Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Gender Standards

Who are you calling a Slacker? Oh..is that me. Are you referring to that fact that I haven't posted in over a month? I guess that does qualify me as a slacker. I have been up to my eyeballs in hustle. Over the last month or so I have been eating, drinking, sleeping hustle. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Actually, believe it or not, I have posts, at least weekly, but I never finish them in time to be relevant. My thoughts are fast and random. By the time I put the keystrokes to the computer my thoughts are dated. Information and technology moves so fast that my Monday thoughts become Thursday old School news!

So how about Jay and Beyonce getting hitched? I'm not mad at him at all. This exemplifies the double standard of society - men are measured by the size of their wallets and women are measured by their beauty. Jay is smart, he found a woman with a chunky wallet who happens to be ranked amongst the hottest chicks in the world. Not to mention that she is a world traveler, talented songstress and a household name. I know she might sound a little hood in interviews but somehow we all overlook that.

Now take the Jay and Beyonce scenario and sprinkle a little real life on the situation. The only way that a guy like Jay-Z would have a girlfriend like that was if his money was right. Charisma, charm and humor could definitely get you the number but you wouldn’t be able to date her and keep her.

That is the double standard – A man who is powerful, wealthy, and confident is attractive no matter how fat, how bald or unappealing he might be physically. James Gandolfini aka Tony Soprano was considered to be a sex symbol, for the way he portrayed the powerful, wealthy mob boss. Sean Combs has millions of chicks screaming “Diddy!, Diddy!". This cat is taking off his shades, licking his lips and winking into the camera. If you saw Diddy in a local mall, you wouldn't even give him a second look.

With no money that would be Sean "No Beyonce" Carter and Sean "Ain't got Didd-ly" Combs

A powerful wealthy woman is either considered getting by on her looks, lucky, or just a man eating bitch. I have heard many people call Tyra Banks dumb. I’m not the biggest Tyra fan, but there is no way that she can maintain the many years of success, branding herself with Top Model, and the "Tyra Show". They call Oprah lucky. The harder I work the luckier I seem to get; I think the same thing applies for Oprah.

Such is life, I don't make the rules I just play the game. Since I’m no Denzel, or LL myself, I better make sure my wallet is chunky. I don't care why they scream my name, as long as they are calling. Then I can take off my shades and wink at the cameras too.


For all of those who forgot how great the Sopranos used to be - Here's a throw back picture of the crew


Anonymous said...

I think you are 100% sexy no matter what you have. You have everything a girl could want and more.

Anonymous said...

breaking it down to the compound? you sure they ready for that?

Anonymous said...

On even "What We Do Is Wrong" Freeway was is spitting his bars, he's killing the verse. Jay jumps in at one point and says, "keep goin".

My point?

Even when its dated I find your blog is both informative and refreshing..."keep going."