Debates and civil discussions lead to a more knowledgeable population.
Some people here may, after reading the arguments for and against, change their opinions.
Having said that, I have been told by some women friends that they do not like to see men in the lingerie department. Ooops that is another story, just like men carrying their women's handbags!
I am not a religious person, fear of God doesnt mean I am religious but just a personal value of doing the right thing not to exploit others.
Having said that, I am very clued to the world, open-minded and well-travelled.
I cant change the world. I have to accept that there are people with other views.
I am NOT imposing my views on anybody, just sharing my sentiments.
Just want to say something against the exploitation of women and using sex to sell anything because in many instances, you will see that there is actually no need to have scantily-clad women to sell the products! Take for example, car shows! What is with this race-queen thingy?
Anyway, Happy Chap Goh Mei, going back for dinner, end of discussion . . trust we all had a good time 'discussing' this. No offence meant. If you are taliban or Hugh Hefner, I will still accept you as my friend!
i think this doesn't count as sexual exploitation of women.. it does not show any nudity.. it is done carefully and artistically.. the model got paid, how is that counted as exploitation?
i got a feeling someone will make noise about mannequin in the future, because it depicts the woman body and thus considered exploitation.. sigh..
be mature in your thinking.. no one, including your gf, wives, moms, grandma, etc etc, will complain if the guys don't look at it as a sex symbol (read: ogle and drooling all over) but just take it easy, looking at it as an art and advertising..
sometimes, people need to be more relaxed in their thinking.. don't be too fanatic..
i am anti exploitation of women, but i don't see any part of this ad is exploiting them..
why no one is complaining about the sex shops along orchard, ah? more BOYS (18 and BELOW) are ogling in front of the shops rather than just looking at the ad.. and they are advertising the shops with provocative depictions of women.. the ad is at least 2x larger, with "toys" in front of the shops..
why hasn't anyone making a lot of noise about that, instead making a lot of negative comments about ad that is carefully done and doesn't have any provocative poses in it?
Last edited by bayusuputra; 17th February 2011 at 07:20 PM.
but in the case of lingerie, or any other ladies' products, it is inevitable that we use some kind of ladies elements inside, am i right? i can't imagine we use the guy in the picture earlier (with camo-dot bra) is used to advertise these products..
i can agree to some extent that this ad may be a little inappropriate (though i can't see anything wrong with it) after looking at some of the response.. but i can't see the ad as being exploitative..
Gone half a day and back... Wow, 7 pages long! Koplady, you certainly picked the topic of the day!
Now why am I not surprised?? Lol. Should I close this thread or does anybody else wanna contribute? Lol.Originally Posted by kriegsketten
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and the Kop sings, "You'll never walk alone"
Let me add this:
A corrupted mind sees things corrupted...
A pure mind sees things pure...
If your mind isn't corrupted, the image is just that - a lady OR man in scantily clad clothes...
The purest of kids wouldn't be really bothered about such images... But when parents starts to make a big fuss about them, that's when things start to change... innocent minds starts to wonder...
Last edited by kriegsketten; 17th February 2011 at 08:32 PM.
And... most of our minds are probably corrupted by now, which is why such strong reactions to the ad image in question.
For the sake of discussion... lets just say we totally irradicate anything sexually related - we invent a machine that totally remove the idea of sex that ever existed from our minds... ZAP!!! the human world is COMPLETELY pure once again...
Just to be extra safe... all birds and the bees and any animals need to be killed as well, coz watching them procreate will ultimately pique our curiousity and lead us back to the original point...
Lets just say that is possible... so what will happen next?
Last edited by kriegsketten; 17th February 2011 at 08:37 PM.