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To be annoyed by this meme regarding knickers?

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UnaCorda Fri 22-May-20 15:47:08

For the umpteenth time I have come across a photo of an underwear-clad woman seductively and suggestively pulling down the waistband of her pants. It's bad enough that photos of scantily-clad women are so ubiquitous, but this meme really raises my feminist hackles as it's so unnecessary. When do you ever see a picture of a man doing this?

We all know that a woman's vulva and vagina are underneath her pants and we're aware that an early stage of having sex tends to be the removal of said pants, so it's obvious where this choreographed come-hithering comes from, but for the love of Marks and Spencer's lingerie department is it really necessary to spell it out?

Pinkyponker Fri 22-May-20 15:48:59

Really you've never seen any suggestive memes involving men.... hmm

BigBairyHollocks Fri 22-May-20 15:49:14


fascinated Fri 22-May-20 15:49:56

It’s pretty boring eh

Sindragosan Fri 22-May-20 15:51:55

Has the meme got your knickers in a knot?

Branleuse Fri 22-May-20 15:53:32

Yeah i also hate that womens pants are nearly always advertised as if its soft porn

zscaler Fri 22-May-20 15:54:10

Come on OP - don’t tell me you really never see suggestive photos of men in pants?

UnaCorda Fri 22-May-20 15:54:10

This sort of thing:

WorraLiberty Fri 22-May-20 15:54:55

When do you ever see a picture of a man doing this?

The internet is awash with pics of men doing this confused

Apparently blush

Bercows Fri 22-May-20 15:55:07

Erm, Calvin Klein? I get you though OP.
Our opticians had a board in the window, possible for ?Ford glasses and the model was a naked waist up shot of a man in glasses. My children were hmm I don't want to see that Mummy. Neither do I. Why do companies still use sex to sell? The newer board was of a naked couple. Waist up and at any angle to keep her nipples covered but still. No thanks. I don't need glasses but if I did, I wouldn't be buying that brand on principle.

trinity0097 Fri 22-May-20 15:55:14

What about this type of advert?

zscaler Fri 22-May-20 15:55:30

What about this?

zscaler Fri 22-May-20 15:55:50

Or this?

zscaler Fri 22-May-20 15:56:46

Photos aren’t attaching (lol why would anyone ever pay for mumsnet premium when this site is so shit) but just google ‘Calvin Klein men advert’ and you’ll see about thirty different examples.

Laaalaaaa Fri 22-May-20 15:56:51

I feel sorry for the poor male models being objectified in the Calvin Klein etc. ads. 🤷🏻‍♀️

UnaCorda Fri 22-May-20 15:57:02

Crikey, didn't think I was being that unreasonable! Okay, perhaps I'm wrong about the gender bias, but I still think it's unnecessary.

UnaCorda Fri 22-May-20 15:58:30

@zscaler - yikes. Hadn't seen those before. They are particularly objectifying.

WorraLiberty Fri 22-May-20 15:59:15

zscaler all your photos are there.

And thank you grin

Sindragosan Fri 22-May-20 15:59:36

You're not unreasonable, but it seems to be impossible to buy unmentionables without artful draping and lip biting pictures hmm

JoesExotic Fri 22-May-20 16:00:05

Can you post the meme? I can't froth otherwise.

SoupDragon Fri 22-May-20 16:00:36

There are all the memes with half dressed firemen too.

ArchbishopOfBanterbury Fri 22-May-20 16:04:07

I'm suspicious OP started this thread so we would all send her suggestive pictures of men in their underwear.

UnaCorda Fri 22-May-20 16:04:39

This is a particularly egregious example:

Laaalaaaa Fri 22-May-20 16:05:06

You’ve never seen a Calvin Klein advert. Do you live under a rock? Seriously where have you been?

Sparklingbrook Fri 22-May-20 16:06:48

I really can't be arsed to get bothered about this, there's plenty of male ones as illustrated above. confused

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