Arranged marriages or the end of the species

According to research published in The Economist (sourced from YouGov and the Economist), and reported in the Daily Wire:

When it came to asking a woman out for a drink, about one in four young males and about 12.5% of young females said it would “always” or “usually” be a form of sexual harassment.

Yep.  1 in 4 males and 1 in 8 females consider asking a woman out for a drink a form of sexual harassment.

Can’t you see it now, the Human Rights Commission will deploy pub and bar chaperones to make sure that there is no sexual harassment going on.

What is this world coming to.

But look closely at the chart below.  It gets worse.

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37 Responses to Arranged marriages or the end of the species

  1. stackja

    Once we had gentlemen and ladies. Now? LOL.

  2. duncanm

    Compare with the birth rates – not sure if there’s any pattern here.

    Britain(UK) 1.88
    France 2.07
    Germany 1.45
    Sweden 1.88
    US 1.87

    (ps: population replacement is 2.10)

    .. and who said German’s had no humour — at least they can take a sexual joke.

  3. duncanm

    Oh — and the German’s also appreciate the female form. Those Beer-hall cliche’s seem to be true.

  4. Tel

    Someone once explained to me: You have to attend ethics class, otherwise you won’t know what to say when confronted with an ethics related question.

    With that additional information, these kind of pointless surveys (and their results) make a lot more sense.

  5. John Constantine

    That is said to a survey.

    ’50 shades of grey’ was made a best seller by the tidal wave of wymynsys that made the conscious decision to seek it out and buy it.

    The obvious question that is never asked:

    “is it still sexual harassment if the bloke is a hot single billionaire?.”

  6. Baldrick

    Interesting that more men than women think wolf whistling is a form of sexual harassment.

  7. Combine Dave

    It won’t be the end to the human species, just an end to cultures who adopt this.

  8. Anthony Park

    When it came to asking a woman out for a drink, about one in four young males and about 12.5% of young females said it would “always” or “usually” be a form of sexual harassment.

    But when you look at the results in that table, that’s for the US and France. It’s about 0% for Germany, Britain and Sweden. So, the results are somewhat selectively reported.

    In terms of the ‘end of the species’ – no. I reckon most people meet a partner through friends of friends. However, for those under 35 who don’t, most would either use a dating app like Tinder on their phone or dating website like RSVP, eHarmony etc. I would argue that is a more efficient way of find a date than asking people out for a drink.

  9. pbw

    I don’t see how the lede is derived from the chart. Que?

  10. Roberto

    The days of the Junior Anti-Sex League are upon us.

  11. nerblnob

    Summary:
    One in four blokes who ask a woman out for a drink are looking for nookie.
    One in eight women understand that.

  12. stackja

    John Constantine
    #2634517, posted on February 12, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Depends on how much money is really available.

  13. H B Bear

    All dates shall require a licence from the Grand Council of Frightbats. Please make all applications to T Spicer, Chairbat.

  14. Shane

    Meanwhile, most “eligible” people below the age of 50 have a Tinder account and “hook ups” are at an all time high.

  15. pbw

    What are the figures for Muslim men and women? Why is that particularly interesting?

    Last year, Mark Steyn did an update on his demographic concerns. Here are some highlights.

    E.g. in the UK, of women born in 1940, 1 in 9 was childless at the age of 45. Of women born in the 70s, 1 in 4 is childless at age 45.

    In Germany, 30% of all women, and 40% of all university educated women are childless.

    The population of Brussels is 25% Muslim. More than half of the elementary school pupils in Antwerp are Muslim.

    The population of France is approximately 10% Muslim. European France has a total fertility rate of 1.3. Muslim France has a TFR of 3.5.

    Now I speculate.

    If we greatly simplify, by assuming that the population percentages are reflected in the child-bearing population, each individual of child-bearing age in the 90% is replaced by 0.65 of an offspring, whereas each individual in the 10% is replaced by 1.75 of an offspring.

