Your questions seem to assume that the only reason to expose one's body is to
be desired. I know that *I* don't wear shorts in the summer so that I'll be
desired by the women (or men) in my neighborhood. 8^) One reason I try to
expose my arms even when I'm cold is in order to increase my cold tolerance.
It has nothing to do with being desired.
On 02/14/2018 03:27 PM, Frank Wimberly wrote:
> This is not particularly relevant to Dave's essay but was stimulated by his
> questions about physical attraction between genders. I was puzzled while
> watching the Golden Globes (for a few minutes) by the apparent conflict
> between the themes of "Me Too" and "Time's Up"(?) and the very provocative
> display of women's bodies. I wonder if Jacques Lacan's insight that "Man's
> desire is the desire of the other" is relevant. In this case: women want to
> be desired but not to be possessed or seduced. Note that their bodies are on
> display to who-knows-how-many strangers. A warm, affectionate relationship
> with that number of men is not possible. On the other hand, maybe it's a
> question of asserting alphaness among women. I don't presume to know whether
> either speculation is the case.
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