Update On a Blog Post I Made About Older Women Seducing Teenage Boys

First, a link to the original posting in which I comment on why I believed women “seducers” were being treated differently than men “seducers.”

It’s actually quite old for a blog post – over three and a half years old. Since then, quite a few new adult women/teenaged boys stories have popped up all over the internet, both news items and comments. And the picture is becoming familiar.

Like: The women who can do serial boys, do. They may not yet get up to hundreds or thousands, but it’s not from trying – for that you need to be able to put together a harem, and men’s egos make it rather hard for them to willingly put up with each other for a moment with the alpha female.

Like: Not every boy is willing. While I’m not one who believes that a stiffie means a man want’s to *&@# a woman (sometimes it happens for no reason, sometimes a man needs to piss and the stiffie adds pipe length to help hold it in a few more minutes, sometimes we get stiff AGAINST our wishes, etc.), there’s still the issue of the willingness of the boy. Remember, we’re talking about a society that shames people who don’t jump at the chance to fixate on someone of the opposite sex (or at least someone who seems to want it…).

Like: Boys know enough to keep silent, especially if you choose carefully. Indeed, one of the more interesting thing about the postings is how many people kept their conquests/”conquests” (depending on whom you talk to, let’s not forget) quiet. Not like you’d want your favorite teacher/cougar/older-hottie to get in trouble and cut off your access to her, after all…,

Basically, it seems the major difference is that women haven’t been in a position to be sexually demanding without punishment, shame AND ostracization until recently.  And I believe that the change has something to do with the sexualization of older women which has been happening over the past twenty years.

Think of it: if you’re going to raise the nationwide de facto age of consent to eighteen (including the demonizing of relationships between those a couple years separate when they cross that age), you gotta eroticize SOMEONE. And if a twenty-four year old man who’s making something of himself can’t woo a sixteen year old with the idea of making her his helpmeet and wife (I suggest you look through your own family tree, I’m sure you’ll find women who married at a younger age to older men), might as well give him the thirty-four year old divorcee whose peak breeding years have passed her by and thus may be more of a carefree lay in the hay (if they’re not panicking because they keep hearing a “tick tick tick” in their loins).

Of course, that leaves our precious boys open to seduction by older, sexually needy women. (Mostly) women still in their reproductive prime, may I add….

Maybe we should remove our assumption of women as pure until soiled by contact by men. Then we’d have to deal with these issues in a better way than by panicking over a rising age of consent that threatens to remake us into an Islamic nation without the religious comforts of conversion.

(More later, on what I think is REALLY happening here. And it’s not something people are talking about EXCEPT for those who wish to deny it.)

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Signs of Continuing Economic Problems

I’ve read a few items from various sources about the continuing collapse of the American Economy. In Chicago, it’s the death of skyscraper construction (and the holes in the ground from skyscrapers started). In Florida it’s restaurants that once catered to the old and lazy now closing up as everyone’s forced to move out. In Indianapolis, I read of the malls on 86th Street standing empty (as I once wrote on my poems, only hoping people would choose to do it instead of being forced into doing it). A Wisconsin acquaintance comments on forced furlough days and jokes about hoarding rice and raman noodles.

Anyway, here’s the view from Northwest Indiana:

Gary continues to get gutted and burned down. I remember thinking that the place had become too wealthy for the residence and that as a result they were strip-mining the houses and stuff for their drug/food money; now I wonder if they’re now too poor for the place and have had the knowledge of the difference between use-wealth and cash-wealth starved out of them.

I see a few malls around here which have either lost renters or have been emptied out and are waiting for someone to rent from them. I don’t step into the mega-malls, but I’m sure many of them have empty anchors (thank you Steve and Barry’s!). What I HAVE noticed is a lot more empty spots standing empty longer.

There’s a development down in Munster where the old Nike Silos were that has been pretty much stalled for the past three years. Supposed to be smaller ranch duplexes, but no one in that marketing niche is able to afford things anymore.