    90 * 0.65 * 0.65 = 38.025 say 38
    10 * 1.75 * 1.75 = 30.625 say 31

    That is, the grandchildren of the European French will be 55% of their cohort. Within one more generation, that becomes

    90 * 0.65 * 0.65 * 0.65 = 24.7162 say 25
    10 * 1.75 * 1.75 * 1.75 = 53.5937 say 54

    The great-grandchildren of the European French will be 32% of their cohort. The great-grandchildren of France will be more than 2/3 Muslim, and all will be living under Sharia. The same scenario will be played out over the rest of Western Europe, including the UK.

  16. stackja

    H B Bear
    #2634550, posted on February 12, 2018 at 9:52 am

    How did Jason Thompson become Tracey Spicer’s husband? Who supervised the prenuptial meetings?

  17. W Hogg

    How did Jason Thompson become Tracey Spicer’s husband? Who supervised the prenuptial meetings?

    The real question is surely, “why?”

  18. stackja

    W Hogg
    #2634562, posted on February 12, 2018 at 10:10 am
    How did Jason Thompson become Tracey Spicer’s husband? Who supervised the prenuptial meetings?

    The real question is surely, “why?”

    Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing?

  19. JC

    How did Jason Thompson become Tracey Spicer’s husband? Who supervised the prenuptial meetings?

    The real question is surely, “why?

    He gave her a hairbrush.

  20. Up The Workers!

    Fortunately, most hairy-legged, muscular Leftard butch-dykes make it an easy thing to avoid the temptation ever to ask them out for a drink.

    After enduring the regular venom-filled Leftard preachifying hate-speak about alleged “sexist” behaviours and the evil of all things masculine, you’re generally so desperately in need of a drink yourself, that you couldn’t give a toss about anybody else’s thirst.

  21. JC

    We kind of have gone back to a form of arranged marriage/partnering with junk like Tinder etc.

  22. Roger

    The great-grandchildren of the European French will be 32% of their cohort. The great-grandchildren of France will be more than 2/3 Muslim, and all will be living under Sharia. The same scenario will be played out over the rest of Western Europe, including the UK.

    Iif present trends continue. Add to those calculations, if you can, the effect of the migration of Western Europeans to the east (already a noted trend) and other destinations abroad such as the US & Israel.

    The future is either sharia or the Balkanization of W. European nations along ethno-cultural lines.

  23. W Hogg

    The great-grandchildren of the European French will be 32% of their cohort. The great-grandchildren of France will be more than 2/3 Muslim, and all will be living under Sharia.

    It’s theoretically possible that after 3 generations not all Muslims want to live under Shari’a but either become secular Muslims (don’t drink or eat pork, nominally cite the Shahada) or be practicing but pluralist. I do have Lebanese Muslim colleagues who do not reflect the stereotype. They consider religious practice a private matter, and see no more reason to enforce Shari’a on me than they would expect me to enforce Anglicanism on them.

    The French would want to get cracking, though.

  24. Up The Workers!

    Bonking Billy Short-One can still get away with it though.

    All the hairy-armpit brigade of feral frightbats look away in the other direction, where his numerous little ‘peccadilloes’ are concerned.

    Unlike the sheepish Barnaby Joyce of the National Sheep-Frighteners’ Party, its truly marvellous what you can get away with when you lead the Australian Liars’ Party.

  25. Roger

    …theoretically possible that after 3 generations not all Muslims want to live under Shari’a but either become secular Muslims

    Theoretically, if W. European nations ditched multikulti which underwrites separatism.

    In the meantime, militant Islam is in one of its periods of historic ascendancy across the world; the prevailing trend among Muslims (including in the West) is towards greater religiosity, not less, and ultimately Islam has a very political agenda – that is, it traditionally does not recognise the separation of mosque and state.

  26. Richard

    My wife told me once, the only thing worse than being wolf whistled. Is not being wolf whistled.

  27. Trader Perth

    Its sexual harassment if a ugly guy ask if want a drink..Its ‘leering’ if a ugly guy looks at your cleavage.. Its stalking if a ugly guy meanders over to your side..

  28. pbw

    Hi Roger and W Hogg,
    The historical moment is a powerful force in human affairs, the imagination being the most powerful driver of human action.

