What’s the real story in this article?
Is it that Arnold Schwarzenegger has had an “up and down personal life” [like most people], or that he is now dating a woman 27 years his junior?
If the later is the case, I fail to see the significance of the story?
Here’s the article:
Needless to say, the ageism narrative is running at full throttle.
I don’t see Daily Mail – or anyone else for that matter – commenting on, say, inter-racial relationships, or inter-faith relationships, or gay marriages, or even 6th marriages in this way.
But it’s still fair game to go after older men who date, and often marry, significantly younger women.
Why is this?
What is so distasteful – or disingenuous, perhaps – about inter-generational mating?
Look at the world: Spiraling out of control divorce rate, unprecedented college drop out rate among men, women delaying marriage, everyone running for financial shelter.
I dunno, dating up kinda sells itself.
Subconsciously, I think people see this pattern as a clear signal that the end of days is near.
Older men hoard young women who don’t procreate with men their own age, leaving civilization with a childless matriarchy bereft of new tax payers.
It’s all dollars and cents.
Maybe that should be the story.