Killing us Softly - Compelling or Ridiculous? 25 replies

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Admiral Donutz Advanced Member

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#21 11 years ago

NCC1017spock;4919980Why is it when guys show emotion, around other guys, it becomes gay? And its veiwed as a major defect? Is it becuase girls can understand it? And then guys say "Oh, well the girl can really "understnad" him, he must be gay!" :confused: This is the part of my gender I dont understand....[/QUOTE]I don't know, blame male society. Perhaps it makes certain men feel insecure ("that man cried, men don't cry, he must be a poof! And somehow I must be scared of them". :clueless: I guess just because of the classic rolemodel, the though men, the fighter, the survier. Reminds me of this classic:

[QUOTE=Mr. Pedantic;4919985]Yeah, I don't get that. It seems kind of strange to me that 'normal' people despise and look down upon the people who design your phones, music players, and computers, and other electronics that you 'need'.

Heh.

=p Yeah, we all know what body parts you're talking about...

:o

Well, it's not as 'in your face' as the stereotype of feminine beauty. Due to censorship guidelines you can't really show large penises and such, but you can show beautiful women and their 'perfection' quite easily.

Exactly, at best they can show a well developed srotch area (bump) in underpant ads. Since showing (or accentuating with some tight clothing) boobs and asses (but not tits, oh my god, not the titties, think of the children!) is accepted they can shamelessly use this image of the "perfect" woman.




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#22 11 years ago
Admiral Donutz;4920071Exactly, at best they can show a well developed srotch area (bump) in underpant ads. Since showing (or accentuating with some tight clothing) boobs and asses (but not tits, oh my god, not the titties, think of the children!) is accepted they can shamelessly use this image of the "perfect" woman.

Yes thus, wemon kill off there own diversity, making it a plain & boring but (what some of us would call a "perfect world!" -_-)..... They really need to stop advertising like that, that is whats killing us slowly.




Mr. Pedantic

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#23 11 years ago
Exactly, at best they can show a well developed srotch area (bump) in underpant ads. Since showing (or accentuating with some tight clothing) boobs and asses (but not tits, oh my god, not the titties, think of the children!) is accepted they can shamelessly use this image of the "perfect" woman.

To be honest, I've never actually seen masculine sexuality advertised, at least that way...




Mr. Matt Advanced Member

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#24 11 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4920192To be honest, I've never actually seen masculine sexuality advertised, at least that way...

The same sort of thing is done in razor adverts, aftershave adverts, and that sort of thing. The difference is, despite using a topless, toned-up dude with chiselled facial features, the message to us isn't so much a case of "hey guys, look how sexy you'll be if you use our product," because men just think 'ew gay' and ignore it. While women are always sizing up other women, eyeing up the competition as it were, men rarely even notice other men if there's a woman around somewhere.

So instead, adverts aimed at us are more a case of "hey guys, look how fit your bird will become if you use our product!" Thus, the handsome man in the advert is almost always flanked by a fit bird in skimpy clothing who occasionally rubs her hands all over him, and we get to continue drinking beer safe in the knowledge that if we use a Gillette Fusion Power razor we'll pull all the birds everywhere all the time forever. Or at least until the next razor comes out, when Tiger Woods will start hitting golf balls at us until we buy that one instead.

Men respond well to having fit birds, after all. I only bought my razor because I thought a fit bird would appear beside me in the bathroom when I started using it. But she never did, damn it. Just a pigeon.




MrFancypants Forum Administrator

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#25 11 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4919864The problem is that these are starting to target younger girls as well, who then assume that just because you are thin means you are successful, and the thinner you are the more successful you are. That's where the problem starts.

Even among young people obesity seems to be more of a problem though. I don't remember ever seeing someone who was so thin that they'd suffer some health-risk due to it. I see thick people almost every day though.




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#26 11 years ago

Well, I dont see as many over weight females, as I do see over weight males.... so this perfectionism isn't 110% evil, but there is clearly a point where to much is to much....