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From the Comrade Anklebiter Archives

From the New Left Archives


Oddly enough, La Principessa's shrink chalked up our spats to the former's menstrual cycle as well. Well, that and the normal "learning-how-to-talk-to-each-other" process.

She then opined that the biggest problem was that we didn't have the reassurance of make-up sex available to diffuse any accumulating tension.

La Principessa reportedly laughed at this and when the shrink asked why, she replied "That's what [Don Juan] said." To which the shrink replied, "Yeah, well [Don Juan] sounds like he's pretty smart."

I don't know why more people don't listen to me.


Irontruth wrote:

Musical interlude for the gobbo

I was on a road trip during the release of the CIA torture report and this came up randomly on our playlist while driving.

Didn't he used to beat Darryl Hannah?


Love Among the Ultra-Left Litterateurs

Did some over the phone reading to calm down La Principessa. Marvell, Joe Abercrombie (beginning of Best Served Cold--

Spoiler:
I didn't tell her the characters were siblings as well as lovers
--and then The Inferno.

Discovered, to our mutual disappointment, that the legend of Paulo unknowingly wooing Francesca on behalf of his brother Giovanni was invented later and was first set down by Boccaccio.

[Shrugs] As John Ford said, when confronted with reality vs. the legend, print the legend.


Oh, what? My anti-killing children posts are being deleted now?


How many boys were raped at Abu Ghraib?

And how big are Dick Cheney's speaker's fees?

Comin' again to save the motherf$%@in' da-ay!


Then I went and found that famous Against "Sociobiology" article Stephen Jay Gould signed onto back in the seventies.

I might want to look at that if I decide to actually do any reading about anthropology and evolutionary psychology; I might get distracted.

Back when I was a young goblin militant, you could also get the good Prof. Gould to endorse an anti-fascist demonstration.

[Clenched fist salute]


Was re-reading that article about Sex at Dawn, realized I hadn't been to CounterPunch in a while, found an article by fellow Trots saying not so nice things about our old friend Elizabeth Warren, decided to post it for shiznits and giggles.

Still a Puppet of the Democratic Party: What the AFL-CIO Did Not Say About Raising Wages


Pfft. I've felt that way since the "Your dirty laundry gets out of school at 2:30" tirades, but, to each their own.


Oh, actually, you guys should like this:

La Principessa was sad earlier today and needed me to cheer her up. So I grabbed some books off the shelf and started reading her poetry. You know what she liked? Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress". Hee hee!


Man, I forgot all about that Dangeous Minds website! Wonder what they've been up to...


Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:

Are we designed to be sexual omnivores?


A couple of fun posts I dug out of my DJdD archives:

Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:

No trained scientist nor anthropologist, I, but fun debate in academia:

Sex at Dawn

Vs.

Sex at Dusk


BigNorseWolf wrote:
Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:
Why just males?
Because women have an effective cap on how many children they can have.

Sorry, I edited it too late to indicate which part of your post I was responding to. Obviously, there are limitations on how many children a female can produce.


Comrade BeeNee wrote:
The problem is that for a male human "sexual needs fulfilled" is almost an oxymoron.

Why just males?

"But the book is worth reading for the scientific research it brings to light, however limited. Bergner begins with a series of scientific experiments led mainly by female biologists, psychologists, and sexologists. Beginning with the work of Meredith Chivers, who attempts to uncover female desire by researching the perceived gap between what women consciously express and what they biologically respond to. Using plethysmographs (an instrument that measures vaginal blood flow) and keypads, women were asked to record their feelings of arousal after being shown images ranging from gay male porn and masturbation to monkey sex. It was simultaneously recorded by the plethysmograph. The result? What women reported being aroused by and the extent of that arousal using the keypad were at complete odds with their actual arousal as measured by the plethysmograph."

I remember reading about some of this research in the Boston Globe years back. It suggests to me, although, again, I only ever took one anthropology course and then did a bunch of recreational reading on the subject, that cave women were probably just as horny.


