OT PESO - NSFW Apparently!
knarftheriault at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 12:25:42 EDT 2009
On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 9:38 PM, paul stenquist <pnstenquist at comcast.net> wrote:
> Why is it sexist? I think it's mildly erotic and has sexual connotations,
> but I don't find it demeaning to either sex. If a man opens his shirt and
> lowers his pants a bit, is that sexist as well?
Does something have to be demeaning to be sexist? Portraying someone
as a sexual being first and a person second is sexist to me; you may
And, yes, if a man opens his shirt and lowers his pants a bit, I'd say
that's sexist, too. That being said, it's clearly not the same thing
as what this photo portrays. Society has sexualized mammary glands -
sexy though man's chest may or may not be it just isn't the same as a
The fact that we see much, much more cheesecake than beefcake - both
on this list and in society generally - speaks volumes, doesn't it?
Women are portrayed as sexual creatures ~far~ more often than men are.
I'm not saying that I'm offended or that such photos ought not be
posted (far be it from me to be a censor!), I just find such "mild
eroticism" (as you put it) to be rather needless and somewhat tedious.
It's just not my thing, I guess.
"Sharpness is a bourgeois concept." -Henri Cartier-Bresson
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