    I don’t know a lot about Lebanon, so W Hogg can correct me, but I have thought that it was one of the world’s most active, and for a long time relatively stable, melting pots. That’s been changing dramatically in recent decades, and Hezbollah is now in the ascendency, forming a state within the state, complete with an Iranian-supplied army. That army has been essential to defending Assad in Syria, and, unlike the IDF, is currently battle-hardened and successful.

    The Maronites through Jumblatt have reached an accommodation with Nasrallah; what is the relevance of the Lebanese government or the Lenabese army? What price religious diversity in Lebanon?

  29. Kneel

    “1 in 4 males and 1 in 8 females consider asking a woman out for a drink a form of sexual harassment.”

    The 1 in 8 females are obviously rabid feminists who are likely upsetting the other 7 to a large extent.
    The 1 in 4 males are those who have been over-fed feminist crap.

    Would be interesting to see what it is considered when a woman asks a man out for a drink.
    Don’t think it doesn’t happen, because from personal experience, it surely does. And I am NOT an adonis bodied young thing either…

  30. Shy Ted

    Is knocking up your squeeze and getting her a highly-paid government job sexual harassment? Or taxpayer harassment?

  31. Being asked for a drink, is… well.. being asked for a drink.
    I see blokes do it to each other all the time.

    On the building site, Davo to Jacko: “Mate, comin’ to the pub after work?… Good, I’ll give ya a ride eh? my shout.” Sexual Harassment?.

    In the suburban office of the Dept of Blandness, Tristan to Penelope: “Fancy a drink after work Pen, at that new Belgian Beer pooncey joint in town? Good, I’ll meet you there are Seven.” Sexual Harassment!

    What is the difference?

  32. Mick from the bush.

    The harassment issue. Look at the year of change. Especially between male and female. Particularly in Europe.

  33. Tel

    My wife told me once, the only thing worse than being wolf whistled. Is not being wolf whistled.

    Which is why the people who never get wolf whistled want to make damn sure that nobody else does either.

  34. duncanm

    Being asked for a drink, is… well.. being asked for a drink.
    I see blokes do it to each other all the time.

    On the building site, Davo to Jacko: “Mate, comin’ to the pub after work?… Good, I’ll give ya a ride eh? my shout.” Sexual Harassment?.

    In the suburban office of the Dept of Blandness, Tristan to Penelope: “Fancy a drink after work Pen, at that new Belgian Beer pooncey joint in town? Good, I’ll meet you there are Seven.” Sexual Harassment!

    What is the difference?

    the difference is that blokes want to talk bloke shit over drinks, not wymynsys stuff.

    That’s why we had the Public bar and the Ladies’ lounge.

    And the corollary to that conflicts with nerblob’s assessment.
    Single males asking a woman out for a drink is nearer 100% looking for nookie.

  35. duncanm

    Gay men are often the worst for sexual innuendo and flirting with women.

    How does that work out on the harassment perception invention?

  36. Roger

    I don’t know a lot about Lebanon, so W Hogg can correct me, but I have thought that it was one of the world’s most active, and for a long time relatively stable, melting pots.

    The key word in that sentence, pbw, is was.

    Christians in Lebanon, as elsewhere in the ME, are in recession.

  37. W Hogg

    I don’t know a lot about Lebanon, so W Hogg can correct me, but I have thought that it was one of the world’s most active, and for a long time relatively stable, melting pots. That’s been changing dramatically in recent decades, and Hezbollah is now in the ascendency, forming a state within the state, complete with an Iranian-supplied army. That army has been essential to defending Assad in Syria, and, unlike the IDF, is currently battle-hardened and successful.

    To be clear, my Lebanese Muslim colleague is Lebanese by descent (1st generation born here). He has been to Lebanon a couple of times, feels entirely safe in Beirut or in the regions, wouldn’t hang around certain border areas.

    He felt less safe during the Saudi coup-like events – which coincided with the Lebanese PM deciding while on a trip to Riyadh that he wanted to spend more time with the grandchildren and look after his health.

    I don’t think Lebanon is dominated by Hizbollah.

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