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Sun Feb 8, 2015, 08:32 AM

 

another year...another SI swimsuit edition war...predictable and sad

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Humans are visual creatures....we react to visual stimuli.

Sex sells.Nothing will change that fact.

There are male models out there who's purpose is to titillate females...there are female models out there who's purpose is to titillate males.....it is human nature to look and it sells.

We can debate objectification for the next 1000 years and 1000 years from now sex will still sell

Get over it and lets fight some meaningful battles

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Reply another year...another SI swimsuit edition war...predictable and sad (Original post)
backwoodsbob Feb 2015 OP
WhiteTara Feb 2015 #1
backwoodsbob Feb 2015 #2
Major Nikon Feb 2015 #4
msanthrope Feb 2015 #8
WhiteTara Feb 2015 #14
Major Nikon Feb 2015 #22
Exhibit A Feb 2015 #6
TexasProgresive Feb 2015 #3
Major Nikon Feb 2015 #5
msanthrope Feb 2015 #7
AngryAmish Feb 2015 #9
Logical Feb 2015 #10
Major Nikon Feb 2015 #11
rurallib Feb 2015 #18
backwoodsbob Feb 2015 #12
Logical Feb 2015 #13
betsuni Feb 2015 #15
crim son Feb 2015 #19
cwydro Feb 2015 #16
ismnotwasm Feb 2015 #17
CrispyQ Feb 2015 #20
In_The_Wind Feb 2015 #21

Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 08:44 AM

1. Nothing says sports like a woman with her

bikini pants pulled half way down with her waxed non pubs showing. Yep, we're visual alright and women are just the object to view.

Sports? Where's the pic of the hunky man with his waxed non chest hairs showing and him pulling on his under pants down on his waxed non pubs? I mean men are the sports object.

And Backwoods, this is the battle. Are we as women human and due respect? Or are we just there for your viewing pleasure and therefore unworthy of respect and are just objects?

Take off your pants, maybe I'll buy some motor oil.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 08:50 AM

2. really?

 

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:11 AM

4. If you take the icky notion of sex out of it, the whole argument kinda falls apart

Look at Muhammad Ali or the millions of other athletes, both male and female, that have sacrificed their minds and bodies for the sake of entertainment. Are they "objects" as well? If the answer is yes, then I'm not sure there's much to talk about. If the answer is no, then someone is going to have to explain the whole concept in a way that makes the least bit of sense. At least swimsuit models don't have to worry about not being able to climb a flight of stairs or form a coherent thought when their career is over.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:23 AM

8. Well written, and a great point. TBI isn't a hazard for the SI women. nt

 

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:58 AM

14. When someone sacrifices "their mind and body for

the sake of entertainment", indeed that is objectification. Maybe that is the breakdown in communication. As male, society says you get to obectify, so it might be hard to draw the line between a sexualized picture and sacrificing their minds and bodies for entertainment. To me, that is objectification. So, I guess there isn't much to argue about. We have different opinions.

OTOH to say which victim has it worse, who can say? Who knows what happens to a swimsuit model when her career is over, no one talks about her, so one might assume she is a throw away too.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:30 AM

22. I'm not sure very many people are going to consider someone with a 7 figure income as a victim

Cheryl Tiegs was on the cover 45 years ago and is still working as a celebrity today. William (Refrigerator) Perry hocked his Superbowl ring and was working as a bricklayer at one time. So there's plenty of examples of successes and throw away people any way you stack it. Were some of them victimized? Perhaps, but no more so than your average McDonalds worker and arguably considerably less.

The concept of "objectification" can just as easily be applied to wage slaves. When virtually everyone is objectified, the term is basically meaningless. The only reason it gets any air time is because the concept is applied to sex, and sex sells. The guy who came up with the whole idea of applying it to sex (and yes it was a guy), thought women were being "objectified" if they had sex outside of marriage. It was the original free milk/cow line of Victorian thinking.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:16 AM

6. Well said.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 08:51 AM

3. Wouldn't know what all the fuss is about

I have never opened a Sports Illustrated and never looked at a cover passed seeing the title. I have no interest in hyped up sports and I don't really understand what models in "swim" suits has to do with sport. Now at one time a sporting woman was a euphemism for a woman who earned her living as a prostitute. Not saying the women gracing the cover and pages of SI are that kind of sporting woman, but what is their sport that they are in a magazine dedicated to athletics, swimming?

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:14 AM

5. The swimsuit edition goes back to the days when SI couldn't sell magazines in the winter

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:20 AM

7. 50 Shades comes out this week....that will be meaningful!!! nt

 

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:25 AM

9. Pitchers and catchers report on Feb 19

 

Two months until The Masters.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:34 AM

10. Lol, baseball and golf, the slowest sports ever nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:46 AM

11. Anything an 80 yr old man can beat me at is not a sport

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:11 AM

18. I always figured anything you can play while drinking

are hard to defend as sports. Golf and bowling.

Way back in my youth when bowling was still a going thing and a place to socialize I knew several bowlers who couldn't even find the alley until they had a six pack in them.

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Response to Logical (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:49 AM

12. I love golf

 

just picked up a burner2 driver from the shop......lightly used is the way they described it

Can't wait till spring to hit it

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:51 AM

13. Playing is great, watching is not! nt

 

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:04 AM

15. When Gourmet magazine has an an annual edition

featuring men chefs pulling down their aprons while seductively leering into the camera... oh, never mind. Sex sells to people with no facts in their heads. Anyone who refers to women as "females" ... oh, never mind. Predictable and sad. We can debate cluelessness for 1000 years and 1000 years from now the clueless will still be good customers of mindless advertising. Get over it and lets fight some meaningful battles like knowing the difference between "who's" and "whose."

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Response to betsuni (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:19 AM

19. Well said.

There are people out there who'd like women to drop the whole "feminist" debate as well. Issues like equal pay, domestic abuse, maternity leave, enforced prostitution, etc. etc... they've all been done to death! Why don't we just drop it and focus on the really important stuff, like the Superbowl?

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:04 AM

16. Actually, I've not seen any wars.

Perhaps I've missed the threads?

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:10 AM

17. Seriously?

Jesus.

Off to the bin you go

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:22 AM

20. So a guy who calls himself backwoodsbob gets to be the Decider of meaningful battles?



on edit: I sure miss the unrec button.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:29 AM

21. Locking

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