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Joined Jun 03, 2012 at 11:19AM EDT
I don’t know, the only problem I really had with that one with the fat girl is that she refused to talk to people she deemed “unattractive” and then claimed it wasn’t shallow. Yes, sweetie, it is shallow. Other than that, I can actually sort of feel her pain.
It’s a children’s game. A bunch of kids sit in a circle and another kid (the kid that’s “it”) circles around behind them and taps each kid on the head. Every time the kid taps a head he says “duck” until he taps a head and says “goose” (or grey duck if you’re in Minnesota apparently) and the kid marked as the “goose” has to chase the “it” kid around the circle of children. If the “it” kid makes it around the circle and sits in the spot the goose was in then the goose now becomes “it”. If the goose catches the kid and tags him then that kid is still “it” and has to start over again
I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if a couple days from now people were posting articles on how creepy this is. Considering this has only been alive for like a day there hasn’t been enough time for a backlash to occur, so in my opinion it’s a little too early to call this a double standard just yet. Also, we don’t know if the people that are spreading this picture of Alex are the same ones that say “hello counts as harassment”. So there’s that.
Call me crazy, but the idea of taking someone’s picture (without their consent), posting it all over the internet and getting him internet famous because of his looks is incredibly creepy. At least he seems to be ok with it.
Not to mention practically the very first thing to come out of his mouth was “I bet you wouldn’t have a problem if those men were hot”… When in the video their fucking faces were blurred out so you couldn’t tell anyway.
Holy shit this guy couldn’t make a good argument to save his life. He literally used every single bad argument that could possibly be used about this subject.
Complaining about the over-saturation of thin models in advertisements isn’t a new thing, so I’m not entirely sure why everyone is reacting as if this is some new sjw trend. Conversations about models in advertisements and the messages it gives to its consumers (especially young children) is a conversation worth having imo.
That being said… This is a weird thing for people to be picking a fight about. Like, when the advertisement says “the perfect body” they’re talking about the fucking underwear. If this was something similar to what Old Navy did a few years ago where they tried to advertise having jeans for “every body type” and all their models looked basically the same that’s one thing, but this was Victoria’s Secret just being cheeky by looking like they’re talking about body types but they’re really talking about the bra. Still kinda tasteless, but not worth the fuss.
Something tells me the guy on facebook was trying to be cheeky
Well how the fuck are you gonna sell people shit if you just insult them? There was just no thought put into the word choice.
Apparently Walmart missed the memo that it’s called “plus sized”
Seriously, whose idea was it to say “fuck calling it plus sized, we’re just gonna call the category ‘fat girl’”
So, you had a 1:1 ratio of women saying they wanted random compliments to women saying they don’t want compliments and that somehow puts the women that don’t want compliments in the minority group? Your logic needs to make more sense in your arguments, bro.
And then you go and it’s just a bowl of chips with no dip sitting in the middle of the table
Whenever I see people claiming to be “otherkin” I honestly can only imagine it coming from a twelve year old. I mean, I think we all wanted to be something other than human when we were twelve, and Tumblr is a great place to pretend to be that. Just a thought I felt like sharing, don’t mind me.
“It looks like a heart at first glance”
Bitch, what kind of weird lumpy hearts have you been looking at?
I’m being a baby for not wanting to be approached by strange people on the street? I think you missed my point that it’s all about setting and context. I don’t want to talk to random strangers on the street and I don’t want them talking to me. I don’t care if they’re praising me as their goddess, it’s just an unpleasant situation I don’t want. If somebody wants to comment on my body they can keep it to themselves, thank you.
You know, that’s actually a really great point. This video was definitely missing something when it came to making an actual point.
“I’m guessing it’s only creepy when men do it”
Oh I love when people feel the need to make assumptions like this. For the record, no, it’s not only creepy when men do it. Unwanted conversation/compliments is creepy and uncomfortable, bottom line. So they cut down 10 hours of footage into two minutes, so what? Did you want them to post the whole 10 hours? They still mentioned just how many times they were approached throughout the 10 hours (over 100 times) and they cut the footage down to a just a sample of the things said. The “friendly greeting” point is moot because as I already said I find unwanted conversation like that uncomfortable and inappropriate. And, well, it’s entirely reasonable to think no women talked to her that entire time. How many women you don’t know approached you for random conversation on the street? The most I get is old ladies asking me for directions. Anecdotal evidence, I know, but I think it’s something to think about.
Harassment? No, but what is depicted in this video isn’t exactly a good thing either. I think the biggest thing people are missing is context and setting. If you are walking down the street, you most likely don’t want random people talking to you. At all. It’s unwanted attention when you often just wanna get where you’re going undisturbed. Guess what? Getting called beautiful by complete strangers and having them approach you and start talking to you is actually really creepy. You don’t know their intentions, you don’t know if they’re going to hurt you, it’s just an uncomfortable experience that nobody wants. Saying “Hello” is fine but anything beyond that is actually really inappropriate. Go to a bar if you want to talk to random pretty girls.
That’s an interesting perspective, but then wouldn’t this sort of thing happen to men just as often as women if that were the case?
I think a lot of people here are missing the actual problem and why a lot of people are pissed off. The problem here isn’t that Meghan is singing about praising other body types (which nobody is complaining about really) the problem is she seems completely incapable of doing it without knocking skinny people at the same time and telling them they’re the unattractive ones/the ones guys don’t wanna bang. Essentially the “real women have curves” mindset. And yes, this does count as a problem. We need body positivity that doesn’t hail one body type as the superior one, and this is not it.
Wasn’t Oppressed Gamergater also frontpaged at one point? And put in the top banner at that? Sorry, but if you’re trying to point out bias then the attempt has failed.
I can sympathize with you. I’ve known people who dated crazies and believed the only reason they dated was because of the mental instability, but I can assure you that is not the reason. I truly believe anyone can find companionship, and someday you’ll find someone that isn’t crazy (or perhaps is just the right kind of crazy)
Very good point