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2018-03-13 01:07:20 AM  
, being Boomers and older Gen Xers first source of  fap fodder.

/finished the headline for you subby
 
2018-03-13 01:20:47 AM  
I looked at the comments Ray.  They must have missed the Murdoch buyout.
 
2018-03-13 01:28:38 AM  
This is an important article. I'm sure all the right people hate it.
 
2018-03-13 01:29:51 AM  
And here's the original link - not sure why you'd link to Salon.
 
2018-03-13 01:40:33 AM  
I hope you're all ashamed of yourselves.
 
2018-03-13 01:51:27 AM  

vygramul: And here's the original link - not sure why you'd link to Salon.


Thank you. F*ck Salon, I'm not mining bitcoins for you and I'm not turning my ad blocker off.
 
2018-03-13 02:10:13 AM  

fusillade762: vygramul: And here's the original link - not sure why you'd link to Salon.

Thank you. F*ck Salon, I'm not mining bitcoins for you and I'm not turning my ad blocker off.


A-farking-men.

They can suck a cock.
 
2018-03-13 02:25:12 AM  
It's not NatGeo's fault that in rural Africa in the 1960s and before the ladies went topless. They just did. NG just reporting.

But if they're going to apologize over the lingo, they should not stigmatize just themselves, but explain it was mainstream zeitgeist for that time.
 
2018-03-13 02:39:20 AM  
It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.
 
2018-03-13 03:09:12 AM  

Kouta: It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.


Doesn't excuse them for being wrong.
 
2018-03-13 06:28:22 AM  

wingedkat: Kouta: It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.

Doesn't excuse them for being wrong.


It's not an excuse, but it was life. I don't know why we're going back and being shocked at a racist culture. We were a predominantly racist culture until the last 40 years. It's been progress, but slow and steady since then.

What are we going to do next? Point out that there were no shows about successful black families until The Jefferson's?

We're not learning anythjng new here.
 
2018-03-13 06:49:59 AM  
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"I'm gonna label this one 'Good times with the spearchuckers.'"
 
2018-03-13 07:18:03 AM  

wingedkat: Kouta: It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.

Doesn't excuse them for being wrong.


Ha ha, Aristotle thought the purpose of the brain was to cool blood.  Erase him from history for being so wrong!
 
2018-03-13 07:23:58 AM  

Dork Gently: wingedkat: Kouta: It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.

Doesn't excuse them for being wrong.

Ha ha, Aristotle thought the purpose of the brain was to cool blood.  Erase him from history for being so wrong!


Well... in some respects he was right.
 
2018-03-13 07:24:40 AM  
What's wrong with being racy?
 
2018-03-13 07:25:12 AM  
It wasn't just their stories that were racist and outright colonialist back then... their ads were even worse. Sexist too.
My brother has a few print issues from just before WWII and more through the late forties and early fifties... holy crap on a shingle were they bad.
 
2018-03-13 07:29:58 AM  
Good for them although I suspect several people will post in this thread who totally miss the point.
 
2018-03-13 07:30:20 AM  
No other magazine let me look at pancake tittied women while in my classroom in 3rd grade.
 
2018-03-13 07:32:34 AM  

NewportBarGuy: wingedkat: Kouta: It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.

Doesn't excuse them for being wrong.

It's not an excuse, but it was life. I don't know why we're going back and being shocked at a racist culture. We were a predominantly racist culture until the last 40 years. It's been progress, but slow and steady since then.


The recent Presidential election suggests that we're still a predominently racist culture.
 
2018-03-13 07:34:45 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Good for them although I suspect several people will post in this thread who totally miss the point.


That they regularly showed them saggy and utterly non-erotic bresticles on TV, and TV is better?

Amidoinitright?
 
2018-03-13 07:34:55 AM  

Dork Gently: wingedkat: Kouta: It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.

Doesn't excuse them for being wrong.

Ha ha, Aristotle thought the purpose of the brain was to cool blood.  Erase him from history for being so wrong!


The article is essentially an apology by National Geographic. Nobody is suggesting erasing anything.
 
2018-03-13 07:38:43 AM  
Has NatGeo ever published a photo of naked white girl parts?  Didn't think so.
 
2018-03-13 07:40:41 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Dork Gently: wingedkat: Kouta: It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.

Doesn't excuse them for being wrong.

Ha ha, Aristotle thought the purpose of the brain was to cool blood.  Erase him from history for being so wrong!

The article is essentially an apology by National Geographic. Nobody is suggesting erasing anything.


Yet.

Judging the past by today's standards is the pinnacle of privilege.
 
2018-03-13 07:48:01 AM  

pissnmoan: Has NatGeo ever published a photo of naked white girl parts?  Didn't think so.


