Girl logic

Amynda demonstrates the sort of thinking that by all rights should land her a regular Star & Sickle column:

Well, we’ll get around to discussing how problematic male dominance is after we’ve convinced every woman ever to avoid ever turning tables and gaining some small pleasures here and there. Men feel they can use you for sex? You should cry and give up on sex rather than use them right back and show them payback’s a bitch.

I couldn’t care less about the inherent inequality of “Ladies Nights”, but then, I’m pro-freedom and believe that men and women should be free to sell or not sell their goods and services to anyone they like, at whatever price they like.

A very scary concept, I know.

What’s amusing here is the fact that Amynda and her tuff-girl feminist sisters just can’t seem to learn from anything, not from history, not from empirical evidence, not even from personal experience.

If someone is using you, using them right back doesn’t accomplish anything, it simply gives them exactly what they’re looking for. I absolutely LOVED this sort of female thinking in my amoral, predatory days. Don’t use me, girl, don’t throw me in dat der briar patch! I mean, it was the best of all possible worlds, a sure thing plus you didn’t even have to pretend to feel guilty for not calling the next day.

The basic problem with girl logic is that it is completely concerned with how a woman feels rather than what is happening around her. This is how precisely the same behavior from two perfect strangers can either be a) sexual harassment or b) the cause for delighted phone calls to all her friends, on the sole basis of how the woman feels about the approach.

Ironically, this is almost exactly the approach recommended by Bobby Knight regarding rape. Relax and enjoy it… or rather, if you’re being raped, rape them right back and show them payback’s a bitch!

Seriously, does she have Down’s Syndrome or something? This really isn’t that complicated. Adam Smith covered it back in 1776: when the supply goes up, the price goes down… and you can ask any European man, it doesn’t get any cheaper than an American college girl.

Even in Amsterdam and Bangkok, you have to pay. Thanks to feminists and the Sexual Revolution, this may be the only regard in which America is still the land of the free.

UPDATE – It just gets better. Hannibal actually thinks he’s being clever:

You’re not following it through fully. Ensure that *only* women be able to carry handguns as well as encouraging them to do so.

I’ve used that argument on some of the pro-gun wingnuts – you’d be amazed how well it short-circuits many of their arguments.

Only if you’re arguing with yourself. A man who is prepared to rape a woman is not going to shirk at carrying a gun illegally. In fact, a lot of men who won’t rape a woman won’t shirk at carrying a gun, regardless of whether those who think they are our masters have granted permission or not.

I’ve never had a permit and neither does nearly anyone I’ve ever gone to the range with. As Nate would say, I’m just sayin’….

Anyhow, the more girls that carry guns, the better, as far as I’m concerned. Go ahead and pass that law. Then they can feel they’re carrying with Daddy Government’s okay, and men will continue to do what we’ve always done. I’ll never understand why Patriarchy-hating feminists and their hangers-on can’t see the irony of always needing to ask for permission for every individual decision.

Newsflash: Nick C. still can’t read

Saint Paul of the Fraters Libertas alerts us to Nick Coleman’s latest exercise in inadvertant self-flagellation:

“When it bought the Star Tribune in 1998, McClatchy was a second-tier chain that had 10 dailies and a profit margin of 13 percent. Today, after buying its way into a far better club by using the Star Tribune for leverage, McClatchy has 32 papers and a profit margin of 26 percent.”

And the inevitable correction from the Star & Sickle:

Correction: Nick Coleman’s column incorrectly stated the McClatchy Company’s operating margins. McClatchy had an operating margin of 18.6 percent in 1998, the year it bought the Star Tribune. Its operating margin last year was 19 percent. In 1998, McClatchy’s free cash flow was 28.3 percent, as measured by earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. In 2005, its free cash flow was 25 percent.

Reading annual reports is hard! And to think that these stars of the mainstream who actually look down on the Internet media. I’m only surprised that he apparently managed to count the number of newspapers correctly. I would have expected him to report McClatchy owning fiver newspapers.

Und ze long march continues

Silly woters… zey didn’t honestly believe zat ze Fourth Reich would give up that easily, did zey? You vill wote until you wote correctly, hein?

GERMANY is plotting to revive the dumped EU Constitution, its envoy to Britain revealed yesterday. Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger admitted that Berlin wants to keep the old constitution “to the maximum extent” He said Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to deny voters a chance to reject the Brussels masterplan — derailed in 2005 by voters in France and the Netherlands.

Mr Ischinger said: “We want to preserve significant portions of the document without a second referendum process.”

And I’d like a pony. Meanwhile, Michael Medved is rabidly attacking everyone who is observant enough to notice that exactly the same conquest-by-document process is currently underway in North America… if Germany’s Jews paid as little attention to what was going on around them as Mr. Medved does, it would certainly explain why they sat around so complacently as the physical and ideological infrastructure for the Endlosung was being erected.