It's certainly the case that women are generally what's being objectified, though.
But if anyone doesn't believe what I'm saying, I'm just gonna say "TwiMoms" and leave it at that.
Perhaps you live in a patriarchal utopia where women still aren't allowed to act as badly as men, but I did say:
You're both misreading me. God knows there must be some misandrists out there. But they don't affect me, nor is it a social norm. Men overall are not objectified. My life is not adversely affected because I don't go out in makeup.
By the way, you are held to standards in society. Not the same ones as women (ergo your 'make-up' point is bullshit, and you know it), but you're certainly held to standards. How you have your hair, how you dress, your facial hair, your fragrance (or lack thereof) and so on - it affects how people look at you. If you went out wearing a pastel-coloured t-shirt, pale blue jeans, had your t-shirt tucked into your jeans and so on, you would not be considered attractive. Why? Because that is what society dictates.
Women seem to regularly objectify each other regardless of sexual preference. Look at Heat, Cosmo or any of the rest for the easiest example. Men's objectification of each other (beyond possible sexual attraction) is pretty non-existent. Seems like a fairly simple indicator of a widespread difference in general society when it comes to gender + objectification.
Don't really see anything to disagree with in what Nalano's saying beyond the caveat that of course men are also judged by their appearance.
But looking over the last 2 pages in full I think I've discovered another thing I will never understand :)
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t's something that's developed fairly recently though, probably in an attempt to make gaming less 'geeky'.
Ironic because to me it makes it feel a lot more geeky.
I cannot understand how the sun hates me so much, I really need to do a lot of work and it just keeps on shining really nicely outside making me want to go down to the beach and have a BBQ I hate the sun.
Why people continiously post spoilers in threads which are either not speficially marked for spoilers whilst threads exist that are, or why people post spoilers in forums which have a strict no spoiler policy...
Sometimes its hard to discuss a certain thing without getting into spoilers I would guess sometimes. If people clearl write Spoilers in there post I don't have a problem if they don't then yeah there dicks though when is a spoiler big enough to not be a spoiler anymore?
When sufficient time has elapsed for it to be safely assumed that the majority of readers involved in a discussion have experienced that moment.
But even then, some games tend to not have their spoilers directly mentioned. If you say "the WYK moment in BioShock", people know what you mean but it doesn't directly create a spoiler, if you get my meaning? It alludes to an important moment, but unless you can work out the meaning of 'WYK', it means nothing to the reader.
Otherwise, just let people know, spoilers coming up.
Discounted games on Steam. I though the whole point of using steam was to get away from sails.
...I'll get my coat.
"Moronic cynicism is a kind of na´vetÚ. It's na´vetÚ turned inside-out. Na´vetÚ wearing a sneer." -Momus
I don't understand how people can live with themselves after making such horrible puns.
I hope your coat is on fire, sir! ;)
Terrible things done with the human language.Says Edgar Allen Poe: ô..the goodness of the true pun is in the direct ratio of its intolerability.öDo you mean to say the pun-question is not clearly settled in your minds? Let me lay down the law upon the subject. Life and language are alike sacred. A pun is primÔ facie an insult to the person you are talking with. It implies utter indifference to or sublime contempt for his remarks, no matter how serious.... People that make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children, but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.