The unattractiveness of haughty women

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I don’t find the above image attractive. She is quite literally sticking her nose in the air. I understand that haughty, arrogant women have sometimes been in fashion. Even as far back as the fin de siècle there was the femme fatale (Gustav Klimt’s Judith):

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Some men, in the right mood, may be turned on by domineering, queenly women. But I can’t see this as a healthy impulse. And it is not as if modern women have much to be proud about.

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on July 8, 2017 at 8:40 am

    It is contrary to the submissive, or, at least, cooperative.

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 8, 2017 at 9:07 am

      It goes along with the fashionable nonsense about “empowered” women. And “strong female characters”.

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      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on July 8, 2017 at 9:45 am

        If it is being sold to women, they will buy it. It is hard to go broke flattering women’s egos.

      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 8, 2017 at 9:52 am

        It genuinely mystifies me, this reported female arrogance. Men are not encouraged to be boastful, and yet we have much more to be proud of. Sometimes I think women just lack insight. One could call it the Wonder Woman phenomenon: pride in a sort of fanciful cosplay.

        The cleverest and most independent thing many women do all day is put on a bra.

      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 8, 2017 at 10:27 am

        Of course what really shows that women do not feel equal to men is precisely the behaviour and complaints of feminists. Though they are irritating, there is a lot of amusement to be had from their remarks. According to feminists, we white men are a privileged class of oppressors who have it easy. One could easily become annoyed at this. But another, healthier response might be to respond by feeling that privilege. After all, if one is going to be called something, why not own it?

        Isn’t “privilege” just another word for “reputation”? Why feel bad about being perceived as the biggest, most successful bastards on earth?

        And of course many women, especially feminists, are annoyed by “mansplaining”. It reminds them of how little regard men really have for female intellect.

      • Posted by Roman Lance on July 8, 2017 at 3:49 pm

        Just an anecdote, so take from this what you may.

        My 13 y/o son went to a boys camp for priestly discernment and mentioned to the other boys there that blacks haven’t really done much to build society and that it was white men who invented just about everything that makes modern civilization possible. The other boys at the table immediately chimed in with the “racist” shibboleth while one other young man defended his position. It was a black kid.

        Needless to say, my boy was not well received at the camp. The thing is he is not stewing over the fact that he wasn’t well liked or that the other campers kept giving him crap. He own’s his statements and doesn’t feel “bad” for them.

        He also is a little “misogynist”, whom chicks can’t seem to stop paying attention too.

        There’s hope.

      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on July 8, 2017 at 8:53 pm

        Feminists suffer from a failure of perception. They can only see top tier men. As for their complaints about “mansplaining”, there is a solution, don’t help them.

  2. Posted by JD on July 8, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    “Isn’t “privilege” just another word for “reputation”? Why feel bad about being perceived as the biggest, most successful bastards on earth?”

    It is definitely long past time for white men to stop apologizing for our success. 3rd worlders aren’t flooding into our countries because of our failures. The problem as I see it is that we don’t expect them to live up to our standards. Our national boundaries have become so porous because our personal boundaries did first.

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  3. On another matter, something about that ‘Island’ cover shouts 1990s magazine. It’s always a weird problem, how to format an arty poetic magazine that is both attractive and that sells the content. I don’t think they’ve got it, here…

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 9, 2017 at 7:34 am

      You can imagine their mental circlings. They want a cover that draws interest. The best way to do this is to put a cute girl on it. But they don’t want to seem “sexist” so they use a serious-looking, empowered-looking woman. So she swims there among the text, with no obvious function.

      Even New Scientist will put an attractive woman on the cover if they can possibly find a pretext.

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