Nick_A wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:40 am
Joe is gone. John Wayne is gone. Look what’s replaced them as manly men in what is called entertainment. Case closed.
And yet, sociologically, women still always aim to "marry up."
The sociological analysis shows that inevitably, they want to marry someone richer, more powerful and more able in some important way than they are. That's a biological norm, and not entirely an unhealthy one: if you're going to trust someone to protect and provide during reproductive cycles, you're better off with a guy who seems like he can do the job. But it's more than that, because even women who are accomplished and financially secure...say, the bosses of their own company...tend to select mates that are higher than they are in some important, conventional male metric.
And, conversely, as a statistical average, women tend to reject men whom they see as merely "equal" or *gasp* "lower" than they are in the socio-sexual hierarchy. It's the classic, "We're just friends," or "I couldn't date him
...he's like my brother
!" And how often is that said?
So women want stronger, wealthier, more assertive men as their own mates; but want most other
men as essentially docile, deferential, needy, emotional and compliant in theory
, and they expect them to act that way in the workplace, in entertainment or in government.
And how does that