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Fri Feb 6, 2015, 02:26 PM

Women Read Playboy For The First Time The Huffington Post (NSFW)

Sorry-- this just cracked me up-I've hidden a couple of threads about SI swimsuit issue, but then I ran into this. While this is not an in depth analysis of course, it's a pretty funny take on looking at a magazine that objectifies women. (Yes the women volunteer To be in the photos, but women can't "choose" to be objectified, we are born objectified)

Fun fact: Between pages of naked women, there are actual articles in Playboy.

BuzzFeed asked 10 women who had never read Playboy to read the magazine and give some feedback. The reactions ranged from hilarious to confused as the women flipped through Playboy issues from the 1960s through 2015.

The women made some interesting discoveries. They found that a full bush was definitely big in the 80s, and that when it comes to models, Playboy has a serious lack of diversity. Apparently, the mag hasn't quite figured out its image yet, since the content ranges from "porno mag" to Vanity Fair-esque, as one woman put it.

While the magazine has attempted to rebrand its image of late by discussing real issues such as feminism and rape culture, these ladies probably won't be subscribing any time soon. One woman joked about Playboy's readership: “They have the young men who really just want to look at the pictures, then there’s the like ‘I’m a little bit more sophisticated’ man I’m going to read the articles now. Then there’s ‘I’m old, I have to read the articles so that I don’t come off as a pervert.’"



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Reply Women Read Playboy For The First Time The Huffington Post (NSFW) (Original post)
ismnotwasm Feb 2015 OP
BainsBane Feb 2015 #1
cyberswede Feb 2015 #2
ismnotwasm Feb 2015 #4
BainsBane Feb 2015 #5
ismnotwasm Feb 2015 #8
cwydro Feb 2015 #15
ismnotwasm Feb 2015 #3
LanternWaste Feb 2015 #6
BainsBane Feb 2015 #7
LanternWaste Feb 2015 #9
nomorenomore08 Feb 2015 #12
nomorenomore08 Feb 2015 #11
cwydro Feb 2015 #16
Phentex Feb 2015 #10
nomorenomore08 Feb 2015 #13
BlueJazz Feb 2015 #14
seabeyond Feb 2015 #18
BlueJazz Feb 2015 #19
seabeyond Feb 2015 #20
BainsBane Feb 2015 #21
BlueJazz Feb 2015 #22
seabeyond Feb 2015 #17

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Feb 6, 2015, 03:54 PM

1. Other discovery

(from what I have seen) is that they don't like real breasts. Real small breasts, too small. Real large breasts, not perky enough. Only aerodynamic, surgically implanted globes allowed.

I'm not playing that bait the feminists with SI game this year. I think we know those people will never enter the modern world. No amount of arguing will change that. I was a bit tempted by the OP equating that crap with art, but I trashed it instead.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 6, 2015, 03:58 PM

2. I'd love it if all DU feminists would just ignore the inevitable SI swimsuit post

What fun is a trolling post if the trollees don't participate?

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 6, 2015, 03:59 PM

4. I trashed it as soon as I saw it

Discussion is one thing disingenuous crap is something else entirely

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 6, 2015, 04:06 PM

5. There have been a few feminist baiting threads

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That didn't hook any feminists. Those are pretty funny because you can see how badly they are itching for a fight. When they don't get it, they have to settle for their field of straw.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 6, 2015, 04:22 PM

8. Heh!

I like that image

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 7, 2015, 11:44 PM

15. I think everyone is ignoring those posts from what I've seen lately.

Takes all the fun away from the trollers.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 6, 2015, 03:58 PM

3. Yeah it's all bullshit

I think the usual suspects are bored-- no one left to play with

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 6, 2015, 04:13 PM

6. I did one reply in the current SI thread

I did one reply in the current SI thread to one of the idiots who defended the existence of the "how young is too young" thread last year.

But you guys are right... it's just bait put out by half-witted piglets, and I think my practice will be to ignore and trash them from now on.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 6, 2015, 04:20 PM

7. You're the master of the put down though

You make a cutting remark and remain calm the whole time. You definitely handle it better than I do.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 6, 2015, 04:31 PM

9. Still... trashing those threads may help me think better of humans.

Still... trashing those threads and avoiding the half-witted replies may help me think better of humans. A crisis of faith I'm dealing with as I get older.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 7, 2015, 12:00 AM

12. "A crisis of faith I'm dealing with as I get older." You and me both.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 6, 2015, 11:59 PM

11. Well said. And I agree.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:33 AM

16. One just got shut down

pretty damn quick in GD!

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 6, 2015, 06:12 PM

10. It's really not worth it...

I think they actually enjoy the baiting.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Feb 7, 2015, 12:00 AM

13. People still read nudie mags? What's the point? They can see all the naked ladies they want online.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:11 AM

18. no one is this group cares about your "getting off" material.

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:32 AM

19. Your words are true. After reading it just now, I thought, WHAT!. I apologize. Stupid of me.

 

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:55 AM

20. ahhh. thank you. a simple statement of right. i appreciate that so much.

 

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 01:00 PM

21. self deleting it would be the appropriate thing to do. nt

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #21)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 01:09 PM

22. Done. Why didn't I think of that? Talk about supidity compounded.

 

Thank you. At least a few people won't think I'm a total jerk !

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:08 AM

17. it is old. it is tired. and adminstration has decided it is our fault. despite the obvious.

 

THAT is the discussion and what is talked about in here.

the societal acceptance of putting women in their place. and the reinforcement from those that run the show.

'nough said.

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