What drives a certain category of men, lets call them 'Gammons who like 'em young' (Gammon is so deliciously insulting), who believe that having a young, beautiful woman hanging on their arm, will somehow make them appear virile and desirable. That other men will envy them and that other beautiful women will be curious as to what they are missing. They bask in the reflected glory of the beauty by their side.
It's all an illusion of course, while certain people will accept the shallowness of the above argument that the contestant with the best arm candy wins. More will be repulsed. Those men who seek ever younger partners as they themselves grow older, are clearly not mature or man enough to handle a grown woman who is their equal. And I am not talking about genuine May/December romances that happen spontaneously. Many of us have our own precious, 'Summer, the first time - she was 31, I was 17', moments, to look back on and smile. Some I am sure led to long, very real, relationships, and kudos to them say I, love is hard to find and I applaud them for holding onto it. I am, kinda, discussing misogyny.
I have, over a lifetime, come to categorise men into two kinds. Those who really love women and those who do not. I currently have it around 30/70 at the moment, those men who really love women being part of the much smaller group. And any woman who has made love to a man who really loves women, will know exactly what I am talking about. Those who really love women, can be divided into another subsection. Those who love women but don't stay around long (who shouldn't be missed), and those who remain hopelessly devoted forever more, (who should be rushed to the altar post haste).
The problem with those who don't stay around long, is, put simply, so many women, so little time. They are on a mission. They are spreading sweetness and light in their own seductive ways, and it must said, if you can avoid getting emotionally involved, they are worth the risk. They will paint your toenails, join you in the bath and make you breakfast. Every woman deserves the experience, its like all your spa days in one, with a few added extras. Just don't ever think you can be the one to pin him down.
The hopelessly devoted may lack the fun extras of those who don't stick around long, but they make up for it in mileage. Their heads won't be turned by a stunning new neighbour or the waitress who brings your drinks. The only down side, they won't be drawn into humdinger arguments just for the hell of it. They reply to everything with 'yes dear', a quality that I underrated for many years. To me love was Marlon Brando in a torn vest shouting 'Stella', the rain pouring down and the pair reuniting in a passionate embrace. All so they could get back to knocking seven bells out of each other. Now my biggest turn ons are 'can I get you a cuppa'.
But I digress, this blog began (in my head) with the very ugly and very sensational case of Jeffrey Epstein's arrest. Epstein and his ilk, are among that category of odious old men who really do not like women. They are stuck in that pre-adolescent stage of male development where girls are still the enemy and the way to get attention is to pull their hair or flatter them with a patronising comment. No wonder all the women in the Whitehouse wear their party frocks to work every day, probably in the hope that Trump will tell them how pretty they. Melania is permanently in a pristine prom dress proving, as if we don't already know, that Melania does no cooking, no washing up, and absolutely never rolls her sleeves up so she can get stuck in. And Trump, bless him, loves to show the men in the room how charming he can be to the womenfolk. See Trump as he introduces his daughter 'look how beautiful she is' he says to the crowd and gets a big cheer. Would he introduce Don Jr with 'look how handsome he is'? Ok both are yucky on every level.
Art collectors like the world's acknowledgement of their exquisite taste, the fact that they have the disposable income to acquire iconic works of art. Trump does it in his own way with his gold toilets and his supermodel wife. How can we be jealous of him if we can't see his fabulous acquisitions - principally his perfectly coiffured, silicone enhanced spouse. He actually made her sign a pre-nuptial agreement not to get fat I don't know what he will do with the getting old part. Among all Trumps atrocities, that odious little snippet has passed largely unnoticed. Men who really love women incidentally, make no such demands, they love every wrinkle and every squidgy bit as much as they always did. One of the nicest things about couples who grow old together is the kindness, respect and compassion they have for each other, pre nups not needed.
It is that inability to cope with adult women that drives men like Trump, Epstein and Prince Andrew towards the kind of 'Lolita' parties Epstein had on his island and plane. Epstein chose women of the younger kind, because women of the younger kind don't have the wisdom or life experience to understand they were being degraded. They had nothing to judge these aging gropers by. no past real lover of women to compare them to. Young women, and indeed young men, are very easy to manipulate, they accept, often without question, that the older person knows more than they do. Especially if they come from a dysfunctional background where moral guidelines are obscured. A confident youngster incidentally, would be more likely to tell these dirty old men to go sling their hook.
I hope on a daily basis that one or all of Trump's crimes will bring him down, but I especially hope that this one does. Even the most deranged of Trump's supporters must see that Trump has told us in plain sight, that he likes young girls, just as much as Brett Kavanagh likes beer. Anyone who thinks a Miss Universe owning, model agency owning, and in your face lech, was the fatherly figure at the Epstein parties is totally deluded. Trump has multiple allegations of rape and sexual assault against him, he stated publicly he found Epstein's penchant for younger women amusing. And this trial will probably reveal an avalanche of cringingly awful detail - especially from all those who were silenced first time round.