Though women are sexualized and forced to meet an unrealistic standard on a range of ads so are men

January 30, 2015, 3:49 pm

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The debate "Though women are sexualized and forced to meet an unrealistic standard on a range of ads so are men" was started by sickboyblonde on January 30, 2015, 3:49 pm. 25 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 8 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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resiliently posted 2 arguments to the disagreers part.

sickboyblonde, river93x, Sosocratese, denmob, JoseTheAwesome, SpiritofDeath, liamjosephcash, Hjkp98, MotionlessInBlack, frozen_emily and 15 visitors agree.
true_debate_life, Hollister_boy, resiliently, rubellum and 4 visitors disagree.

I'd agree with most of what you said. however, its still not as one sided as you may think. In addition to strength and muscles, men are supposed to be tall, confident, well off, have a deep "manly" voice, chizzled features, pick up the tab, open the door, etc, etc. That is why I identify as an equalist now instead of a feminist. Though, by definition, feminism is about equality, there a lot of people out there that men bash instead of strive for equality. I don't disagree with you per say, but as a feminist, your job is not to say "well, we have it worse". It should be finding solutions to end sexism on ALL fronts. Not just yours.

5 years, 4 months ago

Well for one, we could start with appearances. Men are supposed to be strong and muscular right? That's what society portrays. But women, we're supposed to shave nearly every inch of our body, and god forbid we ever chose not to. We're supposed to have big boobs and big butts but a tiny TINY waist, and for what? To please men. We're supposed to dress a certain way, act a certain way, talk a certain way, hell, even walk a certain way. We're supposed to wear makeup, but oh no not too much of course. We're supposed to reach these standards and expectations that are physically impossible without being unhealthy. And on top of it all, our rights are not equal to those of men. We get paid less for doing the exact same work men do. Our health products, meaning pads and tampons, are not "essential". We are not valued as much as men are.

5 years, 4 months ago

@resiliently could you explain how?

5 years, 4 months ago

Both women and men are forced to meet unrealistic standards, but the standards for men are no where near as unrealistic as the standards for women.

5 years, 4 months ago
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