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by Duncan Butlin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A philosophy for arguing with wives
Replies: 123
Views: 12321

Re: A philosophy for arguing with wives

henry quirk --- Wow!, an instant reply. Thank you so much for the compliment -- it has made my day. Thanks also for the advice -- I will try to follow it. In my grand essay, ‘Talking Truthfully’ (only half-completed), I recognise the common adage, “it’s rude to stare”, but say that, for men, it is ...
by Duncan Butlin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A philosophy for arguing with wives
Replies: 123
Views: 12321

Re: A philosophy for arguing with wives

henry quirk --- I am very impressed you can discuss men disciplining women so openly. Do you do anything special, or are you simply relaxed and open about it? You say: “Some things are taught and once learned essentially negate the teacher. Some things are internal and must be drawn out and, once r...
by Duncan Butlin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A philosophy for arguing with wives
Replies: 123
Views: 12321

Answering all the posts since my last post

vegetariantaxidermy --- You said: It sounds as if you had a hard time with your wife and now you are waging a one-man crusade against all women. Spot on, but I think my crusade is rational and justified. I love women, but I think men are being too lax with them, as I was -- never correcting their b...
by Duncan Butlin
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A philosophy for arguing with wives
Replies: 123
Views: 12321

Re: A philosophy for arguing with wives

henry quirk --- Replying to your 16th August post about ‘self’, addiction, and your coach gun. Wow!, this one’s a hard one too. I suppose it is a minor miracle that we can talk at all -- you an America ‘almost libertarian’ and me a British ‘almost communitarian’. If we met in the flesh we would be ...
by Duncan Butlin
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A knot of sexist logic in the Western mind
Replies: 200
Views: 15619

Re: A knot of sexist logic in the Western mind

henry quirk --- Boy have I struggled with this one. Adam Smith’s invisible hand and the free market have been a preoccupation of mine for some time. I have tried very hard to encapsulate my ideas in a succinct post, but I have failed. I don’t know whether you can be bothered to read the linked 1993...
by Duncan Butlin
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A philosophy for arguing with wives
Replies: 123
Views: 12321

Re: A philosophy for arguing with wives

henry quirk --- I found your post hard to de-cypher, so I left it to last … and now I’ve run out of time. I will reply to you tomorrow. Apologies. Sir-Sister-of-Suck --- You suggest that pornography can do good by freeing men from real women. Yes it does free men, but it makes them lesser men at th...
by Duncan Butlin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A knot of sexist logic in the Western mind
Replies: 200
Views: 15619

Re: A knot of sexist logic in the Western mind

henry quirk --- I asked the question, ‘why was it only women who talked to me to start with, and why is it now only men? You advised me thus: Review the thread, Duncan. I think you'll find the entry and exit points of various players instructive. Try as I may I cannot see any rhyme or reason for pe...
by Duncan Butlin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A knot of sexist logic in the Western mind
Replies: 200
Views: 15619

Re: A knot of sexist logic in the Western mind

Sir-Sister-of-Suck --- Sorry I’m upsetting you. I will try to keep this short. All this sex stuff is a bit theoretical for me: I am 71 years old, and divorced twenty years ago, so I am afraid that the occasional visit to porn sites is about all I can manage, nowadays. However, in my youth I had a g...
by Duncan Butlin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A knot of sexist logic in the Western mind
Replies: 200
Views: 15619

A new question for everyone

Where have all the ladies gone? When I first started posting on this forum only women talked to me; but now, two weeks later, I am only talking to men. Don’t get me wrong: I was hoping that men would pay attention to me, but for all the women suddenly to go silent on me is a bit of a shock. Ladies,...
by Duncan Butlin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A philosophy for arguing with wives
Replies: 123
Views: 12321

A new question for everyone

Where have all the ladies gone? When I first started posting on this forum only women talked to me; but now, two weeks later, I am only talking to men. Don’t get me wrong: I was hoping that men would pay attention to me, but for all the women suddenly to go silent on me is a bit of a shock. Ladies,...
by Duncan Butlin
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A philosophy for arguing with wives
Replies: 123
Views: 12321

Re: A philosophy for arguing with wives

henry quirk --- By god you are a stubborn character -- perhaps I should just give in? But no, you are forcing me to think, so I guess I am actually very grateful. When in the US, I had a friend in rural Oklahoma, outside Tulsa, and he was also a huge help to me. When I said men just need to be brav...
by Duncan Butlin
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A knot of sexist logic in the Western mind
Replies: 200
Views: 15619

Re: A knot of sexist logic in the Western mind

Sir-Sister-of-Suck --- You are very perceptive. Yes, I spent a lot of time trying to get other people to discipline my wife on my behalf -- I even tried to get my brother to come all the way over from America to do it. And yes, for all our marriage I was a coward of the first degree. Nevertheless, ...
by Duncan Butlin
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A philosophy for arguing with wives
Replies: 123
Views: 12321

Re: A philosophy for arguing with wives

Vegetariantaxidermy --- Did you read any of my essay? Pompous I may be … but a twit? That really is a harsh judgement. I prefer to believe I am of average intelligence.
by Duncan Butlin
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A philosophy for arguing with wives
Replies: 123
Views: 12321

Re: A philosophy for arguing with wives

Kayla --- I’m sorry, I forgot to thank you for discussing me with your great-uncle. I know it was to criticise me, but nevertheless I am grateful for the attention. Thank you, and please give your great-uncle my best wishes -- if that won’t upset him too much!. henry quirk --- Your insistence that ...
by Duncan Butlin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A philosophy for arguing with wives
Replies: 123
Views: 12321

Re: A philosophy for arguing with wives

Kayla --- I very much envy you living in a ‘large, multi-generational household’ -- I think that’s the way most of us should live. In the 70‘s in Malaysia we almost lived in my wife’s Chinese one -- we went round for supper most nights. I think there are sound evolutionary reasons why brothers and ...