“Injured Doll” Syndrome Attracts Caretaker Men

Posted on May 20, 2008
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The “Injured Idol” has taken over the Harajuku neighborhood in Tokyo.  Bandages and eye patches are used to lure caretaker men.  It brings the notion of “damel in distress” to an entirely new level.

We talked about the story of women who are realizing that men are attracted to women who need to be taken care of by someone.  It is a form of manipulation, but it seems to be working. 

The fetish story hit Boing Boing about a year ago, but has just made it into American’s mainstream women’s magazines.  We read about it in Marie Claire. For more, here is the link. Injured Doll Attraction

You may want to read our posting “Are You Being Manipulated by a Co-Dependent?  This gives a pretty clear picture of how this behavior fits into the needs of men who like taking care of “broken dolls” –women who are needy little girls.

Guess it is time to get back to The Dictionary of Love and Danger: For Men Only which we are compiling into an e-book for clueless men and the women who love them.

Copyright 2008 Rita Watson

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