Apparently Women don’t mind being Objectified as long as it is for Something Luxurious

Posted by PITHOCRATES - December 7th, 2013

Week in Review

Sex sells.  And women sell sex.  Apparently (see Women Hate Sexually Explicit Ads, Unless They’re Selling Something Expensive by Katy Waldman posted 12/5/2013 on Slate).

According to researchers led by the University of Minnesota’s Kathleen Vohs, women find erotically charged ads less distasteful when they promote very expensive items. We like our objectification classed up, thank you…

The researchers explain their findings by way of sexual economics theory, which treats the heterosexual dating pool as a marketplace and sex as a commodity. The story goes that since women sell sex to men in exchange for resources—including hard-to-quantify ones like attention—they want the world to perceive their eroticized bodies as “rare and precious.” Ads that link female sexuality to exclusive, high-value goods help; ads that equate a woman’s erotic charms to a cheapo Casio timepiece obviously do not. “Using sexual images to promote an inexpensive product fosters undesirable associations between sex and cheapness, commonness, or low value, which is antithetical to women’s preferences about how sex should be understood,” the authors write.

There was an episode of Scrubs where Carla and Eliot (best gal pals) were talking about sex.  The conversation veered into a night of sex between Carla and her husband.  Eliot said something like, “You didn’t do that, did you?”  And Carla replied, “Of course not.  I’m saving that for something nice.  Like a tennis bracelet.”  Of course, the that they were talking about was anal sex.  Something a lot of men want.  But not their ladies.  Unless they can get something real nice in exchange, that is.  Like a tennis bracelet.

Apparently life imitates art.  Women do sell sex.  As long as it’s for something really nice.  Something as rare and precious as their sexual goods.  Perhaps this why Ted Night’s wife was so offended when Rodney Dangerfield said, “You’re a lot of woman, you know that? Yeah, wanna make 14 dollars the hard way?” in Caddyshack.  Perhaps if he had offered to buy her a villa in Tuscany she would have been flattered.

Maybe this is why the Democrats are such advocates of free birth control and access to abortion.  For the economics of it.  For a lady being with child must discount her sexual goods in the left’s eyes.  Making them less ‘rare and precious’ as, say, a lingerie model.  How the left like their women.  Based on how they’ve sexualized them (all that birth control and abortion helps keep them barren and sexual).  And an inconvenient/untimely pregnancy could be the difference between a cheapo Casio timepiece and a luxurious 18 carat gold Cartier chronometer.  The kind of gift rich men buy their lingerie model girlfriends who are young enough to be their daughters.  Which is the price these old men must pay to enjoy their sexual goods.

Of course this begs the question if their sexual goods are so ‘rare and precious’ why do they give then away so much that they need birth control and abortion?  The whole concept of ‘hooking up’ makes a woman’s sexual goods anything but rare.  If it’s a smorgasbord for men out there that makes these sexual goods cheapo Casio timepieces.  For when they meet at a party on campus no one is giving a woman a luxurious 18 carat gold Cartier chronometer for a roll on some stranger’s unmade bed.  Actually, it’s the monogamous married woman who has the rare and precious goods.  Because only one person has access to them.  Making them the ultimate ‘must have’ that no one can.  What some misogynist and hedonistic men prize above all others.  Bedding the elusive married women.  The ultimate forbidden fruit.  A prim and proper lady.

This is what the left prefers.  Less lady-like behavior and more overt sexuality.  Casual sex with multiple partners.  Reducing women to their sexual goods.  While Republicans prefer marriage and monogamy.  And yet it’s the Republicans that have a war on women.  Go figure.

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