One of my irritations, or pet peeves, about comment threads at Game websites, is a subset of guys who under value women’s looks in an attempt to raise their own status. A distinct minority of guys, but sometimes a quite vocal one.
I must admit that the impetus to comment on this came from a poll that Alkibiades ran yesterday. He put up a picture of a woman, and asked readers if they would: pump and dump, marry, ltr, F. Buddy, or not touch her with a ten foot pole. As of this writing, out of 61 total votes, 16 chose the latter.
In my humble opinion her picture didn’t warrant such a harsh vote. She seems like a 6 to me. Maybe a bit higher for her age. For whats it’s worth, I voted for PaD.
Now, after reading The Spearhead today, I realize this woman is a nutburger who had sex with her own teenage son. Perhaps some of the voters who chose: wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole- knew about this story.
I’m also wondering if men who are against pre-marital sex would vote “ten foot pole” (if they didn’t feel she was worthy of marriage or ltr) by default.
Can’t use this poll to demonstrate my point anymore. Obviously some of the voters might have already known about this wacko before they chose.
My irritation still stands though. Every time Roissy writes one of his “Approach This Set” posts for example, the comment section has a few people ridiculously undervaluing the women in the picture.
Generally an 8 becomes a 6( or even less in a few cases), a 6 becomes a 4( or a 3), and so on. Maybe they take those 2 subtracted points and add them somewhere else. I dunno.
The same goes with weight. Some guys are so conscious about not wanting to appear to be a fatty lover that a slightly chubby girl will be made out to be a hippopotamus.
Seems to me there are plenty of real “hippos” to be mocked or shamed. Some guys don’t want to take a chance though. Better to be safe, and call a woman a beluga whale, than risk redicule by brothers in arms.
Maybe the guys I am talking about are all banging 9.5s every night and a 6 or 7 looks like a gargoyle to them. I tend to doubt it though.
More likely their bark is compensating for their bite.