NY Magazine had the "What It's Like to Date Your Dad" interview. In the interview, the young woman explains her sexual relationship with her dad. Salon gives us the instructional post about genetic sexual attraction being normal. The Jezebel article linked to within that article about a young woman's tale is interesting. This is Salon's second go around at it with the first kind of defending small town life that commenters attacked in the original NYMag article. What is interesting is the spin where we have two women who were separated from their fathers for years strike up sexual relationships with their dads. The patriarchy is cited as are the common progressive notions of freedom, shame, etc. blah blah blah to make you aware that these women are normal girls. The big takeaway from the Jezebel article is that genetic sexual attraction (incest but for educated blue staters) is normal and real.
It is not normal. None of this is normal. Homosexuals make up 3% of America's population. It is estimated that 4-5% of Americans are psychopaths. We have more psychopaths than homosexuals, but no one would say the psychopathic mental state is normal. Incest is an even smaller subset. That happens in nature, so it might be natural but it is far from normal. The little rationalizations of protective fathers in the Jezebel article assign incestuous feelings to behaviors that are more virginity protection to have some say in one's genetic line. God forbid people care who their grandkids get their DNA from. Here is the other joke on this normalization attempt. What do these SWPLs and progs say now after calling red staters inbred, incestuous hicks for decades? They did it despite cousin marriage being below 1% in the US. It cannot just be cool because you guys are doing it now.
Here is the other bit that completely blows the normal claim out of the water. Check the girls' life stories. Here is the NYMag interviewee explaining how many stepdads she had.
Near the end of the time my parents had joint custody of me I had a stepdad. He took good care of my mom but she went through one of her stages again, so it ended. She had another husband who went crazy and tried to kill her. He was schizophrenic. Then she got with my brother’s dad and they dated for a while but when my brother was born the dad didn’t want anything to do with him, so I helped my mom raise him. Once he was about 3 she got together with my current stepdad and had my baby sister.
I count four stepfathers. I also count a mom bad enough that she has "one of her stages" as an excuse for terrible behavior. She also later in the interview mentioned having a girlfriend in middle school. She struggled with "chronic depression" in school. That entire package of childhood does not sound normal at all. That sounds like a horrible broken home life that the courts felt was better for you than living with your dad. This was a father though who was intimate with his daughter almost immediately upon meeting her as an adult. This is a broken woman who is part of a broken genetic line. They are getting married soon, so hopefully the fear of incest babies ends that genetic line.
The Jezebel writer is a bit more on the educated side, not a working class girl. She is turning her experience into a story. This is more the SWPL approach to incest.
But being the daughter of a let's-look-at-our-vaginas-together feminist who is also a sex historian with a specialization in pedophilia and sex offenders—topics that were often openly discussed around me as a kid—I found that the boundaries that existed in other families simply did not exist in mine. So when my dad started talking to me openly about his past sexual encounters, it felt fairly normal.
That is not normal. That is out of the Lena Dunham Family Hannukah storybook. The normal human thing is when a sex scene comes on in a movie, you say "I'm gonna get some soda and popcorn" and leave the room. Looking at each other's vaginas and talking about your sex historian work might be outside the normal spectrum.
The two women also willingly and consensually agreed to sex with their dads. There is definitely some genetic dysfunction going on, but in their childhoods, there are weird things that the human life experience sandbox is ill-shaped and missing boundaries. The Jezebel writer talks of the dark spell cast over her where she couldn't leave him for some odd reason and kept blowing her dad. The NYMag interviewee is a bit odder. There is no anger in her words, only love, and one can be left feeling happy for her, but wondering if her absolutely broken childhood and relationship with her mother is more to blame than genetic sexual attraction.
In less than six months, Americans have now seen the biggest and baddest of news organs fighting the stigmas attached to pedophilia, zoophilia and now incest. The last few years has witnessed a push for cuckoldry whether as a cool thing for the intelligentsia or something fun to try. This is along with pushing gays and now trans* on Americans. Those pushes are in conjunction but came after pushing interracial relations and even MILFs. Pornography has been pushing all of this as well. This is a decades long push to destroy the Christian safeguards on sexual behavior for building civilization. Why would the media do this? Maybe the media's representation has something to do with it. Is there a group out there that is gay at double the rates of others? Marries outside there group by over 50%? Maybe a weird circumcision ritual involving "oral suction" on young boys? Maybe a famous thinker of their tribe created an idea about being hot for mom? Does a group set their religion only through matrilineal descent, because you can never be sure of who daddy is? Does the group have a history as nomadic herdsmen with their flocks of sheep and long nights in the desert? Is this giant push of degeneracy just a way to call it all normal so that we view their customs as not completely demented and deranged? Yes.
This is Weimerica though so anything goes. Well, anything goes until the antibiotics lose their effectiveness. If Islamophobia is really the fear that rednecks were right all along about Muslims, then homophobia can be redefined to mean that Christians were right all along that gays were just the first stumble down the slippery slope. Incest, bestiality, pedophilia. It does not matter what comes next because they will all get their try eventually. The better approach would be to attack those connected individuals who always pick up the mantle for the newest right. It might not be enough to do it with essays. It might not be enough to stop watching their media productions that support explicitly or implicitly these deviancies. We might just have to pick up the pitchforks and light the torches. Problem is that we might have to or else we're looking at pre-K sexual training camps, required monthly wife swapping, and mandatory horse cunnilingus by 2030.
*Imitation is the highest form of flattery so thank you Saucer Lord of MPC.