Harvard recently cancelled the remaining games on the men’s soccer schedule due to the fact that members of the team were creating lewd “scouting reports” of players on the women’s soccer team. The reports are said to have assigned a number to each female player rating their looks and listed the position they played on the field as well as positions the male players would like to see them assume in the bedroom.
Cancelling the season denied the Harvard team, which was 10-3-2, a chance to go the league championship game and the NCAA tournament.
This is of course silly and sophomoric — on the part of the administration. The ratings were sophomoric too, but they were, after all, produced by sophomores. Supposedly there was an investigation and disciplinary action was taken because the university wants to stamp out
heterosexuality misogyny, but it is impossible to imagine that the male players have a better opinion of women now than they did before they were punished for perfectly normal and healthy male behavior. They sure as hell weren’t spending all of that time fantasizing about women because they hate the opposite sex. The entire point of the exercise was that they love women, and want to love them even more.
And of course we get the standard tripe about how men viewing women with desire reduces women to nothing more than sex objects — as if the male gaze can transmute an independent and powerful woman into a squishy, sobbing mass of unchecked emotion and running mascara. It never occurs to them that if a lewd joke is all it takes to unman (yeah, I said it) a particular woman then she never had a claim to being anything other than weak. I am pretty sure the dictionary does not define “strong” as weeping when someone imagines you naked.
And of course it is quite possible to think of women sexually and to simultaneously admire other qualities they have. But there is certainly no innate human drive to write poems, or songs, or limericks about someone’s intellect. And for women’s part I have yet to hear reports of one yelling, “do me with that big brain of yours” in bed. I know we aren’t supposed to admit that men can walk and chew gum at the same time, but we are quite capable of both desiring women and admiring women. The two are not mutually exclusive and the fact that some women pretend they are is not something that is in the interests of anyone to encourage. But if you punish the desire you sure as hell are going to get less of the admiration. You will only breed resentment, and I am sure the young men on the soccer team will not forget what was done to them. When Osama bin Laden attacked the Twin Towers he said it was to teach the west about Islam. And the west learned. Harvard has taught these young men about feminism and they have learned.
The statement issued by the women’s team to justify ruining the male soccer player’s season was the typical self-justifying claptrap about how they suffer so much — because men just don’t say exactly what they want them to say, when they want them to say it and it hurts their feelings. This really is precious.
In all, we do not pity ourselves, nor do we ache most because of the personal nature of this attack.
There was of course no attack other than in their fevered, Shades of Grey imaginations. And they sure as hell do pity themselves as you see from:
More than anything, we are frustrated that this is a reality that all women have faced in the past and will continue to face throughout their lives.
Yes, how will they soldier on knowing that the male of the species wants to do what males of every species are born to do. How ghastly that they must be burdened with the knowledge that men desire them. If only there were some safe space to which they could retreat — like say, a nunnery, or a women’s studies program, or perhaps an insane asylum — but then I repeat myself.
We feel hopeless because men who are supposed to be our brothers degrade us like this.
And yet if the roles were reversed the men would love it because it shows that they are wanted. But hey, who the hell wants equality when there is power in being a victim. Tell us some more about how powerful you are.
We are appalled that female athletes who are told to feel empowered and proud of their abilities are so regularly reduced to a physical appearance.
My ass! The only thing that would appall them more is if they were never objectified, and justifiably so. What they really want is for the men they like to objectify the hell out of them, and for the ones they find icky to never have a sexual thought ever, much less share those thoughts. Because, just ick!
We are distraught that mothers having daughters almost a half century after getting equal rights have to worry about men’s entitlement to bodies that aren’t theirs.
No one knows what the hell this means. Does anyone out there know what this means? I bet they don’t even know what the hell it means. What entitlement? Who did anything to their bodies? Do they mean that people talk about how they look and women think they should get a veto over that? Do they think they get to decide what others fantasize about? Do they think that just tossing out the word “entitlement” as if it is some sort of religious cant makes a coherent argument? Because it doesn’t. It doesn’t have some magical argument winning property totally divorced from the circumstances in which it is applied. I am sorry, I don’t care what your professor told you. If I say, “Woah, Adelle has a helluva set of lungs on her,” do they think that I somehow entitled myself to her voice? WTF? I mean, would any sane person talk this way short of the food pellet and electroshock therapy that is forced on them by our institutions of higher indoctrination?
We are concerned for the future, because we know that the only way we can truly move past this culture is for the very men who perpetrate it to stop it in its tracks.
Only you can stop forest fires — in your pants! Seriously, how do people this dimwitted get into college? Are ALL of them incapable of thinking for themselves? Because this sounds like a template that is just spewed out on command without anyone ever having given it any thought at all.
The whole point is supposedly that women want to be treated as equals and to be thought of as being as strong as men. But at the same time they don’t want anyone to talk about them. And if someone does then they go crying that their feelings are hurt to an administration that we are told is part of the all pervasive patriarchy (which runs every damned thing in the country to the point that women can’t even get a breath, let alone catch a break) and they demand that others be punished for hurting their feelings! In the name of the Holy God of Equality I ask when have men EVER had this sort of privilege? When in the history of the world did men ever run around complaining to the authorities that women were being mean to them by talking about how they wanted to bang the shit out of them? Here is a pro tip. If you want to be treated like a man then you can’t cry when you are treated like a man.
No, this sort of privilege is left over from when women were treated as the fairer sex and were supposed to be protected even to the point of men losing their lives in an attack or natural disaster. Their virtue was considered sacred, and it was the most scandalous of behavior to cast aspersions at it. Women are clinging to this privilege, while at the same time wanting whatever they perceive to be the male advantages. If they really wanted equality they would have told the guys to toss off and not given it another moment’s thought instead of being mortified that sex exists and men think about it.
I’ve got news for you ladies. It is impossible to stop this behavior. It is a biological imperative, and one that would end the human race were you to ever stamp it out. If you really want men who are indifferent to your bodies, and that are incapable of fantasizing then you need to get a vibrator and a carton full of kittens and start trundling around in abandoned knitting mills because that is the endgame for you. This shit is never going to stop because it is what men enjoy doing and you have no right to deny them that pleasure. And that is all men. Even your little beta-male liars who follow you around wanting a crumb of attention are thinking about what they would really like to do to you in bed. And there is not a damned thing wrong with that. You can’t make natural human attraction and desire into some sort of dysfunction just because you get a kick out of it. It doesn’t work that way. And you should be fucking ashamed of yourself if you support what Harvard did here.
And notice how ungrateful these women are. Their sport would not even exist were it not for money being taken by force from the revenue generating male sports like football and basketball. Not only that, due to the tyranny of Title IX, many men’s sports programs had to be dropped entirely just so we could artificially match the number of men and women participating in sports when the demand and interest is not at all equal. My old school got a women’s rowing team, not because there was a demand for it, but because it helped balance out the number of men who were on the football team. Even so the hockey and wrestling teams still had to be disbanded. And members of the crew team will tell you they only took it up for the scholarship money, not because they love it. It is absolute madness. But that is why we for the most part keep our crazy people confined to college campuses (our current president excepted) . It is like the Zombie apocalypse. Once this stuff goes viral and gets beyond the ivy covered containment walls no society survives it.
OK, I was just going to write a sentence or two and give out the link, but as usual I couldn’t shut up because really, how can you not get worked up about these guys having what they worked so hard for taken from them over absolutely nothing? It is now officially Harvard’s position that anyone who has sexy thoughts about their women’s soccer players and dares to express them needs to be punished. That sounds more like a fatwa from an Ayatollah than it does a policy by a college in the western world.