On electronic bikes and #MeToo.
Some IF blog friends asked me why I do not write about new and more important topics.
They suggested that I write about e-bikes. After all, they said it was an interesting and relevant topic.
That is true!
So I will do it. Now that I have some e-bike experience, I understand even less than before why anybody would want to drive a car.
Or, to express it more refined: why does anybody punish him-/herself and drive a car? We are apparently a nation of masochists (I almost wrote maso-christians).
Which brings me to the second topic I was asked to write about: our sexual hypocrisy.
Some of my readers asked me tell them my position on it. For instance, I got the following tweet:
…If you are perfectly honest, my dear @RolandDuerre I assume all this sexism debate is something that annoys you, isn’t it?
Yes, it is true! It does annoy me.
As soon as anybody talks sexuality, hypocrisy blooms. Both among men and women. They all start campaigns that, in my opinion, simply ignore the real problem in our society. Or even worse: they deflect from the real problem. Because in all discussions, evil men violate and exploit nice women. And because, allegedly, when it comes to sex, our society forgets “to accept borders”. Well, if it were only in connection with sex that we forget those borders, and if we were not constantly doing it in our everyday lives …
With increasing enthusiasm, they demand that these borders be restored as fast as possible. The sheer joy in punishment increases. Except that, when all is said and done, this behaviour deflects from the fact that, for millennia, power has been the valid substitution strategy and the common behavioural principle when it came to suppressing and manipulating people. And consequently, it would certainly be strange if this rule from “normal life” were to be invalid when it comes to sexuality, which, after all, is rooted in “instinct”, rather than “greed.
So up from now, I will also occasionally write about the e-bike (as a very normal topic) and about sexuality (in order to break a few taboos). I will establish two new IF Blog categories: eBike and Sexuality.
So far, they are both empty. But the next thing I will write is about #MeToo. And then I will start with the e-Bikes.
(Translated by Evelyn)