I lose respect for men whose focus is fixated on objectified women just as I lose respect for women who fall too easily for men who wax romantic so saccharine it makes your teeth hurt. But no substance behind those words. Because they only care about the fantasy employed by these men to appeal to the egos of these women. Just as the male gaze that ravages what’s been presented in a self-rejecting exploitative fashion doesn’t care about the displaced spirit of the woman who feels like the only way she can find a place of worth is through the most obvious. Such a gaze is too dense and profane to be able to perceive the spiritual.
Men who lack reverence. Women who lack discernment.
Just writing this has my face grimacing as if I smelled something foul. It is foul.