Retched

I’ve spent the last several posts (here, here, here, here, and here) in what must appear for all the world like a long-winded attempt to flip the script; an attempt at a grown-ups version of “She did it, too!” Consequently, the number of minds that have been changed, or even influenced, appears to approach zero. Those who immediately agreed with me still do, and those who did not, do not.

I think you misheard me. Because this is what I said: Porn is a womanly bad thing. I don’t mean that in a man-up sort of way. Matt Walsh is just the latest boob to corner that particular market when he wrote: “Real men don’t look at pornography.” Indeed they do. That’s the problem.

The reason increased use of pornography among men is concerning is because pornography use is something sinful women do, and it’s concerning because porn use by men is the fruit of the labors of decades of the intentional feminization of men.

The feminization of men is something that was done to them; that is being done to us. If you ignore everything I’ve written over the past week, you can still chart the rise of pornography which profoundly corresponds to the deliberate and increasingly successful machinations to make men more womanly.

Do you see how sick that is, to encourage women–those who benefit most immediately from this grotesque facade–to judge and ridicule and divorce these men, and to do so for the crime of acting like those women?

Do you see why women cannot pity, but only despise men who look at porn; why the mirror causes retching?

Do you see how imperative grace and forgiveness is?

Do you see how necessary it is for women to (at the very least) shut their bile-flecked lips when the urge rises in them to bash men for pornography?

Do you see what a black, pharisaical heart lies beneath the breast that says (without irony!),

“Real men don’t look at pornography”?

If not: Just pass by on the other side of the road. When you get wherever you’re going, there will be plenty of Downton Abbey.

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5 thoughts on “Retched

  1. Do you see how sick that is, to encourage women–those who benefit most immediately from this grotesque facade–to judge and ridicule and divorce these men, and to do so for the crime of acting like those women?

    This is quite well-said.

    But I tend to look more at the biological side of pornography use; I don’t even get to the moral side of it very often, since yourbrainonporn.com does such a nice job of documenting the neuro-chemical basis of pornography use and the resulting physical and sexual problems it causes. No doubt everything you say is right, but I think the shaming approach used by people like Matt Walsh is ultimately useless, whether it’s right or wrong morally. Though I have to say, the manospherian tendency to say that men only use porn when they are married to bad, withholding women, or that men rarely become compulsive porn users, is pure fantasy, well-refuted already by good research and all easily findable at yourbrainonporn.

    There is probably a similar neuro-chemical explanation for why women get hooked on emotion-porn and erotica.

  2. For a while, I thought Dalrock might be a bit over-the-top with his criticism of Fireproof.

    Then I encountered in Real Life™ the rationalization (expressed by an older, supposedly solid Christian woman) “well, Caleb was an adulterer, because of his porn use, therefore Adultery Exception (Matt. 19:9, etc.), therefore the marriage was ‘already over,’ therefore it’s completely understandable for Catherine to start messing around with that doctor.”

    I eagerly await some Christian leader to “man up,” apply this consistently, and tell men in the presence of their wives that it’s just fine to take a mistress after their wife has “already ended” the marriage via Fifty Shades of Grey. Because Pornography Is Adultery, and Adultery Exception For Divorce.

    But I’m not going to hold my breath.

    God have mercy.

    peace,
    Zach

  3. @SSM

    Thanks.

    I tend to look more at the biological side of pornography use

    The science corroborates what God has said, but it’s not a good idea to wait upon it. That way lies relativism.

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  5. I gotta say Cane, this is dynamite. I couldn’t make head/tails of your original post @ Dalrock’s way back in the day, but I’ve been reading over your stuff for the last few year, alternately scratching my head and then coming to enlightenment. Thanks, is all.

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