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Some wry from Mr Fry

I follow Stephen Fry on twitter and I find him a  funny and  rather  wry observer of humanity but I am also very well aware that he is a satirist and a humorist. So when he says something candid like this:

 

Stephen Fry

STEPHEN Fry has enraged feminists with a bizarre outburst in which he claimed that women are incapable of enjoying sexual intercourse.

The openly homosexual broadcaster said it was clear that women had no interest in sex from the fact that they do not go out seeking casual encounters in graveyards or on Hampstead Heath. He claimed women only go to bed with men ”because sex is the price they are willing to pay for a relationship”.

The 53-year-old, who hosts the quiz show QI on the ABC, launched the tirade in an interview in the November issue of Attitude magazine. He said: ”If women liked sex as much as men, there would be straight cruising areas in the way there are gay cruising areas. Women would go and hang around in churchyards thinking: ‘God, I’ve got to get my f—— rocks off’, or they’d go to Hampstead Heath and meet strangers to shag behind a bush.

”It doesn’t happen. Why? Because the only women you can have sex with like that wish to be paid for it. Of course, a lot of women will deny this and say, ‘Oh no, but I love sex, I love it’. But do they go around having it the way that gay men do?”

 

Personally I see no virtue in the Gay “cruising” culture and as much as I like sex (with women) the thought of anonymous encounters in parks or any other venue does nothing whatsoever for me so I am more than happy that there is no big heterosexual Cruising scene. I find it easy to appreciate what he is saying has some truth because there is no denying that the nature of male and female sexuality is different, there is a biological purpose to that difference. The number of feminists and girly men who have jumped on the PC bandwagon to denounce Fry tells me that they just don’t get the concept of free speech or appreciate some wry from Mr Fry.

Cheers Comrades


15 Comments

  1. No hetrosexual crusing grounds? Where the hell are those Jersey Shore guys going every night?

    http://www.ninjasatire.com

  2. Ray Dixon says:

    Fry’s obviously being tongue-in-cheek here. Surely he knows the Poms national sport is “dogging” (hetero voyeuristic sex in front of, and even with, strangers in car parks). The best thing about what he said is the way Germaine Greer got sucked in by it and reacted with her usual pious rubbish. He’s a very witty man and a lot smarter than Greer.

  3. Iain Hall says:

    Precisely the point of my post Ray!

  4. Ray Dixon says:

    And now he’s apparently threatening to”quit Twitter” as a result of all the invective directed at him.

  5. Iain Hall says:

    Where is he saying that?

  6. Ray Dixon says:

    According to this report Iain:

    the backlash from the remarks seem to be the catalyst for Fry quitting Twitter – again. In a tweet sent one day to the year since he last threatened to leave the microblogging site – Fry wrote “bye bye” to his 1.9 million followers, – The (London) Telegraph reports.

    The apparent farewell came an hour after Fry tweeted, “So some f***ing paper misquotes a humorous interview I gave, which itself misquoted me and now I’m the Antichrist. I give up.”

    There are a lot of d*ckheads out there.

  7. Iain Hall says:

    I suspect that Fry will, like the terminator, be back!

  8. Sax says:

    Don’t have to be all that intelligent to be smarter than Greer though guys ?
    She has single handedly put back women’s rights a hundred years.
    😉

  9. Ray Dixon says:

    Well to be fair, Greer definitely heightened awareness of womens’ rights and for that she deserves credit. But she’s never really been an authority on the subject and has just based what she preaches on her own bitter experiences. She was just in the right place at the right time back in the 70s and she’s lived of the success of her first book for 40 years. Time she shut up.

  10. Iain Hall says:

    Ray

    She was just in the right place at the right time back in the 70s and she’s lived of the success of her first book for 40 years. Time she shut up.

    Or die ….

  11. bingbing says:

    Not meaning to be rude, but this is half the reason he’s gay. He just doesn’t “get” women.

    That said, I can’t bloody understand them, either, but I work hard at it and refuse to take the easy option.

    OK. So I don’t understand gays either. But go ahead, be gay. I’m not married, so the more homos out there, the better. Increases my chances.

  12. bingbing says:

    This is precisely why no good fashion designers are gay.

  13. Toaf says:

    Ray: Time she shut up.
    Iain: Or die ….

    Tolerance on display.

  14. Iain Hall says:

    Both of us are just suggesting that Greer’s opinions are well beyond their use-by date is all Damain

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