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(The Atlantic)   Yeah, men's magazines objectify women, but women's magazines ain't no better   (theatlantic.com) divider line 64
    More: Obvious, Amanda Marcotte, 2007 in literature, Victorian England, woman's film, fashion magazines  
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2013-03-26 09:03:11 AM
Its OK when the group being objectified objectifies itself. See also: use of the N word.
 
2013-03-26 09:15:33 AM
Both sides are bad so read Maxim!

/am I doing it right?
 
2013-03-26 09:15:35 AM
It's feminism when they do it. Duh.
 
2013-03-26 09:15:51 AM

Generation_D: Its OK when the group being objectified objectifies itself. See also: use of the N word.


Jews know and the best jew jokes.
 
2013-03-26 09:17:09 AM
DUR AND WHY AINT THERE A WHITE HISTORY MONTH

/grow up
 
2013-03-26 09:17:20 AM
And, they love Ryan Gosling because he has a great sense of humor.
 
2013-03-26 09:17:49 AM
It's less the objectification that I mind, and more the everything-is-wrong-with-you tone.

A magazine like Wallpaper says "here are some cool things we think you'll like."  Vogue and Cosmo etc. say "everything about you is wrong, even parts of you that you never thought about before." Vogue actually had articles about how the new body spots to worry about were the backs of the knees, and the earlobes (and how you should have surgery to correct them immediately, you hag).  Cosmo is more "go to the gym - to please him." "Here are some sex tips - to please him." "Here are some slutty clothes - to please him."

I like actual reports from the runway, but that's what gofugyourself.com is for.
 
2013-03-26 09:18:34 AM
I bet the Patriarchy did this.
 
2013-03-26 09:18:35 AM
i.imgur.com

Muh patriarchy!
 
2013-03-26 09:20:27 AM
The article needed more pics.
 
2013-03-26 09:23:51 AM
I guess we should all just stab our eyes out lest we "objectify" something.

Get a life, blog scolds.
 
2013-03-26 09:24:19 AM
img203.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-26 09:24:50 AM
Cosmo's probably the most conservative magazine still in print. Except maybe for Playboy.
 
2013-03-26 09:25:05 AM
As a rule, most women who read this crap are between 16 & 30; you know, the age where women think they're the smartest ones on the planet but they still take their entire thought process from an advertising magazine and call it gospel. There's idiots out there, every sex, and they drive the market demand for dumb media... much the same as Honey Boo Boo, The Kardashians, or hell, anything on A&E

Break up with that guy if he's half an hour late after work. Then make yourself feel better - go out and buy this red top ($25, target) and these skeezer pants ($95; Wet Seal).

It's like if I went out and formulated a lifestyle change on athletic training advice from a $2 WWE event program.
 
2013-03-26 09:31:29 AM
I refuse to feel shame for admitting that I like to look at pictures of attractive women.
 
2013-03-26 09:37:04 AM
Objectification of strangers, of either gender, is an important survival trait. The only reason to condemn it, let alone criminalize it, is to provide con artists and sociopaths an overwhelming advantage they otherwise would not have.

/love strangers, but hate your own parents
//there is no possible way this could have unforeseen consequences
 
2013-03-26 09:46:33 AM
I thought we already learned the depths of insanity the human female mind can fall prey to when twilight came out?
 
2013-03-26 09:51:14 AM
FTA: "Arm on shoulder, knees touching, hand in the pocket pointed down towards the crotch-and that intense look of fascination/desire, suggesting and modeling the reader's fascination/desire..."

media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-26 10:04:43 AM
There are more nude women in a women's magazine than in a Playboy. I mentioned this to my wife (doesn't like porn) and she was a bit speechless.
 
2013-03-26 10:12:31 AM
As a species were supposed to objectify the opposite sex. Frankly, I'm offended if I don't get checked out. I've been working really hard to get fit.

/if I hear one more chick in a low cut shirt with her boobies hanging get upset because some dude was looking I'm going to flip.
//don't display the girls unless you want boys to notice!
///Wooohoooooo slashies!
 
2013-03-26 10:15:49 AM
I stopped taking many "internet feminists" serious because they Seem to forget about all the trash mags and publications that do nothing but objectify women.  I am and always will be about progressing equality. That in its very nature promotes equality and respect for women.

Guys worry about dick size and chicks worry about waist. He's a cheater, she's a slut and who likes it up the butt?  Kim lost 20lbs you can too, here's a secret to look younger.  It's all junk when it comes to mags.  They are the worst of the worst when it comes to objectification and yet they get a pass.  So I find it amusing when somebody biatches about barroom jokes, something 2 guys said to each other in a crowded conference, random internet trolls, blogs, ads and what ever when this stuff is sold in open.   It is important to confront issues that do hold our society back, but know the war from the battles that don't matter.  I get the same vibe from atheist, being one,  that biatch about "in God we trust" or "under God" when there are simply far bigger fish to fry than some cultural phrase.

