Leonardo DiCaprio gets older. His girlfriends are forever 21.
What was interesting to me is that a post on this topic was on Facebook, and I posted on it saying that I found it was creepy that a middle aged man would habitually break up with girlfriends who reached their 25th birthday. Not only was I treated to several mansplaining responses telling me that it's normal to see men of DiCaprio's age preferring young women. But that most men feel the same. This horrified me because that would mean that women are considered much less attractive after age 25 and that a rich white guy with a young girl on his arm is still considered OK by our patriarchal culture.
It would be telling to look at high profile men who champion themselves as "civil rights and women's rights' attorneys" and what their preferences are... Those that "represent" women the "loudest" in the fight for visibility, equality, and respect frequently do not represent well in their personal lives. A discussion on what psychologically drives a man to not choose a partner of their own generation and maturity but rather a younger intelligent woman is very helpful for young women who may not understand fully what they may miss as they live through their 20s and early 30s, an important beautiful and challenging time in their life , if they are manipulated and controlled by one who is "wiser" and "established".
I'm wondering if he's actually gay and using this as cover.
I think Leo has a nice relationship with a clear understanding, then sets them free. Dumping them at 35 would be much worse.
Thank you for once again brilliantly articulating the thoughts in my head, Jill. This is so dead on.