The theory of ‘ Townsville 10’
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I’ d like to introduce you to a concept I myself only heard about a few weeks ago. It’s called ‘‘ the Townsville 10’’. The theory was brought to my attention in the course of an online conversation with a guy – relatively new to Townsville – which, frankly, made me raise an eyebrow.
This guy – let’s call him Brad X – made a casual remark about ‘‘ the Townsville 10’’. That what-now? In a nutshell, Townsville girls all have an over-inflated ego, due to the 2: 1 ratio ( approximately) of guys to girls here, and this theory assumes that we all consider ourselves a ‘ 10’ when perhaps we’re more realistically. . . a lot less than that. Perhaps Brad can word it better. ‘‘ Basically women that would be below average in other places have far more attention here, good for them,’’ he said.
‘‘ Just take a look at the fairly horrible women around town dressed to kill despite having a body better suited for milking than strutting. ‘‘ They’re killing it and loving it. ‘‘ Average women get hit on like they are models and any girl gifted with looks hides away in fear of a town full of AJs and FIFO miners.’’
The Townsville 10 theory has created quite a stir with those I’ve been brave enough to broach the subject with.
Some wholeheartedly agree, saying Townsville girls are ‘ stuck up’, ‘ snobby’, ‘ bitchy’, ‘ skanky’ - you name it. Others, however, don’t. ‘‘ Sure, there are some skanky girls getting around town in their ridiculous stilettos and dresses that show everyone what they had for breakfast," said Townsville-born Casey Delaney, 25.
‘‘ From what I’ve seen, though, those girls are mostly around 19 years old, and if you watch the guys in bars they hone in on the girls like wolves on a flock of lambs.
‘‘ Nine times out of 10 you’ll then find it’s the guys with the huge egos.
‘‘ You see all sorts of unattractive guys even in their 30s or 40s leering over these young girls like it’s inherently obvious that the fluffy, skinny teenager in her skimpy little dress is going to go for them over the buff army bloke at the other end of the bar.’’ Brad, of course, disagrees. ‘‘ It’s not that they chase skinny teenagers,’’ he said.
‘‘ It’s just women over 23 let themselves go more so up here – no proof, just the visual impression that I get.
‘‘ Sounds like jealous belt-underboobs-to-hide-fat-gut women having a whinge.
‘‘ Solution: get your tramp on, Mad Cow it up and find out for yourself."
Casey has her own theory about guys like Brad.
‘‘ Let me guess – he’s a bit past his use-by date, single and lonely with a case of sour grapes,’’ she said.
‘‘ Okay, so some girls might go out wearing inappropriate clothing or looking like a hot mess or go out with the intention of scoring with a footy player or American sailor, but judging the majority due to a small minority is frowned upon when it comes to any other social commentary – how is this any different?"
As a Townsville born and bred female, I had obviously been living with my head in the sand in regards to the Townsville 10 theory – but it exists in other centres as well.
Rockhampton’s version of the Townsville 10 is ‘‘ Rocky Hot’’ – a guy or girl considered ‘ hot’ in Rocky but when out of their natural environment, in, say, Brisbane or Sydney, would sadly be overlooked.
We often hear defence personnel staunchly defend their reputation as the majority tend to get tarred with the same negative brush as the minority – why should it be any different for the girls of this city? And why is the Townsville 10 theory only put onto girls?
So is it really a case of all Townsville girls having a superiority complex? Or is the Townsville 10 theory completely subjective?
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