There is an article at Shedding of The Ego titled “Sex doll brothel forced to close by law” by Max Hydrogen. Now first things first, I admit I find this article silly, low status men have more serious things to worrying about than “playing with dolls.” First world problems y’all. It makes MGTOW’s sound like 3rd wave feminists who love their vibrators and (most likely) hate men. Now I “get” an egalitarian argument that “men should be allowed to use sex toys too.” I remember when David Futrelle mocked men who used Fleshlights but he would never mock a woman who used a dildo or vibrator. Okay, even though it is kind of silly, I grant that there are legitimate reasons to discuss this but be prepared for lots of jokes…
Now there seems to be an identity crisis in men’s circles. They can’t figure out if they are libertarians or if they want the protectionist policies that Donald Trump seems to offer. I bring this up because when one jokingly refers to these guys as “libertarian tough guys” the response is to deny this:
I am getting into highly speculative territory here, I think that these guys have a cognitve dissonance, they realize “the robots” will take many jobs at some point. However, if technology offers them an alternative to a middle (wo)man, in this case a prostitute, they would welcome the alternative. I believe many would support protectionist measures if it saved their livelyhoods. Again, I am getting into a speculative area ripe for debate. Unfortunately these guys have stayed within the manosphere and it seems like one moment they want to court someone like Bernie Chapin and another moment condemn him. It seems like they have an ideology that isn’t rooted in anything other than what they deem to be their best interests at the moment.
Later on in the article Max Hydrogen says “Marxist prostitutes, only in Barcelona…” Again, it seems like Marxist is a word to put infront of anyone you don’t like in the manosphere. Are factory workers in Michigan who want their jobs back Marxists? Are the factory workers for Carrier who don’t want their jobs shipped to Mexico “marxist?” Perhaps these Spanish prostitutes are marxist or perhaps Max Hydrogen dropped this word in to be more appealing to members of the manosphere.
Now all these points are interesting and a more forgiving analysis may state something along the lines of “this is what happens when a narrow focus” writer tries to write on politics. That is a MGTOW writer might be sloppy because he hasn’t carefully studied politics or he might have some uncertainty of his own political beliefs but still have some interesting ideas.
However, let’s take a look at the title…
“Sex doll brothel forced to close by law.”
Here is a quick article:
Max says in the article, “The police were sent to investigate the legality of the Lumidolls brothel only to find the institution had relocated.”
This is a bit different than being forced to shut down by the government…
Now according to the website: http://www.lumidolls.com/en/ –it appears to have opened on March 30, 2017.
For those who have followed Medical Marijuana/MJ Legalization here in the Untied States, this story may have a few parallels. There are “gray -areas” that aren’t exactly “legal” or “illegal.” It might be a matter of “zoning laws” rather than the legality of marijuana. Fellow residents might complain about the business, it might be difficult to have a shop front in a strip mall because other business owners may complain. And it is hard to say you are being shut down by “eville marxist leftists” –it may be more the “get off my yard” right wingers/libertarians complaining to the city of commerce. Read that paragraph above again, “El Paris reports that the building’s owner immediately cancelled the rental agreement with the business, after seeing the furor generated on social media.”
I don’t think that Max Hydrogen would have been unable to make his points while including the small details. I think he could have made a very persuasive argument that male sexuality is demonized. I feel that he is writing more like a propagandist along the lines of David Futrelle or Paul Elam. And I don’t feel this is what low status men need. At one time I may have granted this as merely sloppy writing and been of the opinion that an imperfect MGTOW movement is better than nothing, however my views are quickly changing. I think sloppiness and intellectual dishonesty will cause more harm in the long term even if it makes a short term victory achievable.