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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 29 May 2001 12:00 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thoughts?
Click!

[ May 29, 2001: Message edited by: audra estrones ]


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Dawna Matrix
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posted 29 May 2001 12:14 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ugh. Instead of reducing the objectification of the opposite sex, this media stunt is promoting it as feminism. Never did understand the fascination that people can have for movie stars or boys on playing cards - maybe people feel safer with a fantasy lover than a real one.
Very depressing that capitalism is using backhand feminism...a girl can do anything a boy can do - even objectify. GRRR.

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babbler 8
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posted 29 May 2001 05:33 PM      Profile for babbler 8     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I dunno, seems pretty stupid to me. I can't for the life of me figure out how this is suposed to be feminism. It seems to me that it encourages the idea that a girl's number one priority is to find a boy. Boys aspire to be athletes, whereas girls aspire to find a man. Gee that's a modern thought.

Me, I'm waiting for my "girl crazy" cards.


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audra trower williams
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posted 29 May 2001 06:10 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I had a really weird horror filled fixation wiht the Boy Crazy Website a few months ago. I mean, meet Josh!:

quote:
"I think the basis of our lives is the development of relationships. Think about it, it's what we spend all our time working on. We can learn so much from everyone around us, and I hope to be able to contribute a small amount to that. I do this through making people laugh (at me or with me), feeding the homeless, portraying a character in a film, and talking to all the wonderful girls I meet through Boy Crazy!"

I DEFY you to read that and not crack up!


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DrConway
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posted 30 May 2001 02:18 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
audra, meaning no offence, but that Josh guy is majorly cute.
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skdadl
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posted 30 May 2001 10:09 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, I thought so too -- but then I noticed: he's a Scorpio.
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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 30 May 2001 10:55 AM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
When I first read the article, I thought to myself, "that's just plain wrong!"

But then I remembered that "moral indignation is just jealousy with a halo" (H.G. Wells).

So I thought, "what's the real reason these cards make me uncomfortable?" The answer is that I'm probably jealous because I doubt I would ever have been selected to be on a card when I was a teen.

[ May 30, 2001: Message edited by: mediaboy ]


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Michelle
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posted 01 June 2001 10:20 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey, what's wrong with Scorpios??

Seriously, one of the major problems I have with these cards is that they are aimed at a young teenage girl market, but many of the cards depict men 18 and over. What is THAT telling our girls? Find an older man? What about boys their own age? Wouldn't they be more their speed?

I have always had relationships with guys who were disproportionately older than me. When I think about the usual reasons given for that (guys my age are too immature, guys my age aren't as experienced), I realize that what it comes down to is that women are conditioned to look for men with more experience, age, and maturity. Those qualities are most of the qualities of people of authority in our lives, aren't they? So we're now conditioning girls to look at older guys as attractive, authority figures in their lives.

Not that this is new or unique to "Boy Crazy" cards, but it sure does reinforce it, doesn't it?


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 01 June 2001 10:27 AM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
*mediaboy skips merrily into a mine-field, oblivious of the many kgs of high explosive beneath his feet...*

I'm not entirely sure it's all conditioning. There is a fair amount of biology at play. Women do hit puberty first, no?

So here's this young women. She starts having sexual feelings for the first time. She looks around for someone to focus that affection on, and all her male peers are still wallowing in muddy creeks, throwing frogs at the girls, and playing with G.I. Joes. Is it not common sense that she would then seek out an older male who has hit puberty and is also having sexual feelings?


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Dawna Matrix
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posted 01 June 2001 12:49 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think we all had an older male teacher that tweaked us mentally if not physically more than the playground boys...
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