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Women and "Sexism" in Movies

 
 
Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 03:24 am
Women claim that a lot of female characters are hyper-sexualized in movies and other forms of media. On Comcast there is a movie category called "Men with Muscles". Is not also a form of sexualized men for women? I don't see a movie category called "Women with nice tits".
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 04:39 am
@alabama989,
If you did a google search on that title I think you will find one or two movies that seemingly fit the bill.

I'm off to investigate some more.


Purely in the name of scientific research, of course.
alabama989
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 05:07 am
@Lordyaswas,
I'm purely commenting on Comcast. I'm not saying that, that category doesn't exist, I'm just saying on a service such as Comcast or Netflix etc... you will not find a category about the attractiveness of female characters. Apparently it is fine to have an entire category attributed to men with muscles. Also there are categories about strong female leads but I see no such category for males.
alabama989
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 05:11 am
@Lordyaswas,
Also say I do a Google search and find "one or two movies that fit the bill" that is not the same as an entire category. Google also finds results based on the entry written by the searcher but to have an established service provider offer this as a category is an entirerly different matter.
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alabama989
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 05:15 am
@Lordyaswas,
I honestly look forward to the results you find based on your research and am looking forward to a good discussion. The basis of my post was to point out a double standard and nothing more.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 07:00 am
@alabama989,
If they had a "woman with muscles" category too, would that make you happy? (Women do, in fact, have muscles.).
Kolyo
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 08:55 am
@alabama989,
alabama989 wrote:

you will not find a category about the attractiveness of female characters. Apparently it is fine to have an entire category attributed to men with muscles.


That's because a category featuring attractive women would be redundant, since most movies with women in them already feature attractive women.

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Also there are categories about strong female leads but I see no such category for males.


That's because a category featuring strong male leads would be redundant, since most movies with male leads already feature strong male leads.

You might as well ask why there aren't categories called "color films" or "talkies".
alabama989
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 10:40 am
@Kolyo,
Do most films not already feature attractive men? It is the same concept.
alabama989
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 10:43 am
@maxdancona,
It wouldn't make me happy because I'm not upset. I was just pointing something out. I know women have muscles also, everyone has muscles in fact. I was just saying that there is a movie category pointing out physical traits of men but you will find no such category for women from a service provider.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 10:49 am
@alabama989,
Are you saying that men are the victims of sexism?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 10:57 am
@alabama989,
alabama989 wrote:

Do most films not already feature attractive men?


nope
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 10:59 am
@alabama989,
How many mainstream American action films have female leads?

How many mainstream American films have female leads?

How many mainstream American films have male frontal nudity?

___________


You can argue this any direction you want and prove anything you want and still just be here to argue.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 11:00 am
@alabama989,
alabama989 wrote:

Women claim ...


always an excellent clue to intent
alabama989
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 11:21 am
@ehBeth,
Would it make you happier if I phrased it differently?
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alabama989
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 11:23 am
@maxdancona,
I was just pointing out that there are no such categories for women and there would a huge outcry if there was. There is such a catgory for males and no one thinks twice about it.
alabama989
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 11:26 am
@ehBeth,
Attractiveness is subjective and varies from person to person. That was just a reply to someone elses comment asking about attractive female leads. I just stated that you would not find a category of movies from a service provider that is based one the physical traits of the females jn the movie.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 11:26 am
@ehBeth,
A quick google search shows quite a few movies exist on each of those categories.

Species (starring Natasha Henstridge) is the first one I could find that fits all three. I am sure there are others.


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maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 11:28 am
@alabama989,
alabama989 wrote:

I was just pointing out that there are no such categories for women and there would a huge outcry if there was. There is such a catgory for males and no one thinks twice about it.


Ohhh you are on the other side of this silly argument. I think both sides are rather silly.

What's the point in having this argument? (On second thought, I obviously find it amusing).

alabama989
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 11:33 am
@maxdancona,
There is really no point. I was just looking to discuss this. I'm not offended by the subject. I just thought it would be an interesting discussion. (I find it amusing also.)
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alabama989
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 11:38 am
@ehBeth,
Women claim...
"Always an excellent clue to intent".
I disagree. It is just a discussion, there is no inherent intent implied by the opening words of my first post. Also how you could think to know my intent? Do you assume I'm sexist or mysoginistic just by those two words?
 

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