“Why is knowing that so important?”
Because I’ve set a standard for a swimsuit that is inappropriate for my future daughter to wear while she’s a child. I might be wrong about where to draw the line. So show me where you draw the line instead. Tell me the kind of bathing suit fashion that you identify as acceptable for adult women wanting to attract male attention vs inappropriate for little girls who should never have their goal with their swimwear. [...]
“you’re very focused on the notion that your child will be a girl, why?”
Because my wife and I are used to the idea of thinking in terms of daughters because our Siberian Husky puppy Maura is a girl. And I have known many women who were damaged by the absence of having a good father in their lives — that inspires me to think in terms of how I will be there for my own future daughter. (The damage done to boys who don’t have their Dads present is surely just as painful — but this is not an experience I understand as much as girls growing up without their dads.) The gender of my future children is not important and I intend to be a father to both boys and girls.
“in the San Fernando Valley?”
If we’re still living here when they’re born then of course.
“Do you think your one man crusade on PJM will change the Valley in the next ten or fifteen years?”
I’m not trying to change the Valley nor am I waging a campaign against pornography. I’m just writing blog posts to try and get people to think about things differently.
There’s more to why I worry more about raising a son rather than a daughter, though.
First, understand that when I talk about having kids, my wife and I think in terms of 10-15 years from now — for very different reasons. For her it’s just that she wants to finish grad school, establish her career, see the world, and live her life a bit first. (And she already got a large serving of parenthood helping raise my brother-in-law.)
For me it’s also job-related. I’ve spent the last 3 years working full time editing online publications devoted to revealing the global ascendance of antisemitic, Islamic, and Marxist radicals. From my perspective the year isn’t 2012, it’s 1932. Adolf Hitler gave a speech yesterday at the UN and Neville Chamberlain responded this morning. If possible, I’d rather wait to have kids until after we win World War IV (and re-win World War III). And 10-15 years sounds like a good estimate as to when that will be. I’d rather raise the next generation of spoiled baby boomers growing up in an optimistic, high-tech neo-1950s-style 2030s, rather than struggle through raising kids during the serious war years coming in the next decade.
What’s going to be the decisive factor that enables the West to triumph over Marxism and Islam? Here’s a guess from my reading of history: if the nuclear bomb allowed us to win World War II, could the leap to sophisticated artificial intelligence do the same today?
So here’s the deal, an expansion of the question where I concluded my last post on “sex bots“:
Right now the stage one thinking seems to be that “Oh, well some day people will be able to have sex with some blond porn star robot. Harmless.”
But what happens when the robot isn’t a woman but a child? What happens when the sex being simulated isn’t erotic and intimate but violent and destructive? What happens when the sexual simulation ends like a combination video game and snuff film? What happens when a bunch of teenage boys pool their money to buy a robot prostitute they can gang rape? And what happens when that is what 13-year-old boys experience as their first initiations into a sexual life?
What will our world be when people lose their virginity to a machine?