Saturday, February 15, 2014

And Yet We Outlive Men!

Over at the Inner Sanctum of Il Douche, "Scorpion" weighs in on a female writer I haven't heard about for decades.  (Scorpion is an enthusiastic participant there, having posted over 1300 comments in three years.)  Scorpion is in a state of high dudgeon over author Elizabeth Wurtzel.  If you don't recognize the name, don't feel bad.  Her only main claim to fame is her 1994 best-seller, Prozac Nation, which no one references any more because... Hello! It's now 2014!  (Although, to be fair, a lot of folks are still taking Prozac.)   

"She really is completely obsessed with herself," he fumes.  And you know what, Scorpion?  I couldn't agree more:  Wurtzel is one female writer to whom the manosphere's favorite descriptors of women -- that they are "narcissistic" and "solipsistic" -- fairly apply.  

I remember having a go at Prozac Nation when it was first published, while visiting my sister.  She had thoughtfully left it on the night table for me as a little bedtime reading, but within the first chapter, I found myself disliking the author so much that I had to plod into the living room to find an old National Geographic to nod off to instead.

Scorpion continues:  "Women literally go insane if they don't have the stability of a man in their life, or the purpose provided by motherhood. They just lose themselves in their own minds, overcome by their solipsism. Without a husband and children, the middle-aged and beyond a woman literally has no purpose for existence. She is just sort of there, consuming resources for her own enjoyment."

As I take in those last two lines, I take in the bitter reality of my own wasted life.

Because I have to admit, this has been one day like countless others when I haven't accomplished a damn thing beyond getting my nails done and making an impressive dent in the Valentine's Day chocolate my sweetie presented me with yesterday.

And I'm clean out of Prozac.
"This ultimately leads to extreme self-loathing, which this woman is undoubtedly experiencing... Once the last of her looks fade, she will literally be left with nothing but cats, wine and memories of her youthful whoredom."  

It then occurs to me that a glass of blackberry wine would be just the thing to finish off my chocolate orgy.  I'll first have to kick my way through a pack of sleeping hounds to reach the kitchen though: 

"Another wasted life. Another victim of feminism."


  1. I can't speak for womankind, but I was a heck of a lot saner and stable once I got rid of the man in my life. I can't imagine any of the guys in the sphere bringing anything other than instability and batshat crazy to the table.

  2. I rather liked Prozac Nation, but would agree Wurtzel is a tad solipsistic and self absorbed.

    But as for wasted life? Sounds to me like she's a had a blast, and will continue to do so until they write her obituary.

    As for Scorpion's dubious assertion that women all need the stability of a man in their lives, what kind of man would that be? A man of the manosphere, to manipulate and lord it over them and constantly remind them they aren't quite human? Nuh uh. I don't know of a single functional relationship where the man and woman don't hold equal status.

  3. Yeah, I'm betting the majority of those 1300 posts are about how women evil are and why they shouldn't want the ability to lead their own life. But their focus is TOTALLY self improvement.

    Also, what happened to your post about "the dangers of speed" ?!

    1. It seemed a little too "expect us". But I'd like to return to it when I have time to say more.

  4. It's truly amazing how oblivious many Manosphereans are to their own hypocrisy. There is so much projection going on it's mind blowing. Just take the last two of Scorpion's quotes and substitute "man" for "woman", "porn" for "cats", and "game" for "feminism".

  5. Everyone's different. Personally, a man and children are quite high on my list of life's priorities.
    However, as others have noted, just any man won't have a positive effect even on those of us who want such a relationship. The type of a man who makes my life better is a partner, a friend and a lover to me, and he sees me like that too. As for children, I need to be able to respect their father, and I want to be happy at the prospect that they might grow up to resemble their father.

    Roosh and his minions aren't capable of partnership, friendship and love, or they work very hard to make that impression. I have absolutely no respect for them, and can't find any admirable qualities in them, so having children with one such man would be a bitter experience.

    Even as someone who desires the joys of marriage and kids, I'd much, much, MUCH rather be La Strega than Sunshine Mary or in a relationship with any of those guys. I mean, it doesn't even come close.
    I could be content with an interesting life, a career, a non traditional relationship with a likeable person, friends and dogs. I can see how that could be very pleasant and rewarding. On the other hand, I can't fathom what could possibly be the upside of being attached to a bitter, self-centered, insecure man who feels the need to express machismo and false bravado at every turn, unless one has a very rare fetish. Mansphere guys don't have anything that women commonly look for in a relationship (or in a one night stand, tbh).

  6. "Men literally go insane if they don't have the stability of a woman in their life, or the purpose provided by fatherhood. They just lose themselves in their own minds, overcome by their solipsism. Without a wife and children, the middle-aged (and beyond) man literally has no purpose for existence. He is just sort of there, consuming resources for his own enjoyment."

    Inverted to point out the flaw. No, wait. I think that describes me.


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