Originally Posted by Glice
Jesus H. Sex drives are pretty diverse things, y'know? They're also things over which you have responsibility. It's a lot of responsibility and should be taken seriously. Part of the responsibility is in not restricting other people's personal expressions. For instance, rather than attributing apparent and consistently interrogated misogyny to some phantom 'biology', try going 'hey! I've got control over the dangly things! Amazing.' In the same way you could very likely break many people's legs but choose not to, and additionally don't indulge in or perpetuate the language of leg-breaking violence.
I'm an Orthodox Christian, and nobody is more oriented around "responsibility of sexual drives" as us, we're not exactly prudes but we make Catholics seem almost debaucherous in comparison. So I agree completely with you except for this..
Neither Rob nor anyone else here ever suggested that biology exonerates, vindicates, or excuses any form of sexual deviance let alone sexual violence. That was knox hyperbolic libel which got everyone worked up, and yet it was for nothing because nobody ever even suggested such. Biology explains that SOME males of any species are aggresive or even violent. Infanticide and rape are indeed part of the animal world. It doesn't make it natural, ethical, or acceptable, it just makes it reality.
The reality is that human males are also animals, and have the same inherent biological mechanisms as other male species. SOME human males are violent and aggressive, period. I BROUGHT UP THIS BIOLOGICAL FACT ON KNOX's TIRADE THREAD TO POINT OUT THAT THE BIOLOGICAL AGGRESSION WE OBSERVE IN NATURE IS NOT JUST POINTED TOWARDS FEMALES, INDEED TO MALES TO. Males are violent to other males, period. THAT WAS MY ARGUMENT. knox was trying to wrongly promote the idea that such male-induced violence is foreign to men, that only women experience violence at the hands of men. She knows that is bullshit. Further, I brought that up to try to show knox that men CAN indeed empathize and relate to womens' experience of violence from men, because men deal with violence too.