Saturday, January 24, 2009

'A very special episode'

"That a controversy exists at all over this auction is itself a sign that virginity is not as culturally insignificant as Dylan and her supporters seem to think. . . .
"From The OC to The Gilmore Girls, and all the countless other television shows in between, we've watched teens lose it in prime time. While the morality of the moment has been treated in a variety of ways, one thing has remained constant: it is always part of a 'very special episode.' "

But look what Natalie Dylan learned in college:
College opened my eyes.
Like most little girls, I was raised to believe that virginity is a sacred gift a woman should reserve for just the right man. But college taught me that this concept is just a tool to keep the status quo intact. Deflowering is historically oppressive -- early European marriages began with a dowry, in which a father would sell his virginal daughter to the man whose family could offer the most agricultural wealth. Dads were basically their daughters' pimps.
When I learned this, it became apparent to me that idealized virginity is just a tool to keep women in their place.
You see? Feminist dogma is so immune to challenge on American campuses this kind of ahistorical absurdity is now taught as gospel in every college "women's studies" program. I'm sure "Natalie Dylan" (it's a pseudonym) actually believes this stuff -- a sort of "creation myth" of the sisterhood, a feminist equivalent of the bizarre racialist fictions of Leonard Jeffries and the Afrocentrists.

"One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no ordinary man could be such a fool."
-- George Orwell

Ace of Spades on Dylan's self-justifying column: "This is why people don't pay whores to run think tanks."


  1. And in India, it is customary for the girl's family to give dowry to the boy's family...

  2. How irony-immune can she be. Having obtained a free-market appraisal of the value of 22 year old virginity a commodity that she alone controls, she somehow translates that as reflecting female powerlessness.

    What more could it take.