I fear my use of the term “Amazons” was taken too literally and so my point wasn’t clear. It would have been better if I said “strong, confident, adult women.” This has nothing to do with their physical appearance or attributes. It has everything to do with independence and self-confidence. Not sure what else to say on this point. It is not about their bodies or their looks for me. I always wish it were not about their bodies or looks for other HGs and fans.
Again, my poor word choice caused you to miss my point, and I’m sorry for that. The Ball Smashers did make me think about the role of showmances and all girl alliances. The fact that 3 of the 4 BS girls had boyfriends at home made them focus on their alliance and game, and perhaps this is one ingredient in a successful girls’ alliance. Certainly something to consider.
You make some other good points, particularly about the girls talking game vs. others’ off-color antics. The distinction is true, but rather beside my point (earlier I said “lost on me”). It also addressed an entirely different question in my opinion--unless one argues the girls display better behavior by virtue of them being girls, which I do not. I am not here to defend the LNJ behavior and would not even try.
As to my regret about the girls seeming apologetic about being in an all girls’ alliance, you replied “I find their apologetic nature rational. given the BB track record of all girls alliances, it would make sense for them to worry that voters would not take them seriously.” This point may help to get to the root of my problem: Why should they fear being in an all girls’ alliance? Is it because such alliances never succeeded in the past? That only means no one would see it coming. While it may be a reason not to start a girls’ alliance, once those 4 girls found themselves tightly bonded and pulling Monte’s puppet strings they saw how powerful they could be. Why continue to apologize? And why fear the voters would not take them seriously? Do they NOT think an alliance is “good enough” unless it includes males? THAT is why I don’t like the apologizing.
The above paragraph is just all my reaction, and may say more about me than it does about them. I appreciate your reply and the chance to have some thoughtful discussion.
And to those KIDS who replied to my post saying they are in their 40’s, I say just wait until you really get old LOL!!!
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