Monday, May 25, 2015

Let’s talk about cuckoldry figures for a moment

Recently a reader commented on my post, Does every girl have her price?, that cuckoldry rates are most likely a lot lower than often assumed among critical thinkers misogynists. The reference he provides points to the Discovery Magazine, where Razib Khan attempts to dispel the alleged cuckoldry myth.

That article is a pretty nice example of blatant agenda. It seems that Razib Khan does like to steer his readers towards making particular conclusions. Okay, so maybe the 10% figure is overblown, or any low two-digit percent number. But raising another mans offspring with your resources, while you believe that that kid who for whatever reason does not look like you at all, despite the family of your wife stressing over and over how similar you two are, is not a trifling matter.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Let's say NO to nutritional facts! (No, not really.)

I was trawling Tumblr the other day for further evidence of human stupidity. Suffice it to say that a lot of people are really fucking stupid. Sadly I lost the link, but there was one blog where a young woman claimed she no longer wanted to suffer from an eating disorder anymore --- and then went on to fatten up. I wish she would have posted some 'before' pictures, or just any pictures of herself. Instead, she wrote a few posts against "nutritional facts" because they gave her a bad conscience when she was eating crappy food and, apparently unbeknownst to her, saddling society with a future medical bill of hundreds of thousands of dollars once she needs treatment for her type II Diabetes and various other obesity-related illnesses. But, you go girl!

Here's the picture of how she dealt with the oppression through nutritional facts:

Why bother with facts when you can have feelings instead?

The Open Thread: May 2015

Since I get a relatively high number of comments that are tangential to the articles, I'd like to try to move those parts of the conversation to the monthly 'Open Thread'.

In short, it you think anything you're going to write is "off topic" to the current post, but still related to pickup, women, gender politics and the other topics I discuss on this blog, then please leave a comment to the most recent Open Thread, such like this one. Just post below.

Thank you.