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Is it now an insult to Women to think of them as HOT?

 
 
Reply Wed 8 Aug, 2012 10:55 pm
While You Were Staring at Their Butts, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings Just Won Their Third Gold Medal

By Justin Peters

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In winning their third straight beach volleyball gold medal, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings cemented their status as the top athletes in the Olympics’ most-frustrating sport.

Beach volleyball has only been an Olympic event since 1996, and one could argue that, as this article puts it, the sport “has slipped into the Olympics by a back door marked ‘Sex.’ ” According to a 2008 article in Australia’s Sunday Age, “Beach volleyball successfully pushed for the 1996 Atlanta Games in part by treating IOC members to first-class return flights to a tournament in Rio de Janeiro, putting them up in luxury seaside rooms, and building a walkway from their hotel to the beach to save them from crossing the road.”

The IOC members liked what they saw from their walkway, adding the sport in lieu of non-jiggly pastimes—squash, roller hockey, etc.—that have long sought entrance to the Olympics. Beach volleyball is a surefire ratings booster, a not-so-thinly veiled excuse for men to ogle tall, tanned women running around, diving, and bending over in tight swimsuits. As London Mayor Boris Johnson wrote in a piece listing 20 reasons to be excited about the Olympics, “[T]here are semi-naked women playing beach volleyball in the middle of the Horse Guards Parade. … They are glistening like wet otters and the water is plashing off the brims of the spectators’ sou’westers. The whole thing is magnificent and bonkers.”

Until this year, female competitors were required to play in bikinis. Even now, they make headlines when they wear something other than a swimsuit. (“Cool Olympic night forces bikini cover-up,” went one AP story. Stop the presses!) As Slate has pointed out, the participants are often photographed lasciviously, with tight close-ups on their backsides. The beach volleyball ass shot has become so common that it is now used as generic clip art to illustrate any story involving balls and sand. (“Kerri Walsh Bikini Beach Volleyball Butt: An Olympic Retrospective,” wrote one website in the SEO headline to end all SEO headlines.)

Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor have publicly embraced the butt-centric nature of their sport. “Our sport is as it should be. … It's exciting, it's wholesome, but it's also sexy," Walsh Jennings told the Star-Tribune. But I wonder if it’s embarrassing for them to know that, no matter how hard they train or how well they play, they’ll always be performing for an audience that largely views them as accessories in some California beach-girl fantasy.

The shame of all this is that May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings are great athletes and a fantastic team. Walsh Jennings’ blocking skill at the net, May-Treanor’s diving digs, and the apparent mind-meld they share as they move through the sand has made them impossible to beat in three Olympics. The two women are in perfect sync, their familiarity with each other’s habits and movements allowing for improvisations that are beyond the reach of their opponents.

Their latest gold medal confirms that they’re the best team ever to play the sport. As they move into retirement—the 35-year-old May-Treanor is hanging up her bikini, while the 33-year-old Walsh Jennings wants to keep playing—here’s hoping they’re remembered as the great Olympians they are, not the scantily clad beach bunnies or glistening, semi-naked otters that the world’s asshole couch dwellers want them to be.


This guy is at Columbia for cripes sake...... does he really represent today's young men, is this what the feminist whipped "MEN SUCK!" indoctrinated cream of the male stock has come to? I have been pretty down on the mental condition of young men for some time but this is WOW, just WOW. Could we maybe just let women decide for themselves how they want men to look at them, and let other men decide for themselves how they look at women??

In other words speak for yourself, and only yourself, asshole!
 
Miller
 
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Reply Wed 8 Aug, 2012 11:23 pm
So why do you think mature, adult women enjoy watching professional football played by sexy hunks wearing tight pants?

It's normal....Thank God!
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 8 Aug, 2012 11:27 pm
@Miller,
Quote:
It's normal....Thank God!


So is liking to dance, liking good food and liking good sex, but there are always pious types in our face telling us to knock it off. ......"STOP ENJOYING YOURSELF!"

Some things never change.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 01:18 am
Hawkeye says:

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So is liking to dance, liking good food and liking good sex, but there are always pious types in our face telling us to knock it off. ......"STOP ENJOYING YOURSELF!"



Oh! I hadn't realized before that you were talking about Southern Baptists! Right on!
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 01:29 am
Q: Why do Southern Baptists condemn sex?
A: Because they're afraid it might lead to drinking and dancing.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 01:56 am
@hawkeye10,
Quote:
While You Were Staring at Their Butts,
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings
Just Won Their Third Gold Medal
FOR THE RECORD:
I have never found any person's butt to be of any interest.





David

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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 02:00 am
Quote:
Is it now an insult to Women to think of them as HOT?
It is impossible
for a silent, unexpressed thawt to constitute an insult.





David
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 11:04 am
well what about all the track athletes - look at them and their short shorts and skimpy shirts - how come no one mentions them as sexy?
Mame
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 11:34 am
@Linkat,
I dunno but I think beach volleyball being an Olympic sport is a joke. And so are the bikinis.
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 11:43 am
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

-- H. L. Mencken
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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 11:46 am
@Linkat,
I think sand volleyball is pretty exciting to watch and definitely athletic. The argument for wearing next to no clothing (sand gets everywhere) doesn't seem to bother the men, but now that they've ok'd a wider wardrobe, what's the issue? If the women are embarrased to wear so little, they can wear more.

As for a double standard, what is the deal with men's diving? If I were doing that event I'd definitely wear something almost to the knees like some of the swimmers.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 12:58 pm
here are three truths in life:
Jewish people do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader
of the Christian faith.
Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 01:05 pm
The female form absolutely boggles the mind. Mr. Green
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 01:43 pm
@Mame,
I like the beach volley ball - and I don't watch it for the bikinis.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 02:49 pm
Whackeye . . . ah-hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha . . .

That tag is priceless . . .
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 03:11 pm
@hawkeye10,
Quote:
Is it now an insult to Women to think of them as HOT?
Is it now an insult to Women to say that thay r NOT hot ??
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Foofie
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 03:20 pm
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:

here are three truths in life:
Jewish people do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader
of the Christian faith.
Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store.



The old joke was that when a good Methodist went to Heaven he was told to tiptoe past one of the rooms down a long hall. When he asked St. Peter why he should tiptoe, the answer was, "In this room are the Catholics, and we don't want to offend them, since they think they are the only ones here."
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 04:27 pm

People who have returned from death in hospitals
have reported that their choices of religions did not affect them,
tho atheists have had some complaints.
BillRM
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 05:47 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
People who have returned from death in hospitals
have reported that their choices of religions did not affect them,
tho atheists have had some complaints.


LOL this atheist would state that no one repeat no one had return from the dead in or out of a hospital.

As in so many things it how you define the term and as we now can keep people alive with no heart in their chest, death is not when a heart is not beating but when enough cells had died that there is no way for the human to return to consciousness.
BillRM
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2012 07:13 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Oh David a doctor who had been going around for years on the TV talk circuit selling the idea of near deaths sighting of an afterlife by children had just been found to had been water boarding his 11 years old step daughter for a large part of her life.

Beware of men selling fantasies even ones you wish to be true.

 

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