They should do a story on the primitive hill people of Alabama and their mysterious migration to the Florida Panhandle each spring, where they flash their boobs at people who actually went to college, in the hopes of finding a husband who went to someplace better than a bible college.
 
2018-03-13 07:49:54 AM  
I hope everyone gets a warm, fuzzy feeling of superiority after reading this. Thank god you're so much more enlightened than people from those times
 
2018-03-13 07:59:11 AM  

Kevin72: It's not NatGeo's fault that in rural Africa in the 1960s and before the ladies went topless. They just did. NG just reporting.

But if they're going to apologize over the lingo, they should not stigmatize just themselves, but explain it was mainstream zeitgeist for that time.


They wore racism on their belt - it was the style at the time.
 
2018-03-13 08:12:17 AM  

doubled99: I hope everyone gets a warm, fuzzy feeling of superiority after reading this.


We always do, silly little 198.
 
2018-03-13 08:12:52 AM  

HedlessChickn: fusillade762: vygramul: And here's the original link - not sure why you'd link to Salon.

Thank you. F*ck Salon, I'm not mining bitcoins for you and I'm not turning my ad blocker off.

A-farking-men.

They can suck a cock.


My thoughts exactly.
 
2018-03-13 08:13:09 AM  
National Geographic, if anything, taught me to be less racist.
Fapping to pictures of black women was just as effective as pictures of white women.
Later in life, I was pleasantly surprised to discover how generous black women were to a slightly naive white boy.
 
2018-03-13 08:14:11 AM  

Dork Gently: Voiceofreason01: Dork Gently: wingedkat: Kouta: It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.

Doesn't excuse them for being wrong.

Ha ha, Aristotle thought the purpose of the brain was to cool blood.  Erase him from history for being so wrong!

The article is essentially an apology by National Geographic. Nobody is suggesting erasing anything.

Yet.

Judging the past by today's standards is the pinnacle of privilege.


Acknowledging that this shiat happened and understanding why so that we can move forward is how progress is made. We just elected a white supremecist President. There has been a resurgence of the "alt right", gun violence and poverty are strongly correlated to the color of your skin in this country. Racism is still a very relevant topic in the US and talking about the mistakes we made in the past is part of how we learn to do better.
 
2018-03-13 08:15:08 AM  

vygramul: And here's the original link - not sure why you'd link to Salon.


Probably for the same reason Forbes articles about science are greenlit almost every day of the week.  The gripes about the source generate comments and page views.
 
2018-03-13 08:20:06 AM  

NewportBarGuy: wingedkat: Kouta: It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.

Doesn't excuse them for being wrong.

It's not an excuse, but it was life. I don't know why we're going back and being shocked at a racist culture. We were a predominantly racist culture until the last 40 years. It's been progress, but slow and steady since then.

What are we going to do next? Point out that there were no shows about successful black families until The Jefferson's?

We're not learning anythjng new here.


No, this is a significant thing.  It's an institution acknowledging their mistakes, admitting to them and apologizing for them.  NatGeo had the most impact in the 20th century of defining the world to Americans.

Over and done, let's move on.  That's how it should be done.
 
2018-03-13 08:22:28 AM  
Nat Geo Panders to Farkers, Still No Increase in Subscriptions
 
2018-03-13 08:22:57 AM  

Dork Gently: Voiceofreason01: Dork Gently: wingedkat: Kouta: It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.

Doesn't excuse them for being wrong.

Ha ha, Aristotle thought the purpose of the brain was to cool blood.  Erase him from history for being so wrong!

The article is essentially an apology by National Geographic. Nobody is suggesting erasing anything.

Yet.

Judging the past by today's standards is the pinnacle of privilege.


Bingo. Penicillin was discovered in 1928 and wasn't mass-produceable until late-WWII. That's the first effective antibiotic which can be mass-produced. For almost all of human history doctors had almost no effective way of treating a bacterial infection.
 
2018-03-13 08:23:01 AM  
Racist and sexist.  Got to learn all about Nat Geos shady past for my archaeology degrees.

NatGeos articles on ancient Egypt and Rome were a huge influence on me and partly responsible for my nerdgasms.
 
2018-03-13 08:28:39 AM  

madethistopost: HedlessChickn: fusillade762: vygramul: And here's the original link - not sure why you'd link to Salon.

Thank you. F*ck Salon, I'm not mining bitcoins for you and I'm not turning my ad blocker off.

A-farking-men.

They can suck a cock.

My thoughts exactly.


Really? Fark is not your yadda yadda yadda, you know.
 
2018-03-13 08:29:37 AM  
Well good for them. It's nice to see some introspection from an organization with such a long history and a willingness to lay their flaws bare. That's rather unheard of these days.
 
