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Thread: Sexist Double Standard

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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by MACS-24 View Post
    I think your poll is a double standard. Why aren't you letting the men equal polling?
    Men can vote...

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    I am interested in female opinions more than men's though.
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    There are innate differences in the sexes. Thus different standards. I'm not saying it's right, but it is what it is.
    It is like domestic violence. Women commit something lie 40% of the domestic abuse but all we hear about is how abusive men are. I am pointing out a societal problem.
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
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    I am interested in female opinions more than men's though.
    I said equal voting though






    just kidding though. That last part in your OP stood out and made me laugh.

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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Was this an USA commercial or somewhere else? Just curious.

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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by MACS-24 View Post
    Was this an USA commercial or somewhere else? Just curious.
    Good question. New Zealand. But I see these in the States too.
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    What are some of the commercials where men are sexually inappropriate to women in a creepy manner touching them and following them as they try to get away... I will wait all year for your example.
    Do you really think that I'm going to spend my time looking for a commercial? Really? If you don't believe me, then don't believe me, but I'm not spending my Sunday night on this ****.
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Good question. New Zealand. But I see these in the States too.
    I thought so. I remember years ago seeing German commercials and noticed how much different ours were compared to overseas, print and TV.

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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Do you really think that I'm going to spend my time looking for a commercial? Really? If you don't believe me, then don't believe me, but I'm not spending my Sunday night on this ****.
    40 years of watching TV unfortunately and I don't remember ever seeing anything comparable.
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    First of all it's difficult for me to imagine a man that is opposed to the sexual advances of a woman but if he is it's really more a power issue to me. I don't consider the advances of a man to be harassment (or threatening) unless he can physically overpower me (and I think he might try for some reason) or is in a position of authority (say a boss) and because of that I am unable (without high cost to myself) make him stop. So uninvited advances IMO do not constitute harassment.
    How is it less of a harassment? If you're harassed by another woman of a similar position, is it just not harassment because maybe you could take her in a bar fight? That doesn't make sense. Harassment has to do with the anti-social nature of the behavior, not with whether you could beat them in a duel.

    It happens a lot more than I think people realize. I actually struggle to think of any men I know well who don't have an experience that upset them.

    The outcome of those situations is variable. As I said in my previous post, men are reduced to their conquests and at risk of social stigma if they refuse. But I have seen men express -- both in my personal life and online -- feeling as though they're being used sexually quite often.

    And given that the early reports on the Millennials shows that men are more likely to want a relationship than women, and that women are driving the hook-up market, we shouldn't actually be surprised by that.

    It's hard for you to imagine because we're taught to believe that men simply don't have any feelings when it comes to touch and sex. And that is so very deeply untrue.
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I was watching this commercial with my daughters this morning where this new worker (woman) gets a job and is obsessed with the male trainer. His name is Dennis and she claims her name is Denise. She makes her hair the same and then sits really close claiming (touching distance) where she then proceeds to touch his torso against his will as he looks nervous and runs away while she has a creepy look and smile following him down the hall. In another commercial she is on a ladder and asks for help balancing and she pulls his face into her ass... literally.

    What the ****? I think it is funny but it is clear cut sexism that it is OK, AND FUNNY, to sexually harass a man.

    Imagine if the roles where reversed and a man did that to a woman in a commercial? Firings... suing... protests.

    So, why is a double standard acceptable and this Poll is primarily directed to women. Do you think it is acceptable and if so... why?
    You said it was a commercial but failed to mention what product or message they were trying to sell. New Zealand's headlines are splashed with sexual harassment charges against it's Prime Minister and other government officials. Could it have anything to do with that? Or did you expect everyone to judge a commercial they've never seen simply based on your dubious interpretation of it?

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