Let's check in with our old pal Scott Adams--Dilbert creator, former Seattleite, and raving lunatic who spends his days being his own best friend.
What's that crazy kook talking about now? Rape? Dick Tweets? This should be good.
From his blog:
No doubt you have noticed an alarming trend in the news. Powerful men have been behaving badly, e.g. tweeting, raping, cheating, and being offensive to just about everyone in the entire world. The current view of such things is that the men are to blame for their own bad behavior. That seems right. Obviously we shouldn't blame the victims. I think we all agree on that point. Blame and shame are society's tools for keeping things under control.
The part that interests me is that society is organized in such a way that the natural instincts of men are shameful and criminal while the natural instincts of women are mostly legal and acceptable. In other words, men are born as round pegs in a society full of square holes. Whose fault is that? Do you blame the baby who didn't ask to be born male? Or do you blame the society that brought him into the world, all round-pegged and turgid, and said, "Here's your square hole"?
Basically Adams argues that it's society's fault for creating a world where there's a strong urge to rape, dick Tweet, cheat on one's spouse, and generally run amok, without also creating an outlet where one can fulfill those needs.
And because there's no good option for folks to fulfill their basest desires, we should just excuse them when they fulfill those needs openly and illegally.
Adams' train of thought seem a bit derailed here. But in this case, he seems to be comparing the animal world to our own, saying that we should just act like animals when it comes to sex.
It's a nice thought--if people lived in the jungle.
If a lion and a zebra show up at the same watering hole, and the lion kills the zebra, whose fault is that? Maybe you say the lion is at fault for doing the killing. Maybe you say the zebra should have chosen a safer watering hole. But in the end, you probably conclude that both animals acted according to their natures, so no one is to blame. However, if this is your local zoo, you might have some questions about who put the lions with the zebras in the same habitat.
The whole thing might be more offensive if it were more coherent.
But apparently the post is articulate enough to earn it a "like" score of negative 843 from Adams' own readers.