Just a different perspective on the issue, nothing more. Feel free to take it or leave it as you will.Maybe I'm reading this wrong, simply because you wrote it as a response to a comment of mine... so it comes off as trying to "correct" something I said.
Agreed. My chief point is that sexual attractiveness can be used as a form of power, which can be useful in workplaces for political reasons.But my comment meant what it said, that not everything is about "winning a man" or "appealing to social standards of beauty" or whatever the hell else you guys would like it to mean.
That sounds like the start of an even more interesting conversation - from where or what comes our sense of aesthetics?People are allowed to find beauty in the world and invest in creating beauty simply because they like it, as much as they would take a photograph or paint a picture or decorate a house in a way they found to resonate with themselves. Likewise, one reason women do use makeup is because they like how it makes them look, and it doesn't need to have anything to do with sex or power or some other ulterior motive. It CAN... but it doesn't need to.
Your feminine wiles have depleted me of all my ability to be penetrating . I guess I still don't see the irony. I frequently talk to friends about girls they and I have seen that have completely driven us to distraction. One view has it that this is why teenage boys, for the most part, do better in single-sex classrooms: keeps Darwin from getting in the way of study. Even in adult men, commenting on a woman's attractiveness is an age-old means of building camaraderie, but also a means of distracting people from the work at hand. Makeup alone causing all this is a little excessive, though.If my comment was too impenetrable, substitute "ironic" for "humorous."