I have left many a good blog because people running it took a bend over to "feminism" and got away from their original content. Either they don't see this stuff, don't care or know they can't win against a media empire and culture.  So they act like bullies and go after smaller opponents.  There is a reason PZ Myers and crew don't biatch about what Cosmo or Star puts out every week, or the fact this junk covers shelves, or that it is peddled to young women and girls.  Nope, not a stink.  So help you God if you make a non PC comment on your blog about a woman or one of their own.  They will feed you to the wolves for that.  That's what it's all about feeding, but it's the trolls being fed.  Why not  go after that pervert cop that is always harassing women, shame him on your blogs instead of the dumb kid who lives in his basement and made a comment on reddit. There is at least a few perverted asshole cops in every town.  Oh, wait.  that might come with some legal risks and doesn't play into the troll game.

/I hate selling those mags.  They make us all look stupid.  The fact these publications get ignored by many "progressives" startles me because these things are just gobbled up by the public.
//All I want is a Kardashian Free month, just 1.
 
2013-03-26 10:28:56 AM
This ought to be entertaining.
 
2013-03-26 10:30:40 AM
both sides are bad so vote trans
 
2013-03-26 10:36:42 AM
Well, I wanted to get outraged about something. Then I got to the fifth paragraph and I might need a cold shower.
 
2013-03-26 10:41:42 AM

farkin_noob: As a species were supposed to objectify the opposite sex. Frankly, I'm offended if I don't get checked out. I've been working really hard to get fit.

/if I hear one more chick in a low cut shirt with her boobies hanging get upset because some dude was looking I'm going to flip.
//don't display the girls unless you want boys to notice!
///Wooohoooooo slashies!


Note to self: Ogle farkin_noob if the chance ever presents itself
 
2013-03-26 10:45:52 AM

SuperChuck: farkin_noob: As a species were supposed to objectify the opposite sex. Frankly, I'm offended if I don't get checked out. I've been working really hard to get fit.

/if I hear one more chick in a low cut shirt with her boobies hanging get upset because some dude was looking I'm going to flip.
//don't display the girls unless you want boys to notice!
///Wooohoooooo slashies!

Note to self: Ogle farkin_noob if the chance ever presents itself


Awww....that's the nicest thing ever!

You really are super, Chuck!!!
 
2013-03-26 10:49:30 AM

farkin_noob: SuperChuck: farkin_noob: As a species were supposed to objectify the opposite sex. Frankly, I'm offended if I don't get checked out. I've been working really hard to get fit.

/if I hear one more chick in a low cut shirt with her boobies hanging get upset because some dude was looking I'm going to flip.
//don't display the girls unless you want boys to notice!
///Wooohoooooo slashies!

Note to self: Ogle farkin_noob if the chance ever presents itself

Awww....that's the nicest thing ever!

You really are super, Chuck!!!


I'm willing to check you out by e-mail for sure instead of waiting for a chance meeting that might never happen.

/EIP
 
2013-03-26 10:52:58 AM
No kidding.

/DNRTFA
 
2013-03-26 10:53:05 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: It's less the objectification that I mind, and more the everything-is-wrong-with-you tone.


Yeah, women, sort yourself out!
i1.ytimg.com

But men, keep on being awesome!
i3.ytimg.com
 
2013-03-26 10:54:28 AM

HailRobonia: But men, keep on being awesome!


Sure thing sugar tits
 
2013-03-26 10:55:02 AM

turboke: farkin_noob: SuperChuck: farkin_noob: As a species were supposed to objectify the opposite sex. Frankly, I'm offended if I don't get checked out. I've been working really hard to get fit.

/if I hear one more chick in a low cut shirt with her boobies hanging get upset because some dude was looking I'm going to flip.
//don't display the girls unless you want boys to notice!
///Wooohoooooo slashies!

Note to self: Ogle farkin_noob if the chance ever presents itself

Awww....that's the nicest thing ever!

You really are super, Chuck!!!

I'm willing to check you out by e-mail for sure instead of waiting for a chance meeting that might never happen.

/EIP


Sent :-D
 
2013-03-26 11:02:02 AM
i remember years ago i did a test myself on this sort of thing.  i took an issue of playboy and an issue of some young woman's magazine, i think it was seventeen magazine.  i flipped through each issue and counted the pictures of hot women in provocative poses.  i don't remember the actual numbers, but playboy had far fewer pictures of hot women, it was like 40 pics in playboy and 65 pics in seventeen.  granted, the pics in playboy were mostly nude pics, and the pics in seventeen magazine were almost entirely ads for shampoo, makeup, or clothes.  but then i counted pictures of men, and playboy had more pics of men than seventeen did!  if you actually wanted a magazine full of pictures of hot women, you were better off reading a woman's magazine as long as you didn't care if they weren't naked.
 
