Sexual permissiveness means pressure to have sex. That’s why the same cultures that insist there are no rules, and that traditional morals are obsolete, usually impose a regimen of strict rules on people. So, even though our culture pretends to be pro-women, we in fact find that people are often crude and demanding—especially (though not exclusively) on the part of men against women.
One restaurant owner found that a reviewer had reviewed his restaurant, the Atomic Grill in West Virginia, and demanded that the waitresses “show some more skin”
So he had them show more skin.
Specifically, he had the female and male servers present a new potato skin special.
From the Daily Meal:
During Memorial Day weekend, Atomic Grill will be offering a loaded potato skins special for $7, and the proceeds from the special will benefit the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services. […]
“I’m a husband and a father of a 12 year old girl,” McCawley told the local ABC News station. “I have five sisters and it was just offensive. If you have a minute, have some potato skins, try some fresh, local barbecue and give to a good cause. It’s important to us, it should be important to the community.”
Since then, McCawley’s story has blown up and he has received a huge amount of support for his smart and simple tactics against an offensive reviewer.
Obviously, this isn’t going to noticeably change the world any time soon. But McCawley used creativity and a sense of humor to remind people about having decent values toward women. He shamed the website for the review (which seems to have been removed). He also was able to present the case, in a way that got past people’s defenses, that general sleaziness is an attitude that promotes violence against women.
I don’t know if McCawley wants to own my interpretation of his message, but I see what he did as a blow against feminism.