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(Slate)   The best way for men to fight sexism is to wear short shorts   (slate.com) divider line 110
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2014-05-16 08:41:42 PM  
It's Amanda Hess for Slate.  Start every article of her's assuming she's wrong.  Then count points in the article about how wrong she is.  If she happens to stumble on a correct idea, count points for every reference she makes to people who thought things through more than she did.

Seriously, she's troll bait.
 
2014-05-16 08:42:40 PM  
www.everyjoe.com
 
2014-05-16 08:43:01 PM  
No.

Just.... no.
 
2014-05-16 08:53:19 PM  
Great idea! I heartily endorse it. Get rid of the ties while you're at it too.
 
2014-05-16 09:06:11 PM  
Is it too late to disable pics in this thread ?
 
2014-05-16 09:10:42 PM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2014-05-16 09:11:51 PM  
I'm all for this.  Also, I think I can see Al Gore's wiener tip.
 
2014-05-16 09:40:11 PM  

Lsherm: It's Amanda Hess for Slate.  Start every article of her's assuming she's wrong.  Then count points in the article about how wrong she is.  If she happens to stumble on a correct idea, count points for every reference she makes to people who thought things through more than she did.

Seriously, she's troll bait.


Ok, she wouldn't do you, this happens sometimes dude. Move along.
 
2014-05-16 09:41:09 PM  
Who wears short-shorts?
 
2014-05-16 09:44:39 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Lsherm: It's Amanda Hess for Slate.  Start every article of her's assuming she's wrong.  Then count points in the article about how wrong she is.  If she happens to stumble on a correct idea, count points for every reference she makes to people who thought things through more than she did.

Seriously, she's troll bait.

Ok, she wouldn't do you, this happens sometimes dude. Move along.


Hess like typing detected
 
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2014-05-16 09:50:50 PM  
Those aren't short shorts.

These are short shorts

www.zaphon.com
 
2014-05-16 10:05:02 PM  
Depends on the guy.

And, for the record, Dollar Bill Clinton has some pretty nice gams.
 
2014-05-16 10:21:30 PM  

Lsherm: Seriously, she's troll bait.


So she's baiting trolls? Meta.
 
2014-05-16 10:24:45 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-16 10:31:17 PM  

Lsherm: It's Amanda Hess for Slate.  Start every article of her's assuming she's wrong.  Then count points in the article about how wrong she is.  If she happens to stumble on a correct idea, count points for every reference she makes to people who thought things through more than she did.


Does a certain number of points equal a drink? I would hate to do all that math for nothing.
 
2014-05-16 10:39:53 PM  
Short shorts for men are in now. Just sayin
 
2014-05-16 10:40:09 PM  

Lsherm: It's Amanda Hess for Slate.  Start every article of her's assuming she's wrong.  Then count points in the article about how wrong she is.  If she happens to stumble on a correct idea, count points for every reference she makes to people who thought things through more than she did.

Seriously, she's troll bait.


Sounds like a fun drinking game actually.
 
2014-05-16 10:40:34 PM  
NO
 
2014-05-16 10:41:03 PM  
I don't know why, but I just never liked shorts. Even when it's 40* C, I wear jeans and a t-shirt.
 
2014-05-16 10:42:24 PM  
www.ottawalife.com
 
2014-05-16 10:43:03 PM  
mrkimble.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-05-16 10:44:59 PM  

Super Chronic: [mrkimble.files.wordpress.com image 360x485]


Came for this.

/wait... what?
 
2014-05-16 10:45:30 PM  
oh, god, I just read the article:

"girls are made to pass fingertip hemline tests to gain access to middle-school classrooms."

Gee, an institution created to prepare children for work enforces the incredibly draconian rule of not wearing shorts that let their buttcheeks hang out. Surely this is the greatest assault on women since the Taliban were stoning them in the marketplace.
 
2014-05-16 10:46:18 PM  
I'm getting mixed up who actually is writing this story:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142405270230483130457954631 2 161483266

The WSJ has almost the same article and this Slate article even pulls the joke about scientists freaking out.

Weird.
 
2014-05-16 10:47:52 PM  
So I should fight sexism by looking like a farking tool.  Yeah, pass.
 
