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« on: June 13, 2011, 14:24:55 PM »

So this little protest is sweeping across the America's at the moment, reminiscent of the feminist movements in the 60's,  originating in Toronto after a policeman advised STUDENTS to dress conservetavely.... he was just asking for it IMO....  Grin

http://www.news24.com/World/News/Slut-Walk-spreads-to-Mexico-20110613

Either way, lets have some opinions about the way women dress, GCG had issues with one of her colleagues a while back and I lift an eyebrow at some of the young "ladies" that my sons drag past home.

For myself, in the workspace in particular, I will simply not take you seriously if you sit in front of me in teensy-tiny shorts with boots up to your thighs and a t-shirt with a half-assed jacket over it and expect me to listen to your ideas, in fact, I would probably not give you an opportunity to speak...

 
What constitutes "slutty" and what effect does this have on your opinion of said woman. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 14:37:57 PM »

I let a woman speak before I cast judgement on the substance of her intellect. But experience makes one more weary of scantily clad women. The idea I get is that they the are the attention-seeking kind, and probably get through life on looks, not brains or other redeeming faculties.

To be honest though, it works, lots of men turn to fools for a bit of skin... and so you have to wonder if you can criticize a valid strategy for getting ahead in life. Some of use use brains, some of us use social manipulation (arguably the same thing...), etc...
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 14:47:18 PM »

Although I'm a staunch proponent of letting people wear whatever they want, I must admit it's a bit irritating when ladies are scantily clad, particularly in the workplace: it's distracting.

It's difficult to concentrate on whatever tedious task is at hand when there's an occasional flash of exposed skin crossing my peripheral vision.

I wouldn't dream of asking someone to dress differently on my account, but it would be nice if some ladies were a little more considerate.

Perhaps a little application of the Golden Rule is in order: they might find it distracting (read: repulsive) if I were to walk around the office in a tank-top and a pair of shorts on a summer day. Quid pro quo.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 15:18:05 PM »

there are ways to dress, and ways to dress.  if you are the financial manager, like this occular rape in my office, you dress the part.  i dont want to see cleavage, of tits or ass.  i dont want to see your bra straps or lace.  i dont want to be able to tell if you are wearing knickers of not.  if you are adept at applying make-up, then do so.  if not, pass on.
dress how ever the hell you want at home or the club, i dont care, at work, you are representing your company, and if your company is happy for you to look like a whore, then good for them.
my MD once said to me, dress for the position you hope to fill.
no low-cut tops.  no short-shorts, no hotpants, no fishnet stockings, no mini-skirts.  no halterneck tops with normal bras.
i work in the creative department, so i get to dress any way i please, and if i wear a short skirt, i wear legging or tights.  i dont own low-cut tops. since i dont have tits.
my opinion of sluttily dressed females?  they either have no brains, so they win their way with looks, or they have brains, and are too lazy to use them.  they have little class, no grace. kommin.  low-class. zef.  and of low-morals. 
you dont have to earn lots to dress snappily.  you allso dont have to wear business suits to look stylish.  dressing like a ho is just a easy way out.  it takes dedication, time and effort to dress like a goddess, without having your tits out.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 20:03:14 PM »

When you are in the office, dress appropriately.

Dress to the 9s when you are at a night club.

But please, can I please see just a little skin when I am at the beach. I am on vacation in Durban. I was lying around the pool today and looking around me I had the most exposed body and I was wearing shorts and t-shirt.

 Who lies next a pool, on the east coast, on a warm day, in jeans. Not cut off jeans mind you, full leg jeans. If it was just one person I would understand but it was everyone.

Dress for the part.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 07:08:56 AM »

But please, can I please see just a little skin when I am at the beach. I am on vacation in Durban. I was lying around the pool today and looking around me I had the most exposed body and I was wearing shorts and t-shirt.

 Who lies next a pool, on the east coast, on a warm day, in jeans. Not cut off jeans mind you, full leg jeans. If it was just one person I would understand but it was everyone.
Folk are scared of skin cancer.  Or other people finding out they're white.
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 09:45:21 AM »

I hope this is not a new trend, becaus that will leave me with very little left to live for.

