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Unrulysun · 01/04/2011 13:36

Has anyone posted this monstrosity yet? too pretty to do Maths

There's a post about it on the feminism thread but I can't see one here.

It's 2011. They do know that over at Littlewoods right?

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ohmeohmy · 01/04/2011 16:55
Desperateforthinnerthighs · 01/04/2011 16:55

Well its personal preference isnt it........I think they're pointless but some people must love em.

I personally think Crocs are pointless, ugly, horrid, vile looking things which offend my eyes but they still sell 'em, people still love 'em .....I am sure the company could have come up with a much nicer looking item than that but then, it's probably all been done before.

So, what is pointless, evil or whatever to you doesnt mean it is pointless, evil to everyone!

Desperateforthinnerthighs · 01/04/2011 16:56

MIflaw - well they are women now but obviously were once girls....your point being??

squeakytoy · 01/04/2011 16:57

The thing is Libelulle, I dont have issues at all. I dont think that a human being is any less important in society because they shave their legs and wear lipstick, or because they are female. I also dont think that women are more important than men. I believe in equality, not superiority. I also believe that in certain areas men are better equipped than women, and vice versa. Grin

I also think there are far more important things to get worked up about than some bit of tat that is for sale, which nobody has to buy unless they wish to do so. I will never dictate to someone what they should or should not be able to wear or buy.

Desperateforthinnerthighs · 01/04/2011 16:59

Stewie - you didnt answer Lyings Question though - what are you doing apart from moaning on a public forum???

What will you be doing when I am running in the race for life, an issue I feel is important...hopefully running too? Or just looking for some more offensive slogans to moan about!

MIFLAW · 01/04/2011 17:08

Meaning this is all part of the same thing. It is MUCH more common to describe women as girls than it is to describe men as boys and it adds to an overall impression that women are really a special sort of children who need looking after by "real" adults, i.e. men.

I am a father of daughters and I hope to God we are closer to eradicating this horseshit by the time my girls (as in real girls, not over-21s who don't mind being talked down to) are out in the world.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe2726 · 01/04/2011 17:11

StewieGriffithsMom... Actually, I hardly ever mention the feminist board, I only chanced there having read a thread here. It is the people from that board who choose to tout here for more readers there. Please do feel free to post examples of my constant whinings about the feminist board though, since you've stated so.

You really are pompous and illogical but it takes all sorts for a chatboard. If you post as you do, however, don't be surprised if you're called on the tripe you spout.

MrIC · 01/04/2011 17:17

can we make our own T-shirt/phone cover which says "Too clever to buy things from david & goliath"?

BluddyMoFo · 01/04/2011 17:18

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LyingWitchInTheWardrobe2726 · 01/04/2011 17:22

BluddyMoFo... Generalising much? I get your point but perhaps the gorgeous creatures hadn't realised that Biomechanics is standard fare for health/fitness degrees. Grin

The only slogan I have ever loved is this one.... "Guy Fawkes, where are you, now that we need you?".

BluddyMoFo · 01/04/2011 17:37

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Drizzela · 01/04/2011 17:39

If DSD buys this (and oh, she will) I will flush it down the toilet.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe2726 · 01/04/2011 17:47

BluddyMoFo... Now I like that one too, I'd never heard it before. Grin

Hullygully · 01/04/2011 17:52

What is the point of all this?

Has it made any of you feel better, chuckle or just increase the sum total of human happiness?

What use is this spite, maliciousness and pettiness? What end do those of you indulging have in view?

Life is short and brutish and we should try to help and love each other, not make each other sad and angry.

Let us all take a deep breath, look quietly at some lovely flowers, throw a little glitter around and be grateful that we are not in Afghanistan, Japan, Darfur, Ivory Coast, Iraq, Libya etc etc.

Hullygully · 01/04/2011 17:53

Should I have tweaked that a bit?

FellatioNelson · 01/04/2011 17:58

Hmm. Maybe a bit. I'm not sure the flowers and the glitter really nailed it from the feminist perspective. It came across a tad girly?

Hullygully · 01/04/2011 17:59

Many men love glitter. Let us not assign glitter to gender.

FellatioNelson · 01/04/2011 17:59

However, as a blueprint, I think it's got legs. We just need to learn to mould it to each situation as they arise.

FellatioNelson · 01/04/2011 18:00

That was a grammatically mangled sentence wasn't it? (second gin, not much in the way of food yet.)

HeadfirstForHalos · 01/04/2011 18:01

Shock I can't even begin to imagine what was going through the mind of the designer!

Hullygully · 01/04/2011 18:01

I think the metaphors were slightly more mangled than the grammar. But intention is all.

FellatioNelson · 01/04/2011 18:06

Ooh good - we've clashed with a poster who has only read the OP and knows nothing of the horribleness. Henceforth the thread will read like a surreal and rambling dream which is all for the good. Excellent diffusing tactics.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe2726 · 01/04/2011 18:07

stops in her tracks.... "Ooooh flowers and glitter... weeeeee" Grin

I like the sentiment, Hully, I liked it on the other thread as well. You're right, intention is all...

OTheHugeManatee · 01/04/2011 18:40

BluddyMoFo does have a point. The mathmos at Oxford were all kind of funny-looking.

But the sock is making it worse!

TheSkiingGardener · 01/04/2011 18:52

I've just done a count. I knew 5 female Oxford Mathmos. 2 were hot. Is that above average or below?

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