Here are some more examples of the effect, that is, a bluish tinge in the “whites” (sclerae) of the eyes. It seems to be found in young women’s eyes sometimes, and is perhaps mostly seen closer to the iris. If it is due to an optical effect, the Tyndall effect, it might be expected to vary depending on the incident light among other things:
A lot of things that women claim to hate about men, they may actually enjoy, at least from the right man.
Here is a quote I found on a Tumblr site. I have edited it slightly and not given a reference because I don’t want to lead people into bad parts of the Internet, but here it is:
“Here’s a fun summertime … game for girls … It’s called Mansplainer Roullette. Start by making a short list of men in your life who like to talk and have a tendency to condescend. These can be guys at work, school, who live in your building, work at stores you frequent, etc.
Whenever you bump into one of these hunks, ask him lots of dumb questions that require him to explain things to you. Be particularly thick headed when he tries to teach you, forcing him to simplify multiple times. After a while, these guys will just assume you don’t understand anything and start automatically “mansplaining” any topic that comes up. BONUS! Every time a new man on your list starts treating you this way, you get to buy yourself a gorgeous new pair of shoes …”
I am reluctant to say that men are generally smarter than women, but a lot of women seem attracted to men smarter than they are, perhaps as part of their general hypergamy. Perhaps it is not surprising that mansplaining (or being corrected or lectured at) is attractive from the right man.
A person from Illinois, I assume a woman, googling on “i want to be a bimbo” found my short article on the bimbo fetish and lifestyle here.
This is my most popular article at that academic site.
I don’t really approve of the bimbo lifestyle, but it is better than being a feminist at least.
I am not really sure that the bimbo thing should be called a “fetish”. Perhaps it is, but women are generally not thought to have sexual fetishes much. Perhaps it is more a case of hyperfemininity.
I made the comment below at The Social Pathologist blog:
“There may be something in this “conservatives are more easily disgusted” thing. Instinctively, I am a born conservative. I notice I hate to see things (and people) out of place. Finding a sock in the kitchen will upset me. It is “in the wrong place”. Little things and big things.
I am on Facebook and the constant parade of pictures of men kissing (in support of homosexual marriage) has been quite disturbing for me. I suspect conservatives just find the idea of homosexual behaviour disgusting. It is a classic case of things being out of place and disordered.
I have been puzzled by the apparently high acceptance of homosexual marriage among even relatively conservative women. I have a couple of theories, one of which is that women identify with passive homosexuals, since they share the life experience of being penetrated. Another is that women are simply less prone to disgust in some areas at least, having to deal with their own menses, with dirty nappies, and – let it be said – the experience of sex with men and the presence of semen in their vaginas.
As I said before, the more love a woman feels for a child or a man, the more she will put up with becoming intimate with their bodily side. It is observable, even with one woman in a single relationship, that her willingness to do rather distasteful and even degrading acts depends very much on her level of love and respect for the man, as it changes over time, even cyclically, and therefore on her level of arousal.
There is something deeply ironic and almost comical in observing a ladylike and demure grandmother, and reflecting that she would not have attained that status unless she had sometimes lain naked and writhing under a man.”
From the unofficial site on the film director Whit Stillman:
Here is more information on the re-release.
No doubt this will lead to another flurry of interest in its leading lady, Carolyn Farina as “Audrey Rouget” (the girl on the right in this production shot):
I have written a fairly comprehensive account of her strange career here. My analysis of what happened to her and her career is one of my popular posts ever.
I have a “screen crush” on Carolyn Farina as “Audrey Rouget” (in that movie at least) but I know that most men find this kind of girl more attractive:
That is Dylan Hundley, who played Sally Fowler, the leader of the eponymous “Sally Fowler Rat Pack” in the movie Metropolitan. It appears she is now on Twitter.
Dylan Hundley seems to have been quiet in a career sense. Many of the young actors and actresses in Metropolitan had only modest careers subsequently. I discuss this here.
I referred to “Metropolitan” as an important film on male-female relations. Stillman’s films are mostly good on this. I would recommend The Last Days of Disco as well for its piquant and realistic examination of the romantic motivations of men and women. His most successful recent film, Damsels in Distress, is a cute film but much less honest in this regard.
We had a longish discussion of the sexual politics of “Metropolitan” here. Here is a comment I made at the time:
“The startling thing about the film is that Stillman does not absolve women of blame. I don’t think he imagines that women really want genteel wooing. The message seems to be that they do not. Tom only has some success because he stops being precious about his affected political views, and descends to the world of action, improbably aided by Charlie. Stillman does not use the term “gina tingle”, but he effectively does. The most extraordinary speech in the entire film would have to be Nick’s horribly and uncannily accurate presaging of Game concepts. He explains precisely why Rick is such a ladykiller, and the explanation is not flattering to either sex. He as good as says that Rick is a pantie-wetter because he has Dark Triad (sociopathic) characteristics. The implication is that even the saintly Audrey nearly falls for his charm. Only her strict moral code; and I suspect her small-breasted, schoolmarmish style; save her from becoming another notch on Rick’s bedpost. He is like an eagle who has prey all around him and chooses to ignore the least tasty morsel.”
[I wouldn’t necessarily make that last point today, on reflection. Audrey’s interest in Rick was mostly if not entirely in the imagination of Tom and maybe Charlie. I don’t think she was interested in him. Not ALL women are impressed by “alpha males” or at least not Rick’s type of alpha male. She may have been trying to make Tom jealous of course.]
I am a reader and contributor at the online academic literature site, Academia.edu
I had heard I think of Dr Geoffrey Miller. He is an evolutionary psychologist with an interest in human mating strategies. In the article below at Academia.edu he refers to the “red pill”, which is Manosphere jargon derived from a famous scene in the movie The Matrix in which taking the red pill allows one to see the world as it truly is. In the Manosphere sense, this means seeing women and society as they truly are.
Miller writes, “At the risk of mixing metaphors from Big Pharma and The Matrix [the article under discussion] is not a little Blue Pill that lets us carry on indulging our youthful sexual paleo-fantasies in our aging science. Rather, it is a big Red Pill that requires a deep rethinking of our worldview, a reprogramming of our research priorities, and a new level of ideological maturity.”
For Manosphere readers, there are two points I should make. One is that there is no indication either way whether Miller has borrowed the term “red pill” from its extensive usage in that part of the blogging world sometimes called the Manosphere. The second is that, ironically, Miller is using it to describe a movement back to a more egalitarian and “liberal” view of sex differences and mating strategies, involving mutual assessment of mental and character traits. (Or could it perhaps be a move back to an even older common sense view that men select women who will make good wives and mothers and women select men who will make good fathers and husbands?)
I have no reason to doubt the horror stories in the Manosphere about rampant hypergamous women and alphas of the ilk of Tony Stark or James Bond who bed a new woman before breakfast, but such people may be outliers and the result of the late capitalist societies in which they live.
On the other hand, in my own relatively quiet life, I have certainly seen enough to believe that a lot of the Manosphere “game” and “red pill” insights are correct. So, which is the true “red pill”? Try them both, including Miller’s material cited above, and see what you think, dear Reader.