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Thread: Sexist Double Standard

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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    40 years of watching TV unfortunately and I don't remember ever seeing anything comparable.
    All you have to do is watch the Super Bowl to see how often women are degraded or insulted in commercials.
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    "but touching leads to sex".
    Man, if that were true, I would have had a LOT more sex!!

    That being said, yes, sexual harassment of men is a thing. Believe it or not, feminists have actually been some of the most vocal advocates of this particular issue. But let's be clear--women are at a far, far greater risk of being targeted for sexual harassment and violence.

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    MEN! VOTE!

    I am interested in female opinions more than men's though.
    This seems to be a rather male-dominated board, FWIW.
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    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.
    First of all please try not to pigeon hole me into some narrow category because you are so eager to feed your outrage over the injustices men have been dealt. I was speaking about my own perspective. I have had men make advances at me all my life that were uninvited but I don't feel like they were harassing me I feel like they were trying to get laid. Which is what men do and luckily, now, some women can be just as inappropriate if they want to. There is nothing innately abusive about making an aggressive advance. It tacky and sloppy and doesn't usually work and the aggressor ends up looking like a dolt but in and of itself I don't thing of the advance as harassment. It's harrasment when I make it clear that I am not interested and they try in some way to force the issue.

    Others may feel differently. That's fine.
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    1. You said it was a commercial but failed to mention what product or message they were trying to sell. 2. 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? 3. Or did you expect everyone to judge a commercial they've never seen simply based on your dubious interpretation of it?
    1. Home delivery movies type of thing.
    2. Nope. Irrelevant.
    3. What could be dubious about what I described?
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    First of all please try not to pigeon hole me into some narrow category because you are so eager to feed your outrage over the injustices men have been dealt. I was speaking about my own perspective. I have had men make advances at me all my life that were uninvited but I don't feel like they were harassing me I feel like they were trying to get laid. Which is what men do and luckily, now, some women can be just as inappropriate if they want to. There is nothing innately abusive about making an aggressive advance. It tacky and sloppy and doesn't usually work and the aggressor ends up looking like a dolt but in and of itself I don't thing of the advance as harassment. It's harrasment when I make it clear that I am not interested and they try in some way to force the issue.

    Others may feel differently. That's fine.
    Where the hell did that come from...?

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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    All you have to do is watch the Super Bowl to see how often women are degraded or insulted in commercials.
    "Degrading" is subjective and not part of this debate...
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Sounds more like satire than a double standard
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    "Degrading" is subjective and not part of this debate...
    Of course you don't want the degradation of women to be part of a debate where you want provide a double standard that hurts men. We can't have anything that might hurt your argument.
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Man, if that were true, I would have had a LOT more sex!!

    That being said, yes, sexual harassment of men is a thing. Believe it or not, feminists have actually been some of the most vocal advocates of this particular issue. But let's be clear--women are at a far, far greater risk of being targeted for sexual harassment and violence..
    I disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    It's funny in the reverse as well, and I've seen both in movies and TV.

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