A Modern Snow White Tale: Feminism as a competitive strategy.

Throughout history (Hello 10th grade history class!) high status women have hated (HATED!) pretty lower class women for their ability to poach high status men.  The female desire to sabotage competitors is so strong that our ancestors thought it needed to be imbedded in fairy tales so children would know about it right from the get go.  What if feminism’s attempts to secure more and more freedoms for women is an attempt by high status women to give their low status competitors gifts of poisoned fruit?  I’m sure I’m not the first person to have this idea but I’ll present it all the same.

Intelligence by itself isn’t that attractive to men.  I’d say it comes in distant third after looks and sweetness, ymmv.  No matter how witty she is, a narrow hipped high-SES 7, just isn’t going to be able to compete with a low SES 8 or 9. (Or even a sweeter more feminine 7.)  Unless of course said girls have sabotaged themselves in some way.  Here’s where she can use her intelligence (and IQ is highly correlated with self control and low time preference) to her advantage.  (Aging careerists have even more incentive (and more opportunity) to sabotage pretty gullible young women.)

If society says it’s completely ok for women to get fat and blatantly sleep around, you can be sure a lot of stupid pretty girls will jump on that poisoned bait like a fat chick on a (not sure if I want to finish the simile with “sandwich” or “dick” :\  )  Of course our well-bred, narrow-hipped protagonist is smart enough to know that such freedoms should not actually be exercised. By virtue of remaining thin and at the very least exercising discretion with her sluttery, has made herself a more attractive prospect than many of her competitors.

What evidence do we have that this is actually part of the motivation for feminists to support fat acceptance, whore acceptance etc?  Little direct.  However, it can be observed that upper class white and Asian girls tend not to indulge in the vices they crusade for.   While upper class women talk about body freedom incessantly, the stereotypical high SES woman has not gotten any fatter.  And while any a high SES girl will make an enormous production out of analyzing the implications of any bit of harlotry she engages in, you can bet she’s never appeared on Girls Gone Wild like her lower class competitors.

So we have an instance of a class of women advocating for a range of freedoms that they don’t seem to have much interest in exercising.  And we know that sabotaging competitors is close to a Prime Directive for women.  Hm…

A Modern Snow White Tale: Feminism as a competitive strategy.