Is This Billboard Offensive? [Pic+]

Submitted by: jtrebowski 5 years ago in

Online petition gets billboard removed. Women concerned about teenage daughters being whistled at.
There are 99 comments:
Male 1,569
no sense of humor...
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Male 8,526
GlockPants-"Actually, JUGGALETTEx0 pointed that out."

My regards to Juggalette. I musta missed it.

(psst...MacGuffin...this one`s not about you, either.)
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Male 42
"all these offended people are offensive . . ."

THIS!

Quit being whiny little bitches and just ignore it.
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Male 163
MeGrendel: "What no one`s pointed out is that the construction workers in question CAN NOT EVEN SEE the patrons of the mall..."

Actually, JUGGALETTEx0 pointed that out. But it is still a good point to reitterate.
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Male 766
all these offended people are offensive . . .
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Male 766
only in `merca . . . jezuz wept
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Male 1,582
Wow... 404 - Sense of humor not found
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Female 1,380
@megrendel, yes, that was already pointed out that the construction workers cannot even seen the shoppers.
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Male 8,526
PizzaPits-"I`d like to think that the world isn`t THAT stupid."

They`re not. Even the people complaining about it aren`t `that` stupid. They just enjoy going around finding things to be `offended` by. It gives their pitiful lives something resembling `meaning`, and delusions of mediocrity.

PizzaPits-"it`s quite possible that most of the people who take this billboard literally are the ones who are offended by it."

Even THEY don`t take it literally. They just see a good (in their mind) excuse to squawk and make some noise.

What no one`s pointed out is that the construction workers in question CAN NOT EVEN SEE the patrons of the mall. The mall takes care that no patron can see the construction.

(pssst....MacGuffin....this post doesn`t even concern you, so you don`t even have to post about how you didn`t read it.)
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Male 553
"The thing is, one can change a tv channel. It takes a petition to change a billboard."

That`s true, but I think the vast majority of people(including the teen girls everyone`s so worried about) aren`t going to take it literally as it`s made pretty clear that it`s a joke. Maybe I`m giving people too much credit, but I`d like to think that the world isn`t THAT stupid. I think it`s quite possible that most of the people who take this billboard literally are the ones who are offended by it.
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Male 8,526
MacGuffin-"I saw my name at the top. Of your post. But as I explained before, I honestly don`t. Read your posts."

Translation: "My lack of rational argument forces me to fall back on the tried and true `LA LA LA I CAN`T HEAR YOU` approach."

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Male 2,988
So a bunch of ugly women were butt hurt that they were not actually getting whistled at and complained enough saying it was harassment. idiots. it was a clever sign, just leave them alone.
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Female 2,602
@MeGrendel: I saw my name at the top.

Of your post.

But as I explained before, I

honestly

don`t. Read your posts. Because they`re so

full of dist... (oh look - a squirrel!)

ractions, making them

painfully disjointed and

incoherent.
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Male 3,369
"From an early age, people need to teach their kids that what they see on TV, in magazines, and billboards doesn`t necessarily reflect the real world and shouldn`t be taken too seriously"

That`s a valid point. I suppose there`s a lot of stuff on tv that others find offensive, but I don`t. The thing is, one can change a tv channel. It takes a petition to change a billboard.
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Male 553
" why does it bother you and others that people with daughters might find it offensive?"

Simply because they blow it out of proportion. The sign is harmless. Teens are an ignorant bunch, but I don`t believe that just because a sign makes a joke about construction workers possibly whistling at them, that they`re automatically going to think it`s okay if it actually ends up happening to them.. Furthermore, it`s the parent`s job to teach their children what to do and how to react when they`re harassed. It`s a topic that should be included when your kid is getting to that age where they start to develop physically. I see this as a way for parents to point the finger and blame someone else for their lack of communication. From an early age, people need to teach their kids that what they see on TV, in magazines, and billboards doesn`t necessarily reflect the real world and shouldn`t be taken too seriously.
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Male 3,369
@PizzaPits: Ok, so it`s not offensive to you, but why does it bother you and others that people with daughters might find it offensive? THAT was the point.
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Male 553
"Since you seem to have missed the point of this post.....Your Mom. Now, STFU. (no offense)"

I didn`t miss the point of this post. I read the article. People were worried about their teen daughters getting the message that it`s okay for them to be harassed by guys just because of how they look. The title of the post asked, "Is this Billboard Offensive?" My opinion: no it isn`t. I actually posted my opinion about the article earlier. It`s a few pages in. So you can STFU.

