Ran across the following post by Alkibiades (damn, but that’s a cool handle) over at Seasons of Tumult and Discord. My response in the comments section:
I’ll believe in the fembot revolution when they can perform like Jennifer Lopez did on New Year’s Eve. Until then, women will have the upper hand.
Do note, however–the more advanced fembots get, the more absurd and extreme behavior women will have to engage in just to keep men on the pasture.
I mean, let’s face it:
Could you really see her doing that 10 years ago? I saw camel toe–I’m sure a lot of other guys did too.
Is this what feminism has led too? Was Jennifer really an empowered, strong woman when she was gyrating up on that stage like a stripper, desperate for the approval of her audience? And, let’s give a stripper credit–a stripper has no illusions about what she does; I’m more than certain that J-Lo and her fans have more than a few justifications for that performance.
The sexual market has changed; just the idea that men might find a substitute for women results in all sorts of frenetic behavior. The more the message gets out that men won’t put up with the shit women dump on them, the harder it will become for feminism to keep its hold on society.
Edit: Obligatory But-I-might-be-whistling-out-my-ass caveat. What do I know? All I can say is that when Madonna did the gyrate-and-bump thing back in the ’80’s, it worked because it was titillating and shocking; when I see “current” performers do it, it looks desperate.