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Double Standards

May 21, 2009

Women who pose nude or partially nude may risk losing their jobs, titles, or whatever.

Men who pose nude may become governor.


8 Comments leave one →
  1. steph permalink
    May 22, 2009 4:01 am

    Pass the bucket!! Only in America. Mind you, Sarkozy’s not far behind.

  2. missivesfrommarx permalink*
    May 22, 2009 12:15 pm

    Ha! Why do you say that about Sarkozy? (I don’t know much about him …)

  3. steph permalink
    May 22, 2009 6:21 pm

    Because I think he likes being photographed with his shirt off – he ‘works out’…

  4. roland permalink
    May 23, 2009 3:30 am

    ah, the condom filled with walnuts

  5. Pamthropologist permalink
    May 23, 2009 12:30 pm

    The double standard reformulated: sometimes a dick is just a dick but a boob is always stupid.

  6. May 24, 2009 8:37 am

    You’re a bit off on this one, comrade.

    Firstly, Miss California did not pose nude. I’m gonna do a post on this over at VM soon. It was a big beat up, v. disappointing.

    Secondly, you’re right that a man who posed nude became governor, but a porn star *did* run for governor of Cali in the election that got Arnie elected – along with Gary Coleman who played Arnold from Diff’rent Strokes.

    Also, in Italy there’s an ex-porn star or “glamour” model who reached some level of political seniority running with the neo-fascists, from memory.

    I think the key question here is why the former nude models are running for the right, not the left. Also, what’s with the black bar? Are you posting from Saudi Arabia, dude?

  7. missivesfrommarx permalink*
    May 24, 2009 10:18 am

    ibs: be fair! I did say nude OR PARTIALLY NUDE.

    I wasn’t familiar with the porn stars running for office. Were they male or female? And why are they running for the right?–that’s an excellent question!

    Why the black bar? Well, I was raised in a conservative Christian home in the US: Puritanism is in my bones.

  8. May 24, 2009 10:49 am

    Yeah, OK. “Partially nude.” Like the gaps in the patch of gauze in a burqa…

    The California governor race had a female porn star and a female billboard “glamour” model (and Gary Coleman).

    And there’s Alessandra Mussolini in Italy who did Playboy (wikipedia tells me) but I’m certain there was someone else in Italy, too. And some other far right ex-porn star in SE Europe. But the whole freaking continent is going neo-fascist. The British National Party will get elected to the European Parliament here in a few weeks. The far right are increasingly attracting libertarians and old fashioned liberals in Europe and the USA concerned with immigration and Islam. Some of the “new atheists” flirt with the far right, like Sam Harris and you had guys like Pym Fortuyn in the Netherlands. There’s still a split between the far right that appeal the the lower middle class and working class, and the libertarian right who appeal much more to the middle class proper and upper middle class.

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