Sunday, July 30, 2006

What Women Want




Pax Romano posted today about Mel Gibson’s most recent public relations SNAFU. Mr. Gibson was arrested for driving while intoxicated. While in the process of being arrested, he is alleged to have made anti-Semitic and sexist statements.

I might not be able to speak for all women, but I know what I find sexy. This isn’t it. I confess to having skipped a few heartbeats for Mel back in his Lethal Weapon days, but sorry behavior and small-mindedness are too ugly to be outweighed by a pair of pretty blue eyes. While I believe in forgiveness (he has apologized), it’s hard to make a fallen sex symbol sexy again.

I am fortunate to know several good, kind and intelligent men. I think it’s the blessing of middle age to be able to see into a beautiful heart and love it. The wrapper is appealing because what’s inside is so attractive.

The title of this post is What Women Want. Well, to me, the most attractive things a man can possess are an intelligent mind, an interest in the world, and a willingness to consider his companion’s ideas while sharing his own. Discussions of religion, politics, travel, literature and world events are far more intriguing than flexed muscles, and a kind heart trumps everything, at least in Merci’s world!

8 comments:

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

Darling, I never cared for him, even in his young days I thought there was something creepy about him, never thought he was much of a talent either. Personally, I thought his apology was a bit staged, sure enough I wasn't the only one.

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/news/wire/sns-ap-gibson-remarks,0,544339.story?coll=sns-ap-entertainment-headlines

Merci said...

If he made those remarks (and it sounds likely that he did), I'll never watch any of his films again. I've already forsworn Charlton Heston films because of his ridiculous, overdramatized performances as the NRA spokesperson, and Tom Cruise films, for all of the obvious reasons.

pissed off patricia said...

Never ever thought he was worth a damn in any respect.

I am most fortunate. Mr Pop is all the things you mentioned and he can also make me laugh, which he does often. :)

Merci said...

Pop-
Is Mr. Pop romantic, too? That would make him just about perfect!

Zelda Parker said...

The pic I saw of Mel G. with a beard made me think he was Saddam H.

Hard to add anything to what you've said about men. As a young woman I admit it was the body builders that attracted me. Now as you said kindness, intelligence and maturity. Brains over brawn anytime.

Merci said...

Zelda-
Nothing beats a kind look in a man's eyes, especially when the look is for you. It's the sexiest thing I can think of.

Virginia Gal said...

Hear hear sister on your list of what women want - totally agree!

Merci said...

virginia gal-
Thank you!