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Posted: 09 July 2017 04:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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I like your spirit.

Well, before you flirt me up too much, I guess I should disclose I’m a 65 year old happily married man.  However, I am wearing a revealing low cut T-shirt.  I suppose I could turn my web cam on if you insist. grin

In fact, in my nine years of teaching at three US universities during the 1980s and 1990s, I have seen a lot very smart and pretty young women as my students. But I can tell you that the smartest ones did not care as much about impressing people with their looks, let alone exposing too much of their body.

Ok, I have no complaint with anybody who wants to dress modestly, for whatever reason.  That is after all none of my business. 

What I’m pushing back against is this notion you’re selling that 1) modest=good and revealing=bad and, 2) somehow this is a problem that’s all about women exclusively.

Your argument seems to be that we men are too weak to control ourselves, and thus the burden falls on women to be responsible for controlling our bad behaviors.  If this is true, you’re making my point that women are stronger, and if it’s false you’re making my point that women are smarter.

To answer your question, my reply would be…

Yes, women should dress modestly, IF THEY WANT TO.

But no, women should not dress modestly because someone else is telling them to do so.

This is easy to understand.  Are you going to wear what I tell you to where?  Probably not, right?  Ok, so don’t push that trip on other people yourself.  Simple!

Men are physically stronger; but I would not call that superior.

Yes, ok, superior is not a useful word here, agreed. 

My point was that physical strength long gave men an advantage in the timeless negotiation between men and women, and that women overcame that advantage by becoming smarter than men.

One of their smarter strategies was to fog up men’s brains with the use of revealing clothing, flirty glances, mysterious hints of what might be possible and so on.  You recognize this power of women, and hope to defeat it by imposing male will upon them.  I think you only have guilt tripping in mind, but some men will have public flogging in mind.

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Posted: 09 July 2017 07:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Women with sensible ideas don’t reveal their bodies. They have something to think about. It’s women with empty heads who feel the need to reveal “too much” of their bodies—whatever “too much” is. They have nothing to display but their sexuality. The next time you see a woman revealing what you think is “too much” of her body, ask her how many branches of government the US has or who the Speaker of the House is.  Her answer should tell you all you need to know about her intellect.

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I agree, but I think it’s a little naive to assume every woman who dresses in a sexy way is dumb.

Is it my impression or is all this being laid at the feet of woman?

What about the media milieu we’ve created.
If you aren’t attractive, you get categorized as a looser.

Of course, the worship of beautiful bodies is as old as,... ,  well, have you checked out Roman mosaics?
Or the ancient Egyptian papyrus scroll-painting The Turin Erotic?

Also it seems that you folks are trying to find some correlation between clothing and a lady’s character -  seems a bit whacked to me.
Then again, what else can we expect from a society that’s dedicated to facade over substance.

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I agree as well. If women want to be taken seriously, then they should not dress like prostitutes.

Women who want to be taken seriously don’t dress like,prostitutes. If they do they won’t be taken aeriously. You speak as if you think intelligent women don’t know this and need a man to point it out. Women who want to be taken seriously know exactly how do dress. Women who want to be seen as prostitutes know how to dress as well. None of them need men telling them what’s appropriate. 


There’s a reason prostitutes dress the way they do. But, as a man, it’s not really my place to point all this out.

Then why are you pointing it out?

Like so many things, it’s the group itself that needs to self-regulate.

They already do. If you don’t like it, too bad. If women dress inappropriately they will pay the price. They don’t need you to tell them to self-regulate or how to dress.

I will add that I do feel sorry for young men these days, especially high school and college age. I’ve been to numerous college campuses over the years as my kids went through it, and my goodness I couldn’t believe how girls dress nowadays (not all of course, and not even a majority, but way way more than when I was that age.) And I feel sorry for instructors too. Assuming you’re a hetero male teacher who’s honest, loves his wife, respects women, etc. my god that must be tough having to teach these prostiteens.

If an instructor can’t control his responses to teen clothing, he should find anither job where women are unlikely to disturb their sensibilities. Most schools have dress codes and most students have enough sense to dress appropriately. I do feel sorry for the teen boys who haven’t yet learned to control their sexuality, but if they are so disturbed maybe they should go to a school for males only or one that has a more restrictive dress code such as a conservative Christian one. They are going to see women dressed provocatively outside the school. They need to learn how to control themselves. They shouldn’t be expecting women to protect them from themselves. I haven’t heard many young men complaining that girls are dressing too provocatively.