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Male 3,369
MeGrendel: Striving to be nice doesn`t mean imposing laws. I piss people off sometimes, but I take care in being aware of who I`m pissing off.
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Male 7,123
madduck

Well put.
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Male 8,526
MacGuffin-"it`s quite entertaining to see someone so willing to lay their ignorance bare."

Which why your posts are so popular. Tedious, but occasionally entertaining.

jtrebowski-"if we spent less time bitching about that and more time trying to be polite and NOT offend each other,we`d live in a better world."

Who says you have a right to not be offended? Why should anyone put any effort in not offending you? It`s still a free-country. People can be as offensive as they want.

And you have the right to be offended. So what? The fact that you are offended does not affect anyone elses world at all. Nor is it worth a cash payout.

And how would living in a world where NO one is EVER offended be `better`? Or are you still waiting for them to pass Amendments 211, 212, and 213 to the Constitution? (read "Harrison Bergeron")
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Male 184
everythings offensive these days, ridic
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Female 373
I laughed, was I offended, damn no. There are way to many really offensive people around to be worried about an half witted sign.
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Female 8,043
I went to bed, but I `think` the point some are trying to make is this- that some women find being whistled and barracked unpleasant- not all workers do it (this advert is unfair on those people)- but often whistles become shouts of either approval or disdain. Given that it is rare that a woman is whistled at for being chic- more often because she looks beddable- there are plenty of people who would assume that this poster is condoning what they see as rude and uncouth behaviour by workers. Generally we try not to condone rude and uncouth behaviour. Looking like a dowdy frump does NOT exclude one from barracking- it just changes its tone- which is just as unpleasant.
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Male 3,894
That`s cute and clever, and playing off a cheesy (outdated) stereotype. People get offended way too easily.
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Male 1,745
Oh now we`re not free speech defenders... Maybe in one of tomorrow`s posts we`ll replay that card.

Everyone please sort out your own "rights and responsibilities" list in your brain. I`m tired of BS people flip flopping their arsenal of "principles" depending on whether they agree or disagree with something.
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Female 1,380
@macguffin, um...no one was whistling...it was just a billboard. It`s cute. And I`m pretty sure those are up so no one can see them building while it`s under construction, so all the people working on it, are behind it, not outside whistling at people walking by seeing as how they can`t even see anyone. It is CLEARLY and EXTREMELY OBVIOUSLY a joke, especially considering the bottom that says "so will we soon, please pardon our dust, dirt, and other assorted inconveniences". So yeah, it`s just a joke relax. People are wayyy too sensitive these days. Damn.
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Male 469
Kitteh9lives...that`s because the guys was obviously blue collar.

Have a guy in a Ferrari wearing the latest GQ pull up and do that and watch what happens.
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Male 469
>>Which is not nearly the same thing as being leered and verbalised at by a crowd of ignorant men.

Actually, it is. And the men are not ignorant. They know they are leering. But what are they leering at you might ask? A girl with a nice dress that shows off her legs on complete purpose perhaps?

Tell you what if some women have a problem with it, they can choose not to wear things that men consider hot. Of course, most will not do this will they? Women find the benefits of being attractive outweigh the negative.

Go ahead, convince young attractive women not to wear nice outfits that accentuate the positive and see how long that lasts. Good luck to you.
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Male 3,369
freddyferret: "a bunch of douchetards who have their panties up their twats."

