Err, yes, and?

Ladies, when your husband gets a pay rise, it is tempting to think about all the things you could spend it on.
But the extra money may not be the cause for celebration you think.
Research suggests that as men become richer, they become pickier about their partner’s looks.

Why this has to be researched in a university is beyond me though. Casually hanging around a bar would tell you this. Cash ain’t gonna get you a honey, not on its own. But it will get you that first interview in a manner that not cash won’t. And obviously, successful hiring contracts are only concluded between those who have interviewed each other.

I mean, come on, men tend to go for looks, women tend to go for resources. This is news?

16 thoughts on “Err, yes, and?”

  1. “Why this has to be researched in a university is beyond me though.”

    Got to have something that the students can cope with, after years of ‘education, education, education’, I suppose…

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    We have worn Christianity down until it is just a nub. We now have to live with the consequences. Christianity did a good job of systematically distorting the marriage market. Now it really is a market. We are commercialising love and affection.

    I think that is stupid, but that is the choice we have made.

    So obviously men care about looks, men will try to acquire them. If they come into a lot of money, they will trade up. Just as with cars. The feminists can get together with the gutless remnants of the Churches to try to punish men for that but it won’t help. Once you stop believing there is only the market.

    Schools should prepare girls for the real world – first, be pretty, second, learn to suck the chrome off a muffler. It is not going to be a kind and warm world out there with any fairy tale endings.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Cash ain’t gonna get you a honey, not on its own

    That’s the great thing about this blog. We know a bloke now. We can give BiS a ring. Maybe not a honey, but then again how much cash are we talking?

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    That was the biggest piece of crap masquerading as research I have seen for some time. Those academics have a brilliant career ahead of them. But only if they can give this a feminist twist – capitalism commodifies female beauty so all men are [email protected]?

    But it is from Beijing Normal University? Oh come on people.

  5. News to some feminists, perhaps?

    Feminists will claim they don’t demand material things from a bloke, and they might be right. But turn up in a high-end BMW wearing a bespoke suit, and they’ll still get in with a look of satisfaction.

  6. “That was the biggest piece of crap masquerading as research I have seen for some time.”

    Since the “authoritarian populist” car crash last week, in fact.

  7. So Much For Subtlety

    Tim Newman – “Feminists will claim they don’t demand material things from a bloke, and they might be right. But turn up in a high-end BMW wearing a bespoke suit, and they’ll still get in with a look of satisfaction.”

    Well most feminists are fated to die alone and then be eaten by their cats. Just look at Shulamith Firestone.

    But among the semi-normal ones, well, Gloria Steinem, I am sure, admired Mortimer Zuckerman’s deep intellect. Not the fact that he was worth several billion. I am sure that Jane Fonda admired Ted Turner’s environmental commitments. Naomi Klein probably was attracted to her husband’s extended Canadian political family. Enables him to play at being a musical producer anyway. Sheryl Sandberg has rich “uncles” so she didn’t need to marry well. Still after the starter marriage she dumped right out of college, she managed to land a Dot Com billionaire.

    Even Susan Sontag managed to hook up with perhaps the only lesbian in the Rothschild family.

    But I am sure it is all coincidence.

  8. So Much For Subtlety

    dearieme – “In “Summertime” Mr Ira Gershwin observed”

    I am offended by that much cultural appropriation. Seriously appalled.

    He should have written:

    Oh, Your Father is asset-enhanced,
    And your Mother is aesthetically pleasing
    So be quiet little baby
    Don’t cry unless you are creatively expressing yourself.

  9. I used to sing “Summertime” to my first-born, as a lullaby. Except that I changed the words to “Your mamma’s rich, and your daddy’s good looking”. He couldn’t speak English then anyway, no need to tell him the truth.

  10. “when your husband gets a pay rise, it is tempting to think about all the things you could spend it on”

    Isn’t that theft? Spending somebody else’s money?

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