Blogger Julius recently wrote of the sexual double standard that is still common, even in today’s world. I refer, of course, to the idea that men are admired for the same sort of sexual behavior that women are despised for. There is, for instance, no such thing as a male slut. The only word with a negative connotation used for describing a promiscuous male is ‘Lothario’ at least as far as I can remember, and that isn’t in common usage.
There's also the silly idea that women who enjoy sex are likely to 'do it' with just anyone. One has to admit that B is unlikely to happen without A in this case, but it doesn't necessarily follow that A implies B. I was reminded of a rhyme I wrote some time back. Its recipient wasn’t as amused as he was supposed to be, but perhaps it’ll raise a smile here:
If you would have a man believe that he can really trust you
Then cross your legs and look resigned, and say 'Oh darling, must you?'
If you would have a man believe you affections are secure
Then pull a face and say 'Try that? I never would, I'm sure!'
'Desire? You must be joking man!' and 'Fantasies? Not I!'
'It is with great long-suffering if with you I choose to lie.'
'My favours are just that, you see. It never is a pleasure.'
'I'd rather have a cup of tea if I had the leasure.'
And so your love will be amazed, think you a lady fine.
So virtuous and upstanding! She really must be mine!
But if you would lead him to believe you really are a tease
And that you'd sleep with anyone, than only say 'Yes please!'
On a totally unrelated subject: five hundred penguins died of cold off the Cape coast this week. I kid you not.
Todays' pic: Ah yes, a pussy.