I went to the club last night to see The Paul Charles Band and something got me to thinking. There are obvious sexual double standards in American society. Oh sure I live in Las Vegas and can only really speak for what I see here but since a very large and diverse population of Americans come to Las Vegas I get to see what must be a fair representation of what is also going on in Des Moines or Witchita. Perhaps these sexual double standards are happening throughout the entire world. It must be.
What am I talking about? Perhaps you have seen it too? At the clubs and elsewhere I see girls of all ages openly touching and even groping each other the way lovers might. Ok, before you say that maybe they are lovers, it is often even groups of girls. You never see guys acting this way. You never see a guy walk up to his friend and two hand grab his friend’s butt. I understand that may be the case in gay clubs and what not but we are talking here about just anywhere. It could be at any club or party any place.
One thing is for sure if I grabbed the ass of my friend Michael Johns or started grinding on him like I see these girls do, I believe the next thing I would expect is a broken nose and a broken friendship. This sort of behavior would only be acceptable with my gay male friends.
I just don’t know what it is or when this started. It seems like it is ok for two or more girls to carry on in these pseudo (?) lesbian escapades but as soon as two guys do it, it is somehow taboo or unacceptable. It is sexual double standards driving this behavior.
Not sure how I feel about it. On one hand I couldn’t care less really. What ever someone or two or more people want to do to feel good and as long as it is not hurting anyone then I should be and am ok with it really. But what about equality? Why are these sexual double standards in place? It should be that guys are allowed to act like this too. Yet for some reason it is still not ok. Male on male affection is still seen by main stream society as taboo. I think everybody agrees that men and women are indeed different and yet every one must agree that there should somehow be equality. Yet with these sexual double standards I see at the dance clubs and various places, I still do not see the equality in inter-gender relations.
Maybe someone could clue me in in the comments below.
The headline in the Huffington Post today was –
Reese Witherspoon Grabs Jennifer Aniston’s Butt On The Oscars Red Carpet
What? Yes. the article said – “Aniston was in the middle of chatting with E! News’ Ryan Seacreast when the “Wild” star surprised her by playfully grabbing her butt as she walked by.”
Do you think that would have happened between to actors? Probably not. Just saying.