Monday, November 18, 2013

Joaquin Phoenix is dating a nineteen year old. That is not okay.

Guys, Joaquin Phoenix is dating a nineteen year old and that is NOT okay.  As tempting as it is, I won't let his brilliant performance in Her blind my judgment.  He's thirty-nine.  She's not even twenty yet.  No.  Just no.  I know this isn't anything new.  Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have a 25 year age difference, BUT at least she was in her thirties when they got married (also, I think their age difference is a little less and she's not as young as she claims).  Bradley Cooper is thirty-eight and he's dating a twenty-one year old model, but I've been saying that's gross from day one. 

Whatever happened to that old rule that the girl had to be half your age plus seven years in order for it to be socially acceptable to date her?

By those standards, Phoenix shouldn't be dating anyone younger than twenty-six.  But nineteen?  That means it's only been three years since she's been allowed to drive. A year since she's been allowed to vote.  Maybe about six or seven years since she started menstruating.  She still has two years before she can legally drink in the states and six years before she can rent a car.  No.

There needs to be more of an uproar here.  Maybe I'm a prude and once I have kids I should join the Parents Television Council, but I'm disturbed.  And here's why:

Men who date women MUCH younger than them---women who are practically still teenagers want someone that's going to worship them.  Someone with a daddy complex.  Someone that's not going to have too many opinions or a whole lot of relationship experience to judge how she should be treated by a guy.  Someone who is probably too young and impressionable and psyched to be with a movie star to argue about anything or stand up for herself.  Someone who's never going to be difficult.  Who's fine with giving blow jobs and not getting the favor returned because she doesn't know any better.  They want someone they can steam roll.  These men are weak.

You can tell me age is nothing but a number.  Just try.  I remember that Aaliyah song.  And she married R Kelly when he was twenty-seven and she was fifteen.  No.  Just no.


  1. Preach it, sister!


  2. Agreed! So gross. Don't even get me started on online dating profiles of men who won't date women of their same age. WTF? If you wouldn't date yourself, why the fuck would I????

  3. I am totally with you on this. I'm really bummed that I have to curb my like of him now and it only tarnishes my love for his late brother because now I think the entire family is probably broken. Go get some counseling Joaquin (still Leaf)!

  4. I've never heard the "half your age plus seven years" rule, but I like it!

  5. Sooooooo agreed. This is creepy as sh*t.