Game: Putting Women on a Pedestal

What do you think it means to put a woman on a pedestal? I doubt if I do this, but I want to make sure I don’t anyway. I have seen a lot of definitions on the Net, but I am still confused.

If you know what the definition is, can you give me some examples of a man putting a woman on a pedestal?


Filed under Gender Studies, Man World, Psychology, Romantic Relationships, Women

7 responses to “Game: Putting Women on a Pedestal

  1. Another William Playfair Web

    Jewamongyou’s blog talks about this type of thing a lot, apparently it’s mainly in advertising (it’s of minor concern to me, so I don’t pay attention to it).
    But he knows a lot about it.
    I’ll see if I can find any links to something like this.

  2. My understanding of the effect is to be essentially idealized such as to be thought of as a “Queen,” “Princess,” or “Goddess.” I’m told that some women like this but doubt that anyone finds it sexually arousing. The idea of waiting in a car for one’s date to open the car door is part of the process; however, if one is wearing a very short skirt such a thing is appreciated given that it prevents the passerby from getting a leg show–it might as well be for the date instead. Therefore, it is more about attitude than actual act. Most females I know are more turned on by indifference than servitude. It’s nice to have some protectiveness but overdoing it is counterproductive. Just my two cents.

  3. Matt

    I think of it as what the MRAs call white knighting. Women can do no wroing, everything women or any individual woman does is awesome, etc. The training program for this, IMO, is the whole Disney princess thing. Every girl or woman is a princess. Grown women can go in public with tiaras and other trappings of royalty, and no one thinks (or says) they’re delusional. Lately, I think, they were promoted to goddesses, if the bumperstickers are correct… Just imagine if a man went around claiming to be a prince, a king, or a god. Wait, we have that. He’s probably going to win the election. But at least he faces some pushback on those propositions.

  4. Okefe

    Putting Women on a Pedestal is a behavior that some men do. They don’t think of woman as of another human being. Instead, they consider woman to be another species. Basically, these men are very much dazzled by the women’s beauty and therefore they don’t see women as a human. Then they don’t know how to behave in front of women, because women are not humans and these men don’r know what to do, what to say…

    In the meantime, the woman just wishes that the man starts a normal simple conversation and that he will treat her like a human. But to the man, she is an alien. I think that many women don’t realize this and don’t understand why men don’t behave normal when dealing with them.

    The above is the problem with beauty. Men should realize that woman is basically a human being (same as man), but woman posseses beauty. So when one deals with a woman, just try to ignore beauty and do what you need. This way try to get to know the woman, try to learn about her personality, about her thinking, behaviour, life and so on. You can have a normal good conversation.

    Just treat her as another man and try to ignore beauty.

  5. DHL

    If this is what you call Pedestal

  6. kareem

    A young man who starts to derive his entire sense of self-worth from positive female responses. His sense of self worth comes not from his achievements, his talents, and strengths but his ability to make a female feel good.

  7. Dave Mowers

    I recently read that Ariana Grande has a stipulation in her contracts for shows that everywhere she goes at the venue from the time she arrives she must be carried and cradled like a baby and her feet cannot touch the ground.

    Does that qualify?

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