2014-05-16 10:49:05 PM  
Pork swords. Hamburger phone. That is all.
 
2014-05-16 10:49:30 PM  
great. thanks Man Faye.
 
2014-05-16 10:50:25 PM  
Women dress sexy to attract sexy men. It has nothing to do with me, or any other guy on fark.
 
2014-05-16 10:50:51 PM  

Snarfangel: Lsherm: It's Amanda Hess for Slate.  Start every article of her's assuming she's wrong.  Then count points in the article about how wrong she is.  If she happens to stumble on a correct idea, count points for every reference she makes to people who thought things through more than she did.

Does a certain number of points equal a drink? I would hate to do all that math for nothing.


One point equals a half drink
 
2014-05-16 10:51:59 PM  
Like in Parts, The Clonus Horror? All you had there was smoking crotches.
 
2014-05-16 10:52:12 PM  
Amanda Hess is a Slate staff writer. Email her at a­m­a­n­da*he­ss[nospam-﹫-backwards]etal­s*co­m, or follow her on...

No.

Amanda Hess is an idiot. Or drunk. Probably both.
 
2014-05-16 10:53:18 PM  
Just make sure you unpack your male privilege backpack first.
 
2014-05-16 10:53:26 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: oh, god, I just read the article:

"girls are made to pass fingertip hemline tests to gain access to middle-school classrooms."

Gee, an institution created to prepare children for work enforces the incredibly draconian rule of not wearing shorts that let their buttcheeks hang out. Surely this is the greatest assault on women since the Taliban were stoning them in the marketplace.


We had the dollar bill test.  They'd hold a dollar bill against the girl's leg and if the skirt was higher than the height of the bill, she had to call home to get a new one.

Which means that there are adults out there who are being paid a salary to closely examine a girl's thigh while holding singles.

Fingertip test would work for me.  I got stubby arms and legs.  I could wear a skirt halfway up my thigh and be in compliance.  Of course, the rest of you would need eye bleach and suddenly gag whenever you saw plucked poultry.
 
2014-05-16 10:54:48 PM  
i65.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-16 10:56:20 PM  
Not gonna happen.  If a man accidentally catches sight of any skin closer than four inches to another man's penis, then the first man will turn gay.  Men don't want to risk turning gay so they've all agreed not to wear short shorts.
 
2014-05-16 10:56:23 PM  

xanadian: Depends on the guy.

And, for the record, Dollar Bill Clinton has some pretty nice gams.


If by "nice gams" you mean translucent hams, then we agree.
 
2014-05-16 10:56:30 PM  

Super Chronic: [mrkimble.files.wordpress.com image 360x485]


Was waiting for this, thank you.
 
2014-05-16 10:56:54 PM  
Also this
www.2risate.com
 
2014-05-16 10:58:28 PM  

aerojockey: Not gonna happen.  If a man accidentally catches sight of any skin closer than four inches to another man's penis, then the first man will turn gay.  Men don't want to risk turning gay so they've all agreed not to wear short shorts.


This seems like a good theory, but there is that whole "shirts vs skins" way of playing casual sports.
 
2014-05-16 11:01:25 PM  
or this
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-16 11:01:38 PM  

aerojockey: Not gonna happen.  If a man accidentally catches sight of any skin closer than four inches to another man's penis, then the first man will turn gay.  Men don't want to risk turning gay so they've all agreed not to wear short shorts.


And that's why wrestling never, ever was invented.
 
2014-05-16 11:05:32 PM  
No.
 
2014-05-16 11:06:04 PM  
Five inch shorts have been fratty for years, is fashion now following frat trends?  Are fishing shirts and Costa Del Mar sunglasses the next huge trend?
 
2014-05-16 11:07:41 PM  

Super Chronic: [mrkimble.files.wordpress.com image 360x485]


Oh, God....ewww.
I just vomited in my mouth.
 
2014-05-16 11:09:36 PM  
Sky's out? Thighs out.
 
2014-05-16 11:09:43 PM  
Yeah, that's not happening you stupid broad.
 
2014-05-16 11:12:43 PM  
If you can't see my hairy coin purse the shorts are too long.
 
2014-05-16 11:15:25 PM  

sharphead: I'm getting mixed up who actually is writing this story:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142405270230483130457954631 2 161483266

The WSJ has almost the same article and this Slate article even pulls the joke about scientists freaking out.

