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 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.