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I agree with Lois, men should control themselves no matter what women wear. Women should not need guarding their body against men.

However, I think the issue of women revealing too much of their body to the extent of people paying more attention to that, as opposed to their ideas, is worth discussing.

Women with sensible ideas don’t reveal their bodies. They have something to think about. It’s women with empty heads who feel the need to reveal “too much” of their bodies—whatever “too much” is. They have nothing to display but their sexuality. The next time you see a woman revealing what you think is “too much” of her body, ask her how many branches of government the US has or who the Speaker of the House is.  Her answer should tell you all you need to know about her intellect.

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I agree, but I think it’s a little naive to assume every woman who dresses in a sexy way is dumb.

It depends on how much is revealed. In my experience the women who dress most inappropriately are more likely to be less intelligent. Sensible women don"t flaunt their bodies in public.  You may have had different experiences. IMO,  when women wear clothing that is especially revealing in inappropriate venues (such as at school) it is an aggressive and abusive act. Despite what I’ve said about women’s rights to dress as they please, I also think that many women deliberately try to disturb men with their revealing clothing choices and I think it’s discourteous at the very least and can be seen as abusive. I am in favor of dress codes in schools and workplaces, but I don’t think there should be civil laws passed controlling women’s dress as is the case in conservative societies such as extreme Islamic ones. We in the West should not be trying to follow the lead of societies that are seen by most people in the world as extremely abusive to women.

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Posted: 09 July 2017 04:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Some women need to grow up.

Never gonna happen. wink

True….why did I even mention it?

These are all insulting statements. A lot of men need to grow up too.

Women come from men (fathers) also. They are loved and raised by men too. The future women are molded by both women and men of today. It is a matter of culture. Changing of it would need changes in the minds of men as well as women. For example, quite a few years back I found it disgusting to see the display of the little girl named JonBenet Ramsey, as a ‘beauty queen’, who made sexually attracting gestures. And that was quite acceptable in America, including no media pundits raising any issue with displaying a lovely child that way. It certainly was not JonBenet’s fault; it was also not just her parent’s fault, it was the fault of the prevailing culture. Changing that would take rational discussions and a lot of time.

But some women don’t seem to realize how they come over, not only to men but also to other women, when they choose to dress in an over-provocative way and think it is their moral right to do so regardless of what effect this has. They don’t like the idea of being ‘sexualized’ yet encourage such attitudes by their own actions, and basically they want it both ways. They want to feed their vanity by looking ‘sexy’ and ‘desirable’ but at the same time want to be respected for their minds. It’s quite a ridiculous point of view and yet again demonstrates how irrational some women, who seem to think they are always the victims in this, refuse to acknowledge their part, preferring to blame everyone else.

Welcome to the world.

Have you just recently started interacting with women? You seem surprised about this.

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Posted: 09 July 2017 04:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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I agree as well. If women want to be taken seriously, then they should not dress like prostitutes.

Women who want to be taken seriously don’t dress like,prostitutes. If they do they won’t be taken aeriously. You speak as if you think intelligent women don’t know this and need a man to point it out. Women who want to be taken seriously know exactly how do dress. Women who want to be seen as prostitutes know how to dress as well. None of them need men telling them what’s appropriate. 


There’s a reason prostitutes dress the way they do. But, as a man, it’s not really my place to point all this out.

Then why are you pointing it out?

Like so many things, it’s the group itself that needs to self-regulate.

They already do. If you don’t like it, too bad. If women dress inappropriately they will pay the price. They don’t need you to tell them to self-regulate or how to dress.

I will add that I do feel sorry for young men these days, especially high school and college age. I’ve been to numerous college campuses over the years as my kids went through it, and my goodness I couldn’t believe how girls dress nowadays (not all of course, and not even a majority, but way way more than when I was that age.) And I feel sorry for instructors too. Assuming you’re a hetero male teacher who’s honest, loves his wife, respects women, etc. my god that must be tough having to teach these prostiteens.

If an instructor can’t control his responses to teen clothing, he should find anither job where women are unlikely to disturb their sensibilities. Most schools have dress codes and most students have enough sense to dress appropriately. I do feel sorry for the teen boys who haven’t yet learned to control their sexuality, but if they are so disturbed maybe they should go to a school for males only or one that has a more restrictive dress code such as a conservative Christian one. They are going to see women dressed provocatively outside the school. They need to learn how to control themselves. They shouldn’t be expecting women to protect them from themselves. I haven’t heard many young men complaining that girls are dressing too provocatively.

