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Is This Billboard Offensive? [Pic+]

Hits: 12969 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: jtrebowski
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MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 7:18:08 PM
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.


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.

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 7:17:53 PM
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.


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?

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 7:08:11 PM
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!"

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 6:19:02 PM
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.


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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33697 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 5:53:48 PM

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



MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3674 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 5:33:54 PM
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'.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3674 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 5:26:15 PM
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


jtrebowski
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3240 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 5:06:06 PM
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.

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 4:54:49 PM
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.


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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 4:53:51 PM
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).

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 4:44:13 PM
It isn't. Acting on what you think by inappropriately imposing yourself in an intimidating way on other people is.


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.

mon360
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 742 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 4:13:19 PM
being offended is 4 losers

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 3:53:15 PM
@MeGrendel: td*;dr





* disjointed

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3674 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 3:46:17 PM
@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.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 22038 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 3:44:47 PM
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


GlockPants
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 164 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 3:37:41 PM
"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.

regediT
Male, 18-29, Europe
 723 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 3:29:31 PM
@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.

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 3:13:14 PM
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.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3710 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 3:00:51 PM
MeGrendel

That's a billboard? I don't think you would get away with that in the UK.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3710 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:58:18 PM
CrakrJak

Try to understand, just because you find a woman attractive it doesn't mean she wants to attract you.

WhiteGryphyn
Female, 18-29, Europe
 96 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:55:36 PM
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.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3674 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:55:23 PM
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?

BenTheBug
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1155 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:52:48 PM
How dare they stereotype and encourage others to stereotype male construction workers in such a negative way like this!

unmercyfuldu
Male, 18-29, Western US
 759 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:50:30 PM
"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?

Atrayu4u
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1453 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:50:01 PM
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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