Ah, yes. The "crisis of young males in a feminized America." Alternately responsible for the Va. Tech shootings, Islmaic terrorism, and Camille Paglia. Madame Paglia and Frank Fukuyama both conclude that it is the insufficient respect and inadequate outlets for the natural sexual aggression of the male of the species that drives our little pussycats to Kill, Kill, Kill! And yet, they also conclude that the "hook-up culture" is driving our little daisies and butterflies to open their tenderparts to all manner of young menfolk. But some of the boys are left out. Look out!
I will admit that I never had a terribly difficult time getting laid in the years of my education, but then again, it is the experience of many young fags that college life is something of a fractal series of orgasms, superficially self-same, but flowering eventually into a lovely pattern. That said, I knew plenty of yutes left to the borders of the bordello, gay and straight alike, some because they were plain, some because they were lame, and some, lord knows, because they simply had to concentrate on jobs or schoolwork or had a regular girlfriend or had a real hobby. None of these people ever went on a shooting spree, nor strapped dynamite to himself and wandered off to a busy intersection.
The sex, Paglia argues, “is everywhere but it is not erotic”…“It’s not even titillating. It’s banal and debasing.”Oh. Shut. Up!
First of all, it's obviously titillating for someone, since geriatric peeping Toms like Tom Wolfe can't stop panegyricizing the love mounds and throbbing erections of coeds under a tissue-scrim of moral outrage just as transparent as the "Medical Film" disclaimers on classic porno. You can barely open a book review without finding some thin-lipped schoolmarm peering in judgment up the collective twat of our young ladies, diagnosing every possible ailment except the need to get off. And now it's the fact that les nouvelles Roxannes won't let every scrawny geek in Christendom have his five-seconds-to-heaven that compels them to murder?
Conservatives, for as long as they've claimed the mantle of conservativism, have engaged many hypocrisies, but it's still true that for a long time they resisted too-clever social-science contextualizations of heinous crimes, pointing out that while yes, it's true that some mommies and daddies are abusive, and some of us were molested, and persistent poverty drives desperation, and some people really are so mentally ill that they cannot appreciate their actions, at the heart of most crimes is a criminal, a man or woman responsible for his or her own actions, an autonomous being who must bear moral and legal consequences, who has no right to shift blame to society or the lack of a loving home. But now we're to take it all as mere evidence of some vaster, societal sickness, this "feminization," that presumably must be corrected by a government program, some affirmative authority for the development of testes? Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one who gives a fuck about the rules?