Here we have Jed Clampett explaining to his daughter Ellie May about what grownup women should be like. He makes it clear that men don’t want tomboys, and he somewhat regrets raising her to be one. He makes it clear that men want feminine women. Probably such a scene could never make it onto TV today, but that is a topic for elsewhere.
Is there evidence that men like feminine women? I would reckon so. A fair amount I might think. Consider what ambitious women of old did (or we’re prodded by their parents to do)? They desired to marry either a successful man, or one that was up and coming. How might they do this? They would go to finishing schools and the like to learn how to appear and act to be attractive to men. Suffice it say, learning to appear and act as this woman was not in the curriculum
So in recent years, men have been half-heartedly convinced that they don’t want feminine women. I am not sure how many believe it. Perhaps many believe it because they suppose that they can gain an advantage by going with the current fashion.
Probably in reality, the desire for feminine women is built-in, just like the attraction for young, thin and healthy women. Why couldn’t a desire for a type of disposition be innate also? I am thinking that there is no reason why not. Perhaps such a disposition is desired because it leads to better adjusted children. Or maybe it leads to a more unified partnership, allowing synergy to actually happen.
Back to the present. Men are just not supposed to want this, so that is the way that is.
P.S. This situation leads to real opportunities for women who are willing to buck the trend.
P.P.S. I wonder what goes through Bill Clinton’s mind…