Well, Since You Asked …

Someone has posted a set of questions that an intersectional feminist should ask on a first date. Now that I’m a widower, I suppose I may ask a lady out for a date one of these days, but I doubt that I would find an intersectional feminist attractive. However, I’ve decided to post my answers to the questions.

Here goes—

1. Do you believe that Black Lives Matter? No more than any other lives.

2. What are your thoughts on gender and sexual orientation? Gender is a property of nouns and pronouns—but not living organisms. Proper sexual orientation is the acceptance of the fact of one’s sex as determined by one’s DNA.

3. How do you work to dismantle sexism and misogyny in your life? I try to practice the good manners my mother taught me.

4. What are your thoughts on sex work? It’s sinful.

5. Are you a supporter of the BDS movement? Of course not. I’m a gentile Zionist.

6. What is your understanding of settler colonialism and indigenous rights? I wonder if countries such as Zimbabwe might be more prosperous and have freer political systems in the colonial powers had spent another generation or two in transitioning colonies to self-sufficiency and had redrawn boundaries in harmony with the ethnicities of the indigenous peoples.

7. Do you think capitalism is exploitative? All human economic systems are exploitive, but market capitalism seems to provide the best long-term results for the largest number of folks.

8. Can any human be illegal? No, but a person’s acts may be.

9. Do you support Muslim Americans and non-Muslim people from Islamic countries? Support them in what? Be more specific with your question.

10. Does your allyship include disabled folks?  Allyship? Ah, a new buzzword. Look, disabled folks need to be allowed to be as fully engaged in society as they are able. OTOH, they need to accept realistic limitations on what they can do. Or do you favor granting driver’s licenses to the blind?

Satire is dead. The humorless have killed it.

UPDATE—Sarah Hoyt explains why those questions are actually meaningless.

12 thoughts on “Well, Since You Asked …

  1. Brother John, sensible responses like these should almost be an article in The Christian Chronicle. I myself am not looking for crossroads but to follow The Way. That in itself is sadly a dangerous statement these days.

  2. My psychiatric service dog and I visited a small church, to sing with a male chorus. I had memorized the music, so I kept my eyes on the conductor and didn’t bother holding up my music folder. After the service, a parishioner approached another singer. She had wondered why I hadn’t held up my music, but later saw me with my service dog and concluded I was blind.

    I explained to my fellow singer that my dog was an excellent back seat driver. One bark to turn left, two barks to turn right, and a growl to slow down. He even howled like a siren upon spotting a police car. The only flaw in this partnership? He would bite me when he wanted me to speed up and pass the vehicle ahead. Never could break him of that, sadly.

  3. Good answers. I’d be more harsh on the BDS movement myself. It’s almost pure evil.

    As for feminism, as soon as you find out that a (potential) date is a feminist, IMHO the only proper response is to laugh and walk off.

  4. #4: Sex Work? Do you mean having sex at work on the bosses desk? Or like standing in a hammock so I get a good workout? Or when you just lay there and I have to do all the work? Please explain what you mean by sex work because in my experience, done correctly between two loving people, it ain’t work.

  5. Excellent. Black lives matter and BDS are evil. Muslims? Free to practice their religion but never Sharia here. By the way, why are there almost no Jews left in the Middle East except Israel where Muslims live, work, pray and get elected to the parliament? Why does nobody ever make that point in the media?

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