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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby demoralized » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:28 am

I have never been in an interracial relationship, although I am not opposed to the idea

While I personally don't think an interracial relationship is inherently inappropriate, I do think that some people that engage in one may be particularly sexually interested in the inappropriateness of an interracial relationship as suggested by society/parents (E.g. getting off because its "wrong" or "inappropriate")
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby demoralized » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:21 am

Carleas wrote:This question is too black-and-white.


I would think people (maybe moreso men) would want this. I don't think most people want to offend anyone, and I do think people want to do (engage in a sexual behavior) something if it helps him/her satisfy sexual needs... Not that sex is the only deciding factor in ones actions.

Although, it may be in a persons interest (maybe moreso women) to keep things fuzzy on purpose, supporting an idea of "what can I get in exchange for sex?" or "I'm not in the mood now but I can get treated well until I am so interested". I also think some people get off to frustrating their partners. I usually don't oblige when a woman attempts this approach with me, maybe I'd get laid more if I acquiesced to jumping through hoops with no guarantee of reciprocity




Of course, this very simple and consensual approach to sex is deemed as inappropriate as well (prostitution)

I do agree with your post though
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Carleas » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:32 pm

WendyDarling wrote:What about the 20% of them who do, up from 5% in 2000?

Sorry, missed this earlier. About those 20%, I would say that, since 80% still don't, it remains true that "white women do not in general prefer black men."

Arminius wrote:One example:...

Counterexample: single white mother of a mixed-race boy who raised him well working multiple low-wage jobs and he became president of the US.

Anecdotes are not a good way to arrive at general positions. I hope that you don't take that example as supporting any general belief (other than some trivial belief like "not all single white mothers of mixed race babies are doing the best job of parenting")

demoralized wrote:I do think that some people that engage in one may be particularly sexually interested in the inappropriateness of an interracial relationship as suggested by society/parents (E.g. getting off because its "wrong" or "inappropriate")

I imagine that is true for "some" people, but I think the rate is much lower than it's made out to be. I don't have direct evidence for that belief (and I don't know how we could in practice get reliable evidence one way or the other), but my own experience of coupling is that it is most often not so performative as it is experiential. I also observe that people who don't know anyone outside their own race see people of other races as much more 'exotic' than do people who are intimately familiar with people of another race (and so the former are likely to see exoticism as the salient characteristic in an interracial coupling, while the latter, who include people in mixed-race relationships, are not).

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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Uccisore » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:05 pm

Carleas wrote:This question is too black-and-white. The same action will be viewed as appropriate or inappropriate based on who is doing it, to who, and in what context.


Well yeah, that's one aspect of the power play. If you combine "What's appropriate depends on myriad unique circumstances and can't be systematized" with the fact that the cultural gatekeepers tend to be all of one ideology that despises men and masculinity, and the result is that any male that needs to be shamed and removed from the scene is guaranteed to have done something wrong. This week, asking out a woman after buying her a drink is rape, next week refusing to be alone with any woman other than your wife is misogyny.

So now it seems like the rule is "Don't worry, if a woman from 10 years in your past eventually decides it's to her advantage to declare something you did is inappropriate, she'll be sure to let you and the rest of the world know through Twitter".

If a person were to actually make an effort to pin down what's appropriate and what isn't, they would lose some of their power to control the culture. I employed that same tactic here, of course, I'm very familiar with it; if you declare that the boundary is 5, people's behavior will gravitate to 4.9999. By not drawing a boundary, you retain absolute authority to rule capriciously or by instinct.

Out in the real world, though, the people using this method don't have any fair claim to authority.

I propose that complex social rules about sex are a means of mate selection and fitness signaling.


We do not any longer have 'complex social rules'. We have enforced, intentional arbitrariness designed to keep people perpetually under the gun.
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Carleas » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:27 pm

The lack of a precise definition isn't (just?) that it suits people politically. It is also clearly not as politically powerful as it's made out of be. It is clearly inconvenient for Democrats that probably most of their male representatives have done something in the past that would make headlines in this climate. And it clearly isn't so inconvenient for Republicans that they will pressure Trump to resign or fail to endorse Roy Moore.

