Friday, February 25, 2011

* Lysistrata Redux

Yale Daily Column  on Gender Roles

(Click on link above for full  YDN article.)

"This line of thinking places women in a position where they're dependent on men and conveniently doesn't do the same to men."  

 Men are just as much victims of Biological Determinism as are women. Promiscuity (programmed by the Unconscious) is the price they pay. They are TOTALLY dependent on women, just not ONE monogamously enshrined woman.
Thornton Wilder said it best: "Nature's goal is to cover the planet with as much protoplasm as it can as fast as it can." (This was before the discovery of DNA and the obviation of the concept of protoplasm.)

If that means making males promiscuous cuckhold-makers and women mate-seekers at any cost, even subordination, that is what Nature (the Unconscious) will do.

John Edwards, Elliot Spitzer and Mark Sanford:  little puppets of Biological Determinism, like the males in Aristophanes' Lysistrata, led around the stage of the world by their erect phalluses, willing to become international fools, to gratify the Great Unconscious Regulating the Universe (GURU).

Ah, what fools these mortals be.

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