I’m reading a funny and sometimes penetrating rant about women as gold-diggers here. There are too many quotable paragraphs in it to choose just one.
It is always necessary to judge a woman by her actions, never by her words. All women lie, especially to themselves. She will swear she has no interest in money, yet she callously rejects anyone with an unimpressive salary,unless she thinks she can goad him into a more lucrative career.
It is one thing to live off a man, but quite another to deny it. The intricacy of a woman’s self-deceit is astounding and complex, and while she may secretly be aware of her calculating motivations, she will rigorously defend herself against any invasion of the truth. She believes in her personal innocence and virtue, camouflaging her prostitution with such euphemisms as “I’m looking for a professional man” or “I don’t care how much money a man makes, but he has to have a status job” or “I don’t need a man’s money-I have my own money” (while she’s toiling away at an unskilled job, lives in a dilapidated apartment, and is insanely jealous of any woman she knows who’s married to a doctor or a lawyer).
Even though in some long-ago shuttered recess of her soul she might realize that she’s prostituting herself, she will never admit this, and so she feels absolutely no obligation to fulfill her side of the implied sexual bargain. She believes that a man should pay for her just because she was born female, and should ask for nothing in return. When she scams drinks and meals from men, she calls it dating; if she did the same to a stranger, she’d be arrested for fraud.
The average woman, emotion-driven though she is, cannot even begin to comprehend the frenzy of a man’s sexual desire. The ability to become aroused-and urgently ready for sex by a glimpse of bare skin or the lilt of a feminine voice makes no sense to her at all. She just sneers that men “think with their dicks”.
I find much truth in what he says, and his writing provokes just the right amount of emotional pain to cause laughter. His views lack the depth and breadth needed to give them balance, but that’s what makes for such a fun read.
I used to be very near his attitude back when I was living in the US. I wanted women to act like the feminists that they claimed to be. Nowadays I’m trying harder to learn about who we are and learn how to enjoy that, even if that means accepting some differences in gender agendas.
Update: It turns out that the article was actually lifted from the book Sex-Ploytation: How Women Use Their Bodies to Extort Money from Men by Mathew Fitzgerald. The reviews for the book on Amazon.com are worth a read. They highlight that there is a growing groundswell of we-ain’t-going-to-take it masculism and anti-radical-feminist sentiment. Men. are. seriously. pissed.
I’ve included all 7 chapters of the book in the comments section of this post. The book is out of print, and selling for $125 per copy on Amazon.com.