I agree the so-called "weaponized #MeToo" is a thing, and we're likely to see more of it going forward, but I don't think it's prevalence in the press and on Twitter reflects its prevalence in the average person's life. I expect opposite sex interactions at bars to be roughly what opposite sex interactions at bars have always been (hopefully someone has been studying such interactions so we get a picture of the changes over time). If that's right, then the keeping-people-under-the-gun theory doesn't work, because most people just aren't affected. For most women accusing most men, sexual harassment is as much of a non-story as it always has been.

Something that seems pretty clear about "appropriateness", which isn't usually said because it's inconvenient for how appropriateness is being used at the moment, is that appropriateness is cultural. Appropriateness depends on social expectations and taboos, and those can differ across time and populations to make an awful lot of behavior contingent. That's a problem for a highly multicultural society like the US, and for evaluating actions that took place several decades ago.
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby James S Saint » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:58 pm

Uccisore wrote:If a person were to actually make an effort to pin down what's appropriate and what isn't, they would lose some of their power to control the culture. I employed that same tactic here, of course, I'm very familiar with it; if you declare that the boundary is 5, people's behavior will gravitate to 4.9999. By not drawing a boundary, you retain absolute authority to rule capriciously or by instinct.

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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Uccisore » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:49 pm

Carleas wrote:The lack of a precise definition isn't (just?) that it suits people politically. It is also clearly not as politically powerful as it's made out of be. It is clearly inconvenient for Democrats that probably most of their male representatives have done something in the past that would make headlines in this climate.


I didn't say anything about Democrats v Republicans. Yes, clearly a batch of radical leftists even further out in looney-toons land are taking a scorched earth policy to the DNC and using it to further there "All men are horrible, masculinity must be purged" agenda. It may backfire- it may be that as the left eats itself they lose power.

And it clearly isn't so inconvenient for Republicans that they will pressure Trump to resign or fail to endorse Roy Moore.


Deciding not to care and not to apologize is how you fight this power play, and that's relatively new. It's only 'not so inconvenient for Republicans' because Trump is Trump. If it were anybody else, it would have worked like a charm. So yeah, you get the rise of a new political class that gains steam on dismissing feminism and what the left in general has to say.

But what good does any of this do me? I can still be expelled from college because a woman from a couple years ago decides she regrets having sex with me.

but I don't think it's prevalence in the press and on Twitter reflects its prevalence in the average person's life.


The average person isn't a target; I mean, unless a woman decides she needs some money or attention.

I expect opposite sex interactions at bars to be roughly what opposite sex interactions at bars have always been (hopefully someone has been studying such interactions so we get a picture of the changes over time). If that's right, then the keeping-people-under-the-gun theory doesn't work, because most people just aren't affected.


You're conflating the tactic with the effectiveness. Yes, the men and women at a bar in Nebraska don't really care what some feminist on Twitter says about stare-rape, manspreading, mansplaining, or any of other various things that are evil when man does them. But that's just because a very small percentage of the population is going to college or in their 20's at any one point in time. Just because the far left isn't as effective at steering culture by the nose as they wish they were doesn't mean the tactics aren't the way I described them, yeah?

Something that seems pretty clear about "appropriateness", which isn't usually said because it's inconvenient for how appropriateness is being used at the moment, is that appropriateness is cultural. Appropriateness depends on social expectations and taboos, and those can differ across time and populations to make an awful lot of behavior contingent. That's a problem for a highly multicultural society like the US, and for evaluating actions that took place several decades ago.


