Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Cologne And The Hunger Games

So by now, you may have heard about the mass sexual assaults that happened in Cologne, Germany on New Year's Eve. If not, here's one article on the subject. Essentially, "North African and Arabic" men assaulted dozens of German women in the center of town. The women found themselves unable to protect themselves.

Whenever I read things like this, I think of modern cinema with its "powerful women." Action movies frequently show female protagonists beating up men in hand-to-hand combat. Human biology being what it is, it's all nonsense. I've seen that first hand practicing martial arts and observing my daughter's club soccer team getting wiped out by boys' teams 4 years their juniors.

I wonder what women think when they watch these movies and then read about assaults like this. I know it's gauche to suggest that a woman needs a man's protection*, but after events like the ones in Cologne and the ones in England and the ones in Sweden, it's a conclusion that seems warranted.

Or maybe I'm just a little old fashioned.

OK, maybe very old fashioned. Then again, so is biology.
* - Should I have issued a trigger warning before making this blatantly cis-gendered, patriarchal remark?


Dean L said...

I think the real question is, why was this allowed to happen? Why were these predators allowed into Germany without proper vetting?

But it's states who are saying no thanks to refugees that are getting skewered in the media.

Ohioan@Heart said...

Over on the CBS News site there is an article where Hillary says she would govern differently than a man, and says that that is because women are different.

I wonder if she even realizes she is speaking liberal heresy by putting the lie to the liberal catechism.

Jedi Master Ivyan said...


The liberal catchism says that women are equal to men, except when they are superior. Clinton is just saying she's better than everyone else.

Anonymous said...

As a woman, I'm poised as hell at "feminism." I bought into it for too long... Fortuitously, I marked a real man -- one who is polite, hold for, I'd chivalrous, and if he saw something like that happening, he would have tried to beat the crap out of a perpetrator or two. I'm not so sure he would have been terribly successful -- were both middle aged and out of shape.

So that brings me to this question: how many GERMAN men were there, and what were THEY doing? A thousand Middle Eastern/North African men, 100 assaults... Were the European men SO outnumbered?

Anonymous said...

So many typos!

"pissed as hell"
"married a real man"
"holds doors"
"is chivalous"