punching Brett Kavanaugh in his ugly mouth," this gives you a green light to ask the next important question: "Ugh, that sounds like a lot. Wanna talk about it?""

In other words, sense when your BFFs are annoyed and then deliberately trigger and encourage them to become enraged and to wallow in violent sexist fantasies. Up the ante and the stress level at all times. There's a lot of political power at stake after all.

RightWingNutter said...

That is if you want your friend beaten to death or otherwise offed. Because that’s what will happen if she really tries it.

stlcdr said...

So, are 'these people' also for expedited capital punishment, without a trial? Maybe a hanging from a tree limb? Indeed, no need to involve law enforcement, just round up a few friends and do it.

Bruce Hayden said...

“So, are 'these people' also for expedited capital punishment, without a trial? Maybe a hanging from a tree limb? Indeed, no need to involve law enforcement, just round up a few friends and do it.”

Esp if these women ever try to wack off the male sex organ of quite a few guys, at least in Red America. Remember, the standard requirement for the use of deadly force in self defense is that you have a reasonable fear of imminent death or great bodily injury, and if great bodily injury includes broken bones, it clearly also covers permanent maiming with the cutting off of a guy’s manhood. In short, if you come at a guy with that intent, don’t be surprised if he shoots you dead, and then is legally exonerated through proving self defense.