I don't disagree with any of this. But this is just an argument for why you don't destroy somebody's life because they misunderstood appropriateness. If you're going to do things like have college star chamber courts determining a guy's future over a rumor, or pressure a Senator into resigning because apparently he touched a woman's butt in a flirtatious way in 1974, then you are obligated to formalize what is and is not appropriate- lives are at stake! Yes, that's difficult in the kind of America the left has created- perhaps impossible. But that's just another problem with with their worldview. In the meantime they get to ruin anybody's life they want because 'it's complicated'.
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:48 am

Most of this bullshit is attention-seeking sensationalism, designed to rile Normies up, even though it doesn't really work. People are sick and tired of "fake news". And these harassment claims are more fake news. Feminists and radical liberal-left is crying wolf. They're crying for too long. So when the wolf does come, and a woman truly gets raped, then people are going to discount that. Real rape is rare, anyway, and that's a good thing. But the radical liberal-left are causing more damage to women in general. Because as mentioned, it lessens of the impact of when real women are really raped.

The liberal-left should be ashamed of themselves.

The big problem with Sensationalist Fake News agencies is that they are giving a microphone to the bottom 1%. People claim to be against the top 1% but they should rethink the bottom 1%. These people need their microphones taken away. I don't mean "discount raped women". But I do mean discount fake-raped and fake-harassed women. There's a difference between real and fake sexual assaults.


Women claiming that their boyfriend "raped" them are part of the fake sexual assault category. The onus and responsibility is on YOU, dumb women, who choose miscreants to socialize and mate with. Only women can "solve" the problem of fake rape and harassment. Women discount themselves entirely when they say "my boyfriend" or "my husband" raped me. Then why the fuck did you start a relationship with them to begin with? "But I didn't know what they were really like at the start!" Not a good enough excuse. If you don't want boyfriend-rape or husband-rape then you should enhance your dating and mate-screening processes.

Women want "equality" right? Then gain some moral responsibility! Quit blaming others except yourself! The myth of the "independent woman" is shattered when feminism and other nihilistic ideologies keep parading how 'victimized' they are.


Want to know how best not to be a "victim"? Learn to defend yourself. Stand up to your bullies. Quit being cowards.

This cowardice-driven society and culture is reaching the limit. The "victims" are slowly unveiling themselves as the real bullies.

Real victims are being hurt by this modern victim-politicking. They're being discounted by fake-victims.
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:50 am

Real news throughout the world is buried under a mountain of Fake News.

One of the greatest accomplishments of the Trump presidency and movement is starting a fire and clearing out the brush of all this Fake News.


Real rape victims (woman battered and raped by a stranger in an alleyway) are being discounted and insulted by fake-rape victims ("my ex-boyfriend had sex without my permission, 10 years ago, but I'm coming out about it now).
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Carleas » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:09 pm

Uccisore wrote:Deciding not to care and not to apologize is how you fight this power play

I mean, Roy Moore has been credibly accused of attempted forcible rape. I agree that there's a hysteria going on, but not every allegation brought to light during a hysteria is without merit.

I actually do think the affect of time and culture on appropriateness is relevant for Roy Moore, since courting teenagers when he was doing it was not so far beyond the pale as it is today. But forcible rape is a different thing, and "deciding not to care and not to apologize" seems obviously unprincipled. The way you fight it is by expressly distinguishing between (1) credible accusations of criminal conduct and (2) decades late complaints that maybe a senator putting his hand on stranger's waist was a tad familiar.

It would be one thing if the right were as condemning of the mobs attacking Franken and Conyers as they are of the mobs attacking Trump and Moore, but I see glee about the former and indignation only when it starts threatening the tribe.

And, to the extent there is a need to articulate clearly the bounds of appropriateness, why is it only on people claiming that something was inappropriate? It doesn't seem like a legitimate move to respond to a credible accusation of forcible rape that the right thing to do is to decide not to care and not to apologize because no one's provided a clearly articulated description of the boundary for what's appropriate. Is anyone's disputing that forcible rape is across any reasonable line we could draw? We agree there's a boundary, we agree certain things are on either side of it, we fight the weaponization of these accusations by acknowledging and responding to those things, and having debates about the things in between.

Uccisore wrote:You're conflating the tactic with the effectiveness.

