11 Nov 2019

The Myth That Men Only Want One Thing

By : You’ve probably heard of the phrase “men only want one thing”. It’s easy to drop it as “sage advice” in a real life discussion that’s strayed into the more spicy areas of how men and women interact with each other.
The ‘one thing’ in this case is of course sex. The phrase is an example of how society at large enjoys perpetuating the notion, humorously or otherwise, that men are robots with simple programming and that all their efforts are directed towards their next sexual conquest.
Of course, the phrase is said as a joke most of the times. But “men only want one thing” and other phrases like it create todays cultural background that guides how men and women interact with one another.

An implicit meaning that women want “more than one thing”

Part of the subtlety of the phrase is that if men only want one thing, then by definition it must mean that “women want more than one thing”. If it didn’t, then the phrase might as well be gender neutral “people only want one thing”, which doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

An Impious Medieval Man’s Response To Gender Injustice

In twelfth-century France, Niobe was destroying Walter. She was draining his purse and driving him sexually insane:
When I offer Niobe money,
I’m afforded the right to unlock her entrance.
If I come showing reverence for Love,
but nothing render, I’m locked out;
I push in nowhere.
If I pour out my entreaties,
I benefit as much as by pounding air.
From now on,
I won’t bang her box,
for I can’t wish a whore into a wife.

To top such great distress,
my groin’s requirement has now drained my sack.
The threat of that tumultuous tempest
has made me a ridiculous man.

Man Set On Fire In Hong Kong - Video

Man Set On Fire In Hong Kong After Confronting Anti-Government Protesters
By Tyler Durden: In one of the most gruesome videos to emerge from Hong Kong's increasingly violent protests, an unidentified man was set on fire during an argument on the street in Hong Kong.
The older man, seen in the video wearing a green shirt, reportedly helped chase demonstrators from a train station as they worked to disrupt the Monday morning commute. As the crowd started to disperse, the man was filmed arguing with young people who appear to be supporters of the protesters.
According to the South China Morning Post, the video shows the man, who is bleeding, walking away from the group and shouting "You are not Chinese." A member of the group responds: "We are Hong Kongers" as the man walks away. Then, a shouted insult prompts him to return and confront the younger demonstrators.
As the man starts arguing once again with the crowd, a person dressed in black and wearing a face mask runs up from behind him and douses the man in a clear liquid. He then lights the man on fire with a lighter, instantly engulfing him in flames.

A #MeToo Soap Opera

Diana Davison aka The C.O.C.K. Fairy: John Grisham can move over. Watch the whole video for the most ridiculous sexual assault allegation I've heard in a very long time.

Dark Side Of The Law Caught On Video: Hong Kong Protester Shot By Police During Morning Clashes; Hang Seng Tumbles

Hong Kong police opened fire and hit at least one protester on Monday, the SCMP reported, as chaos erupted across the city
and the Hang Seng index tumbled.
By Tyler Durden: Hong Kong police opened fire and hit at least one protester on Monday according to multiple news sources, as chaos erupted across the city a day after officers fired tear gas to break up demonstrations that are entering their sixth month.

Men’s Sense Of Women’s Disloyalty Prompts Men’s Sexed Protests

Literature of men’s sexed protest — literature in which men protest gender injustices that they suffer — has been written throughout recorded history. This important literature has commonly been trivialized, disparaged, and marginalized.
But ask yourself: why would men protest so bitterly about women’s treatment of them? The truth about gender relations is both clear and nearly unspeakable. Women have held dominating power over men’s welfare, and men-oppressing structures of gender inequality have been prevalent. Women’s loyalty to men works to mitigate both women’s power over men and gender inequality. Hence women’s disloyalty and betrayal of men particularly prompts men’s sexed protests.
Some expressions of angry protest, although permitted in relatively liberal medieval Europe, today would be categorized as hate speech.