Monday, 15 June 2009

Beauty Contests

I think there's nothing to spit the sexes more than a Beauty Contest. Some women obviously like them, otherwise they wouldn't enter them. Or are they hooked on the adoration? Other women express the view that these displays are degrading to women. I got this image in my head of a guy wiping the druel from his chin, at the end of the bikini round, turning to said feminist and saying, "Wha'?"

I suppose it is definately a guy thing. We are attracted viually first. Can't escape biology. Should we pay for how we're hard wired?


maymay said...

Gotta disagree with you on "the biology thing." readership is largely gay men and women, and a majority of the women express liking the visual appeal of the site in a variety of ways. I believe the biology thing is a chicken-and-egg syndrome; when there will be more media depicting desires of what actual women want, they will enjoy the visual media more. Simple as pie.

ptathuk said...


I agree with what you said here. I didn't mean to imply that women are not visual at all.

If you look at the animal kingdom in general, one of the sexes will always (can't think if an exception here) attract mates using some sort of visual display. I'm thinking particualrly of the birds here. It is the male that is brightly coloured: Peacock, Birds of Paradise, Ducks, and so on. Some even perform a dance as well. For humans it is the female that wears makeup, (mostly). My conclusion: men are more attracted visually, first than women.

In the gay community, there is still behaviour that can be described as masculine and femanine. Slang such as 'butch' to denote masculine, and 'Arthur' and 'martha' to denote a male and female role are not uncommon. I'm the first to hold my hand up and say, in no way am I an expert. I do have gay family members (who I love dearly), and we have only had brief conversations.

I hope this clarifies my introduction to my caption, more. I also hope you don't think I'm trying to steriotype, or force my views on anyone.

Thank you for taking the time to comment. They are always welcome.


jnnyl said...

I see both sides of the discussion. One thing is for sure, women can be extremely competitive. They go to great lengths to win beauty contests. It would be tough to say what the guy put up with so that woman could win Mrs Pervert.

ptathuk said...


Thank you for taking the time to comment.

Whatever is it one has to put up with, would one vote for her a second year?

Love knows no bounds!


jnnyl said...

I think she would have to be creative to come up with a way to top the competition.

ptathuk said...


She would have duties throughout the year. The most important one being the proof that you're still locked in chastity. - No exceptions. If she unlocks you, she looses her title. Top that for insentive!