Prager redux

As promised threatened, Dennis Prager has published part 2 of his treatise on why wives should always acquiesce to their husband's sexual desires (see here for my reaction to part 1). As with the first installment, here are some choice tidbits from the article:

"If most women wait until they are in the mood before making love with their husband, many women will be waiting a month or more until they next have sex. When most women are young...spontaneously getting in the mood to have sex with the man they love can easily occur. But for most women,...there is little comparable to a man’s “out of nowhere,” and seemingly constant, desire for sex." (ed. note - when I want to learn more about female marital sexual behavior, my first thought is to go straight to a twice-divorced male)

"To many women, especially among the best educated, the notion that a woman owes her husband sex seems absurd, if not actually immoral. A woman is not “property” when she feels she owes her husband conjugal relations. She is simply wise enough to recognize that marriages based on mutual obligations -- as opposed to rights alone and certainly as opposed to moods -- are likely to be the best marriages."

"In the rest of is almost always a poor idea to allow feelings or mood to determine one’s behavior. Far wiser is to use behavior to shape one’s feelings. Act happy no matter what your mood and you will feel happier. Act loving and you will feel more loving. Act religious, no matter how deep your religious doubts, and you will feel more religious...with regard to virtually anything in life that is good for us, if we wait until we are in the mood to do it, we will wait too long." (ed. note - I do find it particularly humorous that he lumped religion into the same category with happiness and love. Apparently, among Prager's crowd, religion is an emotion.)

If Mr. Prager truly believes everything he's written, I can summarize my reaction to him in three words. Seek. Professional. Help.

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