Catherine Bennett is an idiot: Proven

So, the annual whine about Victoria’s Secret shows. It’s all objectification, sexism, innit?

Who the fuck buys the products, the lacy teddies n’all?

Err, yeah, that’s the birds who are so oppressed by being objectified by sexism, innit? And why does it work? Because those babes who do the modelling all end up with alpha blokes. As every woman damn well knows, too, and that is the aim of the mating game.

Female good looks plus sex appeal equals winning at Darwinism. And lacy underwear helps, which is why it sells.

25 thoughts on “Catherine Bennett is an idiot: Proven”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    It is just Steve Sailor’s Law at work – whenever a feminist speaks for change, what she always wants is to change society in such a way that after the Revolution women like her will be sexually desired.

    Just imagine Ms Bennett in Victoria Secret underwear to see my point.

    “Our argument,” one demonstrator, Professor Sally Alexander, has recalled, “was, why do you have to be beautiful before you get noticed as a woman?”

    You don’t. You could say something sensible and interesting instead.

  2. Oh, I don’t know. I’m quite happy to objectify Rafael Nadal in his underwear as currently displayed on the back of some London buses but I’m not going to buy them…

  3. “Our argument,” one demonstrator, Professor Sally Alexander, has recalled, “was, why do you have to be beautiful before you get noticed as a woman?”

    Cos there is no shortage of ugly women?

  4. “Our argument,” one demonstrator, Professor Sally Alexander, has recalled, “was, why do you have to be beautiful before you get noticed as a woman?”

    Has she tried Wayne Rooney?

    I’d have thought squirrel suits would be more effective than lacy corsets.

    Mrs Tufty always had a certain sparkle in her eye.

  5. Interested: the underwear blokes buy for their girlfriends is usually returned to the shop.
    Women buy their decorative as opposed to merely functional underwear once they have tried it on for fit and it meets the approbation of their girlfriends who are part of the expedition.

  6. SMFS,

    “You don’t. You could say something sensible and interesting instead.”

    The problem with feminists is that they believe in the whole Special Snowflake School of Life. They talk like they’re socialists, but actually, at heart, they are middle/upper-middle class women who feel entitled to the position of their parents, and are angry that it isn’t handed to them on a plate.

    It’s not just that they don’t have natural looks. Or that they don’t do anything to improve their looks. They aren’t offering anything else to the world. They think they’re entitled to a lot for just having the “right” opinions. And that no-one can question those opinions.

    I’ve basically already told my kids that the only people who they are special snowflakes to are us and a few solid friends. Everyone else wants to know what you’re going to do for them.

  7. So Much For Subtlety

    Ljh – “the underwear blokes buy for their girlfriends is usually returned to the shop.”

    A bloke who has to buy sexy underwear for his girlfriend is already half way to a break up. It is a passive-aggressive form of begging – it says “I am not getting the sex I want and I don’t find you sexually attractive.” A girl who buys her own damn underwear on the other hand, is saying she values her boyfriend, she is committed to the relationship and she wants him to be happy.

    If you buy underwear and it is returned 1. you only have yourself to blame and 2. see a good lawyer.

  8. “A girl who buys her own damn underwear on the other hand, is saying she values her boyfriend, she is committed to the relationship and she wants him to be happy.”

    … by buying the stuff only she likes instead of the stuff he likes?

  9. @LJH

    ‘Interested: the underwear blokes buy for their girlfriends is usually returned to the shop. Women buy their decorative as opposed to merely functional underwear once they have tried it on for fit ‘

    Where do you go shopping that you can try your underwear on for fit?

    Anyway, no. I must admit I do seem to be different from many chaps in many ways, and one of them is in that I have an eye for tasteful undies that my wife loves (and my girlfriends loved too). You can’t go wrong with none garish silk and lace that’s comfortable too, and I know the brands she likes, because I have taken the time to find out. She loves getting undies from me, and the only ones I’ve bought that she’s rejected were the pants half of a set a couple of years ago that she thought were too old for her.

    It’s also a myth that men can’t remember sizing: my wife is size 12, 34c, 33in inside leg, ‘medium’ at Fat Face and White Stuff. I have to buy her stuff with long arms because she has, er, long arms. It’s not hard.

