Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Jennifer Jones:
Men Love Her, but Women Hate Her

I have noticed at the local curling club that more than for any other woman curler, men tend to really like Jennifer Jones (when talking among themselves -- they are curiously quiet about this in the presence of women), but women are quite outspoken about not liking her. Some dislike her so much that despite their strong nationalistic spirit, they were cheering for China to beat Jones and Team Canada in the 2008 world championships.

Is it her looks? Do her looks blind men to the faults that women tend to emphasize? Do her looks make women jealous?



At 4/08/2008 10:34 p.m., Blogger golfgal said...

YOu guys are nuts if you think people were cheering for the Chinese team because of Jennifer Jones' looks. We were cheering for China because they were entertaining us and bringing something refreshing to the ice. I think if Kelly Scott had been there it wouold have been a different story. Traditionally Jennifer has gotten down on her team when they got down or made mistakes. I must say in her defence she seemed better this year. Maybe she is getting it! The CBC and the press certainly love her - Kelly Scott never got so much attention during her reign - and she is a wonderful ambassador for the sport of curling. I am certain she will be back.

At 4/08/2008 10:48 p.m., Blogger EclectEcon said...

First let me absolve Alan of all responsibility for this posting. He, like you, was delighted with the performance of the team from China, and for roughly the same reason.

Second, like you, I truly enjoyed Kelly Scott's performances over the past few years. And Alan and I both enjoyed interviewing her at the Scott when it was held in London. I'm not at all keen on her too-precious, little-girl voice, but overall I really admired her strategies and curling abilities back then, and I thought she'd have represented Canada better at the Olympics than the Kleibrink rink did.

Third, I have never seen such dislike for a team as I have seen among women for the Jennifer Jones rink. When I offered up the hypothesis of this posting at my local club, the women there were incensed that I would think (a) that looks had anything to do with it and (b) Jennifer Jones is good looking. The two combined seem consistent with my hypothesis that jealously plays a role in the attitudes of men vs. women toward the JJ rink.

At 4/09/2008 6:50 a.m., Blogger Alan Adamson said...

Thanks, Doc, for dissociating me from the Jennifer Jones comments. As a data point, my wife has commented that Jennifer Jones is unusually attractive for a curler (she has notions that curlers and golfers are not very glamorous - I now have my Natalie Gulbis calendar that should disabuse her of these generalities at least with regard to golfers).
My problem with Jennifer Jones is not how she looks (which seems to me just fine) but what comes out of her mouth in interviews. She is truly a lawyer.

At 3/26/2010 11:14 p.m., Blogger Unrepentant said...

Wow! And I thought I was unique on my dislike of Jennifer Jones. I also have a severe dislike of Kelly Scott's little girl's voice.

I'm not sure what I hate more, if Kelly Scott's voice or Jennifer Jones constant apologizing.

Who do I like? Cheryl Bernard. I love that woman, and I'm not even from Alberta. And yes, she's much better looking than Jones.


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