“My Mom and Me at Age 31”

One 4chan anon’s scathing criticism at a commonly seen picture depicting a modern woman and her mother, both at age 31:

This image (and the others) can be broken down very simply, and to devastating effect.

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By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

What we see on the left is the biological imperative. Woman and child. The universal destiny of the female sex. All women desire this on a fundamental level, save those with abnormal sexualities and mental disability.

What we see on the right is a woman possessed by her animus. This is a direct result of a global shift in sexual relations within the last century, which can
be attributed to a number of factors, namely the introduction of the contraceptive pill, insidious secularism, and the normalisation of woman as a worker and a professional. I could speak at lengths about these subjects, but it is far more important to dissect this image first.

In the image on the right side, three objects are of particular importance, and are directly offered as replacements for the children on the left by the illustrator. These objects are:

1. The designer purse
What this symbolises is the worship of material goods and the pervasive consumerism of the 21st century.

This object represents the ‘disposable income’ that the woman will inherit in the absence of children. Strikingly, capital is favored in priority to life. All three of the objects represent this to some degree, but this is the most blatant example.

2. The glass of champagne
This symbolises the hedonism and dionysian spirit of youth, extended beyond its natural boundaries. The choice of drink tries to offer an illusion of sophistication and success, but behind this lies the true reality of orgiastic parties, casual sex and the use of recreational drugs.

3. The suitcase
This represents a number of things. Modern woman travels more widely than anyone else in history, and from this she develops a false sense of freedom, one that is only spatial, not spiritual. In the absence of children, she could travel far more often, and to more exotic places. She values experience and aesthetics over family and stability.

What is so amusing about this image is that the illustrator, knowingly or unknowingly, revealed these objects to be the replacement for children. Perhaps she did this because she believes wealthy, well-traveled, socialite women are desirable to men. However, this couldn’t be further from the case. It has been shown in sociological studies that as women’s socioeconomic status increases, the pool of men available to her decreases. This is because they only date up, not down.

As a result, it becomes clear that women will be most successful in establishing families when their value is at its peak.  When is this? It is when they are most attractive. Again, studies show that women peak in attractiveness from the ages of 18-25, and it decreases beyond this.

Unfortunately for women, they have a very real biological clock. They are all aware of this, and the hysteria manifests itself in different ways. This collection of images only exists as a result of this. The illustrator reveals her greatest insecurities in trying to deny them.

Original screen cap:

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