wow, that’s some list…”let’s be sure to game the wimmins, ’cause that’s what they want, in their heart of hearts…”
how about treating every woman like a unique individual? is that really so bloody difficult? a guy might not get LAID as often, might not get as much POON (ugh), but showing a woman you have a soul in addition to a cock?? that’s damn sexy.
Good grief. That’s probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen. It reads like a guide on how to drive someone insane. After that kind of treatment, I’d either be paranoid, wracked with self loathing, insane, depressed or (Most likely) with someone else.
Tyler Cowen, a truly broadminded and cosmopolitan voice in the blogosphere, regards Roissy’s website (and maybe Roissy himself) as evil, and even goes so far as to make a point of not linking to it. Tyler’s discussion is here:
I’d like to take this opportunity to point out several things:
1) At ErosBlog, a link is not necessarily an endorsement.
2) Given ErosBlog’s aggressive adherence to the Thumper Principal (“If you can’t say somethin’ nice…”), a cautionary phrase like “much that is questionable” should echo and resound when encountered by readers.
3) I find it somewhat odd when three out of four comments (so far) are responding to the linked website but not to the matter blogged about.
4) Anyone wishing to heap abuse on Roissy or his blog, but inexplicably wishing to do it here rather than at Roissy’s blog, would do well to remember ErosBlog’s rule of civility.
5) My own view of Roissy’s blog is that it contains occasional gems of wisdom, plus one or two Nietzschean truths. Also, bits of humor, both deliberate and otherwise. These virtues, sadly, are admixed with enormous quantities of what I’ve already described as “much that is dubious”; in another less gentle forum I’d probably choose a more aggressive word that invoked cattle and their byproducts. Moreover, even the “gems of wisdom” (which is a deliberately hyperbolic phrase) ought not to be considered literally or universally true, as commenter Adrian M so successfully demonstrated with a famously-dubious but also very entertaining pair of links.
6) I’ve always striven to walk a tightrope at ErosBlog by maintaining a female-friendly atmosphere while refusing to retreat from or apologize for male lust, however politically incorrect it sometimes is. If I quote Roissy again, it will (again) be on some matter that does not highlight what strikes me as his aggressive disrespect for (some) women. In such a case, having people comment on the matter quoted (rather than on things that would never see publication on ErosBlog) would be awesome.
7) “Evil” is a powerful word. In a world where our best and most humane politicians are working as hard as they can to obviate or ignore Nuremberg Principle #4, I think it might be a little too strong when applied to a guy who gives misogynistic advice on seduction.
I was going to add something to my post about knowing a couple of Warcraft groupies (One is dating a lad I know after being healed in Ulduar by his priest, and thus getting the last of her top-tier set) but hammered “send” a little too fast. Roissy’s site shocked me just because I’d never seen anything like it before, and I was almost certain I was well-travelled and broadminded enough to have encountered nearly everything.
There is a movie called ‘Groupies’ that came out in the early 70’s about young girls that chased musicians. At the time I thought it was really ‘boss’ and more fodder for me wanting to become the next Donovan. I bought the DVD a few years ago and was shocked that one middle aged musician was actually actively keeping time with a fourteen year old girl who opined to the camera about how ‘uptight’ her parents were. Having had a teen aged daughter now I look at the film in a whole different light. Most things guys do for money or power aren’t inherently interesting or creative. That said maybe the women who used to lust after Kissinger really had a vested interest in foreign affairs. In art school I had the hots for the art historian Linda Nochlin. She seemed like a brilliant female Dr. Who. Although I’ve heard her lecture a few times and read her articles I don’t know anything about her personal life and wouldn’t dream of approaching her in any way.
By the way, are male groupies of female musicians called stalkers?