They think of women as something dangerous, capable of wiping out their existence with their wily ways.” This is what has been the norm for the past 5K years. If not properly controlled and kept in their place, if not properly tamed and managed, dangerous women will eat you alive — perhaps literally with their vagina dentanta! It’s certainly a curious paradox how women can be both feared and marginalized at the same time.

I know I probably sound like a broken record to some, but having spent a certain amount of time walking around half naked in a “lifestyle” club, I feel like I have some standing to speak about how all of this fear is just a projection. Men in those places know how to act towards women, no matter what they are wearing, no matter how they are dancing or whatever. There is no fearfullness or predation, because ironically, that’s a place where women are looked upon as human beings who also happen to be sexual beings. To those who want to insist it’s all so complicated, I say, read this:

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