This. This is why i posted this link. i knew there`d be a crowd who`d get their own panties in a wad over the whole "political corectness" thing" that it would generate responsive thread. Maybe if we spent less time bitching about that and more time trying to be polite and NOT offend each other, we`d live in a better world. it`s either that, or, we can make jokes about how stupid conservatives are. Your choice.
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Male 3,369
freddyferret: "Not to mention the old stereotype about construction workers is a lot of crap. These women must still think we live in the `50s."

I feel a whistle coming on. Do you have a little girl I can try it on?
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Male 11,739
[quote]Robyn Marano, vice president of marketing for MarketFair, did not respond to requests for comment.[/quote]

She couldn`t come out and publicly say that they were forced to pander to a bunch of douchetards who have their panties up their twats.

If you`re worried about what your daughter is doing or what might happen to her at the mall, don`t just drop her off at the door. Teach kids what`s right and wrong and let them learn to stand on their own. Not to mention the old stereotype about construction workers is a lot of crap. These women must still think we live in the `50s.
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Male 2,422
I laughed. But I see how it can be offensive. Probably wiser to remove it. But seeing as how she didn`t complain about the actual construction workers means that it seems to be a play on a stereotype/behavior that`s largely disappeared. But symbols still matter.

Also reading this thread was amusing. I can always count on you IAB.
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Male 12,365
Checking back, I think I see what I`ve missed.

When you wrote in entirely sex-neutral language about how whistling at someone is always and inherently intimidating them, i.e. a deliberate act of intimidation, you were thinking only in terms of the sexist stereotypes you favour. So of course it was sex-specific *in your mind* even though your words were sex-neutral and you were talking in general terms and not specifically about this advert.

The mistake is mine. Your sexism is as easily predictable as your amusingly puerile attempts to insult me and I should have taken it into account.
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Male 12,365
[quote]PS: No, I didn`t change the subject. Quote me, if you believe I did.[/quote]

As I said in the previous post, I did quote you. That`s what I replied to. In my reply, I quoted the text I was replying to. That`s what quoting is for.

Now reply by demanding I quote you again, or by saying I was replying to someone else when I quoted you, or just make something up. If you repeat it often enough, I`ll become bored enough to ignore you and what was actually written will be on a different page and therefore nobody will see it.

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Female 1,515
If anything this is offensive to the construction workers who are being forced into a stereotype. I have been whistled at before, but never by construction workers. I`m sure their workers are professional and wouldn`t whistle at mall-goers walking by the renovation, so the company was just trying to be witty. If anything it is the construction workers who should be offended by the company making jokes at their expense. :\ Don`t see what some women on here have their panties in a bunch over...
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Male 3,369
@MeGrendel: You make a valid point. Can I use that the next time I call some right-wing knuckle-dragging douchebag a child-molesting tea-bagging racist idiot who porks their fathers?
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Male 3,369
@PizzaPits: Since you seem to have missed the point of this post.....Your Mom. Now, STFU. (no offense)
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Male 553
"* guys
** whom

OK, I`m done now. Goodnight all."

Haha, I figured as much. That seems to be the way idiots work these days. Those who don`t have a real reply just proofread the other person`s post while using pedantic speech in order to mask the fact that they don`t know what their talking about. That`s what all of your posts are MacGuffin..
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Female 2,602
[quote]You *guy`s about done trying to prove who`s smarter than **who? Don`t forget that this is the internet and your little arguments don`t mean anything here.[/quote]

* guys
** whom

OK, I`m done now. Goodnight all.
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Male 553
You guy`s about done trying to prove who`s smarter than who? Don`t forget that this is the internet and your little arguments don`t mean anything here.
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Male 1,810
ITT : rustled jimmies !!
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Female 2,602
[quote]You should have known that the subject had changed because you were the person who changed it. Do you not read even your own posts?[/quote]

