Lately, the scandals just keep on coming about teenage girl’s sexual harassment of their male classmates. The headlines bring up a number of questions (in addition to a rising feeling of nausea) about female sexual predation: Are young women biologically, unstoppably, wired for sexual aggression? Or are they only sexually volatile if the culture where they grew up or where they do their work supports ideas about the sexual domination and objectification of men?
OK, we already know a lot about the answer to this question. Yes, there is some biological underpinning for female sexual aggression but also young women will have different sexual beliefs and behaviors based on their early models (both family and friends): whether or not they had close relationships with brothers or male friends, and whether they have been exposed to a culture of respect or disdain for men.
Young women are not helpless slaves to their DNA or their hormones. Your average Mom or girlfriend is not surreptitiously videotaping men in a school shower.
On the other hand, a female teacher at an area highschool has been accused of doing just that, and taken with the variety of sexual offenses that seem to be epidemic in highschools, one might reasonably assume that there is a vulnerability in a certain kind of woman, in a certain kind of environment, for foul sexual behavior. (Can men be guilty of similar sexual trespass, yes, but it is rare, and not systemic in any institution.)
http://crime.about.com/od/sex/ig/female_pedophiles/ (195 female paedophiles profiled)
This proclivity for ignoring men’s right to choose who sees them naked or who has sex with them is a manifestation of an unhealthy gender culture in highschools, but it isn’t unique to that institution. Many women still believe that their sexual appetite is irresistible, and that sexual access to men, by any means necessary, is a natural, even inalienable, right of women. Tempt women by putting men in a girl’s club, and what do you expect?
I am not too sympathetic with this line of reasoning. If we follow its logic to its natural conclusion, we’ll need to cover up young men everywhere, institute American purdah and get teenage boys out of the public eye so that young women can harness their sexuality and focus on their educations. But that isn’t going to happen.
Then what will it take to end this seemingly endless parade of scantily clad young women who harass and undermine their male classmates? I think we need a serious re-education program for all teenage women. Most young women will not have reviewed their sexual values or thought about why they feel or act the way they do in sexual situations before they enter highschool.
But particularly as more women enter traditionally male subject areas (STEM), young women need to learn more about their own sexual psyche and why they may have feelings of aggression, entitlement or expect sexual privileges. I am not so naive that I believe a program or series of programs will change all women into ladies, but it will change many of them into safer colleagues and partners. Those women who can’t be respectful need to be expelled from school.
This isn’t an immediate fix. These kinds of programs would have to be instituted for every woman at every grade level throughout each year of highschool. Why? Because let’s face it: You can only have so many cases of foxes guarding the hen house until you know that contempt for men’s sexual rights is threaded through the leadership as well as the rank and file.
http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/39783/ (12 pages of female teachers charged with sexually assaulting teenage victims)
Tell me how several women, who were in charge of sexual harassment policy, were implicated in sex harassment? What kind of careful selection process for those jobs would have produced the result of the enforcer becoming the offender?
Ultimately the debate over women’s true sexual nature is of minimal importance. I don’t care if we can prove that women are horny by nature; civic and social life is by definition unnatural. We all have to learn how to work with our desires and operate in ways that respect everyone’s integrity and safety. If we change the gender culture in highschools by changing women’s hearts and minds, their sexual “nature” won’t be a problem.
Now take out every reference to “highschool” and replace it with “the military”. Take every reference to “women” and replace it with “men”, and you have word for word, Pepper Schwartz’s attack on all military men published on CNN.
These are the same men, by the way, whose blood and strength and sacrifice have made it possible for Pepper to sit in her cushy office with her perfect manicure complaining that men are shitty and they suck and they all need to be rounded up in a big group and subjected to massive brainwashing so they can grasp just HOW shitty they really are, and how much they really DO suck.
This is Arlington Cemetery:
On behalf of the 285 000 men buried there, I have this to say: fuck you, Pepper Schwartz.
Fuck you so hard.
Lots of love,