For John, BLUF: It seems [some] women don't know what to do with the male of the species. Nothing to see here; just move along.
"I just had a wild idea. What do we need men for? Let’s get rid of men! But then I thought, 'Well, maybe we do need them.' So let me check."
Here is the sub-headline:
"Let me get in the car with Lewis [her dog] and go to towns named after women and ask women: What do we need men for? And then at the end I would know whether we should really get rid of them...."
From The Althouse Blog, by Professor Ann Althouse, 30 June 2019.
Here is the lede plus one:
From "E. Jean Carroll, in Her Own Words/The writer who has accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s speaks to The New York Times" (NYT). Would we ask of any other group, what do we need them for? It's fundamentally immoral to believe that other people exist for your purposes, but there are so many things you can say about men — as long as you're assuming that they're white — that you'd never say about any other group. (By the way, it's white supremacy — isn't it? — to always be assuming that, if race is not mentioned, the group is white.)Are we about to enter an era, an eon, where men will be valued only for their contribution to conception? And, perhaps, the occasional moment when toxic masculinity is required to save a life? Yes, men reduced to objects.
Hat tip to Ann Althouse.
Regards — Cliff