PS: No, I didn`t change the subject. Quote me, if you believe I did. All of my posts have been about the specific subject of men leering at and verbally abusing women, which is what this thread is about. It doesn`t surprise me that you`d make yet another unfounded assertion, however: it`s abundantly clear that you don`t read before posting.
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Male 2,216
What an idiot with free time can accomplish is amazing!
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Female 2,602

But please, do carry on making demonstrably-unsupportable statements in support of your uninformed views; it`s quite entertaining to see someone so willing to lay their ignorance bare.
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Female 2,602
>>>The subject in question had nothing to do with men whistling at women.<<<

I think you`ll find the thread intro contained the exact phrase, and I quote, "Women concerned about teenage daughters being whistled at". And, even making allowances for the likelihood that you may not have seen a real one up close before, if you cross-reference the supplied photograph carefully with Wikipedia, you should just be able to discern that it is specifically the female of the species that is being depicted as the subject of construction worker whistling, and not homo sapiens as a more general target :



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Male 12,365
[quote]If you don`t want your daughter getting whistled at don`t let her dress like a whore.[/quote]

That`s a dumb thing to say, on more than one level. Firstly, people can easily get whistled at in almost any clothing. It makes little difference unless it`s enough to qualify as a disguise. When I was younger and being whistled at, I was always dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt or t-shirt. Secondly, prostitutes often dress more conservatively than an average woman out on the town.

[quote]Also, this is still offensive because it`s a bit sexist. Might as well say "the construction is taking a while because WOMEN are doing the work!"[/quote]

True, although it would be a closer comparison if you added some clearer sexist stereotyping, something like "The construction is taking a while because women are doing the work and they stop often to polish their nails and gossip spitefully behind each other`s backs".
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Male 553
*Sigh*.... People take the world too seriously.. It`s just a sign. It doesn`t mean the construction workers are actually going to whistle at you or hit on you. In fact, I bet a lot of construction companies have policies against that. It is the 21st century after all.. They`re just using a common stereotype to reinforce their lame joke about going under a remodel. That`s all it is.. It seems to me that people who have no life and feel like they need to stand up for something (as unnecessary as it may be) are the one`s who bombard people with petitions in order to take harmless crap like this down. People need to get over themselves and stop letting themselves get offended by dumb s.hit like this. Life`s too short to give that many s.hits over nothing.
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Male 12,365
[quote]In a thread about men whistling at women, I`ll let you work out for yourself why gender is an issue of relevance. It shouldn`t be beyond even someone with your level of incomprehension and inability to follow facts accurately to work it out if you try *really* hard.[/quote]

I`m sorry. I should have realised that I needed to use several posts each time in order to carefully explain everything to you.

No, wait, it wouldn`t matter. You don`t lack the ability to read and understand. You lack the will to do so.

The subject in question had nothing to do with men whistling at women. It was about people being intimidated. Posts in a thread are not necessarily always about the title of the thread.

You should have known that the subject had changed because you were the person who changed it. Do you not read even your own posts?
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Male 12,365
[quote]Oh, really, were you? Because from here it looked like your conclusion about me ("It`s nice that you`ve never had anyone intimidate you") was based on something that madduck actually said ("I have never felt threatened by whistling") rather than anything I wrote. Now, what was that you were saying about having an ability to read and to understand again?[/quote]

Are you parodying yourself or are you serious? I can`t tell.

I *quoted your text* when replying to it and you claim you thought I was replying to something else written by someone else.

Yes, that`s a good example of what I was saying about being willing and able to read and understand. Thank you for making it bloody obvious how right I am about you.

