I used to regularly take slaps at Scott Adams, but it got old — he’s so imperturbably stupid that it seemed mostly pointless. He thinks he already knows everything, so he’ll never learn. Either that or he’ll talk to himself in a series of positive affirmations to confirm that he’s right anyway…PZ Myers telling him he’s wrong can’t possibly compete with Scott Adams telling Scott Adams how brilliant Scott Adams is.
But now David Futrelle reminds me that not only is he stupid, he’s just an awful person. Adams has written a complaint about how poor men are so put upon by feminists, because of their rules. He tries to explain what a typical imaginary date is like.
When we get home, access to sex is strictly controlled by the woman. If the woman has additional preferences in terms of temperature, beverages, and whatnot, the man generally complies. If I fall in love and want to propose, I am expected to do so on my knees, to set the tone for the rest of the marriage.
Think about that first sentence. What is the alternative, that women have no say in whether they have sex or not? The second sentence: yes, women get to have preferences. So do men. In good relationships, both parties try to make each other happy.
You are not expected to propose on your knees. I didn’t.
The whole thing is that way: Scott Adams doesn’t like the fact that women aren’t supplicants for his love, and that they might actually be autonomous human beings who need to have their desires respected as much as his.
But he saves his oblivious best for last. He has a solution to Islamist terrorism! It’s so simple, he thinks. All we have to do is tell all those young men with guns and bombs this simple promise:
If you kill infidels, you will be rewarded with virgins in heaven. But if you kill your own leaders today – the ones holding the leash on your balls – you can have access to women tomorrow. And tomorrow is sooner.
Because those terrorists are all simply sexually frustrated? That’s so wrong and so silly, but it’s the foundation for his whole solution.
And say…who is Scott Adams to tell Middle Eastern men that he can give them
access to women? Does he think he’s holding the leashes on women everywhere? There’s an awful lot of similarity between Scott Adams and fundamentalist fanatics who think they’re the ones in charge of dispensing sexual favors.