Lois

I agree with Lois, men should control themselves no matter what women wear. Women should not need guarding their body against men.

However, I think the issue of women revealing too much of their body to the extent of people paying more attention to that, as opposed to their ideas, is worth discussing.

Women with sensible ideas don’t reveal their bodies. They have something to think about. It’s women with empty heads who feel the need to reveal “too much” of their bodies—whatever “too much” is. They have nothing to display but their sexuality. The next time you see a woman revealing what you think is “too much” of her body, ask her how many branches of government the US has or who the Speaker of the House is.  Her answer should tell you all you need to know about her intellect.

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I agree, but I think it’s a little naive to assume every woman who dresses in a sexy way is dumb.

Lois is probably referring to “book smarts”. Women who dress “inappropriately” are socially smart and know exactly what they’re doing.

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Posted: 09 July 2017 10:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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It is indeed a women’s issue much more than a men’s.

If I complain about what color shirt you’re wearing, or how much of your neck it reveals, who’s issue it that?  Yours?  Or mine?

If you don’t like what somebody is wearing….

Don’t look at them.

Duh….....

The female body is designed to be attractive to men and to openly expose it too much will only cause the wrong kind of reactions in men, leading to the sexualization of women. We’re not so much talking about cloths here but the way some cloths expose and titillate by suggesting what is underneath. Striptease artists are adept at this by slowly suggesting what might be revealed by skillfully disrobing, thereby firing the imagination. To suggest that men (or indeed some women) can just ‘turn off’ their brain is not realistic. Also, sometimes, just one or two glimpses of a provocatively dress woman can lead to very strong sexual emotions and part of the problem is that many women just aren’t aware of the powerful effect their appearance can have on (some) men.

I think they DO know and that’s why they dress provocatively. It’s an ego trip, but a dangerous one.

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Posted: 09 July 2017 10:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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I agree as well. If women want to be taken seriously, then they should not dress like prostitutes.

Women who want to be taken seriously don’t dress like,prostitutes. If they do they won’t be taken aeriously. You speak as if you think intelligent women don’t know this and need a man to point it out. Women who want to be taken seriously know exactly how do dress. Women who want to be seen as prostitutes know how to dress as well. None of them need men telling them what’s appropriate. 


There’s a reason prostitutes dress the way they do. But, as a man, it’s not really my place to point all this out.

Then why are you pointing it out?

Like so many things, it’s the group itself that needs to self-regulate.

They already do. If you don’t like it, too bad. If women dress inappropriately they will pay the price. They don’t need you to tell them to self-regulate or how to dress.

I will add that I do feel sorry for young men these days, especially high school and college age. I’ve been to numerous college campuses over the years as my kids went through it, and my goodness I couldn’t believe how girls dress nowadays (not all of course, and not even a majority, but way way more than when I was that age.) And I feel sorry for instructors too. Assuming you’re a hetero male teacher who’s honest, loves his wife, respects women, etc. my god that must be tough having to teach these prostiteens.

If an instructor can’t control his responses to teen clothing, he should find anither job where women are unlikely to disturb their sensibilities. Most schools have dress codes and most students have enough sense to dress appropriately. I do feel sorry for the teen boys who haven’t yet learned to control their sexuality, but if they are so disturbed maybe they should go to a school for males only or one that has a more restrictive dress code such as a conservative Christian one. They are going to see women dressed provocatively outside the school. They need to learn how to control themselves. They shouldn’t be expecting women to protect them from themselves. I haven’t heard many young men complaining that girls are dressing too provocatively.

Lois

I agree with Lois, men should control themselves no matter what women wear. Women should not need guarding their body against men.

However, I think the issue of women revealing too much of their body to the extent of people paying more attention to that, as opposed to their ideas, is worth discussing.

Women with sensible ideas don’t reveal their bodies. They have something to think about. It’s women with empty heads who feel the need to reveal “too much” of their bodies—whatever “too much” is. They have nothing to display but their sexuality. The next time you see a woman revealing what you think is “too much” of her body, ask her how many branches of government the US has or who the Speaker of the House is.  Her answer should tell you all you need to know about her intellect.

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I agree, but I think it’s a little naive to assume every woman who dresses in a sexy way is dumb.

Lois is probably referring to “book smarts”. Women who dress “inappropriately” are socially smart and know exactly what they’re doing.

