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Magic Mike xxl. Feminist double standard?
Posted 7/2/15
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bernardwheelerjr wrote:

Yes I was trying to start something. An honest discussion about realistic body image and the double standard when it comes to male body image and female body image. And how unrealistic Hollywood's portrayal is

You know its Hollywood's fault for the unrealistic portrayal of the male body image yet you're blaming feminists & women for it.
Do you know which one of dominates Hollywood & just dominates society in general?
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Why can't we just sexualise both

Yeah ikr

:raises hand: agree


agreed

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Posted 7/2/15

anzn wrote:


bernardwheelerjr wrote:

Yes I was trying to start something. An honest discussion about realistic body image and the double standard when it comes to male body image and female body image. And how unrealistic Hollywood's portrayal is

You know its Hollywood's fault yet you're blaming women & feminists for that unrealistic body image for men.


No I blame feminists for the double standard where it is OK to push boys into an unrealistic body image because they are boys but it is criminal to treat girls the same way. I believe everyone should be treated equally. And every movie should be evaluated equally. Switch the genders of all the actors and would the feminists be OK with it?
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If it was Hugh Heffner as the pimp and a bunch of play boy playmates would you feel the same way about the film?
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Posted 7/2/15
This should be your mind when you go in to these blockbuster holywood films.

Women are objectified in movies. Men are objectified in movies. It doesn't matter. It's a movie.
Posted 7/2/15 , edited 7/2/15

bernardwheelerjr wrote:


anzn wrote:


bernardwheelerjr wrote:

Yes I was trying to start something. An honest discussion about realistic body image and the double standard when it comes to male body image and female body image. And how unrealistic Hollywood's portrayal is

You know its Hollywood's fault yet you're blaming women & feminists for that unrealistic body image for men.


No I blame feminists for the double standard where it is OK to push boys into an unrealistic body image because they are boys but it is criminal to treat girls the same way. I believe everyone should be treated equally. And every movie should be evaluated equally. Switch the genders of all the actors and would the feminists be OK with it?

Its different. Men are practically never objectified in anything whatsoever. Can you even think of 10 other things on the top of your head where men are objectified?
I've never seen magic mike, all I know is that its about male strippers. If it was a movie with female strippers that are being sexualized for sexual empowerment to themselves then it can be acceptable.
However, women are often just sexualized & objectified just for the male gaze. In really all forms of entertainment as well.
A women's worth always seem to be determined if men find them desirable or not.
Also in this male dominated society we live in, men are the ones putting up these standards for both of us, honestly.
Men told other men they need to be strong, they can't show weakness, they can't cry, they shouldn't listen to women.
These double standards for men were created/formed by other men, not women. Cuz men don't listen to us.
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Posted 7/2/15
Out of curiosity is this thread about the unrealistic expectations women have of male strippers?
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Posted 7/2/15
I think people should just let everything go over their head. Who cares if a women is sexualised? Who cares if a man is?
Its the same with everything else. Who cares if someones racist? Who cares if someone homophobic? If you dont like something, then just dont complain about it.

For every person who doesnt like something, another will love it / be fine with it.
Posted 7/2/15
i think you're talking about gay men's expectations... not women's...
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Posted 7/2/15
While I'm convinced this is a troll thread, I will say my two cents anyway.

When you are part of a historically oppressed minority, double standards usually don't come into the equation because the "unfairness" coming from your end will likely have no major impact on the system set in place by the empowered majority. A couple of movies with "unrealistic" portrayals of men is not going to suddenly override all the centuries of patriarchal dominance where women are typically the ones objectified and given unrealistic standards to meet. Little boys are not going to suddenly be taking on crazy diets, filling up on steroids, and getting plastic surgery to look like the guys they think girls want. Male characters in popular media are not suddenly going to be reduced to eye candy and dudes in distress strictly there as plot devices to the heroine. It'll still be very much a man's world.

So if Feminists don't see a problem with the occasional objectification of men, no, you really can't blame them. Society supports their "cry me a river" stance much more convincingly than any SJW rant could.
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Posted 7/2/15
While some of you are really trying to make a conversation, kudos for that, this isn't really becoming one. Also looking at the TS's opening and a lot of the responses to that on the first page

So yeah, I'm just going to end this one.

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