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Up Front: Newsflash: Women Have Eyes

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  • Emma Hart,

    It's a really disturbing colour. Makes him look like an actual side of beef.

    I'm not a ripped ab fancier, though. Six-pack abs are kind of gross.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4340 posts Report Reply

  • Sayana,

    I'd have to say, personally, I prefer the picture of Kahui that's just a headshot over the one of him shirtless.

    Since Sep 2008 • 50 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Six-pack abs are kind of gross.

    Is a chillibin better?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3268 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Nah. Keg.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2359 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Is a chillibin better?

    Or a swappa crate even...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1550 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    It is the 144-pack abs that are really gross.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    It is the 144-pack abs that are really gross.

    Ba-doom tish!

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4340 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    Regarding the female gaze in the media at the moment, I had a bit of a discussion about that in my own Dreamwidth journal just last week ... and yes, Angel totally sprung to mind for me as well.

    I'm just surprised it's taken this long to fill the void that Playgirl left, although it seems that the new mag is a bit more indie and less twee than anything from the Hefner empire.

    Also, with all the written smut being pumped out now, in romance novels, urban fantasies, and fan fic, it really shouldn't be a surprise that some women want some visuals as well.

    Well, I'll go pimp it around my Kinsey-4-and-below mates - I'm sure they'll enjoy some new eyecandy.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 466 posts Report Reply

  • sachae grey,

    I asked many, many people how they would prefer to consume the product that I had in mind. They said, "Everyone else will want it online, but I'd prefer it in print."

    plz tell me how this differs x-actly from that revelation uniquely provided us by what amounts to the first moment of religious time, in which immediate consumptiopn is deferred - de-furred? - in inexplicable favour of a wholly imagined possession?

    Since May 2009 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • sachae grey,

    an imagined possession that is which can now only be designated anew upon the scene to which we are collectively all now present, by that sign which is judged to be 'beautiful' enough to defer conflict onto a, a, parallel plenitude?

    Since May 2009 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • sachae grey,

    But what this central figure "says" to the periphery in the originary event is the substance of what Jesus would articulate as morality: "You are all equal, because you all imitate me." This message of peace is in effect a call to war; the central figure affirms its difference from its peripheral imitators in the act of denying it. There is no escaping from this impasse any more than from any other variant of the foundational human paradox.

    Since May 2009 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Have to admire the surrealism of the underlying metaphor.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16503 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Aussie pornographer Ms Naughty has a great round-up of the media response to Filament's launch, and why it's so bloody annoying. If you go in through this link rather than the front page, you shouldn't hit anything too NSFW.

    The author then goes on to say that if women do like porn, it’s because we’re embracing the “laddette” culture and trying to be blokes. She declares that “leering at pornography aimed at women” is “as innately unfeminine as drinking yourself senseless.”

    Ah yes, “femininity”. That word so often used to put women in their place. I’m sure I speak for porn-loving women everywhere when I say: Fuck off, Olivia Lichtenstein.

    You don't actually have to love porn to find a woman universalising her own experience in order to erase other women's really fucking annoying.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4340 posts Report Reply

  • sachae grey,

    i'd go along with that almost wholesale, EH, adding to it if may the general, dare i say it, even glaring observation that indeed, until each woman does learn TO express whatever she imagines to be her v own sexuality, she'll be fodder for 'objectification' in the always already pre-churned minds of men, and this without even getting to the awful matter of any individual *experience*, which experience must now, paradoxically, seek to re-present itself in such a way that the scandalizing particularity of the thing might be dissolved in the 'universality' of the representations that have provided it with the means-of-expression in the first place!

    little to do in the meantime but well and truly LOVE & support porn, that it should continues to do what it already does almost indefatigably, represent all possibilities of each one of us finding a place upon the human scene-of-representation, even as flesh collides with word and word collides with flesh and..

    (.. and Sacha superstitiously waves her "underlying metaphor" )wand!


    respe(a)k

    Since May 2009 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    You don't actually have to love porn to find a woman universalising her own experience in order to erase other women's really fucking annoying.

    Just so.

    But... umm... try telling that to someone like Cactus Kate. Though the Queen of Thorns has an admirable takedown.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1303 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Regarding gazes - many years ago my husband looked at a picture of Claudia Schiffer in the newspaper, and then turned to me and said, "You know, Claudia Schiffer is a very intelligent woman."

    I would just like to say that Daniel Craig is a very intelligent man.

    That's all.

    I know I've said it before, but I will say it again. I luff you, Deborah. That made me laugh out loud.

    Fear not, Ms Wegan, for it is my belief that the most attractive thing about a woman is an air of confidence.

    Wordy word mcword. You can take all that bollocks about face-hip ration or whatever, and shove it. Having said that, being over forty sucks sometimes. There's only so much confidence one can have when one is dying for admiring glances from young, lovely, men. I might have to start wearing red lipstick.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • sachae grey,

    WHATEVER you do, do NOT start wearing red lipstick

    it's gotta be like lavishing volcanic baboonerites on the very instrument

    of yr finest, firmest self-emanation..

    Since May 2009 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • sachae grey,

    the proper use of lipstick was amply demonstrated by that man Little who now languishes in a Florida jail for the advance of his pornographic enterprise - with such pens he drew freehand, anarchically and mainly madly childlike all over every orifice in view..

    do i have your active dissent on this or what?

    Since May 2009 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    @Jackie

    As it turns out, we got Quantum of Solace out today, for viewing tonight, after les enfants are in bed, of course.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1303 posts Report Reply

  • sachae grey,

    ah! that means he's intelligent!
    cos he only comes out when all the chilluns are in bed!

    what a weird and totally f**ked up situation..

    just whose is the solace then
    the 'kids' or the 'adults'?

    Since May 2009 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    OK, who's moderating the troll this time.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16503 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    Have to admire the surrealism of the underlying metaphor.

    You Bugger. The origin of that line has been bugging me all day, because I knew I should know it. Eureka moment walking up Mt Vic this arvo.

    Good ol' Vogon Poetry.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Ah, brilliant!

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Good ol' Vogon Poetry.

    Which is particularly weird given that (on my screen) the troll has somehow posted 42 times.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3268 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    That is uncanny - and will forever top out at that number of posts, given our troll's recent banning.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16503 posts Report Reply

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