The Reversed Mien
29 March, 2012
The Reversed Mien

When I say ‘reversed mien’ I mean the new overwhelming proclivity of young men in Georgia to look and move feminine, and the propensity of young women here to look and move masculine. Is this a global trend or just another indigenous kink? 

A Georgian male has always been known as a macho variety of a human with ample amount of androgen rushing through his veins, whereas the Georgian female was recognizable even at a distance with her distinctly feminine vibes

put on air in a taciturn fashion. What is happening to the species, dear grandpa Darwin? Where those broad-shouldered men with guts and poise have vanished so momentarily? Where are the women of the recent past, charged with purity and deeply sheltered libidinous want at the same time? Why have the Georgian men narrowed in shoulders and widened south-wise, with hands dangling long, fragile and thin? What has triggered the switching of level of vulnerability between men and women in Georgia – the country of a pronounced distinction between the sexes? Guess what – this might be somewhat convenient to a certain extent for both genders, and here is why: the more feminine a man looks and behaves the less is the responsibility, hanging on the poor thing to provide for a female security. On the other hand, left to her own devices, a female tries to protect herself from ever-present perils of life, thus acquiring the cherished freedom from the male domination. You see how conveniently the opposed sexes have accommodated themselves in the fast and irreversibly changing Georgia? They both feel very snug in the newly acquired roles. Good for them – that’s OK, but how about the reciprocal sexual attraction which is indispensable for the species to survive, utilizing the conventional modus of coitus? Do they still need to be attracted to each other or they could do well enough thanks to the modern science of in-tube reproduction?  And look at those boys’ publicly exposed effeminate mien, all included: manners, gesticulation, pitch and coloring of voice, twist of lips and bend of hips, gently orated interjections, moisture in the eyes, curve in the wrists, shape of fingers, wheezes, sighs, shifting of thighs and crossing of legs, tossing tresses and fringes back, curling tuft of vegetation on the nape, neatly finger-storing the hair behind the ears, sitting with tightly paired knees, casting furtive girlie glances and flashing sissy smiles. Hey, this has gone too far, I think. And the problem is that this no longer seems to be awfully irritable to or even noticeable by our society – we are comfortably getting used to it little by little. I might sound overly annoyed, excessively machoistic, too ancient and raucously conservative to have so mischievously noticed the current deplorable alterations in the body language -- and set of mind too if you will -- of our young men and women. If this is harmless, why not let it go? But if there is something latently injurious and destructive in this fragrantly pressing tendency, why not to make a couple of incisive comments, so deliciously becoming to a funny curmudgeon like the person behind these stentorian thoughts!

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