Hunting For The Manly Truth, In Hunting!
Dear Mr. Adams,
My name is Philbert Suggs and I'm a biblical styled-patriotic right-wing, concerned Christian outdoorsman and a deeply dedicated varmint hunter. Just recently my good friend and hunting bud Mike Hawk sent me the link to your article at Town Hall.com in which you were commenting on some nutty paper written by 3 feminist (i:e: lesbians) who were making the same old man hating claim that hunting, women, animals and sex are somehow all connected. Well, like you alluded to in your witty article, they couldn't be more off target and confused than if they were on a real live wild goose chase! Leave it to a woman to completley miss the mark when it comes to understanding why we men hunt!
Mike, one thing I must say to you my good friend, is how darn impressed I was, as well as all the other hunters I shared your article with were. It was the way you never actually gave out any info as to why men or even why you actually hunt. But instead you just left the femme-heathens clinging.....
Anywho, what these three blind mice type women, fail to realize (as do most women and the feminized "sissy" anti-hunting males as well ) is that the objectification, the domination and the sexual conquest themes they so tiredly trot out, (like some sad old aged Zebra in a high fenced hunting preserve) to prove how men use hunting in some sexualized way to control and dominate women and animals is quite, well innacurate !
So I guess I just want to thank you for not... honestly, as you and I both know, exposing the truth about what hunting really is for us men. Because it is in fact really, a solid, and systematic way we men can manage our intense anxieties and fears about other men, our fathers, maleness in general and especially fighting against those deep dark fears we have about ourselves.
As a masculine conservative hunter and a God fearing man of the bible, I can tell you that the sexual conquering themes are not as you well know, directed at women. That interpretation, although more comfortable, is totally wrong because it misses the fact that men go after the big male animals in a ritualistic homoerotic combat between males.
You should have also pointed out to the 3 bird brained feminists that if you go to any hunting website on the internets you will not find one picture of a naked woman!! Not one! No bikini clad bimbos, no corny or offensive sexual innuendos...no T n A at all...nada baby NOTHING! There are no cheerleaders, no champagne NASCAR girls and no groupies in hunting. And that is because, as you know Mike...hunting is a homoerotic war we wage against ourselves, against our fathers and against the other men in the world. Its our own battle against the bottomless terror of what maleness is, our own authentic lack of any real courage and a war against the buried fears of inadequacies we men must face and also must attempt to camouflage.
And Mike, as an avid hunter you know quite well as I do that what is buried deep down are the fears of our erections being tested and our failings as studs being exposed everytime we are confronted with the challenge of sexual conquest.
I know and admit that killing an animal helps me confront those horrible challenges of getting it up! Even if it is only symbolic or some male metaphor,
I don't know Mike... it still feels awesome in that flacid area when I hit a BIG BUCK HARD!! That is what everyman wants! It is the goal of at least 85% of hunters in America!! To bag that big Male BUCK with a big set of phallic manly antlers, which when measured are hopefully bigger than the other hunters scapegoat.
So from a sexualized, sadistic, penetrating shot, we hunters do derive a powerful sense of homoerotic pleasure from ending the life of a bigger and more virile male opponent! And gosh Mike, you know there really isnt anything that matches the feeling anywhere on God's great earth than when a man faces another male in ritual combat and achieves victory over that male who he knows posseses the ability for more potent, powerful, stronger and bigger erections. I know that most, if not all of my hunting buddies have a genuine jealosy of those big Bucks, and that's why we all love to say the BUCK STOPS HERE!
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Besides fighting against the fears about our selves and the homosexualized gratification from taking the life of a big male animal that wanted to live, hunting also procures for us and protects us against the deep rooted impulse to violence that we all know other men are capable of and posses. The ritualistic, violent, homoerotic, hot, sadistic and sweaty action which we take against the bodies of unarmed animals during our male obsessed hunting excursions are secretly also the means in which all of us hunters are able to socialize that violence and sadism to ensure that it is commited against those others, rather than have it possibly be directed against ourselves by these same men.
For instance, if I know that my big, rough, scary, tough, strapping mean bear of a neighbor Rick from across the street is going to bond with me this coming weekend when we both go out and kill us some rabbits or coyotes together (in matching military issue vests, helmets and goggles)....I know I have a much better chance of him not coming after me one dark night with his big, sleek, rock hard, steel coated, and shiny-XXL barrel (just polished), maxum Magnum 347.
I really appreciate you keeping the reasons we men go out into the woods and kill animals ambiguous. However, with that said I also am thinking that rather than completly dismissing feminist theories so readily, about the connections between women, weapons and why men enjoy killing animals for pleasure. You might want to think about maybe distracting them just a bit by throwing in some good old fashioned raping 'mother earth" metaphors in the mix just to be safe. Heck Mike, ever since modern man no longer had to kill animals for food to survive we hunters have been real good at camouflaging the true hidden agenda about our fears of impotence, our homoerotic longings and protecting ourselves from the agressions of other men by utilizing the sacrificing of animals as a way to demonstrate our manhood.
It really is the only enjoyment I have left, because its the only way I am able to prove my power anymore. Killing is Believing!
God Bless You.