Come on ladies, are we men really that bad? Eleonore Pourriat seems to think so. She portrays us as oversexed monsters in her short film, Oppressed Majority [watch above], where she examines sexism through the lens of a society ruled by women. I guess you mostly only ever view the world through your own spotted lens, so when someone like Eleonore comes along and wipes the dirty off of your lens, you can’t help but think, wow, is this really how things look? Jon Snow, the Channel 4 presenter, was brave enough to say what most men think: [blockquote source=”Tom Chivers”]“Sex comes into every evaluation of a woman, there’s no doubt about it,” he said in an interview last week. Every time he meets a woman, he weighs her up as a potential sexual partner, and, he thinks, other men do the same. “It’s a natural animal element of sustaining life.”[/blockquote] And maybe that’s it, nature designed man with a brain that thinks about sex every seven seconds so that there will never be any danger of us getting too distracted by business other than keeping our species alive and well. [pullquote align=”right”]“43 PERCENT OF PEOPLE NAMED DOGGY STYLE AS THEIR FAVOURITE POSITION.”[/pullquote] I know i’m drifting into dangerous territory here and am probably only a couple of mouse clicks away from being labelled a sexist hairy neanderthal, but I think there is something in this notion that we can’t just turn off 7 million years of instinct, which is a good thing least we become extinct. I do draw the line at verbally and physically harassing women. Playing out our sexual fantasies in our own heads is fine. It’s a whole other thing to act out what goes on in our head (consent not withstanding).
Heck ladies, while we’re on the subject of sex, here are 10 things we wish you knew about us:
1. We respond to praise 2. We fear intimacy 3. We appreciate sex for sex’s sake 4. We are not just our penises 5. We encourage fantasies 6. We like it when you talk 7. We need your honesty 8. We enjoy the dance 9. We can explain pornography 10. We always need it, but not for the reason you think (Via Brendan Tapley. You can read the details behind the list over here)
Korah, the prophet- Brown Conscious Rap
Ok Peeps, let me hear your thoughts in the comments below.