|Clearly men are the real victims here.
||[Oct. 6th, 2012|12:50 pm]
wtf? that's sexist!
Apparently men should have a say in the issue of the medias depiction of unrealistic female body image. Also young men find it traumatising when they see a real naked girl because her vagina doesn't look like the photoshoped ones in porn! Traumatising! Something should be done!
Bonus points for the disgusting objectification of Victoria's Secrets models by comparing them to concept cars and saying he wouldn't like to own one.
maybe i'm sexist, but i'd never visit a website called "ask men." the upside to this is that no matter what men whine about, women are still in control of their own bodies. it'd be great if all women could realize this, instead of feeling like they have to conform to what their men want. you wanna complain about my vagina? fine, then you don't get any.
"you wanna complain about my vagina? fine, then you don't get any."
YES, Yes, yes. A thousand, million times this.
I love it.
jfc, I couldn't even read the entire article, it just made me sick to my stomach.
He didn't complain anywhere about vaginas, he just mentioned that they don't look like the ones in porn, which is called a "reality check".
Do you know there are products to tint your vagina more pink?
Do you know you can get surgery to "straighten" it?
Do you know you can "vajazzle" it?
And so on and so on...
why does this exist? Because some people don't do that reality check, because they think something is wrong with a vagina if it doesn't look like straight from a porn movie. And if you in your young years have never seen one outside of porn, your first time with a Real Human Being (TM) might surprise you in an awkward way. Don't act like that is unusual or only applying to men. I know it was awkward when I saw/touched the first real human penis in my life. First times tend to be awkward.
I was following links from Cracked, I can't remember why but I thought the article was going to be funny.
Maybe his wording isn't excellent or the article was changed since you posted it but... doesn't he only argue that the images of women as projected by pornography and advertisement are conjuring wrong expectations in young males which then again leads to the - by us all considered wrong - pressure on female bodies?
He isn't comparing women to cars because he thinks women are like cars, he compares the concept of women-in-advertisement to the concept of concept-cars (i.e. not the real, normal cars you use on the street): They may be fun to think about, but the usual man has no access to them and he could also realize that it isn't as fun to be with a supermodel if the personality sucks.
And lo and behold, that is true, because if you believe it or not, not all women are supermodels and women who are not mainstream-attractive still manage to get boyfriends who think that they ARE indeed attractive.
I would think that any person with a decently functioning brain would not expect real people to look like those in porn or in print media or well, ANY media at all. That's all just dressed up stuff. Do people not know this?