I already posted a link to this Angry Harry article a few years ago, but decided to revisit it again because it’s a classic example of the way he brought logic and cool headed reason to subjects that even most ‘red pill’ MRAs and others find hard to do so. Although using the case of a Japanese man caught taking ‘upskirts’ as an example, Harry is really discussing the way in which society pathologizes normal male sexuality through shaming language in order to control it.
What is wrong with men wanting to look up, or under, women’s skirts?
A few days ago, I switched on the TV, only to be horribly confronted by the sight of some 17 year old schoolboy from Japan being assiduously kicked and punched by some female who could have been his mother, his girlfriend, his wife, his sister, his schoolteacher, or even his grandmother – you can never quite tell with the Japanese because they age so well.
I put on my glasses to read the subtitles and, in summary, the schoolboy had been caught pointing his camera up the skirts of women and photographing whatever contents lay therein.
“Pervert. Pervert,” she shouted as she beat him about the head rather savagely.
And, “Pervert. Pervert,” shouted just about everyone else for the next ten minutes.
I’d had enough.
So I switched off the TV and spent the next 30 minutes or so thinking about the pleasures of looking up women’s skirts.
I’m a bit passed it now – well, almost – but I can assure my most excellent readers that it is perfectly normal for heterosexual men to enjoy looking up the skirts of women.
And there’s nothing perverted about it.
Indeed, if you look at the way in which women dress in order to titillate men – especially female singers, dancers, celebrities etc – it seems quite clear that just about everybody on the planet is aware of the fact that men enjoy taking sneaky peeks up women’s skirts.
So, what on earth can be ‘perverted’ about it?
Sure, it would be highly inappropriate to wonder around the streets peeking surreptitiously up the skirts of passing strangers as they walked up stairs or bent over to pick up things – and unpleasant for the women, I imagine. And it makes some sense for such activities to be illegal.
Something is ‘perverted’ when it is rare, extreme, a gross distortion of what is natural.
It cannot be ‘perverted’ if it is so common that it is normal.
Goodness me. We don’t even call a bank robber ‘perverted’ – despite the fact that hardly any of us rob banks.
Well, I presume that this is because while we do not support what a bank robber does, we mostly understand, and can even empathise with, his motives.
After all, we all know that most of us would like some extra, easy cash.
So, there is nothing ‘perverted’ about this desire for more money.
But the really interesting thing is this.
You will surely have noticed that MEN can very often be seen endorsing the view that some kind of sexual activity or desire is ‘perverted’ when, quite clearly, it is not; a voyeur trying to look at all the naked ladies in the locker room through the keyhole, a young boy playing doctors and nurses with his sister or his cousin, a panty sniffer, a foot fetishist – and goodness knows what other sexual antics men are disposed to engage in – mentally or behaviourally.
Very few of these things are extreme, rare or gross deviations from what seems to be natural – ‘natural’, essentially being something to do with the fact that males find females to be hugely attractive.
Or are men supposed to be sexually attracted to only one thing when it comes to women?
A single hole.
Of course, some forms of sexual predilection do seem to be ‘perverted’. Necrophilia, sexual murder/mutilation and, perhaps, sex with animals come to mind.
But the notion that a man is a pervert because he has the urge to touch, lick, fondle, smell or view the bodies of women – or parts thereof – seems to be utterly preposterous.
So, what is going on here?
Why is it that so many men – and, indeed, the tabloids – will label as a ‘pervert’ a man who is caught looking up women’s skirts?
And my own view is that, in much the same way that men have been brainwashed into finding funny even acts of horrible male mutilation (such as found in Bobbitt jokes) so it is that they have also been brainwashed into believing that what is natural for them is ‘perverted’.
Indeed, It is quite amazing to see just how stupefied and filled with (unconscious?) self-loathing men have become.
So my message to all you men out there is this.
If you feel the urge to look up the skirts of women, feel no shame
If you feel the urge to look up the skirts of women, feel no shame; because there is nothing perverted about this.
And whenever you hear other men mindlessly suggesting that such a desire is ‘perverted’, then point out to them that they must be so stupefied with malicious, misandric feminist hogwash that they have now, clearly, become very stupid men indeed.
So stupid, in fact, that not only are they demonising themselves, but they seem to be completely unaware of this.
And you can’t get much more stupid than that!