I would say you're inferring a tactic from an effect. The wave of accusations right now are a mix of good faith outrage at actual articulable harms and bad faith tribal bandwagoning. My impression of people who participated in the #MeToo thing was that it was mostly about good faith solidarity in sharing episodes that are genuinely painful to experience and relive. I don't get the impression that most of them were motivated by a general hatred of men or masculinity (most were heterosexual women, many in relationships with men), except insofar as masculinity sometimes celebrates doing cruel or indifferent things to women. Doing that all at once may have the effect of over-policing normal masculinity/heterosexual male sexuality, and of providing cover and force for bad faith accusations, but that doesn't mean that the majority of what's going on is intended to do that.

I'd argue this is part of a larger class of phenomena where most individual-level choices are in good faith and ethical and permitted, but when a lot of people all make that same individual-level choices, there are emergent harms. I think it's reasonable to point to those harms to encourage individuals to reevaluate the balance of harms of their choices, but for most individuals it is probably the case that their individual choice doesn't add enough to the emergent harm to make a difference, and rational and moral and fully justified choice is to do exactly what they're doing. It's a collective action/commons problem. What's your take on that?

Urwrongx1000 wrote:Women claiming that their boyfriend "raped" them are part of the fake sexual assault category.

This argument is so tragically wrong. The whole point of dating before marriage is to get a better idea of who a person is. And plenty of people who date before marriage do so without having sex with their partners, and with the express understanding that sex will be reserved until marriage (though this is obviously a small and decreasing share of the total). Dating is not tantamount to consenting to any and all sex with a person; people retain their autonomy and their ability to consent or deny consent even into marriage.

We don't even entertain this standard for any other kind of crime. Imagine telling the family of a guy murdered by his crazy girlfriend that it's his own fault because he should have been more careful about who he dated. Or someone who was robbed or defrauded, or really any other generally accepted wrong. If we agree that it's wrong to rape someone, then we should agree that it's wrong to rape someone you're in a relationship with.

Of course we can plug the fact that two people are dating into the mens rea of rape, so that we're more likely to infer consent and presume consent in cases where we might not for strangers (e.g. intoxication, rough sex). But that's very different from saying the whole concept is incoherent. It's OK to hit a boxer in the ring, but not with a two-by-four. And it's OK to have sex with your drunk horny wife, but not OK to pin her down and force her when she tells you she doesn't want it. That's a clear distinction.
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:45 pm

Carleas wrote:This argument is so tragically wrong. The whole point of dating before marriage is to get a better idea of who a person is. And plenty of people who date before marriage do so without having sex with their partners, and with the express understanding that sex will be reserved until marriage (though this is obviously a small and decreasing share of the total). Dating is not tantamount to consenting to any and all sex with a person; people retain their autonomy and their ability to consent or deny consent even into marriage.

I agree with the sentiment that society and culture must push harder to the Right, with religious conservatism. If sex-before-marriage was explicitly discouraged or punished then ex-boyfriend rape would plummet. There is a strong correlation to liberal-leftist degenerate values, promiscuous sex, and fake rape. It's much more clear-cut, obviously wrong, and real rape when women are taken advantage of in a conservative-right society. Right-ism knows how to value and protect women. Left-ists do not.


Carleas wrote:We don't even entertain this standard for any other kind of crime. Imagine telling the family of a guy murdered by his crazy girlfriend that it's his own fault because he should have been more careful about who he dated. Or someone who was robbed or defrauded, or really any other generally accepted wrong. If we agree that it's wrong to rape someone, then we should agree that it's wrong to rape someone you're in a relationship with.

That's a false analogy.

Women should be blamed, in general, for poor dating choices and failed male screening process. If a woman chooses to date murderers and rapists then that is HER CHOICE. Women and liberal-leftists can't have it both ways. Either women are self-responsible, or, they're not. How much babying and coddling is owed to modern women?

You're basically saying that a woman who CHOOSES to date a drug dealer, gets hooked on meth, is innocent when she winds up dead or in the hospital. That's wrong.


