Inevitably, if a new user attempts to post a new comment on a Skepchick article from 15 months ago, it’s going to be unintentionally hilarious. And so I give you the following screed, posted in response to this article about a Redditor claiming to be a man who had sex with an “evil whore” who pulled the condom out of the trash and right then and there injected the sperm into her vagina with a turkey baster. In my post, I point out that a story like that can only be believed if you believe that women as a whole are “hysterical shrews driven to birth children regardless of where the sperm comes from.”
One brave sir recognized the injustice to women in that post. Specifically, he and only he saw my comment as being an appalling example of someone dehumanizing evil whores. Sorry, I mean “women.” He wrote:
“Women aren’t hysterical shrews driven to birth children regardless of where the sperm comes from. We’re not Loki, planning great Rube Goldbergian machinations to enslave men into becoming hapless fathers who will pay us a grand sum each month for the rest of our lives. That obviously is not a common occurrence.”
You know, when you deny women this kind of thing, you deny them their humanity. I’m absolutely serious. Do you deny that human beings as a whole are capable of insane, irrational, petty evil? Not all people, but some extreme examples now and then? If you believe a man is capable of wanting sex so badly he’d forcibly take it from a woman, not caring about her trama or the consequences to herself, then why are you unable to believe a woman could want a baby that much?
If the story was fake, call it fake. If it has inconsistences, point out the inconsistencies. But when you say it’s *obviously* fake because no woman would ever do such a thing, you are dehumanizing women. You are making them Mary Sues. Incapable of the full depth of human behavior; including the ugliest parts. Just because you would never do such a thing, or anyone else you know, is not proof it can’t happen. No one I know is a cannibal either but I don’t deny the existence of cannibalism entirely because of my own perceptions.
I apologize profusely for suggesting that it’s not common that women behave like cunning trickster gods bent on deceiving men into fatherhood. Clearly I have denied women the full breadth of human experience, and for that I am sorry, you evil whores, you.