I was reading the okcupid blog today and I came across this comment:
I’m a 51 year-old single man who dates often. The truth is women have put themselves in a position where youth and beauty is what defines them as women. The spend the cash on clothes, facelifts, boob jobs, etc. Of course men have been trained to believe this also and define a woman by how she looks. Once a woman hits her 30s… it’s downhill, 40s… she’s overweight and getting wrinkled, 50 and she’s just not attractive to men and if she is men are afraid she’ll “fall apart” at any moment and look old fast.
Ladies, don’t blame men, we are what you’ve trained us to be driven by your youth/beauty and you used it while you could on us and you enjoyed the power of your youth… the power over men. Then, when it evaporated, you became angry and blamed men – wrong. If you don’t like the current system train your daughters differently and stop taking up 9/10 of the floor space in department stores and being so superficial. Redefine what a woman truly is and retrain men to appreciate it. You can’t have it both ways.
Women have created these biases. Yup. It’s all our fault.