- Posted by Paul Gowder on January 25th, 2009 filed in doom, dredging for comments by posting about sex, misanthropy, psychology, sexism
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This is why I will never truly be a nerd:
Although, it suggests another defense of catgirls, which is to design catgirls that help guys learn to deal with women better.
From a discussion of the problems of navigating real vs. artificial sex partners after The Singularity (TM). Natch.
Relatedly: best one-sentence lead ever. The rest of the piece is worth reading too, although not on a laptop. Pick something that’s a little harder to throw across the room.
Perhaps that’s why we need The Singularity (TM): because only then will we have a computer powerful enough to understand What Women Want (TM), probably by modeling the entire physical state of the universe from the big bang onward and reducing lust to physics.
Or, I dunno, we could actually pay attention to what Simone de Beauvoir was saying decades and decades ago and stop driveling about the notion that women are somehow so much more mysterious than men, a notion which is purely an artifact of the fact that those who set the terms of the discussion are, in fact, men. Humans are mysterious and confused and fucked up and have contradictory impulses and can’t relate to one another. That this fact gets processed in people’s brains as “we can’t understand what women want” is purely an artifact of the fact that men are doing the talking, and are talking about what matters to us, namely, getting laid. And the fact that women are now doing research in this paradigm does not make the paradigm less dominant.