BigNorseWolf wrote:
I don't know if whoever wrote that blurb ever read Demonic males, but from what i recall they or my Animal Behavior professor hardly seemed to support female monogamy as natural. I believe he put it "Marry a republican then sleep with a democrat to diversity their genetic stock portfolio."

It wasn't clearly attributed in the review, but if by "the blurb" you mean the first paragraph, further googling reveals that it is a quote from Bergner. It's out of context, but I'm not sure the blurb is referring at all to Demonic Males.


BigNorseWolf wrote:
Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:
Except that, from what I've been picking up from the sexologists, "Captain Caveman" lived in bands of relatively egalitarian sexual promiscuity.

And if it wasn't permisuous enough, they went ahead and raided the neighbors and took their women.

The "choir" of jared diamond et all are NOT relying on one crazy anthropologist for that. They've found an awful lot of cave men that have died from weapons and some more with bits of weapon still stuck in the bone.

So Captain Caveman, when his material and sexual needs were met, lived in relatively peaceful, egalitarian, sexually promiscuous bands. And when they weren't, he behaved beastly?

I'm not really sure where we're disagreeing, but then again, I'm not really reading your posts that aren't direct responses to mine.


Brox RedGloves wrote:
Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:

Meet the ‘Radical Brownies’ – girl scouts for the modern age

Which reminds me of a video: For Communist Youth Leadership!: The Musical Interlude

Yet another example of how the hardcore left is using race to divide America.

I know I shouldn't, but would you care to substantiate that claim?


And a Musical Interlude for no good reason in particular.


Except that, from what I've been picking up from the sexologists, "Captain Caveman" lived in bands of relatively egalitarian sexual promiscuity.


For the record: I'd much rather this thread debate sociobiolgy than manspreading. Carry on.


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I'm not really going to dig through the past day or so's posts, but Comrade BeeNee's point about bonobos living in chimp paradise (and I don't really know anything about bonobos except that they use sex as a conflict-avoiding mechanism, which is about the sanest thing I've ever heard) is kind of the point for us socialists who want to stamp out material scarcity.

For women's liberation through socialist revolution!
Socialism will get everybody laid!


The other day, La Principessa picked two fights with me. We were trying to make plans for when we were going to see each other next, and I invited her to our next Lowell rally and it ended up being a fight over the unions and the Democrats. "Baby, why are you arguing? I'm just trying to see you again, and you wanna fight about the trade union aristocracy?" She cooed and calmed down, but later, started accusing me of being not ardently communist (be careful what you wish for!) enough about something or other. I won't go into it, but she was starting to get mean. Thankfully, I was in my car and pulling into the driveway of a friend where there is little cellphone service, so we got disconnected.

It took me a bit to get her back on the phone, and, when I did, she said, "There are two things I want to tell you. First, [none of your business]. Second, I just looked at the calendar, and I think I am PMS-ing. I'm sorry I kept picking fights with you, baby."

I never thought I'd hear my socialist-feminist girlfriend chalk up political disagreements to her period!


Nov. 10, 2013:

Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:

Anthropology and sociobiology are pretty much outside of my area of expertise (if you're wondering, my areas of expertise are: loading trucks, weed, rock'n'roll and the history of Marxism), but a morning's worth of google searches about Demonic Males, hunter-gatherer gender roles and tribal violence led me to this interesting article on Napoleon Chagnon.

Fun stuff.


I don't know about any of that (could bump the post where I say that sociobiology is out of my expertise), but I have recently learned that women in their thirties are way more sexually insatiable than their male counterparts.

I mean, shiznit, three times per day, between three and five orgasms per session? They warned me about this back in sex ed, but I didn't believe 'em.


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mechaPoet wrote:
I guess my question is: what makes you think that the condemnation of manspreading is largely the concern of (white) upper-class feminists?

