Shadow of the Sun* wrote:Art, I apologize if I am being insensitive, but I felt I had to comment on this thread. I do not feel that what was stated in this thread or on the others threads you referenced was demeaning enough to merit such a harsh criticism on your part. What you claim are "mysogynistic" comments are statements that are taken tongue-in-cheek and are merely said for humorous purposes. This form of humor is prevalent in our society, and can be found in tv shows, magazines, and even in daily conversation. And believe it or not, but women also make similar comments about men. It is just playful banter. Ask any female you encounter what aspects of male behavior they joke about and you will find that these jokes are very similar to those found on these boards. If we had more female members, you probably may have seen some sort of reply to this thread such as:
"All men are a**holes" or
"God gave man a brain and a penis. Unfortunately he did not give him enough blood supply to work both at the same time"
I have heard women say these comments and I have not flipped out over their use of unfair stereotypes. Now, if you feel that these sort of comments are so outlandish that they should be stricken from all aspects of our society, then I am sorry to tell you that you are in a very small minority. Both females and males constantly make comments such as these, and neither is deeply offended. If I brought a woman to read any of these threads, if am 100% confident she would not be enraged by what she found.
Art, there are many injustices occuring in the world today to which the comments made on these boards do not compare. You can even go search other sites on the internet and find much more offensive material than "If she's hot, let it slide, if she's not, get her fired." Come on, get a sense of humor. Realize that most of us come to this board for entertainment purposes. We do not condone racism, sexism, or any other kind or offensive material. If anything, the moderators here do an excellent job in eliminating offensive material from these boards. I feel that you are being overly critical and that if you are truly offended by the comments made here, then you are out of touch with American culture. You should me more offended that a place like hooters exists, than be offended over these comments.