In the latest round of western civilizations favorite sport…the demonization of the male sex drive, an article has been posted titled Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, and Scarlett Johansson Have an Older-Man Problem, that highlights the stark age differences between popular female actresses and the men that are cast as their male love interests. The article reads as if the author cannot possibly ask himself
Do younger women like dating older men?
What is wrong with a man dating a younger woman?
Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson are assessed, and the author concludes the following:
Emma Stone is a mere 26 years old, but in the last cinematic year, she’s had four onscreen love-interests who were over 40, including two male characters who were impotent. Jennifer Lawrence is Hollywood’s most in-demand young actress, but ever since she won her Oscar, it’s hard for her to find a screen lover who isn’t approaching middle age. And Scarlett Johansson has been paired with older actors so often that when she romanced Mark Ruffalo in this summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, their 17-year age difference was the least nitpicked aspect of their union. These three young, smoky-voiced actresses are often referred to as wise beyond their years, and in 2015, they’ve all got the graying love-interests to match that perception. It isn’t news that Hollywood likes to pair its older men with younger women, but as these charts will show, there’s surely something unusual going on when the three hottest actresses in the 30-and-under bracket are routinely steered toward men of a certain age.
Yes, clearly theres something “unusual” going on, forget about the fact that across all cultures worldwide, men tend to prefer younger women and women prefer more established older men. Forget about the fact that it’s very possible that the human species evolved menopause as an unintended consequence of the male affinity for younger mates, no, instead, theres something “going on” in hollywood, sounds about right to me… The charts given follow the separation of age disparity for each actress as her popularity increased.
2011 was a breakout year for Emma Stone, who spent that annum filmingThe Amazing Spider-Man and topping the box office with her twofer ofCrazy, Stupid, Love and The Help. It was also the year that the then-49-year-old Jim Carrey found himself so intoxicated by Stone that he put out a YouTube video fantasizing about a potential sex life with her that would eventually produce “chubby little freckle-faced kids.” People recoiled from Carrey’s proposal at the time, but maybe he was onto somethingon cougar culture if men called themselves “lions” and had the express purpose of going after young (of aged women) there would be a controversy
Stone has since spent her tenure on the A-list beaming at men old enough to be her father, including Gangster Squad’s Sean Penn (54 at the time of release), and Colin Firth (53) in the comedy Magic in the Moonlight, from noted May-December advocate Woody Allen. Last winter, she wooed the impotent Edward Norton (45) inBirdman, and a few weeks ago, she squired the similarly flaccid Joaquin Phoenix (40) in Woody Allen’s Irrational Man, which played at Cannes. And then there’s this past weekend’s troubled Aloha, where the petite Stone feels so ill-matched with her 40-year-old screen lover Bradley Cooper that Hitfix’s Drew McWeeny wrote how Cooper “comes off as a sad, broken old man who is attracted to her youth like a vampire.”
Notice the dripping, seething contempt that is expressed for these older men, where Cooper in particular is talked about like some rapey vampiric potential predator for the simple crime of being cast alongside Stone, this is textbook, and worse yet written by a man who is either completely ignorant of the forces, based in evolutionary psychology that compel men to want younger women (and vice versa), or cognizant of it and still intent on demonizing his own genders sex drive.
On Jennifer Lawrence:
Who cares if men are portrayed dating younger (Of Age) women? Is it illegal? is it morally wrong? I contend that it is not, I contend that if we live in a society where telling two gay men or two lesbian women that they should be free and open to express their sexuality together, given, of course, that they are consenting adults, then why is it wrong for two consenting adults, one an older man, the other a younger woman, to express theirs, even if it is on the silver screen? There is currently a show on TLC titled Extreme Cougar Wives where women that are significantly older carry on relationships with their younger boyfriends. Is it unusual? sure, is it wrong?
No, not if neither party is being coerced. The last decade or so has seen rise to the phenomenon of “cougar culture” where it has become fashionable for older women to pursue relationships with younger men a la Madonna and other notable examples like Demi Moore, yet the reverse, a man with a much younger woman is something to be demonized and frowned upon. Imagine, if you will, a world in which older men called themselves “tigers” with the intention of bedding younger women… the world would have a collective social aneurism.
If the author of this article wants to get all bent out of shape about older people looking to take advantage of younger people, I suggest he start with feminists like Germaine Greer, who after writing The Beautiful Boy, a collection of images of barely pubescent boys went on to claim that the images therein were a collection of
” ‘ravishing’ pre-adult boys with hairless chests, wide-apart legs and slim waists”
Or perhaps he can start with the scores of female pedophiles that are given slaps on the wrists for sexually abusing boys at ages that would land any man in jail for abusing a girl of the same age. Perhaps the author can ask why theres currently a blog post on the website funnyordie.com titled TOP 10 SEXIEST FEMALE SEX OFFENDERS that gives a slideshow of “hot” women convicted of having sex with boys?
Let’s get to the crux of the matter here, this isn’t about protecting the youth from sexual exploitation, this is about old, shriveled up women like Germaine Greer hating the fact that men their age don’t have to date them. This is driven by the female imperative to maximize access to male resources and labor, this is about upping the age of consent and shaming men who date hot 18 year olds, while portraying the “cougar” as sexually attractive or viable. It’s about extending the potency of female sexuality into older and older ages, thats what its about. I’ll leave you with the following video gentleman, enjoy.