What's Going On?

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This thread is for the discussion of interesting news topics and the like. Here's my two cents.

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Yay, a posting game!

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Interesting news topics...
I Win!!

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Feminists are silly. There's no masculine movement complaining about TV ads. Wait, is there a masculine movement?

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Originally written by Excalibur:

Wait, is there a masculine movement?
It's called Western civilization.

EDIT: GK, you see, I try and make points, and then you come in and make the same ones again and call me wrong. Knock it off.

[ Saturday, February 02, 2008 15:03: Message edited by: Ephesos ]

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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

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Originally written by Excalibur:

Wait, is there a masculine movement?
It's called Western civilization.

Wrong. Try, Human Civilization. How many civilizations can you name that started out good to their women? That's what I though.

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quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:

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Originally written by Ephesos:

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Originally written by Excalibur:

Wait, is there a masculine movement?
It's called Western civilization.

Wrong. Try, Human Civilization. How many civilizations can you name that started out good to their women?

How do you know how civilizations started out?
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Agent
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How many civilizations can you name that started out good to their women? That's what I though.
Some parts of Africa had matriarchal societies.

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Drew - "Coincidence, correlation, or causation, I wonder?"
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Originally by Excalibur:

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Wait, is there a masculine movement?
Of course there is. Why wouldn't there be? Some of them even protest TV ads.

Dikiyoba.

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But, the Spice Girls!

I can't believe that more Australians aren't up in arms about this.

THE SPICE GIRLS!

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The whole idea about posting a news link is having something to say about it. Value added, dude.
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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Originally by Excalibur:

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Wait, is there a masculine movement?
Of course there is. Why wouldn't there be? Some of them even protest TV ads.

Dikiyoba.

Actually, the media seems pretty equal in its portrayal of gender stereotypes: Men are either lazy, dull, and spend their time watching sports and drinking booze or sensitive, attentive, and look like Patrick Dempsey. Women are either humourless, annoying nags who constantly bully the men around them, or exotically accented super models without a hint of soul about them.

Apparently, this is working for the companies, so I don't tend to complain. It's only when actual human beings end up with expectations of one or the other do things get sticky. I'm not sure whether it is worse to lower your expectations to a sitcom existence or strive to be America's definition of perfection.

Whichever, I like to think that I'm removed from the media's greater influence, but it is likely that this only increases its control over me. I wonder what it will turn us into next...

Oh, and in an attempt to turn back to the purpose of this thread: A1GP vs 777

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Yikes! I'd be scared half to death driving a vehicle near a commercial jet, let alone a Boeing jet.

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Drew - "Coincidence, correlation, or causation, I wonder?"
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Actually, the media seems pretty equal in its portrayal of gender stereotypes
True. Patriarchy is an enemy of men and women alike.

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Apparently, this is working for the companies, so I don't tend to complain.
You are saying that whatever works for companies is acceptable. If you mean something else, be clearer.

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Whichever, I like to think that I'm removed from the media's greater influence, but it is likely that this only increases its control over me. I wonder what it will turn us into next...
You may be removed from the media's direct influence, but this doesn't mean that you won't fall prey to stereotypes. Why not just be a vigilant thinker?
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Originally written by Diprosopus:
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Apparently, this is working for the companies, so I don't tend to complain.
You are saying that whatever works for companies is acceptable. If you mean something else, be clearer.

It is my assumption that, if corporations continue to make money off of ads with gender stereotypes, than the populous accepts them as either accurate or at least palatable. If no one else is troubled by it, and are indeed sufficiently empowered by it to continue supporting these companies, then it doesn't seem to have done enough harm to warrant my complaints. Typically, when I am annoyed by an ad, I run it by my peers to see if it is all in my head. It typically is. When it turns out not to be, then I may be inspired to make a stand.

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If you're so concerned that you may lose your will to the media, your friends don't seem like a fair standard. Also, something can be agreed upon by a large number of people while still deserving of complaint.
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Originally written by Diprosopus:

If you're so concerned that you may lose your will to the media, your friends don't seem like a fair standard. Also, something can be agreed upon by a large number of people while still deserving of complaint.
1. I said my peers, not my friends. There's a world of difference.

2. I entirely concur with your statement. However, there are so many things to get upset about that I tend to concentrate on the ones with the most negative impact first. In the case of annoying media tendencies, I find that my peer group is a pretty good judge of things. Adolescents tend to be both easily offended and well entrenched in media. Also, if they don't care, it is unlikely that I will be able to find enough support to change things, anyway. Sometimes, when things are more locally based, this system doesn't work, but it makes a good second method of consideration, after gut reactions.

Edit: Is this topic still about odd news? I feel obligated to post some, even if commentary on it is sort of unnecessary: http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Yemeni_man_creates_world%27s_largest_crossword_puzzle

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Originally written by Actaeon:

Adolescents tend to be both easily offended and well entrenched in media.
Truly? They tend to be very jaded from my experience, but I'll defer to your judgment.
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quote:
Originally written by Diprosopus:

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Originally written by Actaeon:

Adolescents tend to be both easily offended and well entrenched in media.
Truly? They tend to be very jaded from my experience, but I'll defer to your judgment.

Well, that too (just look at me), but jadedness, sensitivity, and media obsession aren't always mutually exclusive.

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I found this to be pretty amazing. It's not like leaping out of a window is uncommon, but a two-year old being caught by a man below is pretty amazing.

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