Double standard ????

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  1. BBB2.5

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    OK here is something I don't understand. In today's society it is perfectly alright for a woman to show here breast (cleavage, shape, hugeness...etc ) No one really cares anymore. Most of us will look and enjoy looking (excluding me).
    So why is it that the men have a problem with showing the bulging crotches? I for one like looking at crotches and showing mine off.
    What is your view on this?
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    I dunno, maybe it's like a woman showing off her vagina.
     
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    I think that's the key phrase. Remember, at the turn of the century women were considered immoral if their dress showed too much ankle. Sexuality has always been a 'taboo' issue in society, especially here in the States. As society's values become more open, things such as showing cleavage become more acceptable. In time, I'm sure, showing 'bulge' will become more accepted.
     
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    I don't see that as a double standard at all. The female equivalent of the bulge would be a camel toe. Many like seeing camel toes on attractive women, but it's generally not socially acceptable either.

    An example of a real double standard (in western culture) is that men can go topless while women can't.
     
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    It's America's stumbling effort at equality between the sexes. Bare breasts are a small price to pay for freedom from camel toe and moose knuckle.

    They're installing heart defibrillators on airplanes, in restaurants and even in special kiosks on city streets yet folks are still reticent in an emergency to take the lead and save a life.

    One sure way to train people (especially men and certain lesbians) to drop what they are doing and act without fear in an less-than-life-threatening emergency would be to likewise install portable mammogram machines all over the place.

    A lady faints, but she still has a heartbeat? Mammogram!
    A lady coughs? Mammogram!
    A lady walks into the room? heh heh - you know!

    Practice makes perfect.
     
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    I think this is key. Breast = Chest. Cock = Pussy.

    So when you think about it that way, there really isn't a double standard at all.
     
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    I think it also has a lot to do with fashion. In the 70's, tight, worn jeans showed everything. I was just a kid but I couldn't help but notice. In the 80's, 501's were the rage and baskets galore. As time wore on, pants got baggier until in the late 90's, early 21st Century the bagginess raged into the ridiculous. Now pants are slimmer again. Bulges have come back. Look around at all these hot young guys in low jeans with baskets proudly displayed.

    Some women show it off, some don't. Same with men.
     
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    But we can't deny the fact that in the scheme of things it is Okay to show the bare ass of men and women on even broadcast tV. It has been done.

    Female breasts are shown as well on HBO etc. Vaginas are also shown though the movie is rated X. But penises are considered more taboo that vaginas. There are many movies where vaginas are shown, but the penises is not.

    Yeah, there is a double standard. I believe it is because straight men who watch porn don't want a nude male in the movie. They are afraid that they will be labled as gay if they watch a move like that. And straight guys are what has driven the porn industry until recently. Things are begining to change.
     
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    I dunno Freddie, I see plenty of cock in straight porn.

    I do think the cock has a stigma in mainstream cinema. You see plenty of fully nude women but dicks are few and far between.
     
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    I think It fluctuates, but for every bit of clothing we take away in time we add two. It's like the one step forward, two steps back idea. I guess it has to get worse before it gets better. Eventually we all will be wearing full, heavy Togas all over again.
     
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    They show vaginas, or bush? I've not yet seen a movie (other than a specialty - Playboy, etc) that shows vagina but there are countless ones that show bush. Still, though, in the general public, there are some double standards... but usually in favor of the men.
     
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    I agree with lex.

    I dont think its a double standard at all.... hmmmm yeah girls wear low cut stuff to show off their breasts, but dudes on the other hand, take off their shirts, yeah yeah... for other reasons i'm sure... its not to show off their body at all. there is no double standard, except that its not accepted for women to go topless at the beach (or any time its warm out for that matter).

    i think i see as many camel toes as i see bulges being purposely shown off, so no double standard there. nice try tho.
     
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    In mainstream film, at least, I think this isn't due to a lack of people wanting to see penis, but a reluctancy on the part of male actors to show their goods, and be judged for their size. I mean, consider part of this very forum -- the celebrity section. Essentially we have created an equation whereby hot actor = hung like a horse, when that clearly isn't true. For a male actor with an average, or small, endowment to drop trou and show what he's got would break the mystique of the horse hung-ness people believe he has due to his looks. On the other hand, it is pretty simple to tell which women are big breasted and not, so I think women are more willing to display breasts on the screen, since no aura of mystery is broken by doing such.

    A double standard? Perhaps? Endemic of society's absolutely false belief that a large penis reflects something about the man other than his having a large penis -- absolutely. Ultimately, this is all about the false conflation of penis with masculinity.
     
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    I personally think this is the key--while women's breasts ARE part of the sexual appeal. they are not the sex organs di rigor. The penis and vagina are. Since women's anatomy is such that the actual sex organs are more hidden, mainstream movies allow the crocth area to be shown, as long as the actual labia are not shown. Since men's sex organs are outside for all to see, the taboo becomes stronger, and the penis isn;t as readily shown. More and more mainstream movies are showing, albeit at a distance or a quick glance, the flacid penis as part of a storyline. An erect penis triggers the taboo again, as the penis is then shown "ready for intercourse". Societal taboos are strange and ever changing things, often hard to define or figure out. My anthropological two cents.
     
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    ok and all but when it comes to assessments seeing a woman with very large breasts and a guy with a very prominent bulge are equivalents. No one is going to say holy hell look at the size of the vagina on that doll so thinking vagina=penis doesnt hold.
    Visibles are compared.
    A woman flaunting her breasts in revealing attire in inaapropriate situations is just like a guy in spandex in similar situations.
    On the otherhand a woman with large breasts with clothing that somewhat camouflage balances a guy with a bulge that doesnt wear something too tight.
    Both are representative of their sex. The woman, her breasts that she doesnt flaunt, are very attractive and are part of being a woman.
    A guy not flaunting has a friggin bulge which also is attractive It is male it is life. Dont flaunt it but dont try to pretend it isnt there either and DONT apologise for having one
     
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    I think that the problem is with men, not really women. Men are in more of the "power" roles in society, and many men are insecure or afraid of the penis. As statistics indicate, most men aren't hung like those on this site. I don't think they want to see big cocks displayed on a screen while they are on a date with their gf/wife. They are afraid they will get dumped because their penis is not as big as those on screen or in magazines etc. Even though some women might want to see full frontal, most men don't. I once saw on TV a show about the movie Caligula, I think it was on the E channel. It said that most of the people who went to see it were women. The directors purposely cast men with bigger endowments for nude scenes. I have always wondered, what if the situation was reversed. What if our cocks were on display like breasts. What if everyone could see exactly how much we were packing all the time. I think that a lot of the "tough" guys who try to compensate for a small dick would act very differently. What do you guys think. How about the women? Would you like to see this double standard reversed, and see more penis in society?
     
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    i dont want to see some guys dick, i wanna see some god damn tits, big tits at that
     
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    Some very interesting thoughts.....:confused:
     
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    Honestly, I think it's because in our society women are seen as being more beautiful creatures than men. Whether that's right or wrong can be debated until the cows come home, but I think that's why. Personally, I am a straight man, but I comparison shop. People on a whole fascinate me, so if a guy is bulging I notice it. I don't think it's offensive at all, but that's my own personal opinion.
     
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