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Old 05-15-2019, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by monstro View Post
Your last point highlights something key. A man behaving badly can still be assumed to be competent. Meanwhile, feminine charm covers up incompetence. So an impressionable guy might absorb the message "I don't have to worry about being courteous and respectful, because that shit doesn't matter to a real man." And an impressionable womam might absorb the message "I don't have to worry about being smart and capable. As long as I am cute and flirty, I can get anything I want. Girl power!"

I think it speaks to some fairly old concepts of the man as "warrior" or "explorer" or "athlete" with the woman as a "manipulator" and "schemer".