I don’t know that I’d call that “socially smart” either. It isn’t socially smart to disturb people. I think it can amount to abuse. If they had any sense they wouldn’t do something to cause disturbance and discomfort. Even women can be disturbed by provocative dress and the effect it has on men. I, for one, don’t like to see men provoked. It causes bad behavior in the men, which disturbs women, too. I prefer a calmer atmosphere in most venues, most especially in a classroom setting. Most women do it for an ego trip, knowing they will create a disturbance. That isn"t being socially smart in my opiniom. It’s deliberately causing a disturbance and they are usually well-aware of what they are doing.

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Posted: 10 July 2017 04:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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LoisL - 09 July 2017 10:20 PM

I don’t know that I’d call that “socially smart” either. It isn’t socially smart to disturb people. I think it can amount to abuse. If they had any sense they wouldn’t do something to cause disturbance and discomfort.

Um, are you aware that men LIKE to see “inappropriately” attired women???  Discomfort??? 

That said, I think you have a point about revealing attire raising some danger.  For example, if I had a daughter I wouldn’t advise her to put on a really hot outfit and then head out for the bars.  On the other hand…

I grew up in Daytona Beach, a major tourist town with 30 miles of beach you can drive on.  It’s a party town really, with spring break, NASCAR races and many other such festive events.  You can drive 30 miles on the very crowded beach year round and see literally about a million people, men and women, who are all pretty close to being totally naked. 

Point being, this is a HUGE population of “inappropriately” attired people which has been present for almost a century.  I don’t recall any outbreaks of mass rape or other such vast calamities.  The problem I do remember was with young men who get drunk and then screw around on high hotel balconies, sometimes falling to their death.

I’m resisting this thread because it’s all about what women should or shouldn’t do.  Notice the complete absence of any discussion about rich men who flaunt their wealth to “disturb” women. 

I personally know a college age woman who was seduced by such a guy who took her around to his boat, his luxury apartment, his $100,000 car etc, had sex with her a few times and then dumped her flat with hardly a kind word of goodbye.  Wham bam, but I can’t be bothered to thank you mam. Many many lame rich guys do crap like this all the time.  It’s the very same thing as flashing some female flesh to get what you want, and nobody above seems to have the slightest bit of interest. Which means…

This is just a primitive sexist thread which merits some rigorous debunking.

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Posted: 10 July 2017 05:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Tanny - 09 July 2017 04:19 AM

I like your spirit.

Well, before you flirt me up too much, I guess I should disclose I’m a 65 year old happily married man.  However, I am wearing a revealing low cut T-shirt.  I suppose I could turn my web cam on if you insist. grin

In fact, in my nine years of teaching at three US universities during the 1980s and 1990s, I have seen a lot very smart and pretty young women as my students. But I can tell you that the smartest ones did not care as much about impressing people with their looks, let alone exposing too much of their body.

Ok, I have no complaint with anybody who wants to dress modestly, for whatever reason.  That is after all none of my business. 

What I’m pushing back against is this notion you’re selling that 1) modest=good and revealing=bad and, 2) somehow this is a problem that’s all about women exclusively.

Your argument seems to be that we men are too weak to control ourselves, and thus the burden falls on women to be responsible for controlling our bad behaviors.  If this is true, you’re making my point that women are stronger, and if it’s false you’re making my point that women are smarter.

To answer your question, my reply would be…

Yes, women should dress modestly, IF THEY WANT TO.

But no, women should not dress modestly because someone else is telling them to do so.

This is easy to understand.  Are you going to wear what I tell you to where?  Probably not, right?  Ok, so don’t push that trip on other people yourself.  Simple!

Men are physically stronger; but I would not call that superior.

Yes, ok, superior is not a useful word here, agreed. 

My point was that physical strength long gave men an advantage in the timeless negotiation between men and women, and that women overcame that advantage by becoming smarter than men.

One of their smarter strategies was to fog up men’s brains with the use of revealing clothing, flirty glances, mysterious hints of what might be possible and so on.  You recognize this power of women, and hope to defeat it by imposing male will upon them.  I think you only have guilt tripping in mind, but some men will have public flogging in mind.

When you had called women superior to men, and then I said I liked your spirit, you can say that I was flirting with you. Because, you were wrong, but aggressive. I am somewhat surprised that you are a 65 years old man. But I still like your spirit (wrong, but aggressively seeking women’s rights). Because I think for the human species the contribution of women outweighs that of men. However, the unfortunate fact of the matter is that even today in many countries in the world, women are treated like objects as opposed to humans. We can call those countries uncivilized, but they are members of the UN with support from the countries that are generally accepted as civilized.