Also, as a lesser example of my point, you ignored one of the two key words. Ability is not the same as willingness and ability.
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Female 2,602
[quote]If you don`t want your daughter getting whistled at don`t let her dress like a whore.[/quote]

It`s hard to believe that there are women this dumb in the world. If a woman gets raped and she`s wearing a skirt, is that her fault too, by the rules in effect on your planet?
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Female 2,602
[quote]Why do you consider what sex people are that to be so monumentally important that you levered it into your post so clumsily? The irrelevancy of it stands out a mile. [/quote]

In a thread about men whistling at women, I`ll let you work out for yourself why gender is an issue of relevance. It shouldn`t be beyond even someone with your level of incomprehension and inability to follow facts accurately to work it out if you try *really* hard.
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Female 2,602
[quote]I was stating a conclusion from something you wrote yourself. That doesn`t require any insight. It just requires the ability and willingness to read and to understand. [/quote]

Oh, really, were you? Because from here it looked like your conclusion about me ("It`s nice that you`ve never had anyone intimidate you") was based on something that madduck actually said ("I have never felt threatened by whistling") rather than anything I wrote. Now, what was that you were saying about having an ability to read and to understand again?
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Female 3,562
If you don`t want your daughter getting whistled at don`t let her dress like a whore. Also, this is still offensive because it`s a bit sexist. Might as well say "the construction is taking a while because WOMEN are doing the work!"
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Male 12,365
[quote]It`s sweet that you imagine you`ve got a special insight into any woman`s life, let alone mine, Angilion, just from reading one comment on the internet. You must be very special. Or deluded, one of the two.[/quote]

I was stating a conclusion from something you wrote yourself. That doesn`t require any insight. It just requires the ability and willingness to read and to understand.

Ah, that explains why you think it`s some kind of special insight.

Why do you consider what sex people are that to be so monumentally important that you levered it into your post so clumsily? The irrelevancy of it stands out a mile.

I`m only asking you that question because questions obviously irritate you. I`m bored and you`re irritating enough to make it mildly diverting to throw a question at you to see what irrelevant ranting and silly insults you`ll spew out instead of an answer.
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Male 39,880

I think this is more offensive....and funnier.


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Male 8,526
jtrebowski-" think simply being offended by almost anything is unacceptable."

Being offended by anything IS unacceptable, as SOME people ARE offended by ANYTHING, as they make it their life`s goal to BE offended.

The fact that some people WILL be offended by ANYTHING lessens the mere act to being offended, and thusly lessens the attention people pay to people who are offended for viable reasons.

The the old `boy who cried wolf` or `al sharpton cried racism` situation. Yes, racism exists. But it`s hard to take seriously anyone who is offended by the astronomical term `Black Hole` and consider it `racist`, and thus people get tired of people getting offended and calling `racism`.
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Male 8,526
MacGuffin-"td*;dr "

Actually had to Google that one, as I had no idea wtf it was.

I take it is the web equivelent of saying

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Male 3,369
I couldn`t help but notice that there are some people who think simply being offended by almost anything is unacceptable. Does that mean making crude comments about their fathers is ok?
The other point I`d like to make is that none of the morons defending this billboard have daughters.
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Female 2,602
[quote]It`s nice that you`ve never had anyone intimidate you. You`d know what it was if it ever happened to you, so obviously it hasn`t. [/quote]

It`s sweet that you imagine you`ve got a special insight into any woman`s life, let alone mine, Angilion, just from reading one comment on the internet. You must be very special. Or deluded, one of the two.
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Male 12,365
madduck`s post is calm, rational and an explanation of her point of view. Anyone who is futilely asking MacGuffin anything could just read madduck`s post instead.

Personally, I think the billboard is offensive, though not intolerably so. It`s a negative stereotype of construction workers as crude and uncouth, which is offensive. It also encourages the crudity and uncouthness that it ascribes to all construction workers, which is also offensive.

But I also think that it`s an advert aimed (and well aimed) specifically at the intended market for the shop - the specific group of women who are potential customers (and not their mothers, who aren`t).
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Male 12,365
[quote]It isn`t. Acting on what you think by inappropriately imposing yourself in an intimidating way on other people is.[/quote]

I`ve been whistled at, usually but not always by men. It wasn`t intimidating in the slightest.

It`s nice that you`ve never had anyone intimidate you. You`d know what it was if it ever happened to you, so obviously it hasn`t. I`m not being sarcastic - I genuinely find it nice when people can live their lives without even knowing what an unpleasant thing is.
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Male 735
being offended is 4 losers
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Female 2,602
@MeGrendel: td*;dr





* disjointed
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Male 8,526
@LordJim

Yup, that was a billboard in Manhattan.



