Modern men are turning to gay affairs because they are “terrified” of women, Jilly Cooper has suggested.
That makes no sense. I’m afraid of X so I do Y? I have a fear of heights so I’ve decided to take up cave diving. Right.
I think gay men are gay because they are attracted to men, not because they’re necessarily repelled by women.
And hey, by this logic, shouldn’t all women be lesbians?
In a somewhat scathing verdict, the famously racy novelist said that men also cry “all the time”.
Men have as much capacity for emotion as women. This one is at least true in the spirit of the answer. I don’t understand what is “scathing” about the comment.
She added that women wear short skirts but have “do not touch tattooed across their knees” – and said she was “worried” about the effect the Me Too campaign may have on views of courtship.
She is an erotic romance novelist, I guess. I’m getting the impression I wouldn’t like her books very much, since her romantic heroes must be bold men who see a skirt as an invitation to get under it, and the heroine better not complain about it.
Back in my courtin’ days, in the long long ago, #MeToo wouldn’t have affected me, and I would not have been afraid of women, because I never intimidated anyone into forced sex, nor did I harass anyone or take inappropriate liberties with women. I think that’s the case with most men.
It’s only the assholes who should be afraid.