A Vision of Equality

What would a world where women were no different than men look like?  Where the utopian feminist ideals of gender equality held sway?

The executive summary:  there’d be grab-ass in the streets, on the metro, at the job, in the church pews, all hours all the time.  The city air would fill not with the sounds of traffic and construction and sirens but the gruntings of humans in mid-coitus.  Nature hikes at Great Falls would lose a lot of its ambience as the chirping birds and tree leaves rustling in the wind yielded to the Uuhs and Ahhs of sweaty thrustings.

We get a window into that imaginary world in the lives of gay men circa 1970s before the AIDS epidemic inspired the media to paper over the true nature of male homosexual libido.  If women had the same intense, indefatigable, indiscriminate sex drive as men it would resemble M. Blowhard’s description of his time as a straight man witnessing the gay scene in New York:

If Fire Island was acres of beef on the hoof, Christopher Street was Mardi Gras in New Orleans, only with fewer inhibitions and without a female to be seen. One club or bar after another … Each establishment, and the street itself, filled with exuberant gayguys in freaky costumes … Music, drugs, and booze everywhere … Carousing of a pitch that would put beer-drinking Spring Break jocks to shame …

As well as the most aggressive and direct sexual behavior I’ve ever witnessed. I found the scene overheated and hair-raising all at once. I’d never before and have never since witnessed a scene so single-mindedly focused on getting off. People as commodities … Relentless dick-centeredness …

And what was courtship like between gay guys?

At the bars and on the sidewalks of Christopher Street there wasn’t a pretence at conversation, let alone at recognizing that anyone might have a personality. You were understood to be there to have sex, period. The single and only point was to find someone you could get off with, and quickly, because someone else you would want to get off with might stroll by in a few minutes. Imagine city block after city block offering nothing but sexual challenge and sexual invitation.

The author of the book on the gay sex scene of the 1970s describes it in vivid terms:

Whatever fantasy you had, you always knew you could satisfy it any time, night or day, at one of the many sexual playgrounds …

Urban gay male life had evolved over a decade from personal salvation into a communal identity and now, as the Saint [a famous disco] became our weekly Mecca, into a quasi-religion. Several thousand muscled, shirtless gay men in black 501 jeans … Upstairs was a huge darkened balcony converted into carpeted bleachers where hundreds of stoned men fucked all night and into the day.

To lose oneself so completely in the wall-to-wall men moaning in the dark … soaring on a hit of ethyl chloride … was like being transported to some heavenly other planet somewhere beyond the stars.

Don’t kid yourselves.  This is exactly what relations between men and women would be like if women possessed the mental and emotional machinery of men, except instead of one Christopher Street there would be millions.  If we were equal in the ways that the feminist movement which inculcated two generations of women into its warped worldview insisted we were, and our psychological differences were only social constructions amenable to change, then the result would be a lecherous orgy of such proportions as to make de Sade blush.

Rampant sex and the perpetual pursuit of sex with thousands of willing partners would grind society to a halt.  If STDs didn’t wipe out a significant portion of the population, sheer physical exhaustion from day-long fuck marathons would render the rest incapable of anything more than satisfying the bottom of Maslov’s hierarchy of needs.

Romance novels about dating, seduction, and intimacy would have to be re-engineered to reflect the new reality.  Actually, romance novels would cease to exist.  Porn would become even more ubiquitous than it is now, flashing from giant electronic billboards over musty cityscapes drenched in the effluvium of sex fluids like some raunchy Bladerunner alternate universe.  Every vice imaginable would find its expression unfettered by moral disapprobation.

In this equalist fantasy, or nightmare, dating takes on a whole new hue.  Those first shy stabs at awkward flirtations would pluck the heartstrings like this:

Him: “Hi.”
Her: “Hi.”
Him: [grabs ass]
Her: [grabs ass back]
{sexual intercourse}

If courtship progressed as far as a first date:

Him: “Hi, you’re cute, wanna get a drink sometime?”
Her: “I’d like that. Here’s my number. Call me sometime.”
[15 minutes later at bar]
Him: “Wow, that’s really cool that you’re into golden showers.  I heard the bathrooms here are great for fucking.  All the walls are mirrored.”
Her: “Let’s find out!”
{sexual intercourse}

Put away all your player manuals, you won’t need them.  Want to broach the subject of multiple short and long term relationships?  Threesomes?  A2M?

Him: “Wanna do A2M, threesomes, or be a member of my harem?”
Her: “You had me at A2M!”

Marriage?  Kids?  Um, yeah.  Civilization?  It’d putter along for a while, but eventually the voracious id unleashed would reverse human achievement so rapidly that the forests would retake the cities, as it is doing in Detroit right now.  I doubt you could walk M Street more than two blocks without seeing penis in vagina somewhere along the way.

Left to their own insatiable appetites, men are dogs.  Underneath all the game playing, romantic gestures, conversational fluff, and resource display lies a feral beast who’d smash through that facade as soon as the gatekeeper relinquished her keys.  Women put the brakes on this steamroller of lust.  Love helps keep it distracted… at least for a while.





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  1. “…You had me at A2M!”

    This is the first known instance of a Jerry McGuire parody that includes A2M.

    Excellent work.

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  2. If the majority of women continue to adopt a mannish outlook on promiscous sex and pornography, without any desire and movement for change, this is a vision of the future.

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  3. Amen brother. Amen.

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  4. As always, I’ll be the douchebag lefty outlier and say that a world where women actually have interest in sex is a better world. Of course, this presumes that I’ll have access to the hot women that I find attractive and not the ugly women that most guys have sex with out of desperation. Otherwise, porn and masturbation perform at the task adequately.

