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#1 chemistry1973

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

Exhibit A-

 

http://www.huffingto..._n_2867871.html

 

 

I got into a heated argument over this topic.  



#2 Greg

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:15 PM

Not sure if I'd call it sexist, I'd call it some slightly bad timing more than anything.  It's customary for news broadcasts to take this kinds of shots because they don't require having to get a waiver/release from the person being filmed because their face isn't in it.  But it looks like these happened to be shots of women with their boobies a little more exposed than others.

 

The two female anchors seemed to be in on it, though.  The second one especially...which reminds me, I'd like to see her boobs...and I bet she'd like to show them to me.  

 

lol

 

Was that sexist?  Yea, and I'm cool with that.  :D



#3 Slim

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:27 PM

It is sexist, yes.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:30 PM

Seems more like coverage of Men's Day.


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#5 Greg

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:04 AM

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#6 Trapped In Amber

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:27 AM

Yes it is sexist. Showing faces would be more appropriate



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:34 AM

It's sexy, it's not like we said, here you have to smell the glove



#8 Three Eyes

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:13 AM

Is This Sexism ?

 

Do cows have udders?


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#9 Planet X-1

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

No, this is sexism:

 

Nice tits

 

:D


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#10 chemistry1973

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:27 PM

Do cows have udders?

 

Female cows do.

 

The thing for me is it's just shots of women from the neck down.  I don't believe video of anonymous breasts is in, and of itself, objectification.



#11 Three Eyes

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:44 PM

Female cows do.

 

The thing for me is it's just shots of women from the neck down.  I don't believe video of anonymous breasts is in, and of itself, objectification.

 

Context.


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#12 chemistry1973

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:01 PM

Exactly--boobs are identifiable components of females.



#13 Three Eyes

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:51 AM

Well I'm not going to try to argue you into seeing the sexism in that piece. And know that I'm not particularly offended by it either. But I can see how some ladies might be. In any event, I will keep enjoying the boob tube. Boobs ahoy!


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#14 Planet X-1

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:22 AM

What a boob...


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

We need the I Love Boobs thread back.


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

Well I'm not going to try to argue you into seeing the sexism in that piece. And know that I'm not particularly offended by it either. But I can see how some ladies might be. In any event, I will keep enjoying the boob tube. Boobs ahoy!

 

Sexism, like most other things, is not a all or nothing. Its also hard to avoid 100%.

 

Its very subtly sexist, so not really offensive. I guess if you were sensitive to that kind of thing you might be annoyed by it.


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#17 chemistry1973

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:46 PM

to me it's not in the least bit sexist, unless having breasts is somehow inherently sexist.

 

Simply not including a woman's head to preserve anonymity, yet including components that identify a female as such, can't possibly be sexist in that context.  It's not prurient at all.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

And honestly, I've seen much better looking titties...then again, I'm generally looking for them.   lol

 

And like I said, they don't show the faces so they don't have to get waiver/releases to put them on the news.  



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:15 PM

Well I'm not going to try to argue you into seeing the sexism in that piece. And know that I'm not particularly offended by it either. But I can see how some ladies might be. In any event, I will keep enjoying the boob tube. Boobs ahoy!

 

Why would some ladies be offended? Because men like to look at boobs?


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#20 Three Eyes

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:28 PM

Why would some ladies be offended? Because men like to look at boobs?

 

Objectification in relation to the type of story being reported.


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