“procreative sex in damsels in distress”

“procreative sex in damsels in distress” was a recent search that found this blog.

Anyone who is interested in this question might like this article I wrote for an online journal not long ago.

The symbolism of women’s bodies

What is the essence of femaleness, of youthful femininity?

I would suggest vulnerability and weakness, combined with silliness and frivolity.

Women’s bodies and the way they present them convey a powerful message of weakness combined with an appeal for protection. Perhaps this is important in healthy pair-bonding, both in a evolutionary sense as well as in modern culture.

It is so commonplace as to be hardly noticed that women’s clothing is far less functional than men’s, being often frou-frou and having pointless frills and decoration. It is “art for art’s sake”. Even when it mimics men’s clothing, there is often a sense of playful parody, with pretend “pockets” and the like.

This weaker and inferior physicality is most fundamentally expressed in the typical difference in size and (most importantly) height between men and women. Women are notoriously resistant to mating with men who are not superior to them in height.

Other aspects of a woman’s body seem almost designed to be amusing and therefore non-threatening; for example her jiggling, bouncing breasts; and the extreme and retiring modesty of her genitalia.

The feminine strategy seems to be to present (at least initially) a submissive and attractive package to a potential male protector. In the early stage of courtship at least, displays of submission are common in women. As long ago as 1886, Richard von Krafft-Ebing wrote in his pioneering work “Psychopathia Sexualis” that “many young women like nothing better than to kneel before their husbands or lovers”. (I do wonder how he obtained that information.)

Women admiring men:

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A woman (right foreground) in a feminine, semi-kneeling position:

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A woman in a position of extreme dependency:

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An early expression of the Red Pill concept

” … an attentive observer of life … will notice that exaggeration of customary gallantry is very distasteful to women, and that a deviation from it in the direction of masterful behaviour, though loudly reprehended, is often accepted with secret satisfaction.”

(Psychopathia Sexualis, 1886, Richard von Krafft-Ebing)

Sorry about Molly Ringwald

I recently “showcased” 1980s actress in “teen movies”, Molly Ringwald. I apologise for this, since it seems she is, unfortunately, a keen pro-abort, having retweeted this:

It is always a shame when an attractive, privileged woman like her advocates the killing of unborn babies.

On sexual morality

A couple of my recent Facebook comments on sexual sin, including homosexual acts:

On Romans 6 (New Testament):

“In the context, as far as I can see, that refers to the Original Sin to which we are all heir, and includes all sorts of evils, including homosexuality. Our concupiscence is a result of our evil natures since the fall of Adam. Homosexuality is not the only punishment. Depraved heterosexual temptations and non-sexual sins are included in the same class. Even with God’s Grace, the wages of our Original Sin continue to trouble us.”

On Matthew 5:27:

“I take Matthew 5:27 to imply, not that a man’s natural desire for a woman is itself depraved, but a man’s acting on it, or wishing he could act on it (lust) is the sin (outside of marriage of course). It is not, in my opinion, a sin to notice that a woman is attractive; but if you wish in your heart that you could have sex with her, and would if you could, that is wrong. It is like hatred. It is not wrong to dislike someone, but if you hate him and would kill him if you could, that is a serious sin.”

I am sometimes accused of taking too lax an approach to the portrayal of sexual images and issues on this blog, especially in light of my professed religion. I would respond with a couple of points. The use of such images in pursuit of art or science or some political purpose can be more easily defended. Despite this, I have removed some images and posts because I realised that people’s interest was prurient in many cases. Nevertheless I have left some material up in pursuit of an antignostic or antifeminist aim, or both. We live at a time when puritanical feminism is strong, and a little pushback on that is desirable.

Going Ape

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0RF3lnO31HpagonmEi8LsA

The above video is well worth a look. It is entertaining and instructive, especially for men.

It is also free of political correctness.

Some points asserted:

1. Alpha male primates (human and ape) benefit from being or looking as large as possible.

2. Alpha males dominate space.

3. Signs of ripe maturity, such as grey hair, can be an advantage for male primates (“silverback” gorillas and mature men).

4. Females bring out more competition for dominance among males.

5. A loud, deep voice (or adopting one temporarily) makes a big difference to dominance.

6. Alpha males remain calm in stressful situations.

7. Alpha males protect their group and ensure its cohesion.

Anyway, watch it for yourself. I think it is worth the time.

BELOW: The male primate stare and submissive feminine lowering of the eyes?

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Five of the most charming women on film (videos)

Carolyn Farina (as “Audrey Rouget”) discusses Jane Austen with “Tom” in “Metropolitan” (1990):

Sean Young (as “Rachael”) meeting Deckard in “Blade Runner” (1982):

Elizabeth McGovern at the supermarket in “She’s Having a Baby” (1988) (ignore what Kevin Bacon is saying and focus on her):

The brunette running with the man on the beach throughout the following video (Her real first name was apparently “Claire”, but her surname is not recorded):

A still from the video:

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This is the best version available of the video, which is Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” (1984). Start at about 2:10 minutes for the best look at her.

I think for sheer graceful, lithe movement, that girl running on the sand in the white one-piece is exceptional, perhaps only equalled by the next example, namely:

Molly Ringwald (the redhead) dancing in “The Breakfast Club” (1985):

 

No doubt other men would have other lists and favourites, but those are mine.

I have observed women for decades now, and these are the most charming and romantically delightful images I can remember. If I think of others, and I am able to provide videos, I shall. But those are all I can remember at present.

But just to let the Serpent into the Garden, here is a short sequence from an historical film that appeals to me for all the wrong reasons. I have always found the first forty-five seconds of this royal wedding scene hilarious and a little bit sexy (Isabelle Adjani as Marguerite de Valois):

 

 

 

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