July 17, 2009
Trauma for women, humor for men?
Or is that sexist?
When I watched this video -- titled "Naked Man Bangs on Memphis Women's Windows While Masturbating" -- it occurred to me that it was a pretty good illustration of why this commenter was right when he said:
There are biological differences that no fashionable philosophy can change.The reaction of the women (called "victims," which they were) was one of shock and terror. I think men would have a very different reaction to such behavior, and it might very well be because of biological differences.
For those who don't want to bother with the video, I found a cached version of the news story with more:
MEMPHIS, TN - An East Memphis neighborhood is on alert after naked men have been seen masturbating in backyards.While I can't speak for any men other than myself, if I looked out the window and saw a man (or a woman, to be fair) masturbating, I would probably be unable to avoid bursting into laughter. I'd probably make a sexually insulting remark, and I don't know whether I'd bother even calling the cops. Hell, if the guy was too slow about leaving, I'd probably grab a camera and turn him into blog fodder. Seriously, I'm always in need of humor, and doing that would be a lot of fun (even if I had to photoshop a black rectangle where his penis ought to be), so I'd probably try to yell "THANK YOU!" if he gave me time for a picture before scurrying away.
What would be even better would be to get threatened with a lawsuit by the S.O.B. for invading his privacy!
Anyway, in general women just don't process things like that the same way, and I don't claim to understand why.
Suffice it to say that there are biological differences.
posted by Eric on 07.17.09 at 12:22 PM
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