The other day someone at work showed me the New Yorker cartoon cover with Anthony Weiner cradling the phallic Empire State Building between his legs, ala King Kong.
I commented that it was a great editorial cartoon. The subject turned lightly onto Anthony Weiner’s greatest hits. Much of the usual, knee-jerk damning of the guy ensued. I joked that it was no big deal. He was just doing what men do. It’s testosterone. Men are not supposed to behave. This world advanced through the ages by virtue of man’s chronic aggression and misbehavior.
I further explained that when society reaches a state where it feels it must frown upon natural male behavior en masse and pathologize it, and which sees fit to mute men, the same society will turn into a bland white wall of undifferentiated lack of excellence or individualism.
We want men to misbehave and act like rakes! This is the sign of a healthy society, one in which intellectual and cultural progression is guaranteed. If we shut men up (as we are doing quite well in 2013 Western pussy culture), we will shut down all of human spirit. Mankind will transform into an amorphous hodgepodge of mediocrity steered by the passive impetus of female sensibilities.
I’ve never seen so many blank stares.
I kept looking over my shoulder the rest of the day to see if HR was following me.