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On The Spearhead, it’s always women’s fault

It wasn't me.

A sex offender in Washington state who has spent most of his life behind bars, convicted of an assortment of different crimes ranging from check kiting to child molestation, is close to his release date. Not surprisingly, given his long history of preying on young girls, prosecutors are pushing for him to be sent instead to a facility for sexual predators, as a recent story on SeattlePI.com notes.

A state psychologist has described Donald “Theo” Holmes as a remorseless psychopath and a pathological liar who has managed to rack up an impressive array of crimes, many involving underage girls, during his stints outside of prison.  As the psychologist observed:

 “He uses women and children to feed his sexual desires, and he uses other members of society to supply him with money, clothes, and cars that make him look important and fuel the grandiosity which is an ingrained part of his personality. …

“He admits to multiple sexual conquests and is proud of the fact that he has 22 children and that he has had mothers and daughters … pregnant at the same time with his child.”

Holmes, for his part, simply describes himself as a “womanizer.” Apparently 12-year-old girls count as “women” in his world.

Over on The Spearhead, W.F. Price uses this case as an example of what is wrong with, you guessed it, women.

Fathering 22 children is not easy even without spending so much time incarcerated, so one can only assume that his criminality had absolutely no ill effect on his success with women. In fact, it may have enhanced his love life.

Here again, we see that being a good man has nothing to do with one’s success with women, and often is an impediment. One of the big lies of feminism is that women will shower affection on well-behaved men, and have no desire for the low-life thugs of society. Sadly, this is not the case.

Perhaps the most important message we can get out there to young men is that there is little connection between what turns women on and what is objectively good for society.

I don’t know any feminists who think that women only go for “good” guys; indeed, the feminists I know spend a lot of time discussing (and trying to help) women who are or were involved with not-so-good-guys. Evidently the imaginary feminists Price hangs out with, though, are reincarnations of Victorians who assume all women are perfect little angels.

Price is bad enough. Do we have to look at the comments too? Yes, yes we do. Let’s start with the very first one, from Opus, who asked:

but is he really so bad [?]… there is nothing to suggest that the minors were anything other than enthusiatic. Whatever views one may have as to the age of consent, the girls were not infants or children but adolescents.

Yep, in Opus’ mind, sex with 12- and 14-year-olds is no problem, so long as we assume (based on nothing) that they were “enthusiastic” about it. Last I checked, this comment had  16 upvotes and only 3 downvotes, so apparently he’s not the only one willing to blame underage girls for being raped. Sorry, having “enthusiastic” sex with a career criminal many decades older than them.

Meanwhile, Anonymous Reader (in another heavily upvoted comment) takes aim at:

the state of Washington. There’s no way this guy could have spawned 22 children if he had to support them on his own. How many are on AFDC, WIC or other welfare programs, paid for by ordinary, working Beta men? Yes, this is a result of liberalism but it also is a result of feminism.

AFDC and WIC are, of course, intended to make sure that the children of poor women don’t, you know, starve to death.  Now, I’m pretty sure Holmes wouldn’t have given a shit if his kids all starved. But apparently neither would Anonymous and his numerous upvoters. Why exactly should the children – some of whom may well be the result of the rape of underage girls — have to pay the price for Holmes’ despicable actions?

Yes, you can blame liberalism and feminism for the fact that these children are being fed. That’s not a bad thing. The actions of Holmes weren’t the actions of a liberal or a feminist; they were the actions of a seemingly psychopathic  sexual predator who assumed, like many traditionalist men, that women and girls are put on this earth for men to use as they see fit.

NOTE: I didn’t set out today to write yet another post about The Spearhead. But I read Price’s post and sort of had to say something. My next post will have nothing to do with The Spearhead. I promise.

EDITED TO ADD:  Picture credit: Zampieri, “God reprimanding Adam and Eve,” detail;  photo G. Piolle.

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Amnesia
Amnesia
11 years ago

NWOslave, you got it all wrong. It’s milkshakes that bring all the boys to the yard, not sandwiches.

Oh, and seriously, a sandwich? Women’s sexuality is a sandwich, and men are starving hobos incapable of making or buying their own sandwiches? Worst. Analogy. Ever.

Alex
11 years ago

Titfortat,

Iggy, seriously? The leader of the party (more Right of centre than Left, by the way) John Reilly belongs to? You know, the one who said some sexual assaults shouldn’t receive jail-time? No thanks.

As for the Left parties, such as green and NDP, I believe I already mentioned that the Left is not adequately feminist. Plenty of Canadian feminists and crisis centre workers have been pushing for a higher age of consent, but who listens to them? Harper? Harper doesn’t actually give a shit about adults exploiting fourteen-year-olds; he only raised the age of consent to fit the whole Right-wing agenda of keeping sex within marriage. Total coincidence. And this is why I think we need a Feminist political wing if the Left won’t improve in that regard.

Kave
Kave
11 years ago

Rachel, great post.

Rachel
Rachel
11 years ago

Thanks Kave!

MuchMoreThanOrifices
MuchMoreThanOrifices
11 years ago

I’m new here and this may be off topic but…

There is a guy over at Spearhead who is posting about how to murder women and cops that answer domestic violence calls.

I’ve read a lot of their articles and comments and it is so over the top that I almost think its a joke.

Do people really think this toxic garbage? I was flabbergasted by the intense hatred. It was like looking at a pot of acid and if you touched the computer screen, it would burn your hand right off.

It is a little frightening that such psychopaths exist and are out there walking around and not locked up.

MuchMoreThanOrifices
MuchMoreThanOrifices
11 years ago

Here it is: http://www.the-spearhead.com/2011/02/22/the-high-road/

Its by a Peter Andrew Nolan. Toward the end.

Pam
Pam
11 years ago

Its by a Peter Andrew Nolan

LOL!! What a surprise!!

MuchMoreThanOrifices
MuchMoreThanOrifices
11 years ago

Thank you, David!

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