On the issue of women dressing modestly, I have pretty much the same position as you do, except when it comes to the women in my life that I care about deeply; because I want them to be respected by all - women as well as men.

The strategy of fogging up men’s brains with the use of revealing clothing, flirty glances, mysterious hints of what might be possible and so on is not what will make women leaders and respected. That kind of strategy is actually quite old, and it is pretty much like a weak person trying to get some advantage from a strong person.

You are plain wrong when you suggest that I want men to impose their will on women to defeat their power. I do not think in that kind of terms. To me, men and women are not aliens to each other by any means; nor is it right to have a men-women rivalry. A stupid parent is likely to raise a stupid child. So, women being smart and respected is not just a women’s issue, as they give birth and raise men as well. It is in the interest of the human species to have their mother gender smart, respected and happy.

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Why should women or men be concerned with earning the respect of those who are unwilling to accept and respect them as they already are?

It seems to me there is value in generally ignoring those who can’t or won’t accept us as we already are.  Sure, whatever we are, some people won’t like it, that’s a given.  So those people walk away and remove themselves from our lives, a wise move for them and a favor to us.  And then what’s left are those who like us the way we already are.

This strategy of just being oneself and letting the chips fall where they may seems much wiser than trying to please everybody everywhere with an opinion about how we should be, an impossible task. 

So let’s take the woman who dresses “inappropriately”.  More conservative types of people may not approve, and turn their backs on this woman.  Ok, so what?  She’s clearly not trying to appeal to them anyway.  Once all those who don’t approve walk away, all that’s left will be left are people who respect her for how she already is.

To flip the equation, some women in the world get judged and rejected for dressing very modestly.  Why should a woman who feels most comfortable wearing a hijab concern herself with the judgments of those who find that “inappropriately” prudish?  Why should she care?  Why shouldn’t she respect herself enough to chart her own course?

The bottom line is that there is no way to win the “I must comply to win respect” game.  The way to win respect is to not comply with the demands of others, chart one’s own course, and let the chips fall where they may.

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Women with sensible ideas don’t reveal their bodies. They have something to think about. It’s women with empty heads who feel the need to reveal “too much” of their bodies—whatever “too much” is. They have nothing to display but their sexuality. The next time you see a woman revealing what you think is “too much” of her body, ask her how many branches of government the US has or who the Speaker of the House is.  Her answer should tell you all you need to know about her intellect.

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I agree, but I think it’s a little naive to assume every woman who dresses in a sexy way is dumb.

Is it my impression or is all this being laid at the feet of woman?

What about the media milieu we’ve created.
If you aren’t attractive, you get categorized as a looser.

Of course, the worship of beautiful bodies is as old as,... ,  well, have you checked out Roman mosaics?
Or the ancient Egyptian papyrus scroll-painting The Turin Erotic?

Also it seems that you folks are trying to find some correlation between clothing and a lady’s character -  seems a bit whacked to me.
Then again, what else can we expect from a society that’s dedicated to facade over substance.

What would you say about a man who walked into a classroom or a boardroom or a piblic venue dressed in a tight bikini swimsuit and nothing else? What would your assessment of his intellect be? (You would make an assessment whether you admit it or not.)

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Women with sensible ideas don’t reveal their bodies. They have something to think about. It’s women with empty heads who feel the need to reveal “too much” of their bodies—whatever “too much” is. They have nothing to display but their sexuality. The next time you see a woman revealing what you think is “too much” of her body, ask her how many branches of government the US has or who the Speaker of the House is.  Her answer should tell you all you need to know about her intellect.

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I agree, but I think it’s a little naive to assume every woman who dresses in a sexy way is dumb.

Is it my impression or is all this being laid at the feet of woman?

What about the media milieu we’ve created.
If you aren’t attractive, you get categorized as a looser.

Of course, the worship of beautiful bodies is as old as,... ,  well, have you checked out Roman mosaics?
Or the ancient Egyptian papyrus scroll-painting The Turin Erotic?

Also it seems that you folks are trying to find some correlation between clothing and a lady’s character -  seems a bit whacked to me.
Then again, what else can we expect from a society that’s dedicated to facade over substance.

Why shouldn’t it be “laid at the feet of women”? They’re the ones deciding what to wear. Sensible women don’t allow the media to dictate their clothing choices. I know many women who dress appropriately who are also affected by the media. Why do you suppose they don’t mindlessly follow the media’s ideas of clothing choices? Besides that, not all media push revealing clothing.