Weird.


THAT'S what you consider weird about the world today? Your straight laces are tied too tight.
 
2014-05-16 11:16:12 PM  
Well, I can clearly see Al Gore's nuts.
 
2014-05-16 11:19:42 PM  
After seeing Al Gore's ding dong poking through his shorts, I propose we come after subby and whoever wrote that article with bottles and chains, or pitchforks and torches!
 
2014-05-16 11:21:38 PM  
I don't think so.

media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-16 11:24:54 PM  
I've seen a few hipsters trying to bring it back. I hope they fail.
 
2014-05-16 11:25:18 PM  
No, Donald Glover and Kid Cudi can be trusted with the power of short shorts. Everyone else can apply to a carefully selected tribunal of sufficiently catty queens with 360 footage and hand written testimonials from a minimum of three character witnesses.
 
2014-05-16 11:32:14 PM  
A 50 y/o man in a speedo is FREEDOM!

or is that just nuts?
 
2014-05-16 11:33:57 PM  

Sticky Hands: aerojockey: Not gonna happen.  If a man accidentally catches sight of any skin closer than four inches to another man's penis, then the first man will turn gay.  Men don't want to risk turning gay so they've all agreed not to wear short shorts.

This seems like a good theory, but there is that whole "shirts vs skins" way of playing casual sports.


What's gay about playing basketball with beefy guys and their naked bulging pecs, ripped biceps, and tight abs?  That's like the least gay thing there is.  Bit of thigh near the ballsack, that's gay.
 
2014-05-16 11:40:21 PM  

doglover: [weknowmemes.com image 650x551]


Dick neck, the male cleavage.  Keep it tasteful and only show an inch, that way she can wonder about the other two inches.

Have you seen the underboob shirts.  Lets get the short shorts up there and show a little nut.
 
2014-05-16 11:41:50 PM  
I'm just going to keep putting 'em out here. Not technically shorts.
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-16 11:44:47 PM  
Well, all right, go ahead and wear your short shorts ... but if you're a hottie worth looking at, you better be going commando, too.

It's like looking for the prize in a Cracker Jack box.

/caught the ghey
 
2014-05-16 11:44:50 PM  
I have a couple pairs of shorts that are your typical 80s length. It was a warm day, so I put one of them on. Now I'm reminded of how a sweaty thigh sticks to the seat of a tough leather office chair. IIRC, vinyl car seats back in the 80s were worse.
 
2014-05-16 11:49:10 PM  

LadySusan: I'm just going to keep putting 'em out here. Not technically shorts.
[img.fark.net image 390x358]


I'm down to wear a skirt.

Nothing like I'm trying to show off my nubile ass and cametoe or anything.

Just something comfy that will cover my bumby, twig, and cherries.
 
2014-05-16 11:50:17 PM  
Do they make those really short shorts in XXXL?
 
2014-05-16 11:51:47 PM  
The men's shorts that baffled me were the ones that looked like baggy Capri pants... Pant legs that ended about 6 inches above the shoes? Why bother?

i01.i.aliimg.com
 
2014-05-16 11:53:06 PM  

jaylectricity: LadySusan: I'm just going to keep putting 'em out here. Not technically shorts.
[img.fark.net image 390x358]

I'm down to wear a skirt.

Nothing like I'm trying to show off my nubile ass and cametoe or anything.

Just something comfy that will cover my bumby, twig, and cherries.


Did... Did you just call a kilt a "skirt"?

/backs away to minimum safe distance
 
2014-05-16 11:54:35 PM  

vicioushobbit: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: oh, god, I just read the article:

"girls are made to pass fingertip hemline tests to gain access to middle-school classrooms."

Gee, an institution created to prepare children for work enforces the incredibly draconian rule of not wearing shorts that let their buttcheeks hang out. Surely this is the greatest assault on women since the Taliban were stoning them in the marketplace.

We had the dollar bill test.  They'd hold a dollar bill against the girl's leg and if the skirt was higher than the height of the bill, she had to call home to get a new one.

Which means that there are adults out there who are being paid a salary to closely examine a girl's thigh while holding singles.

