Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Psychology of Men

Here we go again. Another really, really, crazy politician and his sex habits revealed - Eliot Spitzer. What governor of a state solicits prostitutes without being crazy? I have always disliked the argument that boys will be boys because I find it too simplistic, accepting, discourages change, and it just sounds stupid. But most of all, I find it odd that no one is calling for an examination of this almost exclusively male behavior. And when I say examination I mean, why hasn't Congress called for a national forum to examine why men just can't seem to keep their dick in their pants even when they face jail, being forced to resign, having their children find out, massive humiliation, and all sorts of other traumatic consequences? Just look at the list in recent times and it really is unbelievable, so much so that I think these cases are losing their shock value and as a society we are becoming indifferent. Let's see, we've got a U.S. President, a couple of governors, congressmen, mayors. I just don't get it. And don't even get me started on the crazy women who stand by these men. I've already posted my two cents about that.
It is amazing that men with so much to lose would engage in this behavior. Less intriguing but just as odd is that men with so little to profit from freaky behavior engage in it with such regularity and passivity as if normal. I love the attention given to DC street harassment in the City Paper not long ago. DC Newbie recently shared her own cab driver harassment experience. Those guys are notorious. The cat-calling, yelling, whistling, hissing, groping, following....This stuff doesn't work but guys do it anyway. Even exposure. Today my friend Leah reminded me of an incident at Chief Ike's a year ago. I was dancing with a seemingly normal guy on a crowded dance floor. At one point I looked down to make sure I didn't step in spilled beer and low and behold, it was out - his entire penis! I looked up at him and he was smiling. I was so shocked that all I could do was immediately leave the dance floor. Ok, so who's going to chair the committee to examine crazy men? Volunteers?

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The explanation for this is simple! It's so easy for women to go out and find sex wherever they want... whereas, men have to put in way more effort, as we all know.

So is it really a surprise that male pursuit of sex is more blatant?

Though I will agree, it was ridiculous of Spitzer to get a prostitute for sex. He is the governor after all, and should have been able to get it for free as a "perk" of his status (ala Clinton).

Capitol Hill 20210 said...

Great post......I can Co-chair the committee lol

DC Newbie said...

You're so right: I'm no longer shocked when I hear stories like this. It's now so common place, the news might as well start a new segment: political sex scandal of the week. Just like the person of the week on ABC News, just way more pervy...

City Girl DC said...

Hey Anonymous- your argument makes no sense. These politician dudes are always married so they should theoretically be able to have sex at home. If not, you've got any number of young interns willing to sleep with them. And if women can get sex any and everywhere, we must be doing it with men! Just ask any old toothless, broke dude who lives with his mother just how much sex he's having. Plenty. Doesn't take much.

Tim said...

dc is way more duded out than a lot of cities. the culture of the city tends to make men feel as if they can overstep bounds without contempt or punishment. not sure if its the legacy of being the seat of a traditionally male dominated national government or the continual influx of the white hats in places like adams morgan and and georgetown.

also an overlooked point it usually takes to to have sex. so if a straight women are getting it, then it makes sense that straight men are getting it too, regardless of anonymous' outlook.

Jobless said...

you have to listen to This American Life: Testosterone. apparently, all naughtiness can be blamed on this corrupt hormone. even the feminist-turned-trans-guy said he couldn't help staring at some T&A... that's how it starts.

City Girl DC said...

Jobless, ha ha now that's funny and probably realistic!