2018-03-13 08:35:17 AM  
NG reflected the times they were in.  What a sin.

And, now they are needlessly flogging themselves over it.  Again, reflecting the times we are in.
 
2018-03-13 08:41:11 AM  

pissnmoan: Has NatGeo ever published a photo of naked white girl parts?  Didn't think so.


That was Playboy's job.
 
2018-03-13 08:42:12 AM  
I forgot it was 2018 and facts are now considered racist.
 
2018-03-13 08:43:13 AM  

FatherChaos: [img.fark.net image 590x392]

"I'm gonna label this one 'Good times with the spearchuckers.'"


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What did you just say?!
 
2018-03-13 08:50:09 AM  

rewind2846: It wasn't just their stories that were racist and outright colonialist back then...


It was literally an explorers club. It was what it said on the tin.
 
2018-03-13 08:50:13 AM  
When will its current owner admit to its racist present?
 
2018-03-13 08:55:51 AM  
This just in: People in 1888 were racist.  Ric Romero reports.
 
2018-03-13 09:00:08 AM  
*reads article*

I think it sounds like a cool idea. Not sure what the problem is? I'm 30 and don't have the, uh, emotional attachment to the mag that some older farkers seem to.

/I'd read it and I'm black *shrug*
 
2018-03-13 09:05:21 AM  

winedrinkingman: pissnmoan: Has NatGeo ever published a photo of naked white girl parts?  Didn't think so.

They should do a story on the primitive hill people of Alabama and their mysterious migration to the Florida Panhandle each spring, where they flash their boobs at people who actually went to college, in the hopes of finding a husband who went to someplace better than a bible college.


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/ma​g​azine/2018/04/race-lynching-museum-kat​ie-couric-alabama/
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm​/​0601/feature8/index.html
https://almnh.ua.edu/hodges_meteorite​.​html
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/n​e​ws/2013/02/130220-russia-meteorite-ann​-hodges-science-space-hit/
https://www.rollbamaroll.com/2011/11/​1​7/2442660/alabama-football-in-national​-geographic-magazine
http://www.picture-worl.org/national-g​eographic-women-of-the-past-1978.html
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com​/​drugs-inc/galleries/spring-break/at/11​7-2091141/
 
2018-03-13 09:10:58 AM  

Ghastly: , being Boomers and older Gen Xers first source of  fap fodder.


2nd for me.  There will always be a special place in my heart for the Sears Catalog.  You never forget your first.
 
2018-03-13 09:11:01 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Dork Gently: Voiceofreason01: Dork Gently: wingedkat: Kouta: It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.

Doesn't excuse them for being wrong.

Ha ha, Aristotle thought the purpose of the brain was to cool blood.  Erase him from history for being so wrong!

The article is essentially an apology by National Geographic. Nobody is suggesting erasing anything.

Yet.

Judging the past by today's standards is the pinnacle of privilege.

Acknowledging that this shiat happened and understanding why so that we can move forward is how progress is made. We just elected a white supremecist President. There has been a resurgence of the "alt right", gun violence and poverty are strongly correlated to the color of your skin in this country. Racism is still a very relevant topic in the US and talking about the mistakes we made in the past is part of how we learn to do better.


And we elected a black president before that.
 
2018-03-13 09:12:27 AM  

Dork Gently: Voiceofreason01: Dork Gently: wingedkat: Kouta: It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.

Doesn't excuse them for being wrong.

Ha ha, Aristotle thought the purpose of the brain was to cool blood.  Erase him from history for being so wrong!

The article is essentially an apology by National Geographic. Nobody is suggesting erasing anything.

Yet.

Judging the past by today's standards is the pinnacle of privilege.


This
 
2018-03-13 09:13:37 AM  

machoprogrammer: Voiceofreason01: Dork Gently: Voiceofreason01: Dork Gently: wingedkat: Kouta: It was just as bad as a lot of other mainstream publications.

Doesn't excuse them for being wrong.

Ha ha, Aristotle thought the purpose of the brain was to cool blood.  Erase him from history for being so wrong!

The article is essentially an apology by National Geographic. Nobody is suggesting erasing anything.

Yet.

Judging the past by today's standards is the pinnacle of privilege.

Acknowledging that this shiat happened and understanding why so that we can move forward is how progress is made. We just elected a white supremecist President. There has been a resurgence of the "alt right", gun violence and poverty are strongly correlated to the color of your skin in this country. Racism is still a very relevant topic in the US and talking about the mistakes we made in the past is part of how we learn to do better.

And we elected a black president before that.


And that's progress but Obama was not elected because he's black. Trump was elected because he's a white supremecist.
 
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