Leonardo DiCaprio, why don’t you date someone your age? | Arwa Mahdawi

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Will Leonardo DiCaprio turn into a scary old man?

Twenty-five years is a milestone. When the development and maturation of the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for controlling impulses and decision-making, finally. At the age of 25 you have reached maturity and you have a fully formed brain. You have absolutely no chance of dating Leonardo DiCaprio. As frequently noted, the 47-year-old actor seems unable to have a relationship with anyone over the age of 25.

It is clearly not uncommon for wealthy men to date women half their age. But DiCaprio’s penchant for women without a fully formed prefrontal cortex has become a cultural talking point and has earned a name (Leo’s Law) because of his strict adherence to the age limit. A few years ago, a Reddit user plugged all DiCaprio relationships since 1999 into Excel and came up with a program viral graph It shows DiCaprio is steadily aging and many of his girlfriends are still frozen in time, forever under 25. This week, a new data point became available: DiCaprio broke up with his girlfriend Four years old, Camilla Morrone, a few months after her 25th birthday.

Breakups are rarely fun for anyone involved, and it’s somewhat fun to make fun of them. Of course, that doesn’t bother Twitter, ie It feeds on misery and pain. Leo’s latest breakup was a topic Lots of fun online. (a joke sample: “Titanic turns 25 this year and at that point I suppose Leonardo DiCaprio will no longer want to be in it.”) There have also been some interesting theories. “[E]One person assumes he’s the one who broke up with all these 25-year-olds,” writer and comedian Meredith Dietz chirp. “[W]The hat that really happens is that once a woman’s brain finishes developing, she realizes she doesn’t want to be with Leonardo DiCaprio.”

While Leo’s Law has made a lot of jokes, it’s actually not funny to watch a middle-aged man refuse to date anyone old enough to rent a car without paying the underage driver’s fee. It’s just a little gross. To be clear: I’m not saying that large age gaps in relationships are automatically problematic or predatory. It is entirely possible for two consensual adults to have a healthy and equitable relationship despite the large age gap. However, it seems like a big science if a man has been consistently dating women half his age. One suspects that this person is in fact not looking for a partner, but for a fan.

Many men will say, of course, that this is nonsense. I can guarantee you that the moment this article goes live, a million misogynistic people will be crawling on Twitter to tell me that there is nothing scary about DiCaprio, that men are simply equipped to be attracted to women at the peak of their fertility. In other words, DiCaprio obeys his evolutionarily defined instincts. The thing is, this isn’t actually true. We know that men in general look for younger partners, but Scientists are still not sure Whether it is “normal” or whether it is social. Some believe it is due to evolutionary pressures, while others believe it is due to what legal scholar Catherine McKinnon calls “the eroticization of female subordination.”

support the latter theory, Show data The age gap between partners is decreasing in countries with greater gender equality. Research paper on the topic of observations: “With increasing gender equality, women expressed less preference for older men, and men showed less preference for young women, so the gender difference in husband’s preferred age became smaller.”

Anyway, I’m not here to settle a debate that’s been raging for decades. I’m here simply to urge Mr. DiCaprio to consider moving on from his ex with someone more than his age. Leo’s Law is really out of date.

Avoiding marriage and children pays more for American women than men

Bloomberg Reports That “unmarried women have children on average 65,000 dollars of wealth In 2019, compared to $57,000 for single men with no children… For single mothers, the figure was only $7,000.” It’s just the latest evidence that society punishes women for having children (“maternity penalty”) — and people wonder why we have a fertility crisis, eh?

Is Roe’s heart backfiring on Republicans?

Wall Street Journal opinion poll found it Abortion is the biggest issue that motivates people to vote.

“The Republicans were sailing, the Democrats were going through hard times,” said the researcher who conducted the poll. “It’s almost like the abortion issue came up and it was kind of like a defibrillator for the Democrats.”

Will Italy’s first female prime minister be harmful to women?

If right-wing Georgia Mellon becomes prime minister (As is widely expected), then history will be made. But this would not be a victory for feminism: Many activists are concerned Its policies will lead to a setback for women’s rights.

Noura bint Saeed Al-Qahtani was reportedly sentenced to 45 years in prison after a Saudi trial I condemned her From “Using the Internet to Rip [Saudi Arabia’s] social fabric.” This comes shortly after a Saudi PhD student He was sentenced to 34 years in prison To use Twitter. Whoever bought Saudi Arabia’s lies about reform and modernization is an idiot.

The censorship machine is wiping out the Chinese feminist movement

A few months ago, a viral video of a group of women being violently attacked in a restaurant sparked outrage and a debate about women’s rights in China. Two days after this video went viral, social media platform Weibo announced a zero-tolerance policy for users who post “harmful speech”. Does this mean that they have cracked down on misogyny? no. as such The New Yorker reportsThey began censoring feminists.

Ariel Koren resigns from Google, claiming they tried to get revenge on her for her activism

While we’re talking about digital censorship: Ariel Koren has resigned from his position at Google after being accused of doing so systematic silencing Palestinian, Jewish, Arab and Muslim voices concerned about Google’s complicity in Palestinian human rights violations. Google said it did nothing of the sort, but Corinne isn’t the only Google employee who has accused the company of retaliating for its activism. In 2019, two female employees resigned, saying they faced a penalty afterwards exit regulation Google’s sexual misconduct policies.

The world’s population is turning male, but there will be gender parity by 2050

There were about 44 million more males than females in the world as of 2021. However, UN projects will be finished by 2050 Because of different demographic trends.

The week in Pooptriarchy

Economy is on the toilet but some enterprising souls have found a recession-proof way to make money: Singing songs about stool. You see young children love yelling “poop” at Alexa-enabled devices; If you’re a musician who doesn’t mind cluttered topics and know a thing or two about SEO, you can finally make a bank and satisfy the toddler crowd. According to BuzzFeed, for example, a song called Poopy Stupid Butt was streamed about 10 million times on Amazon Music and brought in up to $10,000 in income for the couple behind it, bringing a whole new meaning to “cash flow.”

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