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One of my male FB friends recently had the temerity to suggest that women are hypocrites. (Us? Never!) He say's that women take great offence to men expounding the idea of the perfect woman while we ourselves are just as shallow. (How very dare he?)
Read an article on sexual attraction in any magazine and they will tell you that men are visual creatures and are thus attracted only to what they see. This may be true. I’m hardly anyone’s idea of the perfect woman but have had (probably short-sighted or insane) men complimenting me, “Your curls make me want to go to Paris and live in a garret and be a starving poet” (Erm, okay. Sweet) “A man could drown in your eyes” (Why do I make these men want to kill themselves?) while the less tactless have commented on my ‘great rack’ and my ‘terrific set of lungs’ (Really? You have X-ray vision? Since when do a woman’s boobs equate to the size of her lungs anyway? Weird.) Not a single man has ever come up and told me what a beautiful personality I have, so yes, men probably are visual creatures.
Now, what about girls? Are we not visual creatures? Are we not attracted to what a man looks like? Personally, I like my men big. Big at the top. (Although something big at the bottom is more than welcome too…nudge nudge...wink wink) Ahem, I meant big chests, broad shoulders. You know the type, Chris Hemsworth. Liev Schreiber. Kevin Spacey. A man with this physique makes me go all funny, although my attraction is not limited to a specific type. I like them tall like Benedict Cumberbatch (The best Sherlock Holmes. Ever) short like Tom Cruise (Check out those abs in “Rock of Ages”) white guys like Jake Gyllenhaal (The only reason I’ve sat through “Prince of Persia”. Twice) black guys like Tyson Beckford (Super model who’s done the acting thing) Indian guys like Naveen Andrews (The guy that got “Lost”), Korean guys like Daniel Dae Kim (Inexplicably playing a Hawaiian dude in Hawaii 5.0) and good Jewish boys like Joseph Gordon-Levitt (A nice boy to take home to Mom)….but that’s just me.
For a few years now, I have posted what I call the "Daily Hotness" to my Facebook profile and my female and gay male friends have oohed and aahed over gorgeous males in the form of Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello and local hotties Daniel Wessels and Tyrone Keogh. After being informed that women are hypicrites, I have posted men who many not be anyone's ideal of the "perfect man". Funny guy Jack Black elicited responses of amusement while the picture of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg started a discussion on their movies. So I started posting girls instead. Not a single comment on Scarlett Johannsen. Two whole likes for Megan Fox while Angelina Jolie has proved the most popular so far. (Probably because I told the guys that if they didn’t comment the daily girly hotness would be summarily stopped)
Why didn’t the guys comment? A girlfriend suggested it’s because they’re scared of me. Another said it’s because men aren’t shallow. (Ha!) A third and the mostly likely explanation is that the guys were scared of being accused of sexism if they commented.
So, why hasn’t any male ever accused me of sexism when I comment on Jake’s abs, Channing’s pecs and Joe Manganiello’s 8-pack? (Never mind those…..those….P pointers. I don’t know what they’re actually called. It’s those muscles in a man’s torso that lead all the way down….…) No man has ever called me out on this. I have however been offended when men comment on other women’s bodies. Hypocrite? ME?
Now, I’m a feminist. Raging feminist, of the feminazi sort and I’m probably going to be called a traitor to my sex but I would have to agree with Ang…erm, my male friend on this score. We are hypocrites.
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