Carleas wrote:Of course we can plug the fact that two people are dating into the mens rea of rape, so that we're more likely to infer consent and presume consent in cases where we might not for strangers (e.g. intoxication, rough sex). But that's very different from saying the whole concept is incoherent. It's OK to hit a boxer in the ring, but not with a two-by-four. And it's OK to have sex with your drunk horny wife, but not OK to pin her down and force her when she tells you she doesn't want it. That's a clear distinction.

No it's not a "clear distinction".

Traditionally marriage, and today modern extra-marital relationships, imply sexual consent on behalf of the male. When two people are "dating" it's presumed they're sexually engaged (in modern liberal left terms). Or when two people are married it's implied they're having sex. It's only recent, and a fad, that modern-liberal-left-feminists are saying that "everything is rape and harassment". Technically, traditionally, court and general society would discount and ignore such outrageous claims that "my ex-boyfriend raped me 10 years ago".

You're ignoring the fact that women need some self-respect and accountability. The further society goes, trying to maintain that "all women are innocent angels", the more damage is going to be done. Women cannot seriously claim "to be respected" while wallowing in such victimhood. Quit being a victim. Defend yourself. Quit fucking drug dealers, murderers, criminals, and rapists.

Oh, but you see, women will continue to do so anyway.
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Carleas » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:06 pm

Urwrongx1000 wrote:Either women are self-responsible, or, they're not.

Are you holding women and men to different standards? It seems like you want to hold women and men to different standards (e.g. woman victim is responsible for the actions of man attacker).

Urwrongx1000 wrote:Traditionally marriage...

This is irrelevant. We're talking about marriage now, for which the social and legal understanding is that both partners retain their individuality and autonomy.
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:09 pm

Yes, women should be held to different standards than men, and men different standards than women.
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:15 pm

Isn't it obvious that the challenges that a man faces in life, is not equal or even remotely similar, to a woman?

And likewise for women, their challenges are nowhere near nor relevant to men's?

What is the "challenge" of a woman's life, other than, choosing a suitable male? Women's lives revolve around sex. Men's lives revolve around doing things, working, warring, accomplishments, etc.
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Carleas » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:44 am

Are you open and honest about that belief with the women in your life? How do they respond?
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:14 am

Carleas wrote:Are you open and honest about that belief with the women in your life? How do they respond?

I generally don't tell anybody what I think because I know how they would respond.

People hate the idea of imposition upon them, that they are judged by the highest standards.

However I never expect that others should live up to my standards. Because I believe in objective moral standards. If somebody impressed me then it would be out of their own accord and their own nature. They would have done what I approve of, naturally, without coercion and without previous knowledge. For example, if a woman is prudent, loyal, makes a good home, makes a good wife, and makes a good mother, then I praise her because that is what her nature is. She is rare, and deserves my respect, and of others, because of what she is without subjective moral imposition. She does not act as she does because I, or anybody else, deems it so. But rather because she already knew in her heart that it was the best thing for her. Because the rewards of a noble nature is always self-evident.

Furthermore the improprieties and degeneracy of the rest of average, mediocre society, will not stain her. Thus nobody should ever hold "the same" standards for everybody, as if we could expect from the lowlifes, scum degenerates, prostitutes, and the promiscuous, that they would be fit to make good wives and good mothers. Or that every woman is "equally worthy" of protection and sanctity, of positive attention and affirmation, as-if women who are noble had not paid a higher cost, and made higher sacrifices???

No, to Each their Own.


These promiscuous women in Hollywood want to make a stink about an ugly movie producer sexually harassing them....it's apples and oranges. Fake rape compared to real rape. It's dishonorable to women out there who are real victims, not fake victims. It's furthermore a dishonor to women most worthy of protection and admiration.

Should Hollywood actresses, selling their body's out to the public, be praised and raised as social paragons? Compared to real mothers and wives? No. Of course, everybody know how long "marriages" last in Hollywood too. Hollywood is comprised of degenerate Attention-seekers. Their job and careers revolve around attention-whoring. Unfortunately that is what this whole issue seems about, attention-whoring. 15 more minutes of fame.
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Mr Reasonable » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:20 am

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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Carleas » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:51 pm

Urwrongx1000 wrote:I generally don't tell anybody what I think because I know how they would respond.

