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February 13, 2003

Teaser

Lest you all think I'm an anti-sex crab, I will post an essay about my views on the sexual revolution and free love in about two weeks. Also, I must quibble with our "Darwin's wolves" motto. The she-wolf is a bit fierce for my sensitive nature. I shall instead be Darwin's lioness; a sleek, tawney huntress who rips out jugulars and bites through bone, then goes home to cuddle with her young.

Posted by duende at 04:34 PM




Don't lionesses eat their young too?

"anti-sex crab" is a ....hrm...poor phrasing?

Let me guess, the sexual revolution's benefits have mostly accrued to men?;)

David

Posted by: David at February 13, 2003 05:11 PM


A lioness also shares her man with an army of other women. An inexact metaphor, to be sure, but the wolf generally implies a masculine image and I refuse to let facts interfere with my iconicism. As for my thoughts on the sexual revolution, you'll have to wait for a more coherent, even-handed statement than I can give in 5 minutes.

P.S. the "anti-sex crab" was intending for a subtle irony.

Posted by: duende at February 13, 2003 05:28 PM


As subtle as a gold brick wrapped in a slice of lemon:)

David

Posted by: David at February 13, 2003 06:20 PM


I don't see where duende has been in any danger whatsoever of being taken for an "anti-sex crab" on the basis of anything she's posted on gnxp.com. And incidentally, plunging unreservedly into the "free love" lifestyle is not the same thing as being "pro-sex" (especially for a woman). Some of the people (again, this applies mostly to women) who strive to live that lifestyle are among the most sexually frustrated and unfulfilled. Miguel de Cervantes, Honoré de Balzac, Chamfort, La Bruyère, and de la Rochefoucauld are only small fraction of the Continental European writers who have commented on the greater voluptuousness of women who possess "un sense de pudeur." A close male friend of mine who was quite well-versed and experienced in things sexual once told me something I have never since observed to be wrong: "Promiscuity is asexuality."

Posted by: Unadorned at February 13, 2003 10:05 PM