HuffPo Thinks Fish Sex is Trendy. No.
The above graced HuffPo's home page today. No one ever said access to the internet was going to be a boon to humanity all the time. Now we have writers at HuffPo delivering book reports on the latest in trashy romance novels. Or what the HuffPo writer thinks is the latest in trashy romance novels: fish f*cking.
If Shape of Water was just the start, a second book called The Pisces is the tsunami of new lady erotica. Move over Christian Grey, Flipper is here to get her wet.
I hate myself for that last sentence. But you knew it was coming.
Most of the article is a tedious account of both Shape of Water and The Pisces. If you're feeling masochistic, swim over there. Be warned, the thought of drowning yourself will float to the surface of your conscious mind like a neglected goldfish. Who just wanted to cuddle.
The sweet meteor of death really screwed us.
Anyway, here's the guts, the reason you're here. Other than morbid curiosity or a weird fetish we might have to talk about later:
But The Pisces and Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning “The Shape of Water” also seem to have arrived during an inflection point for heterosexual relations, as some straight women have thrown their hands up in despair at the prospect of dealing with straight men. These men, who grope us and talk down to us and consistently fail to clean the bathroom ― we’re supposed to make lives with them? Let them touch us?
Women woke up one day to find that their husbands voted for Donald Trump and their sons have been shitposting on incel boards. Even before we heard the claims about Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment and assault and the ensuing avalanche of other horrifying Me Too allegations, we heard about our president grabbing women “by the pussy,” Bill Cosby feeding women roofies, and R. Kelly allegedly sexually exploiting young girls. So many straight men, we have been forced to accept, are bad to and for us. Why would we take the enormous risk of loving one of them?
Okay, let's start from the top.
It's true, many women have thrown their hands up in the air over men. The Millennial generation is the most single generation out there. Needs to be said Millennial women grew up with Millennial men. Women of today didn't turn the men of today into perpetual boys trapped in a second adolescence. Steven Crowder dipped his toe into this generational thing earlier this week, citing feminism as a root cause of some men being perpetual boys. I think liberalism at large has weakened many, as it values victimhood. Have you seen some of the Democrat men? Enough said.
The HuffPo writer also equated men voting for Donald Trump as the same as teenage sons shitposting on "incel" boards. "Incel" meaning "Involuntarily celibate" a term which is slowly reaching the mainstream due to Toronto Van Killer being a horny loser who couldn't get lucky.
But men who voted for Trump being lumped into a group of weak boys who think they're owed sex, are not the same.
The writer then lists perverts who got caught after years of being sexual predators. Failing to mention Bill Clinton or any other notorious Democrat who liked to fondle the ladies sans consent. Didn't escape my notice.
So, instead of women dealing with men, some women are taking their erotic fantasies to fish. Or fish men. The HuffPo writer either cannot address the real problem of the matter or doesn't know what the problem is: "What made men of today this way?"
Instead, the writer assumes men are sick perverts who think they're owed sex because they're just men. And proclivities for sexual assault come standard issue with a penis.
If that were true, all men everywhere would be rapists. Which, maybe this writer believes. Who knows.
Allow me to theorize: a lot of men of the Millenial generation and younger are lost. Many were raised by single mothers and didn't have strong male role models in their lives. Many were educated by female teachers in a school system that caters more to how girls naturally learn. Many were denied private safe spaces for boys by the slow encroachment of girls. Through no fault of those said girls, but by the girls' parents and a society which believes "boys and girls are the same." No. Read OPINION: Why the Left Despises Men and Women Behaving like Men and Women.
Now we're witnessing the results. Many men are lost. Many women are turning to fish.
At what point will we end the experiment and return to the sane belief men and women are different, they need different things, but they need role models of their own sex early in their lives? When are we going to acknowledge fathers are integral to the family unit and crucial to children's lives? For daughters and especially sons? At what point can we stop groaning about "Ugh, the men of today!" and readily identify the problem to spare future generations? When can we start to value sexual intercourse as more than just a way to pass the time? As an act of giving instead of getting?
We've got a lot of cultural and societal problems. Perhaps it's time to diagnose them, rather than prescribing fish sex as a solution.