I've just discovered Girl Writes What, and she's awesome.
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- laughing That's awesome! And also, kind of the point. Our biology tells us to look; it's not intended to be an invasion. As long as we're checking our monkey instincts regarding mating, and tempering them with social graces, no harm, no foul.Apr 22, 2012
- "But the female response too is biologically driven, too! "
:D Indeed it is. And not just a common awareness of one another, but also an honest awareness of ourselves.Apr 22, 2012
- "If women are still doing this for reasons of biology and to seek an acceptable mate, then we are still living in what is a biologically-driven society."
I have about 6,000,000,000 proofs that shagging still takes place, and I'd safely say that good old fashioned shagging preceded with much of flirting, preceded with much of glancing, and preceded with much of that objectifying (much disliked by feminists), still takes place. It (the shagging) is frequently results in screaming little pests (commonly known as Babies). Rape cannot be responsible for all of them. Accidental contamination? "I sneezed really hard from across the cave" kinda deal?
12year olds are creeped out by men looking at them?
Look, two things. A) What man would look at 12yr olds? B) That 12yr olds parents are doing what about that?
Rating members of opposite sex on some three level scale becomes legal in the future.
"I know I am only seventeen, but I am already 75-80-60!"
(for uninitiated, thats 75 on Sexy, 80 on Healthy, and 60 Rich)
(smart doesn't count, and that's the only one both genders have agreed on millenia ago, otherwise we would not be talking about gender-related splatter)Apr 22, 2012
- Well,, now that you've edited... :D
I've read a bit about Objectification Theory, and it's my opinion that while certain functions of objectification are social constructs (media driven beauty models, for example), the underlying foundation is human pattern recognition behavior. Studies such as this:
...tend to gloss over any biological drivers for this behavior, while focusing on social impact, and placing the onus on men to correct this.
GWW brings up several of the evolutionary reasons why this behavior occurs. There are extensive underlying cognitive functions which exist solely to determine how appropriate a mate is. Here's a better explanation of those mechanisms than I could provide:
While we can positively condition social behavior (dating rituals as opposed to aggressive displays of social dominance and physical aggression), we can't reprogram base biological functions.Apr 22, 2012
- Good to know. I was sent this link from YouTube, so I'll check that out.Apr 22, 2012
- said "Given that visual stimulation and biological pattern recognition are core functions of human biology, programmed by a million years of evolution, to expect men to not "leer" when dressing provocatively is asking them quite literally to be inhuman."
We wear clothes less for women to undress to impress as for men to dress to prevent them from inspiring drool. Women are the leering, sex-obsessed ones. Oh you didn't know that? You don't know it now, but you'll know it's true one day and you'll whisper a thank you then.
You would have said the same thing about men who leered at Puritan women's ankles.May 16, 2014