In the last post’s comments Bloom stated,
My babysitter was raised in a subculture where she’s been preparing to be a wife and mom her whole life, just like the other girls in her subgroup. Chastity, modesty, and being a “good girl” are expected and the mothers and sisters and everyone is holding them to it and watching them. If a girl was rebellious or “wild” chances are high she would not find a good husband, which is the goal of these young women. They are essentially competing against each other to be good wife material!
Later Ton commented,
Then comes various interactions with women in the smp and then its the weight and the attitudes and well everything really.
Women don’t have to be much but pleasant, height weight proportional and a decent helpmate. They fail to achieve that low bar.
What we have here is two contrasting perspectives on how girls/young women should operate. In the top example, she is working hard to prepare herself to be wife and mother; and doing so partly to improve her appeal such that she can land a better husband.
Ton is making the point that most modern women basically don’t even try with respect to men. They have enough methods to raise cash (Daddy, Government Daddy, Jobs) that they need not do anything to increase their appeal. They can just ride on the fact that they have the big V.
In Latin America, a common economic system is to have large land owners rent their land to poor peasants. The land owners charge as high of a rent as the peasants can bear, and do little to improve their property. This type of behavior is termed rent-seeking, and is terribly unproductive (and unfair). The peasants for their part realize that they are being screwed, and do the bare minimum needed to survive. Basically this situation is lose-lose.
The typical young woman today is engaging in rent-seeking behavior (with the V substituting for the land). And the men of today are like the peasants, with little incentive to do anything other than survive. This is also a lose-lose situation.
Contrast this with the young women described by Bloom. They work hard to make themselves appealing to men (and not just physically). And the men reciprocate. They work hard to attract a good young lady. This is win-win with respect to the young people, their future children, and society as a whole.
And as the the typical modern young woman, the questions are: “Who will pay the rent? And for how long will they pay the rent?”
When a company, organization or individual uses their resources to obtain an economic gain from others without reciprocating any benefits back to society through wealth creation.