Thursday, November 20, 2014

Exotic and Not Exotic

A spillover from Twitter correspondence, but the concept of exotic came up on Twitter. A Seeking Arrangement or Sugar Daddies website ad poster was a young black woman who was not good at planning but labeled herself exotic. I tweeted the comedy of backpages, craigslist etc. postings where black American women will slaps exotic on their advertisement to lure people in (black/white biracial women do this in every ad). The use of exotic is also the key to marketing. A standard issue black American woman marketing herself exotic is marketing to a non-black dating pool. Sure, they may be exotic to 50 something white engineers, but it is a funny catch all. A 28 year old black single mom on SeekingArrangement.com looking to exchange sex for money is not exotic. She is residue of our broken American culture. Exotic comes with the connotation of foreign and mysterious due to the element of the unknown. Even nerdy tech guys know what they are getting from the cute, black single mom. There is no mystery.
 
Multilingual Indian Account Executive Who Fills a Skirt Right (English accent a bonus) - Exotic


I can envision Bond saying "Evening Miss Manaypunani"
Note: In Cornell's economics department around 2001, there was a gorgeous Indian girl who spoke with an English accent. It drove every guy in class wild, and the comedy was you'd hear her voice and immediately turn to find the speaker. The visuals did not disappoint.
 

Multilingual Russian Violinist - Exotic


This entire picture's concept makes me laugh

Standard Issue Black Single Mom - Not Exotic

6 comments:

Exurban Curmudgeon said...

Quite so. Reminds me of an ok cupid date I had with a good-looking slavic chick who listed her body type as "curvy". I told her she was the only woman I've come across on okcupid calling herself curvy who wasn't in fact fat. She was a bit pensive and flustered in response, perhaps flagging my remark as sexist in some way, but flattered all the same.

PA said...

Speaking of Slavic chicks, Polish chick-media used to refer to fat female body types as "slightly fluffy." Now they use "appetizing."

Fuck this gay global american empire. I want post-stalin communism back.

eah said...

Note: In Cornell's economics department around 2001, there was a gorgeous Indian girl who spoke with an English accent. It drove every guy in class wild, and the comedy was you'd hear her voice and immediately turn to find the speaker. The visuals did not disappoint.

I don't remember the visuals so well now -- it was too long ago, but I recall enough to say she was nice enough looking, but no stunner -- but way back when I encountered a Chinese sales lady in a computer store. And she spoke English with a charming English accent -- very striking, I had never heard anything like it. She herself was also charming. I asked and she said she was born and raised in Hong Kong.

Toddy Cat said...

" I want post-stalin communism back"

Given the direction we're heading, you'll probably get it, only without the cool posters, AK-47's and implicit racism and sexism that were the only things that made Communism worthwhile.

Alcestis Eshtemoa said...

From what I've read in the news about the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, American black single mothers tend to be quite matriarchal, in addition to being obese, ill mannered, dark brown skinned, short nappy haired, loud, welfare dependents. They're not exotic. It's desperation in how to market to a foreign audience in prostitution.

Exotic is almost like a mysterious pet, something who is foreign and will take care of a human person.

In my opinion, Western European women are elegant. Eastern European women are mysterious. East Asian women are somewhat exotic. Middle Eastern/West Asian women are very exotic. Indian women are extremely exotic. In general, most women from the Asian continent tend to be exotic.

nikcrit said...


Fuck this gay global american empire. I want post-stalin communism back.

I held a tolerance, evne mild fondness, for slightly thick females well before the 'fattie' craze became a msm.

fwiw, i think there's a bit o' obsession and neurosis to anyone who too closely twins their physical specs with a romantic ideals.