it's the twenty first century dude, you speak like you still remember when women got the vote! Of course thats possible as it WAS less than a
hundred years ago, we're still developing as a species - to say this is a womans place or that is a mans place is just silly, we're above being
purely biological beings now -going into work and typing a memo to your boss about pay scales in rural india or adding thirty two lines of code to a
database does not require the slight strength advantage evolution has given us males, nor does childcare require the slight biological tendency
towards compassion which women evolved - as a man of the modern age i can reason that leaving a baby alone it stupid, dangerous and immoral. As a
woman i would still be able to use a keyboard and hang around a water cooler.
Men in the society structure of life have often used money, power and strength as their main weapons of attraction - women on the other hand have
modeled themselves as sexually attractive objects. Maybe two to three thousand years of our germanic culture and judeochristian moral system have
seen this as the norm - and for good reason, it worked.
Since the development of scientific reason and modern moral philosophy we are creating a culture in which diversity is free to flourish, i have long
hair for example something which would have marked me out as 'different' in my fathers generation now ever now its almost universally accepted -
times are a'changing! My clothes are often scruffy, once again people accept this as a choice i have made not as a detriment to my character.. i
have many smartly dressed friends with short hair, today people can accept that others are different.
I see this as a great thing for everyone, from the various views and ways of living humanity will develop into a much more complex and interesting
organism - we have room in our society now for pretty boys, for sloths and greasers, for chavs and rockers - hopefully gone are the days people who
rode different styles of two wheeled motorized transport felt they had to fight it out along brighton sea front.
The more people learn to think for themselves the less impact these adverts will have, people will be able to shrug off the attacks advertisers make
on their basest fears and weakness because they'll accept themselves for being themselves as they accept others for being themselves - the desire for
conformity is what gives adverts their power, what tricks young girls into wasting billions on junk products, what tricks young boys into wasting
millions on junk outfits just because of the label, etc, etc, etc
So when you see these adverts, don't worry that they're coming after you - just think 'lol, thats not for me' and move on - after all, do you want
to attract a partner who likes the sort of people who you really aren't? of course not, really someone who understands and thinks along the same
lines in some respects is always going to be a more enjoyable romance or friendship.
Fear not the fragmentation of society, rather revel in it - be yourself, whatever that is - use makeup or don't, use skin cream or don't, work hard
or don't, love art or don't - it's finally free for people to choose for themselves no one will burn you at the stake for your views anymore!
Just quickly on the subject of men looking good, what's the problem? science has provided us many miracles -that we can sit here and share views in
such a way is in itself a great thing, it never USED to be a peasants place to study literature and debate by writing - how times have changed, here i
am lowest of the low able to view the worlds storehouse of knowledge, and even add my own humble two duckets! If science can provide an antibacterial
scrub which will clear the grease from my pores after a hard day at work and leave me blackhead free then whats wrong with that?
Of course i agree only an idiot would damage their health to the degree steroids do, caring only about aesthetic appearance is also silly - yet is
caring which team will kick a ball through a net any more important? at least love of aesthetic beauty often leads to an interest in the arts, which
in turn expands the mind in a meaningful way.
so i say it's good that men are finally being seen are more than cart horse and plow - maybe one day we'll even stop seeing wealth as the main
component of worth, meh, that could be generations away though