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To be fed up with the objectification of Poldark?

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Ennuid Tue 09-Jun-15 09:54:51

Apparently Twatter blew up because he didn't take his shirt off in one of the episodes hmm

Every bloody thread I see on here is just the same over and over: phwooooar, nomnomnom, he can plunder me anytime, those fucking breeches, OMG SWOOOON... Apparently it's fine to treat men like objects but the other way around the whole social media jumps down your throat. I remember an article on a very popular news site about how vile it is to objectify women while in the related link on the very same site you had Poldark running around half naked in a gif and an article reviewing the ''orgasmic moments'' of the show. You couldn't make it up.

Oh yes, and speaking of poldarkian comments, how could I forget my personal fav : ''Wait, there's a plot?'' hmm

Merrylegs Tue 09-Jun-15 09:58:37

Poldark's finished hasn't it? Are you still fed up?

Ennuid Tue 09-Jun-15 10:13:16

Ya until the next series when the leering and the drooling will kick off once again!

DancingDays Tue 09-Jun-15 10:18:44

The series finished a while ago, you are way behind. MN is fast paced, you must have been specifically looking for these comments. I wonder why you are seeking out poldark so long after.

WorraLiberty Tue 09-Jun-15 10:19:36

I've never seen Poldark

But YANBU. It always makes me laugh on MN particularly, when some members are objectifying famous men on one thread, and then complaining about women being objectified on another.

I feel the same when certain posters complain about the media concentrating too much on women's appearance, but they can be found ripping female celebrities to bits, due to their choice of make-up and clothing.

Weird, but funny grin

ilovesooty Tue 09-Jun-15 10:21:48

Couldn't agree more.
And what Worra said about the double standards.

Ennuid Tue 09-Jun-15 10:28:06

On 8 April 2015 it was announced that a second series had been commissioned.

It's not over, not that it would be relevant in any way. Try commenting on the issue, not some other red herring. The MN double standards are alive and well. Ty Worra and sooty.

Damnautocorrect Tue 09-Jun-15 10:28:18

I totally agree.
There was a magician on britains got talent last year and frankly it was embarrassing to watch Amanda and Alicia.
If it had been a woman spoken about like that, people would be up in arms.
I think equality works both ways

vvega Tue 09-Jun-15 10:29:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 09-Jun-15 10:30:05

Good point Worra.

But personally, I'm all for Poldark with his shirt off. Sunday evening tv viewing perfection. Quite helps that I love the books, and the storyline too.

RiverTam Tue 09-Jun-15 10:34:47

Well, I guess it's equality of a sort, men are now objectified in the way that women have been for years. It's not great either way, though I am guilty of it myself.

I gave up on Poldark in the end; however beautiful Aidan Turner may be, it was so stupidly fast-paced it was impossible to watch. I preferred the hilariously bad Indian Summers.

Bramshott Tue 09-Jun-15 10:35:58

You do know that Poldark is a fictitious character don't you??

Ennuid Tue 09-Jun-15 10:37:17

But personally, I'm all for Poldark with his shirt off. Sunday evening tv viewing perfection.

That's fine as long as you don't apply double standards to it.

Cocolepew Tue 09-Jun-15 10:38:37

I agree. Buzzfeed are the worst for this.

FujimotosElixir Tue 09-Jun-15 10:40:49

LOL tbf theres nothing wrong either way with being like 'ooft' its a primal urge ,were human first ,I think the issue of objectification is when it is the is the only metre you're ruled by which is why its a bigger issue for women.

Merrylegs Tue 09-Jun-15 10:40:50

But your OP is muddled and disingenuous. Poldark is a fictional character. If you could be clearer as to what you are comparing him to - ie the article on a 'very popular news site' I might have a better understanding of your point. There is a difference between phwoaring over a character in a tv show and a real life person.

Ennuid Tue 09-Jun-15 10:48:00

You do know that Poldark is a fictitious character don't you??

1. They were directly commenting on A. Turner and his respective body parts, down to the smallest details (hair, skin, muscles etc).

2. Even if 1. did not apply, you're ok with men making sleazy comments and treating actresses as meat parts as long as they are ''in character''?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 09-Jun-15 10:53:09

Aren't we allowed to fancy people any more? What a dull life you must lead OP.

Ennuid Tue 09-Jun-15 10:54:00

Oh yea not to mention everyone was asking what else he's been in so they could leer and drool over ''explore'' his other ''characters''. Gimme a fkin break.

SaucyJack Tue 09-Jun-15 10:54:53

YANBU. His nostrils are too big anyway.

LumpySpacedPrincess Tue 09-Jun-15 10:56:07

The objectification of men doesn't lead to the whole sex being treated differently when they reach a certain age. Men are not sexually assaulted on a regular basis, if they were they would not be told it was there fault.

Yes, it is a double standard but young boys will not be treated as a sexual object because Ross Poldark took his shirt off.

BertrandRussell Tue 09-Jun-15 10:57:32

"Well, I guess it's equality of a sort, men are now objectified in the way that women have been for years"

No they aren't.

debbietheduck Tue 09-Jun-15 10:58:02

YANBU OP. There is a difference between finding someone attractive and talking about them like a piece of meat.

SabrinnaOfDystopia Tue 09-Jun-15 10:58:28

Reverse sexism eh?

I feel about the same about it as people complaining about reverse racism.

LumpySpacedPrincess Tue 09-Jun-15 10:59:46

It's the same as when black people are racist to white people, of course there are isolated incidents but when you look at the big picture it doesn't come close to the racism black people have to put up with.

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