Friday, March 25, 2011

Fail Quote: Vox Day’s bizarre marital priorities

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Theodore “Vox Day” Beale
Vox Day

In which Vox Day, replying to a reader at his new pet project, the Alpha Game blog, shares an insight into his strange view of marital duties:

Never marry a woman who does not see sex as part of her marital duties, because she is a woman who does not believe a woman has any marital duties. Sex is the single most important aspect of a marriage, indeed, it can even be theologically argued that sex is marriage.

Look, I don’t know much about women and dating (to put it mildly), but I do know this: If your decision whether or not to declare your intention of spending the rest of your life with someone is based primarily, or solely, on how much sex you hope to expect from them … then hun, you’re screwed. (And not in the way you’re obviously hoping for.)

Seriously, why do so many of these MRA types always make it all about sex? Are they really that insatiably horny, or otherwise unable to find enough willing women to keep their lust at bay? I can hardly imagine the sort of mentality that leads one to believe that something as relatively silly and inane as sex, fun though it may be, is in reality the primary function of a marriage. If you’re that desperate for gratification, you’ll always have your trusty palm-and-five-fingers combo (and whatever toys you’re willing to blow money on). You really don’t need to get this needy for some blessing from (as one anti-feminist put it) those “gatekeepers of sex”.

And if “sex is marriage” … then I suppose the right-wing crusade to protect and uphold the “sanctity of marriage” was lost from the very beginning.