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Nerdy Indian guy with tall gorgeous blonde

Spotted in Midtown at about 11:30 PM. She was dressed to kill. I did a double-take and then a triple-take.

The most likely explanation is that he struck it rich at some tech startup, and she’s a gold digger.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 8, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Males and Females

Prostitution

Back when I was a libertarian, it was obvious what I was supposed to think about prostitution. But now that I am an HBD realist and a social conservative, I realize that the state has a place in protecting people from impulses that aren’t good for them or for society.

Legal framework

That said, criminalizing prostitution doesn’t make sense under the current legal and sexual framework. Once upon a time, sex was considered sacred and something that only should be done within marriage. Adultery was illegal. Pornography was illegal. Sodomy was certainly illegal! Strip clubs were illegal. Where once upon a time, people were expected to be virgins until they married (even though it may not have been true a lot of the time), today people are considered LOSERS if they reach a certain age and still haven’t had sex.

Today, almost anything goes between two consenting adults. But, apparently, not if one adult is paying the other adult. Unless we are filming porn, in which case, then it’s OK to pay the participants for having sex on camera.

In the dissent to Bowers v. Hardwick (1986), Justice Stevens wrote, “[T]he fact that the governing majority in a State has traditionally viewed a particular practice as immoral is not a sufficient reason for upholding a law prohibiting the practice.” As you know, Bowers was overruled by Lawrence v. Texas (2003).

In the recent case of Perez v. Roseville (9th Cir. 2018), the court writes, “Lawrence makes clear that the State may not stigmatize private sexual conduct simply because the majority has “traditionally viewed a particular practice,” such as extramarital sex, “as immoral.”

So I don’t see how prostitution can constitutionally be punished as a crime given what Courts have said about other types of sex.

Sex slaves in Florida

With respect to the news story from Florida, I find the sex-slave angle pretty dubious. How can anyone be “slave” in this day and age? Were there armed guards preventing these women from running away?

And if they really were “slaves,” how were the male clients supposed to know that? The New York Times did a series of article about how the workers at nail salons were slaves, but no one said that the women who went to nail salons were “monsters” because of that.

Despite that NY Times article, nail-salon slavery continues. It’s clear that we need to crack down on illegal immigration. We need entry-exit visa tracking. We need more immigration raids of businesses that employ foreign workers like nail salons, massage parlors and restaurants (where slavery also exists but no one accuses people who buy food of being “monsters”). Illegal immigration isn’t just bad for American workers, it’s also bad for the illegal immigrants.

They couldn’t afford better prostitutes?

The weirdest part of the story is that extremely rich people were going to this seedy-looking massage parlor in a strip mall.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 25, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Law, Males and Females

The Florida prostitution news story

The NY Times:

“I would never consider them prostitutes — it was really a rescue operation,” the sheriff said, training his anger at the men whose demand for sex kept the massage parlors in business. “The monsters are the men,” he added.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 23, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Males and Females

The world’s nerdiest wedding

https://www.polygon.com/2019/2/22/18236362/final-fantasy-14-wedding

Has anyone actually purchased this service, or is it just a publicity stunt to get more people to play the game?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 22, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Males and Females

Greece and out-of-wedlock births

Greece has the lowest rate of out-of-wedlock births in the EU. 9.4% in 2016.

Greece has least gender equality in the EU.

Once again, we see that out-of-wedlock births are highly correlated with gender equality.

Religion-wise, Greece is heavily into Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 7, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Males and Females

In Japan, out-of-wedlock births extremely rare

In Japan, out-of-wedlock births are 2% of all births. Holy ***! That’s amazing. How did Japan manage to totally buck global trends?

It’s not because of Christianity or any other religion. The majority of Japanese are atheists and only 2% are Christian.

And it’s not abortion. Theoretically, abortion on demand is illegal in Japan, but according to Wikipedia, “exceptions to the law are broad enough that it is widely accepted and practiced.” So Japan and Iceland have pretty similar access to abortion, but a vastly different out-of-wedlock birth rate.

There are two reasons:

(1) Japan has extremely low gender equality. Ranked 110 out of 144 nations. Gender equality leads to the end of marriage as we know it because the empirical evidence shows that when women don’t need men, they don’t get married.

(2) In Japan, they still believe in stigmatizing people for bad behavior. This NY Times article is pretty old, but the point is that relative to America and Europe, Japan is very different.

