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Comment by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on December 8, 2009 at 12:07pm
Is this the confessional? Cause I'm a hypersexual & it does shame me.
Comment by Johnny on December 8, 2009 at 12:23pm
Apparently she didn't see the post that there is a calendar of guys too.

Seriously? How can people be so easily offended? I've grown to think that most atheists have thicker skin than the average person; but this really seems to be bringing the thin-skinned out in droves.
Comment by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on December 8, 2009 at 12:29pm
Everybody is sensitive to certain things. It's not a crime to have either view, just I wish them the best on their travels for a community that is more to their taste.
Comment by Matt on December 8, 2009 at 12:37pm
I just don't understand how it's sexist, my understanding was that it was started by the women. Invitations were sent out to all the women I believe, so those who wanted to participate could. No one is holding a gun to anyone's head forcing them to send pictures.
Comment by Dave G on December 8, 2009 at 12:40pm
I just find it interesting that some people seem to be exchanging one set of permitted roles for another. Instead of the 'women must follow these rules' of the patriarchal system (homemakers, secretaries, etc), there's this new 'women must follow this new set of rules' or not be a 'real feminist'.

As a completely anecdotal (and therefore not scientifically significant) example, a friend of mine in college would condemn any woman who actually wanted to stay at home, raise kids, etc as being complicit in their own degradation. The fact that this person may enjoy being a homemaker, had tried working a regular job and hated it, and was doing what they wanted with their life was completely irrelevant in the face of their choice not being in line with the 'accepted' image of the independent, free woman.

In my opinion, women (and men) should be able to do what they like. Want to work for a big company? Go for it! Want to start your own business? Fine! Want to be a scientist? Great, we need more! Want to be a farmer? Sure thing! Want to stay home and take care of the kids? More power to you! Want to be a Playboy (or Playgirl) model? Have fun!
Comment by Morgan Matthew on December 8, 2009 at 12:43pm
Enter into the Guys of Think Atheist Calendar 2010 OR Enter into the Girls of Think Atheist Calendar 2010
Comment by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on December 8, 2009 at 12:46pm
There goes Dave G talkin' that logic, reason, & sense again. /rolls eyes
Comment by Lilla Bertalan on December 8, 2009 at 12:54pm
Hehehe, the amusing kneejerk-reactions of unthoughtful fashion-feminists.
First of all, it's a very, very good thing to have a guy calendar too, because it rules out any accusation of sexism on the admins' part. Next, I read the calendar entry guidelines and nudity is forbidden... so where actually is the "sexy" in here? Third, if girls _want_ to be objectified, why don't let them? If that makes them happy, I'm in no position to object - after all, that'd be unconstitutional ;) That doesn't mean I am a sexual creature, but if someone is, I don't see them as "an abomination" like our dearly held adversaries do.
Grow up, feminists. Howling about sexism won't get you closer to a world where women are treated equally. Something like this, on the other hand, just might. Prove you're worthy of equal treatment by work, not by loud demanding. (This goes for men too, btw. If you're not doing anything respectable, you're not getting any of my respect.)
Comment by Lilla Bertalan on December 8, 2009 at 12:58pm
BTW disabling the comments is ...interesting, to say the least, coming from someone claiming to be part of an originally liberal movement/ideology.
Comment by Dan on December 8, 2009 at 3:20pm
I second everything Dave G said. I think the reason some feminists react this way is because they have it in their mind that there is no way any female would do these things unless somehow coerced by a male. Hence the statements "YOUR sexy girlfriend might love to do this" or the statement about post-feminist women buying into the whole "it's my choice to do what men want me to do." There is no room for women doing it because they want to do it, which happens to be the case in many situations.


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