Ross Douthat, a man who is somehow regularly published by The New York Times, recently shared an editorial in which he responded to the growing phenomenon of men murdering women because they don’t feel like they’re getting laid enough by thoughtfully stroking his goatee and conducting a thought experiment about the “redistribution of sex.” Among the non-incel factions of the internet, it has not gone over well.
Although he never says “to men” in the piece, that is its overwhelming implication; his preoccupation with satisfying the boners of entitled dudes as the one and only solution to gender and sex-related social issues is unquestionably paramount. While he admitted, in an exhausting “clarification” (read: doubling down) thread yesterday, that a healthy sex life is a universal concern, it functions in his scenario as almost exclusively a concern of men; never do finding your dominant hand and your genitals, learning to relate to women better, or being equally concerned with the sexual needs of women factor into the equation — but sexbots definitely, definitely do.
If you, like so many others, are furious — or even minorly annoyed — by his conflation of men’s access to women’s bodies as the definition of “sex,” or by the disturbing Handmaid’s Tale undertones to this entire conversation, do not fear: Botnik Studios is here. Using their highly amusing predictive text technology, they have engineered an AMA with Rossbot Doutbot, using the text of his published articles as source material.
“u/rossbotdouthbot is very excited to be here with you and he apologizes in advance for any half-baked, ill-conceived hot takes that he shares with the world!” said Botnik Studios.
“What gives you the nerve?” one questioner asked. “My nerve is a testament to American religious conservatism, and many liberal pundits have been particularly ugly to me about this,” responded Doutbot.
“Can the sexbot kill me??” asked another intrepid reader. “Yes and that is actually the point of this line of american [sic] conservatism,” responded Rossbot Doutbot. Go on.