@MacGuffin

Here, maybe you need to invest in this:



As far as E.E. Cummings (proper capitalization and all), I prefer D.H. Lawrence:

I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.

I`m partial to William Blake, also:

If thought is life
And strength and breath,
And the want
Of thought is death,
Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live
Or if I die.
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Male 40,728
Where does it say the workers are "men"??? Nowhere, that`s where!
It`s OBVIOUSLY intended to be funny, and plays on the viewer`s own sexist stereotypes to do so!

Thus if you`re offended by this, you are SEXIST!
So there :-P

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Male 163
"I don`t need to explain myself to you, and neither does any other woman that doesn`t want to be subjected to a group of men verbalising their baser insiticts at them."

Sorry you feel that way, but why should anyone believe your opinion of the matter if you don`t try explain it?

And I asked nicely.

Makes me wonder if you`re this off putting in person or just when you`re talking to strangers on the internet.
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Male 716
@MacGuffin I find most of your posts boring to read, please make your responses concise. Plus it`s a bit of light humour, some are clearly looking too deep into this.
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Female 2,602
MeGrendel

I honestly

find your posts impossible to

read.

Please learn to write in contiguous sentences

addressing one issue at a time

instead of

like; an ee cummings
poem.
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Male 7,123
MeGrendel

That`s a billboard? I don`t think you would get away with that in the UK.
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Male 7,123
CrakrJak

Try to understand, just because you find a woman attractive it doesn`t mean she wants to attract you.
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Female 97
I don`t see a problem with it. They`re obviously a fashion shop trying to be funny. I think some people are over-sensitive and make trouble when none is needed.
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Male 8,526
MacGuffin-"Yes, it`s offensive. It`s hard to believe anyone could be stupid enough to OK this"

Please think about this.

This is an advertising ploy. There are no men whistling. It`s probably for a lady`s clothing store.

I found it humerous. It plays off of old film (where construction men whistling at women was a common stchick), and let`s them know that the store will be opening soon.

But, unfortunately, seeing as some people have nothing better to do than to search hard for things to be offended about, this advertisement is now gone.

I find it much less offensive that, say, THIS `acceptable` ad:


But, in this screwed up world, Calvin Klein is `acceptable` and the construction add was `offensive`.

My take? Yes, you have the right to be offended. So effin what?
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Male 1,195
How dare they stereotype and encourage others to stereotype male construction workers in such a negative way like this!
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Male 762
"What`s the difference between whistling and clapping for a good acting/music/dance performer or laughing at a comedians jokes?"

So we are to assume that a woman walking down the street, attractive or not, is asking to be judged by a sexual standard? Her value summed up in sexual currency? So in your mind women are just put on this planet to entertain you much like a comedian, musician or artist? They are all seeking your approval by existing? That is why it is sexist. Why is it assumed that all women minus lesbians are to value your appraisal of their worth as sexual objects?
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Female 1,478
Yes, Kegomatix, you should have been ignoring the work you were being paid to do an drooled over chicks all day ;)
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Female 1,478
If I got whistled at, which sometimes I do, but I never seem to be by construction sites when that happens, I just blush and look around to see who I`m dealin` with. If they were to -continue- to do such things, I`d... continue to walk away, like I would have at one whistle.
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Male 1,341
I spent years in the construction industry, we never whistled at any passing women.... Were we doing it wrong?
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Female 8,043

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Male 1,341
Come on now... It`s common knowledge that everything is offensive.
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Male 7,123
Whistling construction workers? How should women respond? Giggle like Barbara Windsor in a Carry On movie?

The sign explains that the company`s employees can be expected to harrass anyone they find sexually attractive. And if you don`t like it you should`t have yaddayadda you`re trying to emasculate men blahblahblah. MRA jerks.