  10. As a dad to a young girl, I’m mildly disquieted by the VS thing, but I’m sure that by raising her properly she’ll make her own mind up about it/ignore it/ win the competition to appear in it.

    *delete as required

  11. SMFS,

    “A bloke who has to buy sexy underwear for his girlfriend is already half way to a break up. It is a passive-aggressive form of begging – it says “I am not getting the sex I want and I don’t find you sexually attractive.” A girl who buys her own damn underwear on the other hand, is saying she values her boyfriend, she is committed to the relationship and she wants him to be happy.

    If you buy underwear and it is returned 1. you only have yourself to blame and 2. see a good lawyer.”

    Indeed. Leave the Ann Summers to her, if that’s what she wants to do. She’s wearing that nurse’s outfit for you. If you want to do something for her, buy something luxurious and comfortable from Rigby and Peller or your nearest boutique. Women love that stuff.

  12. There’s nothing wrong with buying underwear for the woman in your life. Long before Victoria’s Secrets made seductive togs mainstream, the discovery of a little shop in Soho, sold bits of stuff for strippers & whores, proved ever reliable.
    The trick is, when to buy it.
    Not in the early part of a relationship. She’ll just think she’s met a weird bloke who wants a hooker but’s too mean to pay for one.
    And not too late. Leave it until things have begun to pall & she’ll think you’re trying to tart up a body you’ve otherwise lost interest in. Respray an old banger, as you might say.
    The ideal moment is when the relationship’s at an early peak & you neither of you see anything wrong in each other. When it’s least needed. But you’re investing for the future. And for that first purchase, be restrained. Not the full whore but a little daring. Then you can progressively ramp it up to the rubber bondage gear – if that’s what floats your boat
    The thing about sexy underwear is; it’s not about making her look sexy to you. it’s about her looking sexy to her. Does wonders for her confidence. She’s confident so you’re wonderful. Simple as that. Once you start buying it, every time you repeat it resets her clock to that first magic time. Even if it is, she won’t see sex as something briefly occurs between the end of ‘Match of the Day – Highlights’ & getting some shut-eye

  13. It sounds like an Agony Aunt column around here!

    Surely the point is that in a healthy relationship you talk to each other about what you like, what you want, and what you’re willing to do to satisfy the other?

    If you’ve talked to her about your liking for her in nice lingerie, she’s willing, but unsure what you like, then buying it for her as a gift makes perfect sense, at any stage of the relationship. If she’s got limits, but you don’t understand precisely what they are, then it makes much more sense to go out and buy them together.

    It’s a bit like if she spontaneously responds to your man’s love of power tools by randomly buying you a belt sander. If she’s not discussed it with you beforehand to determine if you *wanted* a belt sander, or indeed, that particular model and spec, it could be a bit awkward. But if she knows exactly what you like, especially without asking, it can be a touching and joyous moment.

    Or you might take it as a reproach that you haven’t sanded the banister rail down like she asked, for the nth time. The insecure might even think that she’s saying “if you was a real man, you’d have done it with sandpaper made from your own chest hair while doing inverted push-ups with the other hand, but you’re not, so here’s some help.”

    Women want to be attractive to men in the same way men want to be attractive to women. But both have limits, and neither likes to feel like they’re being criticised, or pressured into doing stuff they really don’t want to do. It’s always a trade, for mutual advantage. So talk about it first.

  14. This sort of thread passing on male knowledge should be compulsory reading for all young men. The feminists wouldn’t like it mind……………………….

  15. At lunch yesterday, older bird walked in to the mess in pvc trousers.

    Younger female officer: I haven’t been able to get in to anything like that since I was 26.

    Female Colonel: she probably put them in when she was 26 and hasn’t been able to get out of them.

  16. PVC trousers in the Mess? I’m sure it’s not specifically verbotten by Mess Rules, but the spirit of them surely…

  17. “Just imagine Ms Bennett in Victoria Secret underwear to see my point.”

    Catherine Bennett was very good-looking in her younger days. She’s still be all right now if all the sadness that’s in her face from twenty-five years of working at The Guardian and The Observer could be removed.

  18. > She’s still be all right now if all the sadness that’s in her face from twenty-five years of working at The Guardian and The Observer could be removed.

    OMG. Who does that with their mouth while posing for a photo? She looks like the photographer is waving a turd at her, again.

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