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Warren on women

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 09, 2006

David Warren raises the question of how many man really prefer slatterns, according to the image offered for our admiration by the secular culture:

Am I perhaps a little odd in finding modestly-dressed women attractive? It is hard to tell how odd, for men seldom discuss such things among ourselves. In moments, I've suspected this is our best-kept secret -- that we don't actually like women to be dressed or to behave as tarts. (Not just the clothing, but the vocabulary and demeanour.) Still, few of us would say this aloud, especially in a public forum.

Women who display the most attractions are not necessarily, as women, the most attractive. C.S. Lewis nailed the ambiguity, "We use a most unfortunate idiom when we say, of a lustful man prowling the streets, that he 'wants a woman.' Strictly speaking, a woman is just what he does not want. He wants a pleasure for which a woman happens to be the necessary piece of apparatus."

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  • Posted by: george113 - Mar. 09, 2006 9:01 PM ET USA

    too true!