Perhaps I should meet more Cosmo readers?January 21, 2016 Tim WorstallSex23 Comments A 2015 peer-reviewed paper links neoliberalism to orgasms… pic.twitter.com/dqhVY3JNee — Amir Sariaslan (@AmirSariaslan) January 20, 2016 Sounds like they will have done their homework, doesn’t it? previousThere’s only two important words in this alien baby storynextSo that explains Reuters’ tax coverage then 23 thoughts on “Perhaps I should meet more Cosmo readers?” So Much For Subtlety January 21, 2016 at 11:01 am People have already found that conservative women in America report more and better sex. So perhaps P. J. O’Rourke is right and no one has ever longed to be tied up and ravished by a “liberal”? Johnnydub January 21, 2016 at 11:15 am FFS… This reads like it has come straight out of a buzzword bingo generator. Is it now a truism that any piece of academia written in this language is just defacto bullshit? Ian B January 21, 2016 at 12:11 pm Not necessarily too foolish. Probably is, but not necessarily. People do tend to think in general paradigms, and constructions of sex and sexuality have varied considerably over time as a result. Anon January 21, 2016 at 12:39 pm SMFS, I think it’s that socialist, feminist women don’t work at relationships. It’s all “me me me”, an expression of self-interest, but lacking enlightened self-interest. You might prefer not to have sex sometimes, but the flip side of that is that when your man prefers not to kill a spider in the bedroom, or prefers not to put up a new kitchen shelf, or prefers not to take you out to see Mamma Mia, he won’t do it. Conservative women get that it’s about putting in effort. And men too. Conservative men will bust their balls at work to keep their women happy. They don’t divorce like socialists – socialists will drop their marriage at the first sign of trouble. Conservatives will try and make it work. Interested January 21, 2016 at 1:33 pm This is Hannah Frith. http://brighton.academia.edu/HannahFrith The woman’s sex mad, but sadly a complete munter. Any attempt by her at ‘instructing’ me as to how to ‘interact with her body’ would be a mighty short convo. I can’t wait for the day when Corbyn gets elected and I have to pay a bit more tax to help people like her ‘study’ this stuff and produce this ‘work’. The place seems to emply around seventy of these leeches. Say an average of £60pa? £4.2 million pa on salaries alone. At one poxy little place on the south coast. What the fuck are we doing to ourselves? Daedalus January 21, 2016 at 1:49 pm Just like what Johnnydub said. Its almost unreadable claptrap. Oh; but then I’m a older white male, who is obviously not sufficiently intelligent, either intellectually or emotionally to understand it. Dennis the Peasant January 21, 2016 at 2:04 pm To paraphrase Truman Capote, “That’s not scholarship, that’s typing.” Cal January 21, 2016 at 2:58 pm >Is it now a truism that any piece of academia written in this language is just defacto bullshit? It was a truism twenty years ago. Social Justice Warrior January 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm Anon: my experience is that left-leaning women are relaxed about enjoying sex, whereas conservatives are distracted by thoughts of Chesterton’s fence. That’s only anecdata, but to add to it there’s one commentator on here who’s forever whining about how disobliging he finds his partners. I’m fairly confident that those partners, if not imaginary, are not lefties. John square January 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm @anon “when your man prefers not to kill a spider in the bedroom, or prefers not to put up a new kitchen shelf, or prefers not to take you out to see Mamma Mia, he won’t do it.” Not in my house. As far as I can tell (from speaking to friends), stuff the chap prefers not to do gets done, whereas the ladies have a veto. @SJW “my experience is that left-leaning women are relaxed about enjoying sex, whereas conservatives are distracted by thoughts of Chesterton’s fence” Disagree. The only probable wide link could be age. Older= people tend to be more right-wing. Younger people more left wing. Younger people engage in more sex. Attitudes to sex differ with age, as does politics. To infer a direct link between politics and sex is probably a fallacy. bloke in spain January 21, 2016 at 5:05 pm “my experience is that left-leaning women are relaxed about enjoying sex, whereas conservatives are distracted by thoughts of Chesterton’s fence” Certainly why I ploughed extensive furrows on the left leaning slopes in my youth. But times change. Interested’s certainly correct about Ms Frith. Definitely one for the specialty market, that one. Bloke in Germany January 21, 2016 at 6:22 pm As it’s national squirrel appreciation day I am disappointed not to be reading a more in-depth expose of the attitudes and practises of the oppressed sciuridosexual community. Henry Crun January 21, 2016 at 7:25 pm BiG, that would explain Steve’s absence today. Grikath January 21, 2016 at 8:08 pm “Is it now a truism that any piece of academia written in this language is just defacto bullshit?” If you class “academia” as a diametrically opposed principle to “scientific”… yes. Mind… It’s nice of them to use them, saves a hell of a lot of time and effort compared to finding out an article is utter dross *after* you’ve finished reading it. It has a market, it even has specialised publications, people seem to be quite happy to circle-jerk around in their niche, and some even can make a living off it. And most of all, this keeps it from polluting the more serious publications dealing with real science, even if it *is* Humanities. Mostly. DBC Reed January 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm SJW is probably right that leftie women go a lot more but what has GK Chesterton got to do with it? I have been to Chesterton’s house but his fence was in no way remarkable. Richard January 21, 2016 at 8:47 pm DBC Reed said: “but what has GK Chesterton got to do with it?” Didn’t Chesterton say that a conservative doesn’t take down a fence until he’s properly understood why it was put up in the first place (so that he knows it really isn’t needed any more), whereas a liberal just tears it down to remove barriers and then only finds that he needs it once it’s gone? I assume SJW is using that to project onto conservative women a nagging feeling that there might have been a point to sexual restrictions. Either that or he finds his partners prefer to think of a fat Edwardian painting a fence. Theophrastus January 21, 2016 at 8:59 pm IanB People do tend to think in general paradigms, and constructions of sex and sexuality have varied considerably over time as a result. That is classic sub-Marxist waffle, and worthy of the leeches at Brighton ‘university’. Jack C January 21, 2016 at 10:24 pm I can understand why the Conservatives, Liberals and Labour were called what they are, not so much now. There are some words that have opposite meanings (sanction for example), however “Liberal” may be unique in that it’s both a grave insult, and a compliment, and can be used as both in the same sentence, particularly in the US. If there’s one thing an American Liberal hates, it’s a liberal. Chester Draws January 22, 2016 at 1:22 am If there’s one thing an American Liberal hates, it’s a liberal. Indeed, so how do we make sure the distinction is met. I’m thinking that I might designate myself “paleo-liberal” since I’m not neo-liberal and I’m even less US-liberal. I have seen archeo-liberal recently. Surreptitious Evil January 22, 2016 at 8:44 am Chester, “Classical liberal” I sneeze in threes January 22, 2016 at 10:53 am Use socialist for lefty liberal, or communist appeaser if you really want to piss them of. For the Torys, excepting Steve Baker, Rees-Mogg, Redwood and a few others, Heathite patrician wets should cover it. DBC Reed January 22, 2016 at 11:17 am Chesterton did say that the most revolutionary thing you could do in England was climb over the fence and wander about you neighbour’s garden , so perhaps there’s some political significance to it. Hallowed Be January 22, 2016 at 12:54 pm DBC Reed, oh that’s good. i had to do it once when i locked myself out…it felt so wrong. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.