Of course it is bloody offensive.
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Female 2,602
[quote]I mean unless you`re a lesbian, why would any woman be offended? [/quote]

And, once again, Crakr wins the most idiotic comment of the thread award. I`ll let a lesbian explain to you why you`re an idiot; I can`t be bothered.
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Female 2,602
[quote]It there because it`s true, women want to be attractive (and are very competitive about it) to get the best men.[/quote]

Which is not nearly the same thing as being leered and verbalised at by a crowd of ignorant men.

I`m amazed at some of the ignorance I`m reading on here, guys (and some ladies). To the guys: if you`re honestly so OK with whistling at women as a concept, why don`t you try doing it next time you`re on your own in the street and see a woman you find attractive? - see if she reciprocates or appreciates that behaviour that you claim to find so reasonable. Stay in one spot and keep doing it to every woman that goes past that you fancy; see if the Police think it`s funny or innocent when they turn up to have a word with you. If you don`t feel comfortable with doing any of that, ask yourself why not?; because the answer to that question will tell you exactly why it`s unacceptable behaviour for a company to encourage in its male workers.
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Male 17,511
MacGuffin: I fail to see how a guy whistling his approval of the looks of the opposite sex is sexist in anyway.

I mean unless you`re a lesbian, why would any woman be offended? After all women want to be sexy right? Men whistling are just compliments on the good job that particular woman is doing on making herself look good.

What`s the difference between whistling and clapping for a good acting/music/dance performer or laughing at a comedians jokes?

If you put yourself out there like that, don`t be offended by the compliments you get.
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Male 1,216
Get over yourself, you crybaby "I`m offended" non-nice individuals.
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Male 250
Why did this come to my mind?
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Male 469
MacGuffin, although I respect your personal feelings towards this, if most women in the world TRULY felt the way you do, no woman would shop this store and adverting campaigns would not have brought it forward. It there because it`s true, women want to be attractive (and are very competitive about it) to get the best men.
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Female 2,602
[quote]Why is being thought to be good looking offensive?[/quote]

It isn`t. Acting on what you think by inappropriately imposing yourself in an intimidating way on other people is.
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Female 2,602
[quote]I fail to see how this could be seen as offensive. Please explain yourself.[/quote]

I don`t need to explain myself to you, and neither does any other woman that doesn`t want to be subjected to a group of men verbalising their baser insiticts at them.
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Male 469
It`s probably a clothes store, where the objective is to look good enough to attract men. Simple as that. This seems more about getting publicity than anything. Stupid. It`s like the Marilyn Manson protests by Christian groups, it just publicized him all the more.

As annoyed as some women are by guys who do that, most get an ego trip from the attention.
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Female 118
Why is being thought to be good looking offensive? I dont get why people get all offended when someone notices they`re attractive. Should we all just walk around starring at the floor so we dont accidentally find someone attractive?
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Male 6,737
No it`s really not. :<
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Male 4,891
It`s sad when people try soooooo hard to be ofended.
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Female 8,043
I don`t find it offensive- but then I have never felt threatened by whistling but I know women who are and I assume they might not like it. Before you say it- some women find being barracked very unsettling and unpleasant- as I said, I don`t but I am quite tall ( 5`11 ) and not at all easily upset.
If some of you think this is being whiney- imagine how you would feel if a crowd of men yelled at your daughter- or mother to ` get yer tits out darlin.... ` as she went down the street?
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Female 1,181
i don`t find it that offensive at all. it`s cute.
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Male 163
I fail to see how this could be seen as offensive. Please explain yourself.
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Male 716
Sounds like a bunch of whiney women to me.
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Female 2,602
Yes, it`s offensive. It`s hard to believe anyone could be stupid enough to OK this.
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Male 694
really? women are THAT stupid? way to not perpetuate the stereotype, ladies.
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Male 3,369
Link: Is This Billboard Offensive? [Pic+] [Rate Link] - Online petition gets billboard removed. Women concerned about teenage daughters being whistled at.
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