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Hanna Rosin is so mad that female Olympians pose in their underwear

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I like Hanna Rosin. Usually.

    But I think she's slut shaming a little bit here.

    And I also think that sites like Slate and Jezebel give standing ovations when overweight women prace around in their underwear, but get angry when gorgeous Olympians do the same.


    I do understand her point: Why do women bow to the male need to sexualize female athletes? And, well, why do men need to sexualize female athletes?

    I just don't think she's going to answer these complicated questions in a 20-inch Slate column.
  2. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Dang it!

    I was hoping that the link might take me to photos of female Olymians posing in their underwear.
  3. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    It did.
  4. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Is it so hard to believe that female athletes like to sexualize themselves, regardless of what men think?
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    No need to overthink this stuff, folks.

    Why do women bow to the male need to sexualize female athletes? Because they like to.

    And, well, why do men need to sexualize female athletes? Because they like to.

    And thanks to Hanna Rosin for directing me to the hot young chicks with perky tits.
  6. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    More Slate trolling.
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    This. I washed my hands of trying to understand feminism today when I came across an article eviscerating Frozen for being misogynist.
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  9. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I missed the links within the link.

    Baaahhh! Get outta my yard!
  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know gender issues aren't simple. But the following seems simple enough: Men like to look at women's bodies more than men like to look at men's bodies.

    If advertisers thought they could sell the NBA with more shirtless LeBron, and LeBron - or at least a single guy - thought he could sell his sport and appeal to women, then I think all parties would be on board, as well.
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I took a seminar on pornography and obscenity law once.

    It took me a long time - to this day, in some ways - to get rid of the feeling coming out of it that women hate men, women particularly hate sex with men, and that men are horrible for desiring sex from women.
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    It doesn't take a lot of imagination to piss off a feminist. [/georgecarlin]
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