Is age really just a number? Why do older men go for younger women. Even real younger women. Legal and over the hump of consentment. But real young. It must be the gene of the alpha male and it certainly smells that rotting fish odour of male patriarchy and sexism at a certain level. On the other hand, its origins are Biblical. King David always had a weak spot for the young and fair.More than most. And when we think of Silvio Berlusconi, Picasso and Francoise Gilot and on almost ad finitum there is probably some connection with the Davidic in finding favor with the king.
Of course, there is something of a creepy factor. The perceived as morbid juxtaposition of gnarled and aged flesh, something past its expiry date pressed against something newly ripened and bursting with vitality. Some such as Hugo Schwyzer see the risk of presenting this kind of relationship as natural; a kind of biological inclination or predisposition that is applicable to men in particular. If so, we must ask whether or not it is indeed natural and why it is that we continue to feel somewhat disquieted about intimate relationships straddling generational differences, especially using the role model theory as a sense of context.
Are men really meant to aspire towards Hugh Hefner? And what does it say about our culture when we assume men won’t be interested in women their own age?
…The octogenarian billionaire George Soros has been sued for US$10-million by a former Brazilian soap star who said he reneged on promises to give her an expensive apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Adriana Ferreyr, 28, said Soros had twice during the five years they dated promised to buy her apartments, but never followed through, according to her complaint filed Wednesday in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan….
…Ferreyr said she and Soros, who turns 81 Friday and is among the world’s most admired investors, had been dating for more than three years when he promised on Jan. 1, 2010, to buy her an apartment worth nearly $2 million two blocks from his home…. Read More:http://business.financialpost.com/2011/08/11/soros-sued-by-ex-girlfriend-for-real-estate-jilt/
…The pair broke up two months later and soon reconciled, but Soros told her as they lay in bed in August 2010 that he had given the apartment to a new girlfriend, the lawsuit said….
Its hard to gauge a wily old fox like Soros. Soros has a much noted chronic back condition, which apparently comes to the fore when when he is in the heat of important financial transactions and major trading decisions. Was Miss Ferreyr soothing for the back or did she augment the anxiety kinkiness of the dorsal vertebrae? Also, there must be an at least subliminal erotic charge about sharing the same bed with $14 billion dollars. A kind of gender power in bringing up or down the little monster, the alter-ego of the male driven market system.
Or, perhaps she was just viewed as an expensive pet. High maintenance but very fast depreciation. Tended and cared for in the fashion of being massaged and fed like a selected bovine to be kobe steak. Helas, its not the steak but the sizzle. Or, the question is that our societythrough popular culture, is so imbued with the seductive notion of cuteness; like dope fiends, many are seemingly addicted to objects/people that are botgratiating and superficial as if it fills an emptiness in their lives. But George Soros?
…An argument ensued, resulting in Soros slapping Ferreyr on the face and trying to choke her and throwing a lamp that smashed on the floor, cutting Ferreyr’s foot and requiring stitches, the lawsuit said.Nonetheless, the pair rekindled their romance and Soros told Ferreyr while they vacationed in St. Barts that he would give her another apartment, only to renege again, it said.Ferreyr is seeking damages for fraud, infliction of emotional distress, assault and battery and other claims…Read More:http://business.financialpost.com/2011/08/11/soros-sued-by-ex-girlfriend-for-real-estate-jilt/
The modern context of the alpha male theory is predominantly economic and derives it would appear from the practical theories of Thorstein Veblen. The idea that economic status is powerful motivator and distinction is the medium which turns the economic wheel which is based on invidious comparison.Veblen conceived of status among individuals as a stratification system, very similar to the idea extracted from the hierarchies that structure social relations in the animal realm particularly among primates but even the pecking order among roosters. As Joseph Heath explained, human action, according to Veblen is a continual effort to climb the ladder and is principally motivated by two fundamental instincts or proclivities. One is what Veblen termed the “instinct of workmanship,”-here objectivization of women- ”
we come to value that which is useful and effective, and to disparage that which is useless or wasteful.”
The second fundamental instinct is the “predatory proclivity,” which expresses itself in the form of
fighting, “practices of exploit,” and dominance in social relations The exercise of each of these proclivities serves as a basis for invidious comparison among persons, and thus the emergence of status hierarchy.Read More:
Before David’s death, a fair virgin was sought for King David. Abishag, also, was brought before the king. “Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin, and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my Lord the king may have heat,” I Kings 1:2….
…Abishag’s name means “blundering, to be enraptured, to deceive”. Abishag, a Shunamite, a very fair damsel, came and cherished the king and ministered to him, but the king knew her not, I Kings 1:3. Esther and Abishag were both fair young women. Abishag was rejected. Esther was chosen to be queen. What made the difference? “As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.” Proverbs 11:22 Read More:http://www.newfoundationspubl.org/vine16.htm
David’s wives, except for Mikal, are listed in 1 Chronicles 3:1-5. These women, along with their meanings, are listed in the table. Each wife was a test for David in the development of the Intimacy Room of the Edification Complex of the Soul. Bear in mind, that David had the Enduement of the Holy Spirit, but he did not have the Filling of the Holy Spirit nor the power of the Spiritual Life of believers in the Church Age. After each test was passed, David was promoted with another wife. After his victory over Goliath, he received his first wife. During his flight from Saul, he picked up two more, ‘Achino`am and Abigail. While he was King in Hebron, he picked up four more; and when he was King in Jerusalem, he picked up the eighth. Read More:http://www.biblenews1.com/garden/David1.htmla