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Not sure what you think I was saying here,

LoisL - 10 July 2017 10:48 AM
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LoisL - 08 July 2017 08:53 PM

Women with sensible ideas don’t reveal their bodies. They have something to think about. It’s women with empty heads who feel the need to reveal “too much” of their bodies—whatever “too much” is. They have nothing to display but their sexuality. The next time you see a woman revealing what you think is “too much” of her body, ask her how many branches of government the US has or who the Speaker of the House is.  Her answer should tell you all you need to know about her intellect.

I agree, but I think it’s a little naive to assume every woman who dresses in a sexy way is dumb.

Is it my impression or is all this being laid at the feet of woman?

What about the media milieu we’ve created.
If you aren’t attractive, you get categorized as a looser.

Of course, the worship of beautiful bodies is as old as,... ,  well, have you checked out Roman mosaics?
Or the ancient Egyptian papyrus scroll-painting The Turin Erotic?

Also it seems that you folks are trying to find some correlation between clothing and a lady’s character -  seems a bit whacked to me.
Then again, what else can we expect from a society that’s dedicated to facade over substance.

What would you say about a man who walked into a classroom or a boardroom or a piblic venue dressed in a tight bikini swimsuit and nothing else? What would your assessment of his intellect be? (You would make an assessment whether you admit it or not.)

no denying there is a time and a place for everything.

I’m mainly pointing out that the worship of beauty is nothing new.  The ability to parlay one’s sex appeal, to better survive, is part of our fiber going back to beyond humans.
Oh and doing that does not require stripping down to a bikini, it’s way more subtle than that.

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Posted: 11 July 2017 12:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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LoisL - 10 July 2017 10:48 AM
Citizenschallenge-v.3 - 09 July 2017 07:53 AM
webplodder - 09 July 2017 03:26 AM
LoisL - 08 July 2017 08:53 PM

Women with sensible ideas don’t reveal their bodies. They have something to think about. It’s women with empty heads who feel the need to reveal “too much” of their bodies—whatever “too much” is. They have nothing to display but their sexuality. The next time you see a woman revealing what you think is “too much” of her body, ask her how many branches of government the US has or who the Speaker of the House is.  Her answer should tell you all you need to know about her intellect.

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I agree, but I think it’s a little naive to assume every woman who dresses in a sexy way is dumb.

Is it my impression or is all this being laid at the feet of woman?

What about the media milieu we’ve created.
If you aren’t attractive, you get categorized as a looser.

Of course, the worship of beautiful bodies is as old as,... ,  well, have you checked out Roman mosaics?
Or the ancient Egyptian papyrus scroll-painting The Turin Erotic?

Also it seems that you folks are trying to find some correlation between clothing and a lady’s character -  seems a bit whacked to me.
Then again, what else can we expect from a society that’s dedicated to facade over substance.

What would you say about a man who walked into a classroom or a boardroom or a piblic venue dressed in a tight bikini swimsuit and nothing else? What would your assessment of his intellect be? (You would make an assessment whether you admit it or not.)

I’d say he had an outrageous sense of humor and ask him out for dinner.  kiss

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Posted: 11 July 2017 02:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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webplodder - 08 July 2017 01:04 AM

Some women need to grow up.

Never gonna happen. wink

True….why did I even mention it?

These are all insulting statements. A lot of men need to grow up too.

Women come from men (fathers) also. They are loved and raised by men too. The future women are molded by both women and men of today. It is a matter of culture. Changing of it would need changes in the minds of men as well as women. For example, quite a few years back I found it disgusting to see the display of the little girl named JonBenet Ramsey, as a ‘beauty queen’, who made sexually attracting gestures. And that was quite acceptable in America, including no media pundits raising any issue with displaying a lovely child that way. It certainly was not JonBenet’s fault; it was also not just her parent’s fault, it was the fault of the prevailing culture. Changing that would take rational discussions and a lot of time.

But some women don’t seem to realize how they come over, not only to men but also to other women, when they choose to dress in an over-provocative way and think it is their moral right to do so regardless of what effect this has. They don’t like the idea of being ‘sexualized’ yet encourage such attitudes by their own actions, and basically they want it both ways. They want to feed their vanity by looking ‘sexy’ and ‘desirable’ but at the same time want to be respected for their minds. It’s quite a ridiculous point of view and yet again demonstrates how irrational some women, who seem to think they are always the victims in this, refuse to acknowledge their part, preferring to blame everyone else.

Welcome to the world.

Have you just recently started interacting with women? You seem surprised about this.

No, but I have just recently started to write about them and the reactions thus generated come as no surprise at all.  smirk

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