Monday 22 January 2018

But girls just wanna have fun too, Stephen

Stephen Fry's recent comments revealed his ignorance about ordinary people's lives, says Carol Hunt

Let's get this straight (no pun intended). I'm fairly sure I (and many other women) wouldn't particularly want Stephen Fry to be the father of my children (as suggested in the Irish print media last week), for myriad reasons: of which neither his homosexuality nor bi-polar illness feature.

I adore his wit, charm and erudition; his rather large fortune would be an asset to any child. However, his complete inability to fathom the female mind would, perhaps, make him a less-than-successful candidate for the rearing of a daughter or heterosexual son. This is not a major disadvantage to Fry -- his relationships always have been, and one assumes always will be, with the male sex. Which is why it was so silly to make such daft comments about women and sex.

First up, he said that "most straight men feel they disgust women". I've yet to meet a man who doesn't think that introducing his precious penis to the woman of his choice isn't the biggest favour he could ever perform for her. But perhaps the competition is more intense in a male gay relationship? I don't know, so (unlike Fry) I won't comment.

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