Why has Japan not had a surge in single mothers? For a start, it may be that Japanese teen-agers are less active sexually than young people abroad. Moreover, abortions are easily available — and common — for those who become pregnant.

But the most important factor is social pressure. Single mothers face economic and social discrimination. In Japan, having a baby without being married is still a humiliation.

In the United States, the Christian Right has been contributing to the increase in out-of-wedlock births, because they have been promoting the de-stigmatization of single-motherhood so that unmarried pregnant women won’t get abortions. (Probably, the de-stigmatization of single motherhood leads to more premarital sex without birth control because the consequences of pregnancy are not feared as much, which then leads to more unplanned pregnancies which then, ironically, leads to more abortions rather than fewer abortions.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 7, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Males and Females

The end of marriage

In Iceland, in 2017, 71.2% of children were born to unwed mothers.

It’s no coincidence that Iceland ranks first in gender equality, plus Iceland has generous social benefits. When men are longer necessary (from the perspective of supporting women’s children), we see that the practice of marriage comes to an end.

The destruction of traditional family values is not caused by liberal abortion laws. Iceland’s abortion laws are actually ranked as more strict than most other developed countries. Technically, abortion on demand is not legal in Iceland as it is in the United States.

Nor is destruction of family values caused by non-whites. Iceland is one of the world’s whitest countries.

In the United States, in 2016, only 28.5% of white births were to unwed mothers. (And 12% for Asians, 52.6% for Hispanics, 69.8% for blacks.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 7, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Males and Females

Washington state divorce law

Washington is a no-fault divorce community property state. Which means that the Bezos divorce is going to be pretty boring, except for the dollar amounts involved. It doesn’t matter who cheated on whom, the state courts will just equally distribute any property acquired during the marriage. It should be noted that Bezos got married one year before he started Amazon.com, so all of the stock in Amazon.com is community property. 50/50 split. No theatrics. Shares in a publicly traded company are pretty easy to split 50/50. The two parties could argue about the values of Bezos’ various mansions, but they probably won’t. When you’re getting almost 70 billion dollars worth of stock, why worry about whether one mansion is worth a few million more than the other?

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By the way, Jeff Bezos graduated from Princeton (electrical engineering and computer science), and then worked in banking and hedge funds, before founding Amazon. He met his wife at the hedge fund where she was a research associate and he was a vice president.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 14, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Law, Males and Females

Lauren Sanchez

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/jeff-bezos-reported-new-girlfriend-lauren-sanchez-long-list-hollywood-credits

Some have theorized that Bezos didn’t go for a younger woman because of commonality of interests. What would Bezos have in common with a woman young enough to be his daughter?

I actually don’t buy it. Sanchez strikes me as an aging gold-digger who’s all wrong for Bezos. The right woman for Bezos would have an MBA from an elite university or something like that. Nope, I think that Bezos was attracted to Sanchez because, even though 49, she reminded him of the hot slutty girls who wouldn’t have given him the time of day when he was in high school.

How Bezos wound up with her is that he doesn’t move in the right social circles to meet younger women, either younger gold-diggers or younger women from Ivy League colleges. And he probably doesn’t even have any “game.” Sanchez probably came onto him first (using three decades of acquired man-hunting skills), all he had to do was acquiesce to it.

It’s how Clinton wound up with Monica Lewinsky. In the White House, behind a wall of Secret Service agents there were very few eligible women that he came in contact with. Monica was who was available. Although, unlike I imagine happened with Bezos and Sanchez, I’m sure it was Clinton who put the moves on Monica. Unlike Bezos, Clinton was a huge hound dog in his prime.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 10, 2019 at EDT pm

Jeff Bezos cheated on his wife

https://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/jeff-bezos-divorce-lauren-sanchez-cheating-affair-photos-exclusive/

With Lauren Sanchez, who is 49 years old and semi famous (local morning news/talk-show host).

Is that the best that the world’s richest man can do?

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“njguy73” writes in a comment:

Am I supposed to have an opinion on this? The soon-to-be ex-Mrs. Bezos could take half of everything Jeff has and he’d still be on the Forbes 100. He doesn’t need to impress bozos like us with how hot his mistress is. He can throw it away on what he wants. Where’s the tears for the ordinary schmo who gets cucked and has to move back with his mom?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 10, 2019 at EDT am

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