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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Ew... The "pulls his face into her ass" bit made me pull a bit of a face.

    It's acceptable largely because men aren't allowed to say they feel grossed out by such behavior, and women are infantilized to the point where they can do pretty much whatever they want sexually without getting the same kind of blow-back men do.

    It's a weird combination of things. It is not one sex or the other being insulted. It's both. Men are insulted by being called "sissies" or "faggots" about bringing up unwanted female attention or touch, and this comes from virtually avenues of society. Men's feelings are deligitimized, because men are reduced to their conquests. And also that women are infantilized. The reason why women get alimony even though most of them work, and also get away with things like this, are exactly the same reason. They are deemed too stupid to be responsible for their own actions and lives.
    I can't speak about anybody else's workplace, but I have been required to continually take harassment training that includes cyber-stalking and etc. Arrrrgh, four training modules with quizzes in the past five months, and each one had at least 155 slides. But I can't say that I haven't learned.

    So big diff between a role-reversal sexist commercial and what is tolerated in the workplace. Doesn't matter whether you're male or female or gay or straight or whatever race you are or whether your comment is about age, weight, race, gender, nationality, or religion, you can't say it. If I am offended or feel threatened, you're probably guilty. Even "over the hill" black balloons at an office party are discriminatory.

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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I can't speak about anybody else's workplace, but I have been required to continually take harassment training that includes cyber-stalking and etc. Arrrrgh, four training modules with quizzes in the past five months, and each one had at least 155 slides. But I can't say that I haven't learned.

    So big diff between a role-reversal sexist commercial and what is tolerated in the workplace. Doesn't matter whether you're male or female or gay or straight or whatever race you are or whether your comment is about age, weight, race, gender, nationality, or religion, you can't say it. If I am offended or feel threatened, you're probably guilty. Even "over the hill" black balloons at an office party are discriminatory.
    I don't know whether this sort of behavior would be accepted in an actual work place (I surely hope not -- there's a world of difference between joke balloons and literally pulling someone into your genitals, I'd say), but as a commercial, it is accepted. People would find this far less entertaining with sexes reversed.

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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    what product is this for? any link to this?
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    As long as I'm the one being "harassed" by the female, I don't mind.

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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I believe it. We've seen worse examples, honestly. That incident on The View where women were laughing at a guy who got seriously mangled by his wife comes to mind.
    OMG, that is beyond horrible! I've never watched that show, or any of those daytime gossip shows for that matter, but I can't imagine anyone mocking a man who'd been seriously wounded just because it was a woman who wounded him. Good grief.

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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Remember the Diet Coke (or Coke?) commercials that had the women working in an office ogling the guy?
    Now that you mention it, I vaguely remember something like that.

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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?
    Society as a whole doesn't take women harassing men seriously.

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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Gay men raped by heterosexual men, most likely.
    I would think it would be a larger woman that is with a smaller man.

    I have seen it myself like that.

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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I would think it would be a larger woman that is with a smaller man.

    I have seen it myself like that.
    Hold on, you actually SAW a large woman rape a smaller man? NK, how did you manage to do that?

    I can just see the headlines now: Rampant Raping of Small Men by Large Women: Men Afraid to Go Out at Night. Police Departments overwhelmed with men rape kits. No clear suspects or evidence...but eye witness, Mason said he once saw a large woman rape a small man. Men everywhere are advised to carry protection.

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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Society as a whole doesn't take women harassing men seriously.
    They don't seem to take men harassing women, very seriously either.

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