There are two possible explanations for the need to lie about one's beliefs: 1) everyone else is wrong, or 2) one's beliefs are wrong.

It's not impossible that #1 is the case, but the conditions that need to hold for it to be right are pretty unlikely. Epistemic humility should strongly suggest that your beliefs about what the challenge is in women's lives and what their lives revolve around are wrong when basically no women accept them.
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:59 pm

Withholding your thoughts and beliefs from others, is not lying, as-if people in general are 'owed' the truth.

They're not. Those who deserve to hear truth are those who most seek it out and fight for it, earn it.


Perhaps you need hints and tips. What people say and what people do are often very different. When you examine people's behaviors, and throw out all the words, then people really expose themselves. No words, just actions. What people do says the whole truth. And so these Hollywood women and sex assault cases demonstrate the truth. Young girls and women go to Hollywood, want "the dream", but that "dream" usually has a man standing in the way, blocking the door. A Hollywood producer, the price of admission is undressing, taking your clothes off, or more.

Some women pay the price. Others do not. This is the reality of Hollywood and California. The dream, of most women, is the lie. As-if things in life don't have a price. As-if getting what you want, won't have barriers and men blocking the way. So again, some women paid the price, undressed, performed. They regretted it ten years later. They complain about it a decade after the fact.

Not the next day. Not the next week. Not the next year. So again, what does this action say? Does it not say more than words ever can?
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Arminius » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:59 pm

Urwrongx1000 wrote:Appropriate sexual behavior in 2017-2018 is for all modern males to cut your dick off and become a woman.

Otherwise you are guilty of sexual harassment and/or rape.

And what about those who change in the opposite direction? :P
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:01 am

Arminius wrote:
Urwrongx1000 wrote:Appropriate sexual behavior in 2017-2018 is for all modern males to cut your dick off and become a woman.

Otherwise you are guilty of sexual harassment and/or rape.

And what about those who change in the opposite direction? :P

Women are blameless and innocent, and can do whatever they want.

However if they want to become men, and attach a fake penis, then they must be blamed for everything and must be held accountable for their actions.

Also women who become men, must also cut their (fake) dicks off, otherwise be guilty of sexual harassment and/or rape.
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby Uccisore » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:54 pm

Carleas wrote:I mean, Roy Moore has been credibly accused of attempted forcible rape. I agree that there's a hysteria going on, but not every allegation brought to light during a hysteria is without merit.


Yes, that's why "The Boy who Cried Wolf" is a compelling fable. It wouldn't be much of a story if there were no such things as wolves.

I actually do think the affect of time and culture on appropriateness is relevant for Roy Moore, since courting teenagers when he was doing it was not so far beyond the pale as it is today.


How far beyond the pale is it today? Jerry Seinfeld dated an underage girl and all it got him were a few magazine covers.

The way you fight it is by expressly distinguishing between (1) credible accusations of criminal conduct and (2) decades late complaints that maybe a senator putting his hand on stranger's waist was a tad familiar.


Who? Who does that? Lena Dunham? You? "Society"? We don't have a cohesive society capable of coming to consensus on those sorts of things.

It would be one thing if the right were as condemning of the mobs attacking Franken and Conyers as they are of the mobs attacking Trump and Moore, but I see glee about the former and indignation only when it starts threatening the tribe.


Of course the actual reality of the situation is that plenty of Republicans called out both Trump and Moore when those accusations were made, and they did it more consistently and more loudly than the Democrats did against Conyers or Franken- that is, until Trump endorsed Moore creating a political opportunity to be gained by throwing Franken and Conyors under the bus. For another thing, Republicans have been all over the media saying Franken didn't need to drop out over this stuff- I don't think the accusations against him amount to very much.

So here we are where Dems are on their high horse about how well you handle sexual assault accusations when you were working your damnedest to get Bill Clinton back in the White House and reacting with shock and horror to anybody who had the gall to even mention the 'bimbo's that accused him of rape and assault. Until, once more, there was a political advantage to be had by throwing the Clintons under the bus in the name of 'believing women'. It only took 20 years.

