Me: What would you do if someone sexually assaulted or hooted at your mother, or your sister, or your daughter, anyone related to you, or your girlfriend, or a friend of yours (do you have any female friends? I feel as if you don't)?
Guy who hoots or otherwise assaults women: Do I see it happen? I'd kick the shit out of them. Obviously.
Me: Soooo... you would beat the shit out of someone else for doing what you do?
Guy who hoots or otherwise assaults women: (there are more than a few responses he could give me, so I'll break it down.)
Getting it: OMG, I never thought of that before. Wow. I need to rethink my worldview.
Denial: No one would ever touch my mom (mother, sister, daughter, etc), because they would see me there looking dangerous and back the fuck up.
Denial #2 with issues: No one I am related to or are friends with me dresses like they're asking for it.
Getting it #2: This should be taught in elementary schools. I know I was never taught this, so maybe in the future, it could be part of the curriculum in some way.
Denial #3 with someone who read "The Game" by Neil Strauss (this is not an endorsement) : If I never try to hit on a woman, then how will I know if she's interested?
Dumbass: I don't know what you mean.
Denial #4 with someone who attended a Julian Blanc (not an endorsement) seminar on how to pick-up women utilizing abusive behavior, both emotional and physical: Women aren't people. They're objects. Things to be fought over and possessed. And with that in mind, I would defend my mother (sister, daughter, etc.) because they belong to me, and I'm a man. With fists.
Dick: It's in the Constitution. Freedom of expression. Learn it.
Denial #5 with someone who attended a Julian Blanc (again, not an endorsement) seminar, and probably also read "The Game" (nope) but has a surprising amount of clarity regarding his own psychological make-up: I am damaged. I have a need to see myself as someone who is strong and attractive to women. I read books and attend seminars that make me think that I am the master of my own destiny and life is something for me to take complete ownership of. I've never felt love and respect come from anyone in my family, so why should I exhibit these traits myself? I envy men who boast of sexual conquests and want the same for myself. I want love to be a punishment. I don't know what I would do if any woman would react positively to my efforts, because I have lost my ability to be a decent and respectful human being, other than keep trying to fuck them, because at the very least, it would be the attention I desire. I may actually be a sociopath, because I objectify not just women, but everyone, and I am always the hero in my own movie, so every move I make in the name of self-interest is correct, no matter what anyone thinks of me, because I will always be redeemed, because I am the hero. I learned from an early age that I could do what I want, because that's how I equate freedom. And, as it happens, I was told explicitly by the leader of the free world that my behavior is acceptable, except that I am neither famous nor powerful, so I am confused as to why I shouldn't also be able to do what I want to do.
And... scene. Just a few thoughts. Thanks to Yello for her input.