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Pavlov is my god
I was watching Heartbreakers yesterday, and since it was exceedingly difficult to concentrate on anything during the movie with JLH's boobs bouncing all over the place, I thought about something afterwards....there is a point in the movie where Sigourney Weaver's character basically states that she has kept her daughter from venturing out on her own con-adventures because she (the mom) thinks she is the only person her daughter can trust - it's talking about the daughter not being able to handle her own con because she could fall for the mark instead of taking his $$ - and this stems from major rejection and loss on the part of the mom. Basically, my point is that this movie is yet another example of something I believe pervades modern society: the conditioning of girls/women to believe that ALL males are jerks who they can't trust and will just use and abuse them, so they either have to stick with other girls or take what they can get, i.e. find the guy who's the least jerkish they can find and hope things work out OK. This sucks (and lala, if you're reading this, I'm not implying that the situation defined would necessarily nudge one towards homosexuality...but now that I think about it it's an interesting quandary.....it's on my mind because of the stuff I was reading in your journal). Another reason I brought this up is because my whole life it seems I lose out to the jerks and the guys who don't really care for girls. I've been told that in 5 years or so I'll be quite the hot prospect when maturity starts to set in and the things I offer become much more appealing. But I fucking hate the idea that I have to wait for that. Which brings me back to my point. Girls growing up these days are led to believe that the chivalrous types, the knights in shining armor, simply don't exist anymore, and it's no wonder with the kind of trash we hear on a daily basis about all "important" men (read: those with power and influence).

I should really be getting to my homework. Just wanted to write this down before I forgot about it. I'm going to start a new religion though - Pavlovism.

Currently Blasting: Earwhacks - KRXQ 98 Rock program

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suffocated From: suffocated Date: March 26th, 2001 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: *sigh*

I think that in part, you're missing the point I was attempting (<--key word) to make - that such behavior is conditioned through years and years of exposure to various media. Conditioning in itself is at best, subconscious, and therefore the idea is that one does not realize what they are being told to think. It's not like people on TV are looking into the camera saying "OK, little girls, all boys are bad. Stay away." It is a message sent through subtler channels, which is why I was referring to conditioning in the first place. "Taught" and "Conditioned" are vastly different concepts.

I don't claim to have any particular evidence to support the theory. I admit, it's probably more cynical than even I tend to be, but sometimes......it makes the most sense.

I'm curious though....what exactly is "mistaken" about this type of thinking? Is there some reason I shouldn't follow it?

As for the lesbian thing, well....my guess would be that if there were instances of such an occurrence, it would be an incredibly small percentage. I hate to rule things out. I don't pretend to understand homosexuality any more than I understand heterosexuality (it's funny how confusing it really is if examined properly), close lesbian friend of mine notwithstanding. I could even be showing massive ignorance right now by thinking there is something to understand at all. Perhaps I have been thinking about things from the wrong angle. Will ponder....and then I will shut the hell up before I make a bigger ass of myself.

If I had all the time in the world to learn everything I wanted, study everything I wanted, and do everything I wanted, and I knew I would have that time, I would be much happier.
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