Tales from the Shopfloor

I worked alongside Female Teamster today and asked her if she had heard of manspreading.

She rolled her eyes and said "Yeah."

Asked her what she thought about it, and she said that, from what she had heard, it was a comfortable way to sit. And that women would probably sit like that, too, if they weren't constantly chided to "sit like ladies" when they were young.

I commiserated, and told her about when I had been teased for sitting "like a girl" in first grade and didn't even put my ankle on my knee until I was a teenager.

She then said that she thought it was a dumb issue and made feminists look stupid. I poked a little bit with some of the class-war types of comments I've made above, and she agreed with most of them. She especially liked an observation of la Principessa's that working-class women beset by manspreading and bereft of a seat would be more likely to simply assert themselves and force the offender to desist.

I then shared my suspicion that this might not be about space, but, rather, certain prim and prudish women not wanting to see men so brazenly showing off their stuff.

"Yeah," she cackled, "They're just upset because they can't admit they're so turned on!"


MLK Day March and Rally, 2015

Pictures taken by my hawt commie NY schoolteacher/action freelance photojournalist girlfriend, including two of my old comrades--an early Valentine's Day present?

For black liberation through socialist revolution!

Vive le Galt!!!


When we got to the scene where the womynists chide Jeremy Piven's love interest for participating in a "phallus naming," I turned to la Principessa and said "Baby, my hobgoblin wants to come home." She just rolled her eyes and said "I told you not to call it that."


Link


Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:
Which makes me wonder, again, whether the issue isn't the taking up of space but rather the effrontery to petit-bourgeois feminist mores of males spreading their legs and showing off their crotch.

And, if so, what is a cis heterosexual white green male to make of this?:

Chicago seeks to dismiss lawsuit over topless rights

Well, if that cis het green male was also red, he'd make this of it:

For the right of women to go topless if they so desire!

For mass investment in public transportation--let's say, twice as many trains--so that manspreading doesn't force tired commuters to stand!

And if the issue is really the effrontery of feminists having to see men display their crotches, well, tough!

For women's liberation through socialist revolution!


In completely other other news:

Isabel Rosado: Puerto Rican fighter

[Clenched fist salute]


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In completely other news, I am up late tonight because I had a long conversation with la Principessa. She was crying, again, and, as I tried to make her feel better, I spoke over her.

Well, she stopped crying, alright, but only because she then yelled at me.
"I'm sorry, baby--" "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"I'm really sorry, baby--" "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Anyway, I got off the phone, went on the internet and discovered that she had blown up my Facebook private messaging.

"I'm sorry baby, I love you, good night."
"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Convinced her that her thinking that I didn't listen to her was killing me, got her back on the phone, talked for another hour and a half, she finally apologized for yelling at me, I apologized again for speaking over her, and then made her giggle by telling her how Paizonians were repeating my line, via private messages, about putting hobgoblins in caves. "Oh, I miss you," she purred.

Women.


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Googled around a bit and ran across the following article which I thought pretty well summarized my take on looking at the pictures from the website Citizen Poet linked above. Saves me from having to look through more photos.

'Manspreading'? But women hog subway space, too

"In the past year, I've tried to watch for subway space-hogging patterns myself. The worst case I saw was a woman sitting at a half turn with her purse next to her, occupying at least two and possibly three seats. Granted it was in a half-empty car, but the same seems to be true in most photos posted by activists to shame 'manspreaders.' Incidentally, in some of those photos, you can spot female passengers taking up extra space -- sometimes because of the way they cross their legs."

(Emphasis added)

"Yes, men tend to sit with their legs apart. (Many will tell you it's an issue of comfort and, well, male anatomy.) I haven't seen many do so in a way that inconveniences others. Indeed, the supposed offenders in some of the shaming photos are clearly not spreading beyond their own seats. It's also worth noting that when criticisms of bad subway manners first began to show up on the Internet five years ago, no one seemed particularly exercised about male postures. When street artist Jason Shelowitz (or Jay Shells) surveyed New Yorkers about subway etiquette violations for a series of posters in 2010, nail clipping topped the list, followed by religion and noise pollution. "Physical contact" and disregard of seating priority were also mentioned, but with no regard to gender."