I’ve noticed that the parking lot for the Target is awfully empty (at least relative to a year ago). That’s something, anyway, as people are supposed to be thinking of back-to-school stuff. Mind you, I’d have thought that August would be the time to do THAT shopping, as growing kids will need something that won’t be totally unable to fit them by the last week of School next year…but that’s me.

Over the past five years I’ve noticed fewer SUVs and Trucks on the road (YAY!), plus the past year-and-a-half I’ve had a Moped Watch. Last year the Moped Watch went into October before a Moped-free day popped up, and November before I went 2 work days without seeing a Moped.

The New-Age monthly had an article where the publisher commented that his advertisers (the businesspeople) were struggling, and that it would behoove his readers to spend money their way. He even admitted that most of what they did wasn’t considered “necessary” for life, then went on to say that one way to help was to spend a little more for these people in the meantime.

And, on a more personal note, my Masseur is now easier to schedule (I don’t tend to do appointments before I feel the need). There was a time I couldn’t even schedule her without being a month ahead because she was so busy (and no, she’s not doing discounts, at least not yet. I believe in paying for quality, and she’s good).

A nearby upscale Mexican place (yes, there are such things) was recently replaced by a midscale bar masquerading as a buffalo wings place. And in Lansing, there’s a lot of haircut places and “health spas” filling in spaces that once held other businesses. Many of those businesses probably went belly-up trying to compete against Wal-Mart and Target. Meanwhile a strip-mall facing Ridge Road now has a stretch of empty space, and a couple of other places have yet to replace their lost businesses.

Nothing sore-thumbish, in a way (outside of the Circuit-City closing that left a mall half-empty). Stuff that people would have to look at to notice (or seek to notice, in the case of the slow death of Gary). However, we’re talking Northwest Indiana, where most of the area is still living a delayed prosperity from being the place for those who think that Taxes are the enemy of humanity (like I’ve said before, I expect the South Shore Line to close up before we see expansion). It’s probably a few months before our collapse becomes obvious without going out of one’s way to find it.

And that’s what I’m seeing around here.

First Impressions On The New Emusic

So now I’ve had a few days to go through portions of the new Emusic catalog, and here are a few of my impressions:

  • I see nothing from Chicago (Say what you want about them, their first three albums were more interesting than what most long-lived bands and/or artists do over a twenty year career) or The Velvet Underground (although Lou Reed is well represented). A disappointment, but it’s not the worst of the lot…
  • “Album Only” cuts. That’s right, folks, if you want to get certain tracks you have to buy the whole thing. Now I understand the bigger cuts being linked with the whole, but what peeves me is that all the hits have the limitation of being stuck to the album(s) they’re with.
  • Since when is an eight track album worth paying twelve tracks for? I don’t care if it’s The Boss(tm), last I checked Emusic didn’t have a policy in place that allowed for charging what amounts to more than a credit per track.
  • Having said that, there IS plenty here to add to my collection. Certain single tracks that I’ve long wanted or had pilfered I can actually buy now (I prefer my music legal and paid for. It’s called supporting the artist, and if can’t make it to the artist’s concerts (or worse, there’s no concerts to go to) at least pay for the occasional track and send them some love THAT way), plus some long-lost cuts and artists I’ve long wanted.
  • I also like that they’re trying to make the whole experience integrated, like the independent record seller from the mid-eighties. “Six Degrees” leads from one major LP (major or not) to six other LPs. This is something similar to what’s attempted with Amazon and other places with their “If You Like X, You’ll Like (Y, Z, W, V, etc.”

So that’s my start. Like I said, I’m sticking around to see how things work out. If this place turns out like the local record store in the late eighties (enough of a mix to satisfy everyone), I may stick around a long time. If the critics are right (Indies get pushed out by the biggies by force or by abandonment OR if Emusic becomes unworkable as a source of music, I WILL join the exodus.