I’m not entirely sure why that guy got quite so bent out of shape. I thought this was well done analysis and in no way pegged all heterosexual men as predatory monsters. You did say quite clearly that people (and men are people) have sex for a wide variety of reasons.

It’s hardly news that there is quite often an element of power dynamics in sexual situations. For instance, that aphorism that everything is about sex, except sex, which is actually about power. That didn’t just emerge in the Harvey Weinstein era — it’s an old, old saying.

All of this dovetails nicely with my assessment of what’s really bothering incels and blackpills and why they take out their hatred of the male hierarchy in which they don’t feel they can succeed on women (rather than on the hierarchy itself, which would be admitting that they have failed to achieve in a system that they loathe but still defer to).

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