Re: The Origin of The Cravat (Was: Are Ties Phallocarps?)

Joel and Lynn GAzis-SAx (
Sat, 18 Nov 95 01:45:35 GMT

In article <>, (Gerold Firl) wrote:
>In article <48h9ir$> (Joel and Lynn
GAzis-SAx) writes:
>>And I still don't think the tie was a phallocarp in the first place!
>Can you explain why?
>It appears to me that several contributors to this thread have not really
>understood Tom's original hypothesis, which suggests that the tie may
>activate an instinctive male dominance reaction based on penis size.
What studies can you cite to demonstrate this? What was the method used? Or
is this what I think it is -- wet speculation?

Again, while I do not discount the dominance attribute inherent in the choice
of one's tie (why is it that ties of the same size but different colors
indicate markedly different statuses? Are ties of a certain color more
imbued with status than others -- e.g. "red power ties" as the folklore has
it!), but I do question the automatic erection of a penis theory.

Again, until I see some hard demonstrations, I have to write these musings
off as Freudulent speculations -- unproven, unfounded, and only anecdotally
demonstrated. And not even original, not even to Freud.


Joel GAzis-SAx

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