If there’s one subject that keeps returning to the news it’s allegations about powerful men 'taking advantage' of the fairer gender.
|Temptation ... When starlets want what a director can offer, trouble might not be so far away. Photo by pexels.com and pixabay.com, with many thanks|
I was brought up, too, to respect the fairer gender, to be a gentleman, so quite an inner struggle ensues when faced with this aged syndrome.
Not long ago, we endured that film industry expose where a very well known individual was said to have taken advantage of starlets.
Attraction is very strong
I think that’s the way the story went.
Whatever world we frequent, where men and women work together, Cupid is bound to be present and sometimes makes attraction very strong indeed. In the film world, a successful director is often the man with the power to set a woman onto the path to great, huge, success.
Our species seems mesmerised by the supposed glamour and the unquestionable wealth that comes with being a film star.
|Shot in the light ... Being on camera is a most passionate dream for many. Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash, and many thanks to all.|
If we were writing a script around this subject, we’d introduce trouble when the aspiring star doesn’t make it, for some reason doesn’t become a star.
Then, with dreams dashed, our unsuccessful actress might well seek revenge.
Our overly ambitious gal
Our script based on this ancient game could be set in an NHS hospital, with the ambitious nurse attracting the hospital boss, or in a department store, or an impressionable barista who works for a very large coffee chain, a council worker who comes to the attention of the mayor.
Of course, it is tragic when our overly ambitious gal fails and feels really hurt. However, shouldn’t we accept that it’s all just a play on an age-old game of romance?
| Nowadays, fashion encourages a girl to flaunt her gender. |
Before, from the male perspective, what lay underneath was a guessing game.
However, one major shift of influence today really ought to make us less sympathetic. Dress, fashion. Nowadays, fashion encourages a girl to flaunt her gender. Before, from the male perspective, what lay underneath was a great guessing game.
Now it stares us in the face. No guessing game is necessary any more.
As Adam and Eve showed in that tale from long ago, take away the guesses and flaunt the facts and even, well, God, isn’t going to stop the action.
How would it have been afterwards had Eve, who desired that the romance would always be related as Eve and Adam, raged that Adam got his name in first? Even all these centuries later, the, er, romance is referred to as Adam and Eve?
Bit late for legal action for her. But if she could, if such an important figure in scripture studies somehow could take that, er, rat to court, would she?
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