Wacko Stories Show Us Where the Culture is Heading
People tend to try and see what they can get away with.
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Now, moving on to some of these stories I referred to at the top of the program as well. It used to be the lighthearted social Stack, the wacko Stack. It’s not what it is. It’s still the Stack, it’s still wacko, but it isn’t fringe. It is indicative, and has been all along, of where we are trending culturally.
For example, Salon.com: “Women Who Post Sexy Photos to Social Media Are Seen as Less Competent — A new study finds the virgin/whore dichotomy concentrated in a new place: young women’s profile pictures. If a young woman thinks she looks hot in that chesty selfie she just set as her Facebook profile picture, chances are another woman thinks she looks incompetent.
“Well, maybe not entirely incompetent, but certainly less capable than if she were wearing a buttoned up button down, a cardigan and classic Levi’s. According to a new study published on Tuesday, girls and young adult females who post revealing photos of themselves on social media are received by their peers as being less attractive — physically and socially — as well as less competent, in general. ‘There is so much pressure on teen girls and young women to portray themselves as sexy, but sharing those sexy photos online may have more negative consequences than positive,’ Elizabeth Daniels, the study’s lead researcher and an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Colorado, said in a statement.”
Now, they think this is new. They think women looking at other women and critically judging them is something new and unfair, and it isn’t. Snerdley, how many times have you heard me say on this program in the last 25 years that the most ingrained envy and jealousy is woman to woman. Men never see it. Well, not never. I mean, sometimes husbands are made aware of it. But it manifests itself this way. You and your significant other female are walking down the street, and across the street is a hot babe, and you’re looking at the hot babe, whatever your reaction is, but so is your spouse, and your spouse is looking at the hot babe.