“Why is the Nobel Prize in Literature almost always given to a novelist, never a scientist? Why should we prefer our literature to be about things that didn’t happen? Wouldn’t, say, Steven Pinker be a good candidate for the literature prize?”—
Why should we prefer our food to be made out of things that aren’t computers. Isn’t it about time we began eating computers? Why can’t more dogs talk? And of the dogs that do talk, why are so many of them fictional? Shouldn’t, say, Steven Pinker’s dog begin talking? Throw off the yoke of superstition.
Furthermore, why can’t I have a car that has wheels that roll sideways? And why can’t Iron Man beat Goku? What if, say, Steven Pinker designed Tony Stark’s armor? What if I could fly? What if teeth were made of pineapples? Makes you think.
In the event that you have been living under a non-wifi-connected rock for the past seven years I will provide you with a brief background. Philip DeFranco is a YouTube personality who has been active on the Internet since 2006 when he launched his first YouTube channel “sxephil”. Since then his…
My sister is my hero. End of story. Everyone follow her now!
Also to add my own commentary to Mr. DeFranco’s response:
3. Women I don’t know ARE real women, but my ape/lizard brain recognizes a woman’s physical features before anything else is processed. Usually lips, eyes, nose, and then on to the curves. Without a conversation with that woman all I will ever know her as are those physical features. Same thing with men.
Okay, can we stop using “men are animals” as an excuse for intellectual laziness? I find this sort of strange argument because throughout history men (and I’m generalizing here I realize that) have used the rationale that they are somehow more logical and, by extension, more qualified than women to hold public office, vote, hold high power careers – the list goes on. However, whenever we come to really basic questions like…. you know…. how to view or treat other people a certain subgroup always seems to fall back on the “I’m a caveman… I can’t control myself… blahblahblah TITTIES!” excuse. So tell me, are you a more highly developed being capable of understanding complex ideas like the notion that the person in front of you is more than a hodgepodge of features and limbs? Or are you the Neanderthal that you say you are when it is a convenient way to shrug off the hassle of critical thinking?
4. Women were not put here on earth to objects of my pleasure or lust. Nice leap there ;)
And I guess my main point here is, I understand why there can be so much outrage with such a big issue but know that I am a friend to women. I may view women in a sexual manner but I won’t apologize for that. When I look at a woman like Laci I see her as both sexually attractive but most notably an incredibly passionate, strong, and intelligent person. I would never know the latter if I had never talked to her.
I understand this. Really I do. You never really know a person until you make a point of sitting down and getting to know them. What I will say, however, is that it is really important to recognize that every person you meet has the capacity to be an incredibly passionate, strong, intelligent person whether you know them or not. I think that sometimes when we reduce people (in particular women) to sexual objects as opposed to human subjects we can lose sight of that. Additionally, I think looking at people this way is a hindrance to actually building the types of relationships being talked about here. People shouldn’t have to prove their humanity to us, that should be a given. You can only get to know someone by seeing them as a person first, not the other way around.
I’m not the best with words and sentences. But maybe you’ll understand this. I’m a man. Flawed, sexually/intellectually hungry, good intentioned, and unwilling to be the effeminate castrated Ken doll some of you wanted me to be.
Again with the faulty logic that men just can’t manage to control themselves. Oh and while we’re at it why don’t we vilify femininity and put forth the ridiculous idea that believing women are more than simply a collection of holes means you’re not a “real man”? It isn’t about words or sentences here. It’s about ideas. Ideas from a smart, well –spoken young person who I thought would know better.
“It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America.”—Violet Rose (via setbabiesonfire)
“Cosmetics are an extension of the will. Why do you think all men paint themselves when they go to fight? When I paint my eyes to match my soup, it is not because I have nothing better to do than worry over trifles. It says, I belong here, and you will not deny me. When I streak my lips red as foxgloves, I say, Come here male. I am your mate, and you will not deny me. When I pinch my cheeks and dust them with mother-of-pearl, I say, Death, keep off, I am your enemy, and you will not deny me. I say these things, and the world listens, Masha.”—