Fingertip test would work for me.  I got stubby arms and legs.  I could wear a skirt halfway up my thigh and be in compliance.  Of course, the rest of you would need eye bleach and suddenly gag whenever you saw plucked poultry.


I like you.
 
2014-05-16 11:56:23 PM  
Looks like Al Gore has a tiny little friend in his short shorts.
 
2014-05-16 11:58:55 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Who wears short-shorts?


In my flamboyant yoof I used to run around in short shorts and no underwear. It got me laid a lot too. One chick actually leaned in and told me "So I've seen your dick a hundred times and I wouldn't mind sucking it." And she bought her own drinks too!

These things boys wear today look ridiculous. Baring your butt-cheeks like a prison hussy is bad enough, but shorts to your ankles? Huh? Why not just wear culottes or bloomers?
 
2014-05-17 12:01:41 AM  

Driver: The men's shorts that baffled me were the ones that looked like baggy Capri pants... Pant legs that ended about 6 inches above the shoes? Why bother?


Shants? Ports?

Yeah, me neither. Though I could see them being very comfortable if made out of linen and worn on a breezy day.

gotta keep the boys aired out and all.
 
2014-05-17 12:03:18 AM  

vicioushobbit: aerojockey: Not gonna happen.  If a man accidentally catches sight of any skin closer than four inches to another man's penis, then the first man will turn gay.  Men don't want to risk turning gay so they've all agreed not to wear short shorts.

And that's why wrestling never, ever was invented.


Wrestling isn't gay unless you make eye contact
 
2014-05-17 12:04:17 AM  
007 can rock the short shorts

i28.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-17 12:07:09 AM  
Nobody remembers the 70's when cut-off really tight jeans were the shorts of choice? For men.
 
2014-05-17 12:08:40 AM  
www.booksigningcentral.com
 
2014-05-17 12:17:38 AM  

cc_rider: 007 can rock the short shorts


Oh yes he can! The rest of you can keep your plum smugglers to yourselves!
 
2014-05-17 12:35:32 AM  
Australian Rules Football is all in with this trend

www2.pictures.zimbio.com

s1.hubimg.com
cdn.scahw.com.au
 
2014-05-17 01:02:54 AM  
37.media.tumblr.com

Homer Simpson: A Slate Egalitarian.
 
2014-05-17 01:35:02 AM  
Yeah, and when men start wearing short shorts, she'll find a way to complain about the Patriarchy or something.

Seriously, feminism, stick a fork in it... You're done.

Besides, why would I want to fight sexism? Its great to be King.
 
2014-05-17 01:36:26 AM  

cc_rider: 007 can rock the short shorts

[i28.photobucket.com image 306x551]


... I love you.
 
2014-05-17 01:40:18 AM  
I give you, the greatest of them all:

www.pitch.com
 
2014-05-17 01:40:54 AM  
You'll need a lot of eye bleach if I wear short shorts.
 
2014-05-17 02:23:38 AM  
Are there any pictures of Gore where he doesn't look wooden?
 
2014-05-17 02:43:42 AM  

codigo: Are there any pictures of Gore where he doesn't look wooden?


Only around Tipper
 
2014-05-17 02:49:11 AM  
I used to wear some cut off shorts back in the late 70s, thought they were pretty neat, then I noticed one of my guys was peeking out no wonder, when I was hanging around with the girls tennis team, they never seemed to notice. But they noticed when we got to college. Chinnuts.
 
2014-05-17 03:08:00 AM  

Ex-Texan: I used to wear some cut off shorts back in the late 70s, thought they were pretty neat, then I noticed one of my guys was peeking out no wonder, when I was hanging around with the girls tennis team, they never seemed to notice. But they noticed when we got to college. Chinnuts.


That's the whole problem. At some point you have to sit. And nobody wants that.
 
2014-05-17 03:16:58 AM  

criscodisco: I'm all for this.  Also, I think I can see Al Gore's wiener tip.


No shorts are that short.
 
2014-05-17 03:34:13 AM  
img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-05-17 03:54:57 AM  

codigo: Are there any pictures of Gore where he doesn't look wooden?


I thought that was Gary Sinise.
 
2014-05-17 04:50:02 AM  

baconbeard: I give you, the greatest of them all:


This cannot be unseen.
 
