This is a comment by wellokaythen on the comment of the day “I just think it’s a bloody miracle women think we’re sexy.”
Brian Levene said:
I just think it’s a bloody miracle women think we’re sexy.
I have a mixed reaction to this.
I appreciate the humility and appreciation in this quote. I like the idea of counting one’s blessings, and I like the recognition that other people see us differently than we see ourselves, sometimes seeing us better than we see ourselves. That part’s all good.
On the other hand, let’s not grovel too much, either. Let’s not envision women as divinely merciful inhuman angels who deserve better than us any more than we envision them to be inferior beings. Those are just two sides of the same coin.
I suggest the common kneejerk genderflip to see how it feels. Just change the quote around: women are very lucky that men find them sexy at all. They should count their blessings that we see their bodies as attractive in the first place. Sounds really condescending and insulting when you put it that way, doesn’t it?
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