How very strange that modern day mature girls – and those not so mature – get upset over age-old sexual attraction and moan so often to the media.
|Eyes right ... Dishy, but like a delicatessen's display, Look don't touch. Photo by Aljoscha Laschgari on Unsplash|
The word inappropriate is made to sound as if the brute she’s attracted, wittingly or not, came closer to engaging in upright rape than an entry itself.
A tribute to shape
Not so long ago, the attention that now seems to carry the label inappropriate behaviour was usually considered as confirmation that the recipient appeals as interestingly, attractively, female.
And as a mature bod, to put it as gently, how often in decades gone by I must have been guilty of what, er, near-moderns term inappropriate.
I don't recall a mother or gran of these modern-day semi-maidens complaining, or seeing it other than flattery, and a tribute to their shapes, or costumes, or make-up, or all of each - their femininity.
A big difference
However, an outstanding difference in the appearance of modern-day misses and their mums, or grandmums, has to be observed.
The desirable ladies back then had their modern dress sense as a sign of their wish to be seen as attractive women. Back in the ancient days that I refer to, a skirt hid all. Trousers could be tight, but not deliberately as today putting gender beyond doubt.
Back in those distant days, a fellow curious of what he might be, well, letting himself in for, could only guess.
Not today, and you won’t need me to tell you because in the high street, in cafes, in the library, it stares us in the face, whether of a maiden that appeals or otherwise.
If you can endure more of the observations of the opposite gender, comparing now with back then, I’d like to make an observation or two about flirting - innocent and maybe not - next time.
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