2014-05-17 04:52:07 AM  
Forget Daniel Craig.  You need to go full Sean Connery with Zardoz.

spatula-city.org
 
2014-05-17 05:32:33 AM  
Nut huggers.....
 
2014-05-17 06:35:21 AM  

LadySusan:


First thing I thought of. I am not disapoint.

/wore 'em myself
//in the mid 80's
///damn, I'm old
 
2014-05-17 07:05:20 AM  
Warwick Capper is the king of short shorts.
 
2014-05-17 08:02:11 AM  
I love me a pair of nice legs on a man. Where can one procure a pair? I need to find these shorts for my man.

/this thread needs m
 
2014-05-17 08:44:52 AM  
Has anyone pointed out that in the photo. Clinton and Gore are dressed for running? I don't think that running gear is necessarily a bellweather of fashion trends.

/// Runner
//// Would not be caught dead wearing my running duds in any other setting.
 
2014-05-17 08:54:23 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-17 09:45:34 AM  
Amanda Hess  , proving that delusional emotional agenda individuals still have there head up someone elses arse  , thee 20th century called Amanda ,  it wants it simple minded shiat back!
 
2014-05-17 10:19:10 AM  
"I was lonelier than Kunta Kinte at a Merle Haggard concert
That night I strolled on into Uncle Limpy's Hump Palace lookin' for love.
It had been a while.
In fact, three hundred and sixty-five had come and went
since that midnight run haulin' hog to Shakey Town on I-10.
I had picked up this hitchhiker that was sweatin' gallons
through a pair of Daisy Duke cut-offs and one of those Fruit Of The Loom tank-tops.
Well, that night I lost myself to ruby red lips,
milky white skin and baby blue eyes.
Name was Russell."

(From those masters of music, the Bloodhound Gang)
 
2014-05-17 10:22:38 AM  
Sexism will be over when women stop caring about what other people think they should wear.

As for people who go around telling other people what they should wear; fark you.
 
2014-05-17 11:13:12 AM  
I support this.  I've been working hard to get in shape I need to show off.  About time!
 
2014-05-17 11:45:21 AM  

baconbeard: I give you, the greatest of them all:

[www.pitch.com image 435x768]


That guy looks a lot like the ex's dad. Maybe he'll take me to range some day.
 
2014-05-17 11:47:48 AM  

Bucky Katt: You'll need a lot of eye bleach if I wear short shorts.


Actually I look best below the humongous paunch waist: all the dog walking I do has really toned my pins.
 
2014-05-17 11:48:40 AM  

Notabunny: Ex-Texan: I used to wear some cut off shorts back in the late 70s, thought they were pretty neat, then I noticed one of my guys was peeking out no wonder, when I was hanging around with the girls tennis team, they never seemed to notice. But they noticed when we got to college. Chinnuts.

That's the whole problem. At some point you have to sit. And nobody wants that.


Briefs.
 
2014-05-17 12:38:26 PM  

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 450x600]


Jessica Simpson called. She wants her look back.
 
2014-05-17 01:12:36 PM  

Driver: The men's shorts that baffled me were the ones that looked like baggy Capri pants... Pant legs that ended about 6 inches above the shoes? Why bother?


Rodeo clown.
 
2014-05-17 01:19:00 PM  

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 450x600]


Dear god, it's Daisy Duke's forgotten brother.
 
2014-05-17 03:03:22 PM  
Some clothes should never be worn
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-17 03:04:24 PM  
Office wear
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-17 03:06:00 PM  
For the right wing patriot marching in hot, muggy Washington DC to overthrow ObummPelosiWhaaarrrgrrblll

img.fark.net
 
2014-05-17 03:08:02 PM  
Lots and lots of eye bleach in case any of these images offend.
 
2014-05-17 04:11:46 PM  
Thanks. I had many things on my to-do list today, and at the top of that list was to see an outline of Al Gore's flaccid penis.

Fark, it always delivers.
 
2014-05-17 08:40:44 PM  

criscodisco: I'm all for this.  Also, I think I can see Al Gore's wiener tip.


ACORN has been disbanded.
 
2014-05-17 11:37:15 PM  

LadySusan: Lots and lots of eye bleach in case any of these images offend.


... I love you EVEN MORE
 
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