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Sorry but this is just so much hot air, more silly responsibility-shifting and victim-carding from women who’ve never been substantially called out on it. In the words of the immortal Roger Devlin, “Women who think they’re too good for anyone are often right, but they’re most often left”.

This girl would basically have us shift into a neurotic, Dworkinesque scenario in which nothing at all is permitted. She’s against casual sex (only after being dumped, I note): great, I’m on board. But what of marriage? What’s her alternative? Is that verboten too? So then how exactly are couples even supposed to form?

63Johnycomelately September 21, 2011 at 3:55 am
Another carouseler who’s past her used by date and now looking for a beta shmuck to cushion the landing.

Hermes Trismegistus (Thoth, Enoch or whatever you want to call him) said that in the age to come man’s soul would be visible to all, oh what a glorious age that will be for men….

64Susan Walsh September 21, 2011 at 6:54 am
Don’t get me wrong, I respect Steph’s choice to drop out of the hook up culture; I just don’t feel like this signals any real change in women’s SOP.

The change is infinitesimal. I’m working on the margins here. One woman at a time.

65Susan Walsh September 21, 2011 at 6:56 am
Lackluster is vague when applied to men. What is the luster that they lack? Are these homely looking guys? Nerds? Decent, shy types? Guys with lots of game up front but no long term potential?

Back to Steph, I thought it was interesting that the guys she was referring to as tools, and generally undesirable – bad kisser, etc? She’s talking about dominant alpha asshats. Their dominance won them the hookup, even as they repelled the women on a conscious level.

66Isabel September 21, 2011 at 7:00 am
Oh, get off your high horses for Pete’s sake. She didn’t say that she was in the market for a poor ickle beta to bleed to death, did she? Why do you act as though her future partners won’t have any autonomy in dating her?

She made her mistake. If a lot of men are turned off by that particular mistake, fine. We all that knew that was a possibility and no man is morally obliged to date her. But I think it’s pretty risible that people are attempting to speak on her behalf about her true intentions. God forbid a person tries to rectify their outlook on life whilst still young. Nope! She must be a lascivious ex-slut looking to capitalise on her next unwitting prey.

Character is wholly and infinitely static, no doubt.