MARK REGNERUS WROTE A SEXIST ESSAY, DEFINITELY NOT FIT FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus is a sexist, claiming that withholding sex from your wife or partner will cause you to have a happier, more selfish life. In an extraordinarily unpublishable essay for the Wall Street Journal, which actually was excerpted from his book on the same subject, Regnerus makes pure generalizations about how the decline of marriage is a result of women having sex with freedom. This sexist Professor judges women, passes it off as ‘Research’, what a dildo.
GUY NAMED KEVIN, 24, CLEARLY AN EXPERT ON RELATIONSHIPS
He starts out with this quote from a 24-year-old guy named Kevin, clearly of the right age to know about romantic and sexual relationships: “Girls are easier to mislead than guys just by lying or just not really caring. If you know what girls want, then you know you should not give that to them until the proper time. If you do that strategically, then you can really have anything you want…whether it’s a relationship, sex, or whatever. You have the control.” Yea, ok Kevin.
MALICIOUS TACTIC, BUT REGNERUS STILL AGREES WITH IT
Regnerus admits that the tactic is malicious, but claims it works. And if it works, why would any man stop lying to all women? Apparently, you can only get a dude to hang out with you long enough to respect your humanity if you hold sex just out of reach for as long as possible. To make his point, Regnerus asks a girl named Kristin if men should make “sacrifices” for sex. She gives him a confused answer to a more confusing question and he draws a condemning conclusion:
CONFUSED QUESTIONS CAN LEAD TO CONFUSED ANSWERS
“Kristin rightly wants the men whom she dates to treat her well and to respect her interests, but the choices that she and other women have made unwittingly teach the men in their lives that such behavior is noble and nice but not required in order to sleep with them. They are hoping to find good men without supporting the sexual norms that would actually make men better.”
This cheap sex isn’t happening just because women are stupid and give the fuck without demanding a candlelit dinner first. It’s the result of technology, apparently. The two “technologies” Regnerus names are birth control—which he admits has been around for 60 years, so it’s unclear why family planning is a modern culprit—and pornography. “Online porn has made sexual experience more widely and easily available too. A laptop never says no, and for many men, virtual women are now genuine competition for real partners.”
This is so confusing. Should I never say no, like a porno on a laptop that Kevin is jerking off to? Or always say no, so he respects me more than the porno and doesn’t marry it instead?
AT LEAST YOU DIDN’T BANG KEVIN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
As deluded and backwards thinking as Prof. Regnerus is, he does have a point: many women have fucked a guy like Kevin at some point in their life. Someone who manipulated you, or took advantage of your feelings, or who just turned out to be an asshole womanizer. It happens. Just be glad you didn’t play whatever hold-out game Regnerus is suggesting. You might have ended up being married to him. And we thought the University of Texas was credible