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Do you think it is acceptable to discuss a celebrity who is NOT trading on her looks / sex appeal by their f+ck@bility?

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GhostofHedTwig Mon 23-Jul-07 09:08:19

say a politician, author, inventor

someone who has become famous due to their cerebral efforts and doesn't trade on their looks

do you think it is OK to then discuss them solely based on whether you'd like to shag them?

2shoes Mon 23-Jul-07 09:09:11

yes lets discuss malfoys dad in harry potter. then

GhostofHedTwig Mon 23-Jul-07 09:10:19


Butterbeertroot Mon 23-Jul-07 09:11:01

you leave Jason Issacs alone

ELR Mon 23-Jul-07 09:12:07

why would anyone care? surely such a conversation would be in jest and or bad taste!
I suppose it also depends why when and how you were discussing that person

anorak Mon 23-Jul-07 09:12:50

It's a free country. It's not an offence to speak in any way you choose. However I find it quite boring the way people discuss celebrities all day long as if their sex life were a matter of huge importance or the way they look were the only thing that mattered.

2shoes Mon 23-Jul-07 09:23:27

oh please lets discuss him

JoolsToo Mon 23-Jul-07 09:25:33

someone like Ann Widdecombe you mean?

Enid Mon 23-Jul-07 09:26:49


Kewcumber Mon 23-Jul-07 09:28:11

I personally don;t think its fair game (similarly the pasting Cherie Blair gets about how she looks. Does it matter provided she's reasonably presentable- she's not trying to get a modelling contract?)

however I think people should be allowed to discuss it as it gives me an idea of who not to invite to my bestest friends tea-party.

Enid Mon 23-Jul-07 09:29:49

I think its a bit odd to go on aobut how UN shaggable someone is if they arent trying to be shaggable

I think its fine to say someone IS shaggable even if they arent trying to be

although the media pick up on it and then go on and on about their fuckability ie Gordon blody ramsey

DaddyJ Mon 23-Jul-07 09:35:40

Zeitgeist, Ghost.
Everything gets sexualised, mainly to attract interest.

If you are referring to a recent thread
I have to confess, there is mileage in discussing
whether J.K. Rowling is fuckable or not.
Weird, I know, but undeniable.

GhostofHedTwig Mon 23-Jul-07 09:39:06

I thought the JK Rowling thread set women back about 100 years to be honest

DaddyJ Mon 23-Jul-07 09:44:34 could argue that it might have been
more appropriate on a different forum.
Or maybe not, given recent threads along similar lines.

Why do women discuss the fuckability of Gordon Ramsey or Gordon Brown?
Does that set men back 1000 years?

harpsichordcuddler Mon 23-Jul-07 09:45:56

hmm, well I think it is probably ok to discuss men like this but not women
that's the downside of several millennia of oppression.
live with it guys

DaddyJ Mon 23-Jul-07 09:58:52

Boo hoo, not fair!
We didn't mean to oppress you, we love you really!
All forgiven..?

Discussing JK Rowling sex appeal could in fact
be another side effect of what harpsi refers to:

Now it's us men who lust after rich old women!
Surely, that's progress from a feminist pov, non?

Piffle Mon 23-Jul-07 10:00:42

Hell yes
I'd do Jon Snow and so would my mum. WE ogle him all the time
but only for his brain

oh but I guess you mean women which obviously is very different

Kewcumber Mon 23-Jul-07 10:06:38

are we descibing JKR as an old woman now? Blimey no hope for me then

harpsichordcuddler Mon 23-Jul-07 10:14:55

I didn't see the thread
was it depressing
I do often lust after clever blokes
Simon Schama
Andrew Marr
Charles Hazelwood
I wasslavering over David Robertson watching the proms last night
am I unreconstructed?
am I objectifying??

MrsBadger Mon 23-Jul-07 10:19:54

(hiya harpsi, you not under water yet?)

harpsichordcuddler Mon 23-Jul-07 10:24:00

<no, OK here, how about you? I hear some people have been evacuated we went down to Day's Lock yesterday and the Thames is was really scary>

MrsBadger Mon 23-Jul-07 10:33:14

<we are ok (right side of the main road, phew) but the rest of the town is looking precarious - last night it was as high below Ab lock as it was above and three times as wide as normal...>

harpsichordcuddler Mon 23-Jul-07 10:35:07

<gosh it's scary isn't it?
I hear it's going to peak tomorrow evening....>

pointydog Mon 23-Jul-07 10:35:25

Yes it is acceptable.

Of limited interest though.

pointydog Mon 23-Jul-07 10:37:27

However, on a site used mainly by women it is not advisable for a man to start such a thread.

On a more male-dominated site, thaT thread would have bombed. ON mn it causes a furore.

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