Hot and Sexy

I just read an outburst by a female journalist calling the U.S. president a pig for his negative comments about female journalists appearance. Online journalists have depicted women’s attributes in purely physical terms raving about how certain women have looked or how they may be smokin’ hot or similarly degrading epithets that encourage people like the president to say what a lot of people have been taught by media to think.

Deremigi's Blog

The most conspicuous signs of modernity can be seen in the area of human sexual mores. The expression “sexy” and “hot” are central to the rise in social enlightenment. For as our interests in scientific studies increase, moralistic restrictions on human sexual behavior decrease. The expression “hot” seems to indicate a more active interest in sexual behaviour than the more passive “sexy” for sexy seems to suggest a kind of attractiveness that may include both personal and physical qualities; “hot” is less ambiguous, and indicates a mostly physical attractiveness based on a perceived willingness to engage in unrestrained physical contact. In a less enlightened, less scientific age, the term “hot” as an epithet predicting someones sexual interests was not heard though the less invasive “sexy” was spoken by speakers hiding safely behind its playful ambiguity. And the kind of person to which the terms are applied highlight a kind of…

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