Over at RPG’s, commenter Cadders stated,
Because the women’s currency of choice is not gold or silver, flowers or money. Women’s currency of choice is attention. Preferably male attention and especially the attention of high value men. And when such a man withdraws his attention it renders her, everything she is, and everything she thinks herself to be, worthless.
And at the Telegraph, we see this,
Now I’m not Claudia Schiffer, but I don’t think I’m Chewbacca either. Yet operating in this asexual environment, it is possible to feel largely unattractive. Some sort of winter chill has frosted over British men’s gonads, and it’s leaving us all out in the cold.
If only they’d learn from the Europeans, maybe we’d be in with a chance. In countries such as Italy, Spain and France, the men are as forward as it gets. In such territory, a woman’s self esteem may rise substantially from all the glory of being chatted up
Now consider women’s (and girl’s) activities. How much time to they spend on their appearance? How much media is used to sell women products related to their appearance? Why are girls so into the pretty princess silliness (I have several relatives in this category I am sorry to say)? Why is the effort placed here, rather than say, working and saving money? Because money is not the universal currency, attention is.
For the attention of a fella can be transformed into protection, sperm, continual provision, instant money, and naturally enough prestige. Garnering attention can be the best investment a woman could ever make. But this is only true if a fella she deems to have the qualities that she wants sees her. Apparently for the above woman, the numbers of these men are fewer and fewer, but that is a topic for a different post.
Exit question: How much less attention are today’s women receiving? Compared to five and ten years ago? What does the future hold?
Edited by Spawny to add
Charlotte ‘Now I’m not Claudia Schiffer, but I don’t think I’m Chewbacca either‘ Gill