Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The "bad date with Aziz Ansari" clusterfark

By Hot Air, Jan. 15, 2018

No one here wrote about it at the time but for a few days in early December the talk of the chatterati was a short story in the New Yorker, “Cat Person” by Kristen Roupenian. Read it if you can spare 10 minutes. (There’s an audio version read by Roupenian at the link too.) Condemning Harvey Weinstein and other degenerates named by #MeToo accusers is easy, as most are accused of behavior ranging from minor sexual assault all the way up to forcible rape. If you force a woman, or a man, to engage in sexual contact against her or his will, you’ve crossed a moral line and have committed a crime. “Cat Person,” however, imagines an encounter where the contact is reluctant but consensual. If you’re a woman out on a date with a man whom you like and then, as things get physical, you start to like him a bit less, how assertive should you be in stopping him?

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