(Emphasis added)

Which makes me wonder, again, whether the issue isn't the taking up of space but rather the effrontery to petit-bourgeois feminist mores of males spreading their legs and showing off their crotch.


K(e)rensky wrote:
To be fair the image analyst just says it's improper to slouch and take up space whatever your gender. I realize it's a finw distinction for a communist since etiquette is an elietist concept.

Piss off, stooge.

---

Fair enough, Alex. I just got excited at the words "president of image management company." You're right, she was brought into the article for an entirely different reason.


Random articles spat out by Google:

A Scourge Is Spreading. M.T.A.’s Cure? Dude, Close Your Legs.

Anti-manspreading spokesperson: Kelly Rae O'Donnell, actress.

Subway ‘manspreading’ ads debut to shame bro riders

Not sure if Ms. Kothe qualifies as a spokesperson, but I do notice that she is an acupuncturist from a neighborhood in Brooklyn that, according to wikipedia, is 80% white with a median household income of over $60,000.

I also note the reference to signs about not dancing on poles. I wonder if that is in reference to the spate of police harassment of youth of color for dancing in subways? But I am not a NYer.

---

Again, not much to go on, but that's a whole page of Google results after getting rid of the Breitbart Report articles and MRA pages.

Of course, I only heard about manspreading last week? The week before? If Citizen Poet, or anyone else for that matter, would like to provide counterexamples, I'd be more than happy to peruse them.

But, I must say, after a year that gave us Hollaback!'s racist piece of shiznit video about catcalling and Shirtgate and, now, manspreading, it's gonna be kinda hard to convince me that the latest cause du jour in the international sisterhood's blogosphere isn't yet another upper-middle class (white?) feminist shibboleth that doesn't have much to say to the oppression of working class and minority women.


Huh, that's really all the documents that have presented thus far? Leaving aside pictures of coyotes and what not, not much to work with.


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Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:
mechaPoet wrote:
I guess my question is: what makes you think that the condemnation of manspreading is largely the concern of (white) upper-class feminists?

Man-spreading, a transit controversy with legs

In this article, and correct me if I am overlooking something, the three anti-manspreading spokespeople are: a professor of English, a policy analyst and a president of an image management firm.


Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:
Might not have a chance until Sunday, actually.

As it turns out, I'm gonna be up late tonight.


thejeff wrote:
Given their apparent problems with overcrowding, if the campaign has any actual effect, it might actually help their budget problems.

Hands off the TWU!

Labor: Smash the Taylor Laws!
For mass investment in public transportation!


That being said, I couldn't help but came back and post this one:

MTA Raises Fares Due to Budget Constraints, Has Money To Stop ‘Manspreading’

"New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced it is raising bus and subway fares due to budget constraints, a week after spending over $76,000 to stop 'manspreading.'"

Thanks, feminists!


mechaPoet wrote:
Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:
mechaPoet wrote:
I guess my question is: what makes you think that the condemnation of manspreading is largely the concern of (white) upper-class feminists?
I thought Citizen K(e)rensky's answer was sufficient for this one. If not, I can come back to it.
Please. Unless it's just more of "this isn't really a feminist issue." Talking about a phenomenon that exemplifies the (most likely non-malicious in intent and unconscious) habit of many men to take up more space than women, to seemingly feel entitled to more space than women is an issue of gender equality. It's possible to address something like this while also caring about and addressing more severe gender inequalities. I'm not in the mood for straw-feminists.

