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Old 12-24-2012, 06:12 AM
 
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in advertising, films, or hell, even in real life. In my younger days, it was like a candy shop but now, i think i've become sort of de-sensitized, or it's not a big deal, so why should i be complaining, right? I still find women sexy, but seeing them constantly has made it seem less special. Maybe the muslims were onto something, lol jk.

I don't know, i probably sound like an old school feminist, but it just seems almost corny to see scantily clad women everywhere. It's like they're trying too hard to be sexy. To me that can make them seem less sexy. Having effortless sex appeal that doesn't just depend on your dress but your whole attitude/drive... Or in real life when they go out clubbing, the way they flaunt it, like you can see their panties or whatnot. I feel like a dirty old man perving on them but you kinda feel that's their intention...getting back to it, what makes it stranger is that men are seldom portrayed this way, except maybe being topless. There should be more equality in how men vs women are portrayed. Also women are shown everywhere: Have a look at magazines, cosmopolitan and fhm are both like 80-90% photos of women, it's like beauty is totally dominated by female beauty. People say it's changing but not as much as you'd think. anyway wondering if anyone else can relate, haha.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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In advertising, films, or hell, even in real life. In my younger days, it was like a candy shop but now, I think I've become sort of de-sensitized, or it's not a big deal, so why should I be complaining, right? I still find women sexy, but seeing them constantly has made it seem less special. Maybe the Muslims were onto something, lol jk.

I don't know, I probably sound like an old school feminist, but it just seems almost corny to see scantily clad women everywhere. It's like they're trying too hard to be sexy. To me that can make them seem LESS sexy. Having effortless sex appeal that doesn't just depend on your dress but your whole attitude/drive... Or in real life when they go out clubbing, the way they flaunt it, like you can see their panties or whatnot. I feel like a dirty old man perving on them but you kinda feel that's their intention...Getting back to it, what makes it stranger is that men are seldom portrayed this way, except maybe being topless. There should be more equality in how men vs women are portrayed. Also women are shown everywhere: have a look at magazines, Cosmopolitan and FHM are both like 80-90% photos of women, it's like beauty is totally dominated by female beauty. People say it's changing but not as much as you'd think. Anyway wondering if anyone else can relate, haha.
Rethink that "straight" thing you have going.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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OP, all I would say is that there are plenty of fish in the sea. You don't like what you've seen so far, keep swimming 'till you find your Nemo.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, NY
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Honestly, I think that we have the warped idea that showing 90 percent of your flesh is a sign of "liberation." Many women---even at work---just look trashy. I've seen women go to work with a tube top under a blazer and think that this is business professional attire.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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Interesting, interesting. So many threads are dedicated to praising women who openly give the finger to convention, who boldly declare they don't give two hoots what you think and anyone who does care is sad and pathetic.

And then there are just as many threads dedicated to what is essentially sloot shaming women who show too much skin or cleavage or midriff or who wear short skirts. Interesting, interesting.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I am sick of people of all genders wearing the wrong clothing for the occasion.

I got a family holiday photo and some of the young women were wearing outfits that were appropriate for the club. Not the family photo in my book.

You don't need to look like you are going to an ultra conservative church or a funeral but I thought it was weird to see the freakum dress in the photo meant to send out to a wide range of relatives.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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Interesting, interesting. So many threads are dedicated to praising women who openly give the finger to convention, who boldly declare they don't give two hoots what you think and anyone who does care is sad and pathetic.

And then there are just as many threads dedicated to what is essentially sloot shaming women who show too much skin or cleavage or midriff or who wear short skirts. Interesting, interesting.
Why can't men (and women) leave women alone?!
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Soldotna
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Why can't men (and women) leave women alone?!
Exactly! Who cares what women wear?

Seriously...
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Rethink that "straight" thing you have going.
Oh yeah thanks for letting me know, am I turned on for guys, let me check...Nope, still not.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Exactly! Who cares what women wear?

Seriously...
Clearly, a lot of people do, men and women, for all kinds of reasons.
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