2013-03-26 11:11:58 AM

Elegy: [i.imgur.com image 300x250]

Muh patriarchy!


Oh, so much this.
 
2013-03-26 11:22:32 AM
thisisshangrila.files.wordpress.com

/oblig
 
2013-03-26 11:25:29 AM
hmmm...?
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-26 11:30:49 AM
Oh! Now I get it.

i.qkme.me
 
2013-03-26 11:43:26 AM
 Was this from "Really--You Didn't Know This?" newsletter "No shiat Monthly" magazine?
 
2013-03-26 12:18:12 PM
I was going to look at the article but then I saw the "Amanda Marcotte" tag.  I think I'll go watch some porn instead.
 
2013-03-26 12:22:44 PM

farkin_noob: turboke: farkin_noob: SuperChuck: farkin_noob: As a species were supposed to objectify the opposite sex. Frankly, I'm offended if I don't get checked out. I've been working really hard to get fit.

/if I hear one more chick in a low cut shirt with her boobies hanging get upset because some dude was looking I'm going to flip.
//don't display the girls unless you want boys to notice!
///Wooohoooooo slashies!

Note to self: Ogle farkin_noob if the chance ever presents itself

Awww....that's the nicest thing ever!

You really are super, Chuck!!!

I'm willing to check you out by e-mail for sure instead of waiting for a chance meeting that might never happen.

/EIP

Sent :-D


Mah ee is in mah pee, too.

/all for recognizing effort
 
2013-03-26 12:30:38 PM
Man up nancy boy.

Only women and the underage are allowed to be this sensitive about what other people think.
 
2013-03-26 12:39:46 PM
Poor Scott Brown, he must feel humiliated.
 
2013-03-26 12:43:14 PM

farkin_noob: turboke: farkin_noob: SuperChuck: farkin_noob: As a species were supposed to objectify the opposite sex. Frankly, I'm offended if I don't get checked out. I've been working really hard to get fit.

/if I hear one more chick in a low cut shirt with her boobies hanging get upset because some dude was looking I'm going to flip.
//don't display the girls unless you want boys to notice!
///Wooohoooooo slashies!

Note to self: Ogle farkin_noob if the chance ever presents itself

Awww....that's the nicest thing ever!

You really are super, Chuck!!!

I'm willing to check you out by e-mail for sure instead of waiting for a chance meeting that might never happen.

/EIP

Sent :-D


E to the I to the P

:-D
 
2013-03-26 12:44:16 PM
"What to do when your guy gets all quiet"

Maybe shut the hell up for a bit and let him watch the game
 
2013-03-26 12:45:27 PM
I gave up on trying to be beautiful, so I buy the occasional "Good Housekeeping" and feel bad that everything in my house isn't color-coordinated instead.

I really loathe magazines. Waste of paper. The only thing I ever subscribed to is "Archaeology."
 
2013-03-26 12:46:48 PM
Amanda Marcotte is the PETA of feminism.
 
2013-03-26 01:42:31 PM

Moonfisher: I gave up on trying to be beautiful, so I buy the occasional "Good Housekeeping" and feel bad that everything in my house isn't color-coordinated instead.

I really loathe magazines. Waste of paper. The only thing I ever subscribed to is "Archaeology."


Have you read Archaeology lately? It's all "Bonk like an Egyptian: 10 Secret Pharaonic Sex Techniques that will drive your man wild" and "Weight Loss Tips of the Easter Islanders (eat less and exercise moai)"
 
2013-03-26 01:54:25 PM

que.guero: Amanda Marcotte is the PETA of feminism.


What are you talking about? Ze makes PETA look sane and reasonable.
 
2013-03-26 03:42:19 PM
BIE? IEP.
 
2013-03-26 03:44:37 PM

HairyTwatter: BIE? IEP.


I Eat People, I suppose.  Yes, I've been drinking.
EIP. there. Is that better?
 
2013-03-26 03:46:20 PM

kd8our: He's a cheater, she's a slut and who likes it up the butt?


Hey, stop plagiarizing Robbie Williams song lyrics.

Seriously, though, you want to know how I don't objectify women as much as women do men?  I don't think Taylor Swift is the best musician on the planet, unlike women and their views of John Mayer, Adam Levine or Jared Leto.  There's talent, and then there's "talent".


/Ashley Greene looks eminently fappable
 
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