That's alright. In case you didn't know, I'm not a feminist. I don't care one way or the other whether something is or isn't really a feminist issue, because I'm pretty contemptuous of petty-bourgeois liberal feminism. Less so of so-called "socalist-feminism" but, to be honest, I've always thought that position was a cop out.

As of right now, I am waiting for Mrs. Comrade to come back from buying weed before our final planning meeting for this weekend's anti-police brutality rally in Lowell, so I am afraid I don't have the time at the moment to go through the article and pictures that have been presented in this thread thus far. Might not have a chance until Sunday, actually.

Until then,

Down with Petty-Bourgeois Feminism!
For Woman's Liberation through Socialist Revolution!


Communist Propaganda:

How the right took charge on abortion


Freehold DM wrote:
Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:

Just got off the phone with la Principessa. Was talking more about manspreading and she told me that, some time ago (don't have a link, alas), the NYPD used to go around ticketing Metro passengers for putting their feet up on the seats.

Except that they only did it late at night when they were assured of getting exhausted immigrant kitchen workers on their way home.

I so love it when the liberal yuppie feminist gentrifier agenda coincides with the agenda of the armed fist of the bourgeois state.

long, long time ago. I think you would have been too youNG to do it in the street or anywhere else.

Google search for "NYPD tickets feet on seats" gives me articles from 2009 to 2012. I'm not that young, Comrade Freehold.


mechaPoet wrote:
Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:

Yeah, well, my communist schoolteacher girlfriend agreed with me, so you'll forgive me if I am not concerned about your disappointment.

And, as I already said, I cross my legs like a girl and I'm not an upper-class woman.

Uh, good for you, I guess? I mean, I certainly appreciate that you don't 'spread, but I don't really see what it has to do with a wider trend? Does this avatar make it seem like I'm personally accusing everyone of something?

It was in response to this: "Unless I'm somehow mistaken, and I didn't realize that only upper-class women are physically capable of crossing their legs."

Quote:
I guess my question is: what makes you think that the condemnation of manspreading is largely the concern of (white) upper-class feminists?

I thought Citizen K(e)rensky's answer was sufficient for this one. If not, I can come back to it.


mechaPoet wrote:
Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:
mechaPoet wrote:
Second, the issue is one of excessive spreading, not to mention dudes taking up space in more ways than just manspreading. In that linked article, there is a blog mentioned called "Men Taking Up Too Much Space On The Train," which is either the source of this trend's blooming attention or a ready documentation of it. It is at least 50 pages long at 10 posts per page.

I don't know. I looked through some of those photos and, before I got bored, I realized that there were many, many photos of dudes only taking up one seat, but, apparently, running afoul of the mores of yuppie feminists who apparently think everyone should sit with their knees pressed together because...well, if I were to guess, because that's the way they sit in college-educated, upper middle class, yuppie (white?) circles.

"Oh, look there's a picture of a dude who's obviously coming from the airport and he has his luggage next to him! What an oppressor! And there's a dude sprawled asleep! How dare these lower-class riff raff with their exhausting menial jobs interrupt my commute to the investment banking firm!"

Down with liberal yuppie feminist gentrifiers!
For mass investment in public transportation and women's liberation through socialist revolution!

While I can certainly appreciate a good critique of white, middle-class/yuppie feminism, I am disappointed in your assertion that this is an issue that's more important to investment bankers than lower-class women who have to take public transit.

Yeah, well, my communist schoolteacher girlfriend agreed with me, so you'll forgive me if I am not concerned about your disappointment.

And, as I already said, I cross my legs like a girl and I'm not an upper-class woman.


Just got off the phone with la Principessa. Was talking more about manspreading and she told me that, some time ago (don't have a link, alas), the NYPD used to go around ticketing Metro passengers for putting their feet up on the seats.

Except that they only did it late at night when they were assured of getting exhausted immigrant kitchen workers on their way home.

I so love it when the liberal yuppie feminist gentrifier agenda coincides with the agenda of the armed fist of the bourgeois state.

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