This video interesting for a number of reasons. First off, Gavin has some serious skills in terms of dick mobility and pole dancing. Good for him. More importantly, though, it’s funny. But why? I’m not saying it isn’t. I actually laughed out loud because of the excellent performances, the dick manoeuvring and all that, but it made me think that it’s a lot darker than it appears.
I guess it’s funny to see gender role reversal, but it’s not just that. We’re seeing women acting as aggressors and men acting as annoyed, scared and as sexual objects. And that’s funny because it’s usually the other way around. Get it? Women are usually the ones being pushed around and made to feel uncomfortable. Hilarious.
The truth is that women may be just as horny as men, but we don’t seem it because our culture seems to tie horniness to aggressive reactions, so men feel entitled to those reactions while women don’t have the permission to behave that way. Nor do I think most of us want to, but that could be because we’re products of dealing with this kind of behaviour. Just because we don’t usually act on these feelings and objectify men to the same degree doesn’t mean we don’t have strong visceral sexual reactions.
So why does male sexuality manifest this way? I think it’s because they’re allowed. We’ve always had this apologist notion that men are biologically wired to be aggressive, to be visual, to have difficulty with monogamy… Our society has evolved to shrug off the more “inoffensive” ways men act towards women, even when it makes us uneasy. That’s pretty awful. I’m certainly not coming to you with any answers about what to do in this situation, but the punchline of this story is that a man wouldn’t feel good about a world where women behaved like men. That’s sad.
Sorry for the rant… I could probably go on all day, but I need to get back to coding. Enjoy the video and my moment of critical thinking.