So why do "events" feel the need to have good looking women holding card etc?

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kim147 Sat 06-Jul-13 08:36:38

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They are posing like female pin ups pose. It is supposed to make people think about how men and women are represented differently in images like these.

But I don't expect you'll be wanting to understand that, because then you'd have to stop scattering random cookie cutter insults liberally around FWR and think for yourself smile

offal1 Mon 08-Jul-13 11:39:13

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They are posing like female pin ups pose. It is supposed to make people think about how men and women are represented differently in images like these.

Let me try another way to say it.

When men pose in this way, it is silly, funny, lighthearted, whatever. When women do it, it's not silly, funny, lighthearted, its normal because women tend to be presented in this way for men's sexual titillation.

You might not understand this, doesn't make it untrue.

offal1 Mon 08-Jul-13 12:06:33

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offal1 Mon 08-Jul-13 12:07:22

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slug Mon 08-Jul-13 12:13:00

I think you are spectacularly missing the point offal1, or is it just that you don't want to see it?

slug Mon 08-Jul-13 12:15:44

there's lots of discussion about this on the web should you choose to look

I think offal is <drum roll> spectacularly missing the point on purpose because if s/he didn't miss it, s/he might have to examine one or two of her/his ignorant assumptions about feminists.

Shhh, don't tell anyone.

slug Mon 08-Jul-13 12:42:34

So much fun to be had

I particularly like this one

KarlosKKrinkelbeim Mon 08-Jul-13 12:50:53

I am bemused by the growth of cheerleading in this country. Our nanny was in the cheerleading team at her university (a very good one, though not oxford or Cambridge). no such thing existed when I was an undergraduate. if anyone had asked me or any of my female friends if we wanted to be cheerleaders we'd have laughed ourselves sick.

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