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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 11:34 AM

32. One or two small points

As you point out, There have been plenty periods of history where men self decorated--to standards that would be considered "effeminate" today. To be fair this usually involved elite classes. But there plenty of evidence that the male form was admired, even objectified, over the female form at points of time as well. We know from writings of our greatest philosophers and thinkers that women were considered inferior.

Modesty and virginity became the standard for a desirable wife, women who were not modest or virginal were the equivalent of prostitutes. As women broke through these chains, we found that our sexuality is still commodified.

I think self decoration is an art. It can be a powerful form of self- expression rather than a statement of market place value. I'd like to see women do a little less silly stuff, and men do more. Well meet somewhere in the middle.

And 'getting sex' isn't the point. It's should be GOOD fun mutually respectful sex, not 'this is all I can get' because---I'm too fat, too thin, too tall too short or have a wall eye etc.

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