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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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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.

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

So much fun to be had

I particularly like this one

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

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

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?

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

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kerala Mon 08-Jul-13 11:23:29

DH and I watching Tour de France last night (well he was I was MNing on my phone!). Two attractive women in yellow dresses on either side of winner of the yellow jumper stage or whatever thing it is in cycling. What is the point of them? They just stood there as far as I could see. Shouldn't they be off in a womens cycling event rather than loitering around clapping and smiling?

MiniTheMinx Mon 08-Jul-13 07:58:28

scallopsrgreat I am not so certain that this is demand driven, well not in the sense that men collectively demand women adorn everything from sporting events to hamburger adds. I think it is corporate driven. We have a surplus of commodities, a huge array of choice and dwindling income and in many cases leisure time. There is so much competing for our time and money. Do they not try to tap into those areas in the brain that release endorphins in the belief that the feel-good factor produces impulsive actions.

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Kiriwawa Sun 07-Jul-13 10:04:17

I drove past a lorry for some trendy flooring company the other day. It looked like they had some really interesting designs from the back of the lorry and I was making a note of their name to look them up when I got home.

However, as I passed the side of the lorry, there was a photo of a woman pouting on a chair set on one of their rugs (which was just about ok) and then a bit further along, a different photo of the same woman. No carpet, no chair (so no actual product), just her close up smouldering at the camera.

So, no custom from me!

I would like to get to a point where it seems absurd and antiquated to employ women as decorative objects. And that the point where someone comes up with that design for their lorries is laughed out of the design room for being hopelessly out of touch with the zeitgeist.

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scallopsrgreat Sun 07-Jul-13 09:44:39

As this type of thing is demand driven, not supply driven any solution has to hit the demand side i.e. the men and organisations that think this is OK.

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kim147 Sun 07-Jul-13 07:45:30

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KaseyM Sun 07-Jul-13 07:18:34

"my original point stands. As long as women are prepared to do it, it will keep happening."

So that's it is it? Because some women do it, the rest of us just have to put up with it?

MiniTheMinx Sat 06-Jul-13 19:14:04

and they get paid for it.

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specialsubject Sat 06-Jul-13 18:31:59

I suppose it does happen in the UK too - I'm not really into spectator sport so wouldn't know.

my original point stands. As long as women are prepared to do it, it will keep happening.

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