Virgin/whore redux

The Daily Show did a segment on more positions being opened up to women in the military and conservatives’ dichotomous reactions: either men will want to protect women, and be really distracted from doing their jobs, or men will rape the women, and money will have to be used to prevent rape. Stewart and Bee didn’t say it, but basically it depends on if you think women are generally virgins or whores.

So today I stumble on this, a columnist who says: men instinctively want to protect virgins, not whores, so it’d be nice if girls today would try to act like virgins again. He doesn’t take this argument out to its logical conclusion, but it is interesting that men’s actions are based on instinct (and therefore can’t be morally judged), while women’s actions are a result of “the culture.”


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