Thursday, June 07, 2007

All else being equal (sure, right).

25 comments:

HapKiDo said...

I dunno. I'm getting grays & I don't notice any more respect. Must not be that smooth a curve (on either side).
I suppose at least most women get to keep their hair while most men are confused for bowling balls later in life.

halios said...

really?… really?

j said...

Really.

This one is awesome, Jessica.

Tale said...

what when no hair at all?

thoughts of a blank mind said...

nice one!!! and a good question by tale!!! do include that in the graph :P

LunarWorld said...

As a member of group B, I think that the starting point of our curve should be much closer to the starting point of group A's curve. And I do think the "no hairs" should get their own curve. ;)

Nancy said...

_Way_ too true.

Jess said...

Sad but true. Try going gray at 25 and being female.

Bruno Cabral said...

What means the meeting point of the curves?

Nurbek said...

I was about to say that younger women do not get that much more respect than younger men as your curves suggest, but then I looked at the Jessica Alba pic on my desktop and decided not to. Yet, is sexual obsession a gesture of respect?

Anonymous said...

Thought you might like this!

http://math.sfsu.edu/beck/images/harris.date.logician.gif

Anonymous said...

That should end in .gif

Anonymous said...

Good!
It's true.

Gitai said...

Don't I know it. I'm 28, an insurance agent, and need more respect. I've actually thought about bleaching my temples white so older people will take me more seriously.

Llarion said...

I've read your entire blog this morning. You are VERY VERY good. You need to take these, visit Lulu.com, and make a book for yourself. People would buy it. Turnkey capitalism is about more than just t-shirts.

By the way, how does hair falling out plot on this curve?

but am I more respected? said...

Jess: so color it. I found my first greys as a teen, and 25 years later I was shocked at how white it was when I thought I might give up coloring. Unfortunately, I don't have the bone structure/skin quality to carry off stunningly white hair, I just look older than I am.

Snow Fox said...

Um I don't think so. I am not sure what kind of world you live in, but if that were true there would be no older women in our governmental system. Just because younger women get "respected" because of their looks means nothing of the real respect by real people. Let's look beyond the world of celebrity here. On the men's side though, I would have to agree though because I believe agism still runs rampant. The younger one is the less they tend to get respect, generally..

Rick D said...

I love an old lady with white / grey hair. Love that, and hate to see dye jobs so rampant with older women. Old Blonde ladys? Ew.

The Coach said...

To nurbek:

No, sexual obsession (i.e. Jessica Alba or Jessica Simpson or Jessica Hagy) is not a gesture of respect. I think, in fact, that's that point of the graph. Aging women seem to lose respect along with their youthful looks despite the value of their personal successes.

Onika said...

I actually think the opposite is true, but it comes down to experience. From what I see, men lose their hair, their self esteem and their dignity while women come into their own and lose the need to look like bimbos. But the world's a big place - interesting topic nevertheless.

Julie said...

Hand me a bottle - of dye.

Anonymous said...

my dad always said "white on top [hair] is age, white on bottom [beard] is wisdom.."

sandy said...

Never say dye :)

Sanscosm said...

I think there would be no argument if you just changed "gray hairs" to "fucking".
Pimps get mad respect and no one respects a hoe.

Anonymous said...

@nurbek--
the x-axis is number of gray hairs, not time.

 
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