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Images in public space

Postby CapitalB » Jan 30th, 2018, 2:15 pm

Images in public space

Upon seeing a front window displaying the image of a pin-up woman with eggs substituting breasts on January 16th my words were “I find that objectifying and offensive.” Your response to me was to explain why I should not be offended and why the image was not objectifying.

I understand that we do not share one opinion of the image, yet it is so with the street upon which it remains. The space is one which we all share and should be respected as such. If a member of the community finds your contribution to the environment hostile, they should be taken seriously, that’s just common decency and a practice expected of any business on the street.

I certainly feel uncomfortable walking past your doors. I do not feel welcome there, or inclined to enjoy breakfast there on Saturday. I feel like the butt of a joke which is not only at my expense, but also every woman who shares my opinion of the image. I hope to make you aware of the discomfort you are creating and the impact it has on this community and your patrons, potential and otherwise.


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Re: Images in public space

Postby dogspoiler » Jan 30th, 2018, 2:43 pm

Completely unacceptable, the hooters should not be covered up but be openly displayed for our viewing pleasure.
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Re: Images in public space

Postby TylerM4 » Jan 30th, 2018, 2:50 pm

I'd like to see the image in question.

A picture replacing a women's breasts with eggs doesn't sound all that offensive to me. It sounds like someone making a big fuss over nothing. Anything can be seen as offensive if you try hard enough.

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Re: Images in public space

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 30th, 2018, 4:30 pm

What a crock, in today's day and age.........that is the biggest concern you have?

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Re: Images in public space

Postby Veovis » Jan 30th, 2018, 9:36 pm

Eggs representing breast?!?!?... RELEASE THE HOUNDS

lol

I feel like this same individual will write in to rant about the man who complained about the exposed breast while breastfeeding.....same person often can't decide if a boob is bad or good.

Chill out, it's a boob....heck in this case an egg.....if you are objectified by an egg, perhaps you have some issues.

For example, just the other day I went grocery shopping, and would you believe they had sausage for sale?!?!? SAUSAGE, just an entire pack of little meat penises objectifying me right there in the store....I must say, the TRAVESTY of it all, my goodness.

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Re: Images in public space

Postby Dizzy1 » Jan 30th, 2018, 10:27 pm

Oh no! Someone's offended by something trivial :200:

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Re: Images in public space

Postby Queen K » Jan 30th, 2018, 11:08 pm

Veovis wrote:Eggs representing breast?!?!?... RELEASE THE HOUNDS

lol

I feel like this same individual will write in to rant about the man who complained about the exposed breast while breastfeeding.....same person often can't decide if a boob is bad or good.

Chill out, it's a boob....heck in this case an egg.....if you are objectified by an egg, perhaps you have some issues.

For example, just the other day I went grocery shopping, and would you believe they had sausage for sale?!?!? SAUSAGE, just an entire pack of little meat penises objectifying me right there in the store....I must say, the TRAVESTY of it all, my goodness.

:biggrin:


Damn you Veovis, I knew there was something I forgot to pick up in Costco.
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Re: Images in public space

Postby Verum » Jan 31st, 2018, 12:33 am

People really need to get over the human body. We're born nude, we are always nude under our clothes and most of us have our most enjoyable moments nude. Why do people have to be so prudish about what we are?

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Re: Images in public space

Postby Smurf » Jan 31st, 2018, 6:56 am

Now the sausage comment has made me wonder about my corn dogs in a stick no less.
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Re: Images in public space

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 31st, 2018, 7:17 am

You know with time and patience those eggs would have matured to become......









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Re: Images in public space

Postby Bsuds » Jan 31st, 2018, 8:46 am

Alert! Costco Hot Dogs are now only available for 18+. You are no longer able to buy them for children!

You might want to be careful buying for your Wife as well as she may start comparing and become very critical.
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Re: Images in public space

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 31st, 2018, 8:56 am

Bsuds wrote:Alert! Costco Hot Dogs are now only available for 18+. You are no longer able to buy them for children!

You might want to be careful buying for your Wife as well as she may start comparing and become very critical.


If she comments on the size of the wiener I will comment on how nice the buns are.

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Re: Images in public space

Postby normaM » Jan 31st, 2018, 9:24 am

Come now Veovis
we ladies can measure
did you mean coktail wienies?
I agree be nice not to have freakin ads everywhere.
Dizzy that's a perfect meme.
But hey we are offended by her offendedness.
wonder why eggs for breasts?
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Re: Images in public space

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 31st, 2018, 10:10 am

normaM wrote:I agree be nice not to have freakin ads everywhere.


I agree, enough already of every second commercial on tv targeting
Feminine Hygiene and what not.

It is truly important. :smt045
But, a minute out of every five important ?
I think people get the idea.
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Re: Images in public space

Postby Queen K » Jan 31st, 2018, 10:13 am

Ad creep is just out of control.

It's everywhere, I really noticed the well placed Walmart bags in tv show and the camera mugging the bags. No longer is the ad between breaks, it's right on the tv show. The same with movies.

Can't watch a vid anymore without the ads.
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