With no bodies o enjoy I my as well go and mock a few believers*


*nah, won't really mock them, it won't help.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011, 09:59:26 AM »

my one buddy, schmears on the factor million, and then wear these surfer-looking tops that kids wear, to protect his delicate skin.  a bit gay in my opinion.  i too, though, have taken to covering in factor 30 of late.  the best tan is aquired watching motorsport, in a bikini, coated in factor 30.

btw, random observation.
when i was a children, you could go out with factor 5, and be allright.  now, if it's not factor 30, your ass is grass.  how the hell does that work?  did the sun get that much more hectic since i was a sprog, or has the industry upped the numbers to make you kak yourself at the thought of going into the sun without their miracle creams?
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2011, 10:04:11 AM »

when i was a children, you could go out with factor 5, and be allright.  now, if it's not factor 30, your ass is grass.  how the hell does that work?  did the sun get that much more hectic since i was a sprog, or has the industry upped the numbers to make you kak yourself at the thought of going into the sun without their miracle creams?

Sounds like an interesting subject for a skeptically bent group, if only I knew where to find one.
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2011, 10:50:36 AM »

my one buddy, schmears on the factor million, and then wear these surfer-looking tops that kids wear, to protect his delicate skin.  a bit gay in my opinion.  i too, though, have taken to covering in factor 30 of late.  the best tan is aquired watching motorsport, in a bikini, coated in factor 30.

Don't take this shit too far. I read recently Australian kids are starting to suffer from vitamin-D deficiency (well some alphabet vitamin) because their parents always splatter on the suncream nice-and-thick due to skin-cancer paranoia, leading to other exciting health problems.

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btw, random observation.
when i was a children, you could go out with factor 5, and be allright.  now, if it's not factor 30, your ass is grass.

In a random guess of randomness I speculate it's because we obliterated the ozone layer in about 2 decades. But it has been showing signs of recovery as I've witnessed here before. However, whether this is not just pure paranoia, or marketing, or very effective anti-cancer campaigning, I'm unsure.
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2011, 16:56:17 PM »

I think this factor stuff is a lot of bullshit: I've used factor 30 plus on my boat and still burn...then use an older make (forget the name)that's factor 9 and it works! The marketeers have us at their mercy...I also heard that EU stuff rated whatever, is not appropriate for our Kalahari sun...here on the coast a friendly pharmacist will gladly mix a thick waterproof goo, that sticks and leaves the spots (nose, ears, top of feet and shoulders etc) you use it on untouched.
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2011, 17:03:50 PM »

my one buddy, schmears on the factor million, and then wear these surfer-looking tops that kids wear, to protect his delicate skin.  a bit gay in my opinion.  i too, though, have taken to covering in factor 30 of late.  the best tan is aquired watching motorsport, in a bikini, coated in factor 30.

Don't take this shit too far. I read recently Australian kids are starting to suffer from vitamin-D deficiency (well some alphabet vitamin) because their parents always splatter on the suncream nice-and-thick due to skin-cancer paranoia, leading to other exciting health problems.

i'm a healthy shade of brown, most times of the year.  i spend looooots of time in the sun.  i would die in the UK.  gardening, reading, fishing...   in spring, i load up on sun, befor it gets too hectic, then in summer, i schmear the chemicals.  i tend to burn like a bastard, because i think 'i'm going to quickly dig up this piece of dirt/wash the car/chop down this bush' and end up spending hours in the sun getting carried away with stuff.  in a bikini.  much to my landlord's delight.
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2011, 17:25:32 PM »

  in a bikini.  much to my landlord's delight.

I think I need to move
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2011, 17:55:41 PM »

i would love a new landlord.  he is creepy as hell.  he has now started taking my dogs hostage, so that i have to go fetch them from his house every night, and then subsequently spend 30 mins talking with him.  while i love the fact that he spends time with them, and plays with them, i really dont want to spend how long deconstructing government/religion/my sexlife and those of the other tennants with him every night after work.
in all fairness, he is a mild kind-of-creep
i had a landlord before, where my knickers would go missing.  i lived alone.  with no maid. Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2011, 18:35:08 PM »

i had a landlord before, where my knickers would go missing.  i lived alone.  with no maid. Shocked
Cross-dresser or knicker-picker?  It’s not that clear-cut, the price of good lingerie being what it is… Wink

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