According to Matt Forney, American women have way too much self-esteem, and it is killing his boner. (Well, not literally, he hastily amends -- he'd still "bang" a cocky bitch if her figure was "slamming" -- "but a crucial part of the attraction [would be] lost.")
Apparently, the state of Matt Forney's libido is crucial to the health of the State at large Therefore,
"There needs to be a massive and concerted war on female self-esteem."
You know, it all kinda makes sense when you consider
that only a woman with pitifully low self-esteem would be attracted to a guy like Matt
I work with a lot of international students who tend to believe that Americans in general, of both genders, suffer from an excess of self-esteem, and sometimes I am inclined to agree with them. It's certainly become common for Baby Boomers to complain about the Millenials' inflated opinion of themselves, which goes hand in hand with their inflated senses of entitlement. (Although sometimes I reckon that's just what the old folks always say about the young'uns, and the fact is, I can't get too exorcised about it: Time has a way of bringing us all down a peg or two.)
Forney also writes, "Most girls’ so-called achievements,
the ones they take pride in, are complete jokes," citing as examples liberal arts degrees and "fluff" jobs in "human resources" or elementary education. (What's with these guys and their fixation on women in human resources? I mean, I know dozens of women who all work, and none of them are in HR.) Anyway, I'd hate to see family farms and the military try to function a week without the cadres of women who are employed in these so-called "masculine" fields.
I'd also love to know exactly how Mr. Forney makes his livelihood. I'm willing to bet it is not in a STEM field nor in mining or construction. Cab driver, maybe? Fork lift operator? Parking garage attendant? Something along those lines, I imagine...
"If every man lost his job tomorrow, the country would collapse." I wouldn't count on that. Didn't WWII prove that women are perfectly capable of picking up the slack when necessary, or was Rosie the Riveter just liberal propaganda?
"If girls want to play in our world, they'll have to obey our rules." Ha ha ha! First of all, the world does not belong to a handful of angry, sexually frustrated, unskilled men (not even when they're white). Your "rules" are irrelevant. If the world belongs to anyone, it is to those who are flexible, forward-thinking, and who can adapt to a rapidly changing playing field. And that does not describe the standard ass-backward reactionary who frequents your blog.
Forney states that "Insecurity is integral to femininity" and that "Insecurity is the natural state of woman." Hmm. I posit that "insecurity" is the natural state of all rational human beings.
Forney reasons that women would be frightened without men to protect them. I counter that this is true only to the degree that women need men to protect them from other men. I haven't been physically threatened by another female since Chantelle threatened to beat me up after 8th grade gym class. And come to think of it, most men rely on other men (military, police, etc.) for protection too.
"Confidence doesn't give men erections; vulnerability does." In my experience, both men and women are attracted to partners who exhibit both qualities in appealingly appropriate measures. Confidence is not the opposite of vulnerability. Anyway, I've never worried about my ability to give a man an erection; it strikes me as just about the easiest part of relating to men.
Then Forney takes a U turn in his own logic, arguing that the problem is not, after all, a woman's self-confidence, but rather her "inborn insecurity," which causes her to view a man as "a life support system for a penis, an accoutrement... incapable of viewing men as human beings." So, make up your mind, Matt Forney! Are we too confident, or not confident enough?
The essay goes on, but I can't be bothered to do more than skim the rest. Essentially, I am left with the impression that Matt Forney really, really wishes he could play the guitar -- or meet some extremely insecure woman who could -- and they could pursue "worthy" careers together as street buskers.