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    Sexist Double Standard

    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?
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Women definitely need to stop harassing men, in every way imaginable. Buncha bitches. I love them anyhow. Now get me a beer!
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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?
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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?
    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.

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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?
    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.
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Imagine if the roles where reversed and a man did that to a woman in a commercial? Firings... suing... protests.
    There are plenty of commercials, television shows and movies where the roles are reversed and there are no firings, lawsuits or protests. What are you talking about? Hell, even in "real life", women who are sexually harassed by men are often blamed for it by critics who say they dress "too provocatively". You're seeing a double standard where there isn't one.
    Your entire post is based on a false premise.
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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 had this female co-worker want to give me a hug. She was standing in front of the door as I was trying to leave with her arms open, blocking me. I said that I don't do hugs. She said she wanted one. I said I don't like touching people and she says, "but touching leads to sex". I told her to get out of my way and a couple of men heard our interaction. It was brought up to management who shrugged and said that she is nuts. I can only imagine I would be looking for a new job if the roles had been reversed.
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    There are plenty of commercials, television shows and movies where the roles are reversed and there are no firings, lawsuits or protests. What are you talking about? Hell, even in "real life", women who are sexually harassed by men are often blamed for it by critics who say they dress "too provocatively". You're seeing a double standard where there isn't one.
    Your entire post is based on a false premise.
    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.
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    Re: Sexist Double Standard

    There are innate differences in the sexes. Thus different standards. I'm not saying it's right, but it is what it is.
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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?
    I think your poll is a double standard. Why aren't you letting the men equal polling?

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