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Old 12-26-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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All this reminds me of the time I went down to the French Caribbean for a little R & R. I had never been to a nude beach , so , I thought one day I would try it. Now, being a bit modest, I was a little shy walking in on so many people bare ass naked, so I brought my large medium format camera along with the strap draped around my neck, sort of covering up some of what nature had provided me. I was not there really to take pics. , but, you never know.... It was not long before I was met with Hostility like you would not be leave." How dare you American bringing a camera to a private beach." , ...was heard several times in French...I just proceeded to ignore the remarks, as I was too busy stepping over and in between so many people who were peacefully tiring to get a little tan.......Ya, I did get some good shoots, sorta candidly, after all my way of thinking was hey, if you don't want me to take pics. then put some cloths on !....Actually in the end ( pun intended ) when I got my pictures back from the shop, surprised I was, the only photos that turned out were of an American couple I had met several times in the resort bar. Actually she was several months prego. They did not care, but, I was embarrassed. Come to think of it, they had a camera along also, I wonder ?
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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Businesses should not have to set strict dress codes for their adult employees. But if they do, they can be enforced regardless of what idiot complains of harassment. The problem is when they only enforce it for certain women. I was once given a talking to because of my hair - looked too nice. I worked with mostly guys so was told to tone down - my hair. It was the same style that most women wore at that time. I know who reported my Hair, a brown nosing woman with greasy hair and zits, who later had an affair with the only guy who would get near her.

Most offices I've worked in had one or two attention ho types who would dress provocatively and try to get men, usually married men, to flirt with them, then they would brag or complain about it. That has nothing to do with work and is very unprofessional. Those women usually created different little dramas and didn't last long. I imagine it is worse now.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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The thing that bugs me is these women wear short skirts or show cleavage then the guy is a pervert for checking her out, lol what did you expect?
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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The thing that bugs me is these women wear short skirts or show cleavage then the guy is a pervert for checking her out, lol what did you expect?
That's because people think checking someone out means opening their big mouths. Who gets told off for just looking?
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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As a straight man, I couldn't disagree more with the OP. I don't mind seeing scantily clad women -- the more scanty the better as far as I'm concerned.
^^^This.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Women only dress up for other women,not for guys!
I herd this on a talk show once,and about 30 women called in to confirm it's true.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: california
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I find it hyporicritical.
Women do not want to be considdered sex objects ,yet dress exactly that way .
What am I missing here ?
One of many reasons I find single women scary ,and unstable .
In some ways ,it might be best if women were naked most off the time ,eventuallly men would no longer be distracted altogether.
I don't know that it's true, but according to articles I have read , those living in a naturist community are less arroused by the view eventually .
Certianly seeing over weith women wearing clothing inappropreat for their condition says volumes about their personality or rather the lack there of .
I know very beautiful people that are not phisically attractive but carry them selves well, with a great personality .
They are married and we are just good friends .
Really flerty sexy women wearing come on clothing though is a flashing neon sign danger ahead . May as well be a rattle snake .
And yes I am an old man .
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
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Trimac I think its abundantly clear why scantily clad women upset you, its not anything feminist but you've made it clear you're a virgin and feel you have no hope of ever having sex. I'm certain its more sexual than a moral issue, if you had a good looking woman in your bed with sexy lingerie, you'd be singing a different tune.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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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.
It makes me laugh. Girls are out there showing off their body parts just practically screaming... "F" me, "F" me, come on, here it is, come and get it". And then they complain that they can't find a good guy who is interested in them as people, and not just sex. Well, what do you expect? McDonalds puts hamburgers in their advertisements for a reason. That is what they are selling.

Women dress like a piece of meat and then get all bent out of shape when men think of them as sex objects. Talk about a mixed message.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:33 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Women only dress up for other women,not for guys!
I herd this on a talk show once,and about 30 women called in to confirm it's true.
Sure, and men only work out for other guys.
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