Tuesday, April 12, 2005

They're sterotypes, there must be more to life

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this (and I don't why I have either), but why is it that as far as clichés of hot people go, guys have a lot fewer to work with than women? I was trying to make two separate lists with a friend today (were we bored, I hear you ask? And, no, not really). Our results so far are as follows and in no particular order:

Men
Nurses
Maids
Stewardesses
Secretaries


Women
Sailors – The state employed ones in white outfits being hotter than the ones who work on, say, oil tankers (and on a side note; even if you’re not checking out the other silly pictures in this post, this picture is by Pierre et Gilles, who are the closest thing I have to favourite photographers, so check them out).

Soldiers

Pilots – Obviously, there’s more pull in flying a Stealth than a 747, and the same applies for pilots in for example British Airways v. pilots for Ryan Air.

Doctors – I’m not, personally, to keen on this group of professionals; I mean, all due respect to doctors, but are there any areas of their field which isn’t a bit, well, gross? Examples: Surgeons deal with a lot of blood and cutting people up, dermatologists equal loads of eczema and warts and gynaecologists and coroners are both out of the race for obvious reasons. Paediatricians might be an exception, because of the whole good-with-kids-deal, but that only works if you don’t mind kids and I do, so… Speaking their cause is the whole “save me”-thing, though.

Police officers – This is a bit tricky, because while the police might be a cliché of hotness, the Danish cliché is also that they have moustaches and are from Herning, which is definitely a downside.

Firemen

Workmen – Again, there are degrees; in terms of hot, it’s evidently better to be a carpenter than a plumber. Personally, though, I’ve never been too keen on guys with tool belts and calluses in their hands. Yellow helmets ain’t helping either.

Milkmen - the minus in their book being that they don't really exist anymore.

Postmen

Football players
– don’t ask me, I don’t get it.

In both columns, we should probably put teachers, but like policemen, it’s not problem-free as there is also the chalk-dusty, scruffy, cheese-smelling teacher cliché in the picture.

We must have left a lot out, so please make additions. Also, there’s clearly room for personal favourites generally unappreciated by the ignorant masses – one of mine is the diving guys at the Olympics!
However, the score so far is 11-5 in our (girls, that is) favour. How come? Is it because you generally spend more time thinking about real people and we think in stereotypes? Should we include nuns? Suggestions below.