jks289 wrote:Why, why, why are there threads like this? I can assure the OP that any woman who is worth a damn, wouldn't give some guy interested in picking a law school on the most superficial elements a second look. These threads always reek of faint misogyny as well. Your female law school classmates are your intellectual and professional peers, not a piece of ass for your evaluation. Get a freaking clue.
There are threads like this because men, most men, think like the OP to varying degrees. I understand how disappointing this can be for some women to realize. While guys may not pick a law school solely on the amount of attractive women at the school, most straight men would take that into consideration. Here's a hypothetical that demonstrates my point:
Said law student, we will call him, Eager Young 0L, is going on campus visits to three schools to which he has been accepted. UVA, Gtown and NYU. Let’s say Eager Young 0L wants to practice on the east coast or the southeast or somewhere in between but he can’t decide, perhaps one then the other. He liked Gtown, NYU was cool too, and basically both were appealing in different ways. Now Eager Young 0L arrives at UVA, again UVA, like the other two, has its distinctives and its own unique appeal as a law school, a university, in terms of location and campus culture. Yet, when he arrives at UVA he notices the stunning physical beauty of many of the undergraduate women. This of course is not to say that the women at Gtown and NYU were not in general, moderately to exceptionally attractive (both inside and out I’m sure, but for now, he can only see the outside so that’s what he will start with), but given the Eager Young 0L’s cultural sensibilities (he’s from Georgia) and his preference for southern bells he finds the women at UVA especially appealing. In addition, understanding that there is more to consider about a law school and its environment, than simply which one will provide him with the highest paying job, or most prestigious clerkship (especially since he’s not even sure if he will want biglaw or a clerkship or what kind he would want, if he did want one, or what kind of law he wants to practice since he’s never taken a law class in his life) he decides to consider such things like, the collegiality or his potential fellow classmates, shared cultural values and of course the opportunity and increased probability that he will find a nice young lady with whom he could have a relationship of far more value than the other fleeting, shallow, possible career opportunities offered at the other law schools without the strong possibility that he will meet a women to his liking.
Eager Young 0L decides to attend UVA over Gtown and NYU, he considered all the pro’s and con’s of attending these schools, of which, the female student body was only one legitimate and important consideration among many.
He views law school success holistically, thus including academic, professional, social and relational success―which includes dating the opposite sex with the possibility of a long lasting relationship, not jus getting a piece of ass.
Now there’s nothing wrong with that right.
So while many women would like to think that there are some nice, sophisticated and mature guys who wouldn’t be so shallow as to exhibit the Eager Young 0L’s shallow decision making. The unfortunate truth is that they will, almost all, if not all, will consider this to some extent and in all kinds of situations where it would have never crossed your mind as a female. The OP is one of the few upstanding young men who will actually be honest about it, and look what happens when he makes an attempt at candor, you jump all over him.
He never said anything about getting a piece of ass(although this may be what he really means); he just said “hey,” I’d like to know where the pretty ladies are.”
I don't think he's a misogynist just for being attracted to women, but perhaps I'm wrong.