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    And a lot of it is indirect comments. When you see an image of a woman with a body similar to your own called out as being unhealthy/unattractive OR worse yet, women with smaller and better bodies called out as being fat, it's not all that much different than being called it directly.

    Imagine being a 15 year old size 10 girl and reading all about how size 6 Christina Aguilera is a heifer. Or being a say, 250 lb woman reading about a 133 lb woman calling herself fat and sloppy.

    Now, men don't do this shit.... except dear Choco did.

    Now we can say "hey, grow a backbone" and that works for someone who is 39 with a list of shit to be damn proud of. But you know what, somewhere a 14 year old or a 16 year old is seeing this "body judging" shit playing out and not enjoying her life as much as she should. That just makes me mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    So Choco, in all honesty... fuck you, worry about your own god damn wardrobe.
    god, i came
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    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    I guess most of you guys have never read any women's literature. I have a BA in women's studies. It's actually a common theme about how a woman's body becomes a public object subject to all kinds of things. It's not as simple as just thinking fuck them, none of their business.

    I know what you are thinking now, but a women's studies degree had me reading more dead white men than almost any other degree other than philosophy. Plus I got to take pornographic film studies, which was incredibly rigorous and did NOT take the point of view that you are assuming that it did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    I guess most of you guys have never read any women's literature. I have a BA in women's studies. It's actually a common theme about how a woman's body becomes a public object subject to all kinds of things. It's not as simple as just thinking fuck them, none of their business.

    In all seriousness, how does this work? Obviously, I am not a woman so do not know from experience, but how does one become a 'public object' and what exactly does that mean? Does it mean that 'the public' views it (the female form), comments on it, judges it, or something else entirely?
    somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug

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    it means that if you have a vagina, and you're not a 10/10, you're gonna have a bad time
    beautiful
    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    it means that if you have a vagina, and you're not a 10/10, you're gonna have a bad time
    Yes, I get the surface issue of it, but how is that different than many other things? Drive a POS car...some one comments. Are an overweight man...someone comments. Dress like crap...someone commets. How does that go from "some people are a$$holes" to "a woman's body is a public object"? Also, wtf is a public object?
    somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    It's not as simple as just thinking fuck them, none of their business.
    Then what is the solution? Is there a solution? You can't control what other people think. You can only control what you think.
    The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canio6 View Post
    Also, wtf is a public object?
    I can't answer that, but can we all at least agree that a woman's body is, in fact, an object?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    I can't answer that, but can we all at least agree that a woman's body is, in fact, an object?
    only if in the proper polka-dot dress of course. indeed.
    somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug

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    a woman's body is NOT an object it's a thing
    beautiful
    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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