So how is politics supposed to function in any sort of honest way when folks manage to say "Trump needs to drop out for sexual impropriety so the Clintons can have another 8 years in the Oval Office" without a hint of irony?

The answer to the question is, candidates that laugh and scoff at such accusations begin to have an advantage. Unfortunately, even with the accusations are true.

And, to the extent there is a need to articulate clearly the bounds of appropriateness, why is it only on people claiming that something was inappropriate?


Well, because their claims stand to ruin somebody's life.

It doesn't seem like a legitimate move to respond to a credible accusation of forcible rape that the right thing to do is to decide not to care and not to apologize because no one's provided a clearly articulated description of the boundary for what's appropriate.


Depends on what you mean by 'legitimate'. It's certainly not an ethical move. But it is increasingly a move that gets you ahead in politics.

Is anyone's disputing that forcible rape is across any reasonable line we could draw?


Yes. I am absolutely certain some leftist professor has found a way to define staring at somebody across a crowded room as 'forcible rape', such that now the reasonableness of forcible rape is being discussed. The whole thing is politicized. If there was an article on Vice or Gateway Pundit or wherever accusing a popular figure of 'forcible rape', my very first thought would be "Let's see how they are mangling definitions of words to put that label on what really happened".

When language is violence and men can become women by wishing, God only knows what you mean by 'forcible rape'.

We agree there's a boundary, we agree certain things are on either side of it, we fight the weaponization of these accusations by acknowledging and responding to those things, and having debates about the things in between.


Right. When it's 99% democrats and liberals being accused, it's suddenly time to think very carefully about the credibility of accusations.

I would say you're inferring a tactic from an effect. The wave of accusations right now are a mix of good faith outrage at actual articulable harms and bad faith tribal bandwagoning. My impression of people who participated in the #MeToo thing was that it was mostly about good faith solidarity in sharing episodes that are genuinely painful to experience and relive. I don't get the impression that most of them were motivated by a general hatred of men or masculinity (most were heterosexual women, many in relationships with men), except insofar as masculinity sometimes celebrates doing cruel or indifferent things to women.


You're talking all around the massive shitstorm of 'toxic masculinity' whining, and the brazen misandry that has been coming out of the press on your side of politics for years to focus instead on what you imagine to be the private motivations of mostly anonymous strangers. I'm sure the #metoo campaign is full of diverse people doing what they do for a multitude of reasons. But they aren't the problem anyway. If anything, the revelation that 'rape culture' insofar as it exists seems to be limited to Hollywood, male feminists, and liberal journalists has been great for society.

I'd argue this is part of a larger class of phenomena where most individual-level choices are in good faith and ethical and permitted, but when a lot of people all make that same individual-level choices, there are emergent harms. I think it's reasonable to point to those harms to encourage individuals to reevaluate the balance of harms of their choices, but for most individuals it is probably the case that their individual choice doesn't add enough to the emergent harm to make a difference, and rational and moral and fully justified choice is to do exactly what they're doing. It's a collective action/commons problem. What's your take on that?


I don't really think there's anything wrong with the #MeToo movement. Let them call out every abuser and burn Hollywood and mainstream journalism to the ground. Alternately, let them make false and frivolous accusations over and over, ruining people's lives for no good reason until radical feminism loses all credibility for a generation. Ideally, a bit of both. The only thing new about it is that sacred cows to the left are getting the same treatment that the rest of us have had to deal with forever.
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Re: Appropriate sexual behavior

Postby demoralized » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:27 am

In my opinion, the closest thing to appropriate sexual behavior mentioned in this thread:

When a guy goes to a bar and buys a girl a drink


Yet, this too can be attacked as a poor choice

One can think of a drink as a gift - if sex is an outcome, this can be seen as exchanging sex for goods (i'd call it prostitution)

Or to attack it from another angle, the drink(s) may put people in a position to blame decisions on the alcohol rather than taking responsibility for ones own actions

Perhaps there is something more appropriate than this
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