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  5. Yeah but gay men have relationships and love each other and date and court and all that shit. They have a dominant-submissive relationship structure, as well. Sure they can orgy it up like there’s no tomorrow, but they don’t date the guys they have orgies with. Men still remain men- they want their virgins as well.

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  6. Civilization was pretty much invented by men to impress women. Impressing women is the whole purpose of work, sport, art, music, and pretty much everything else ever. Razib of GNXP recently asked: “without women, what would be the point of wealth?” This could be reformulated thusly: “without women to impress, what would be the purpose of doing anything useful, minus acquiring the bare necessities of food and sleep?” If men could get what they wanted without working then they, well, wouldn’t work… at all. No wonder 60’s feminism emerged from the bowels of the far left – it’s pure welfarism! Giving people (men) something for doing nothing.

    A wider critique of feminism would include the feminist goal of equal pay. Modern women believe two contradictory things – that women should be paid the EXACT same as men, and that they would only ever marry a man who earned more than they do. If the equal pay goal were realized then large numbers of men would have to do without wives.

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  7. RooshV seems to be a good example of this happening to a player. Apparently he has discovered that he can get women without having to work, so he quit his job. This is how most men would act if presented with similar circumstances.

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  9. “If the equal pay goal were realized then large numbers of men would have to do without wives.”

    if modern trends continue, i believe we are headed toward legalized polygamy. it is the inevitable outcome of the merging nexus of suffrage + information society status dispersal + obliteration of traditional marriage.
    the death of the west happens when the nuclear family gurgles its last breath.

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  10. Razib of GNXP recently asked: “without women, what would be the point of wealth?”

    To live more comfortably than the animals and to lord over the poorer men with no power. Financial security allows me to life comfortably in good health and not worry and permits to obtain the “toys” that I want. I’d imagine that’s true for most men and the women are simply a suppliment or in some cases, what’s in the way of enjoying my money.

    A wider critique of feminism would include the feminist goal of equal pay. Modern women believe two contradictory things – that women should be paid the EXACT same as men, and that they would only ever marry a man who earned more than they do. If the equal pay goal were realized then large numbers of men would have to do without wives.

    The whole theory behind equal pay for equal work is that women who perform the same work as men should be compensated equally. It’s not a matter where a female secretary earns same as the male junior executive, but the female junior executive earns the same as the male. Even if the female executive earned less than the male executive, it doesn’t guarantee that the female will be interested in him. One must also take into account things such as a rank and family lineage as well.

    the death of the west happens when the nuclear family gurgles its last breath.

    We survived the Middle Ages, industrialism, World War II, and the shift from the extended family to the nuclear family. I’m black and I’ll openly admit that Western Civilization is much stronger than that.

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  11. “We survived the Middle Ages, industrialism, World War II, and the shift from the extended family to the nuclear family.”

    except that here, in the west, extended families aren’t going to fill the vacuum left by the disappearance of the nuclear family. it’ll be something much worse.
    i think it can be argued that the transistion from arranged marriages to love marriages provided part of the structural framework from which the west was able to catapult to greatness.

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  12. extended families aren’t going to fill the vacuum left by the disappearance of the nuclear family.

    Extended families in the west have atrophied primarily due to the development of an individualistic ethos that’s grown with the development of Western capitalism and the shift from rural to urban areas along with the growth of “friendship” and government. In effect, we now tell our families to fuck off because we don’t see them anymore in the same way that we used to despite the revolutions in transport and communications and due to the fact that friends have usurped the role that they once played in emotional support and the government covers the economic benefits.

    i think it can be argued that the transistion from arranged marriages to love marriages provided part of the structural framework from which the west was able to catapult to greatness.

    Explain why that’s true? From what I’ve seen, even though love marriages have become the de facto marriage system used in the Western world, the income and resources of the partners still plays a heavily influence role in determining who marries whom.

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  13. i’m speaking less of resource pooling and more of networks of trust. arranged marriages act to dissolve trust in communities and in government where the primary focus becomes aggrandizement for blood lineages.

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  14. Ummm, what world are you living in Roissy? Have you taken even a little bit of time to notice that gay men, who do live in the sexual utopia you describe, are not just a little but a lot creative and productive? That they hold down jobs? That they in fact dominate whole industries out of proportion to their numbers? That gay and bi men have have created many of the most brilliant works of art in Western history (think: Michaelangelo)?

    Not only that, have you noticed that gay and bi guys do in fact pair off and form lasting relationships after their early life sex binge?

    Of course, there’s still the STD problem, but the general picture in this post of sexuality as necessarily being a monstrous, life-negating force is just way off.

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  15. Oh, and if you know any gay guys, you know that they often form long-lasting couples, but it’s also true that their relationships are rarely completely monogamous. But they can still last — they take outside sex less personally than straight men and women do.

    My point is that even when the sex drive is unleashed, people can and do structure creative and productive lives.

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  16. “That they hold down jobs?”

    they have to eat.

    “(think: Michaelangelo)?”

    did michelangelo create his great religiously inspired masterpieces before or after gays could safely and proudly come out of the closet?
    rhetorical.

    “have you noticed that gay and bi guys do in fact pair off and form lasting relationships after their early life sex binge?”

    yes.
    that is because they get old and can no longer attract the younger hotter gay guys. settling down positively correlates with a lack of options.

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  19. I’d gladly sacrifice civilization for the world you describe.

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