How many women have a naked picture in cyberspace (and is that a problem?)

Discussion in 'Women's Issues' started by B_johnschlong, May 23, 2009.

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How many women have shown themselves naked on the net, in pics, vids or otherwise?

  1. Between 100 000 and 500 000

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. Between 500 000 and 1 million

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Between 1 million and 5 million

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. Between 5 million and 50 million

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  5. More than 50 million

    6 vote(s)
    46.2%
  1. B_johnschlong

    B_johnschlong New Member

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    I was just re-reading Michel Foucault's work on the "urge to confess" as the most modern way of both repression and subjectivisation.

    He says: in the past, confession was a means to force information out of people, and to subject them to the prevailing social order - with force. Today, people think they are "subjects" (valuable individuals with a free will), but they have interiorized the logic of the confession: people now voluntarily want to expose themselves, even their most intimate self, in order to gain an identity and an objective self-image.

    I think this theory is extremely relevant in today's cyberworld, governed by social networking sites, forums, blogs, etc...

    His ideas are also interesting for the analysis of the banalisation of pornography: the ab-ject and the ob-scene become in fact the sub-ject. Many people (e.g. here on this forum too), build an identity by exposing themselves to total strangers, in not the most pious of ways. :wink:

    So my question is simple: does this trend of using the ob-scene as a way to sub-jectivize onesself, bother or worry you? The question is mainly directed at those women, who, once, were "feminists" who didn't really think pornography was hip and who would have grumbled at what they see nowadays (young girls acting like porn stars as a way of building their own identity).

    The opening poll is just a teaser.
     
  2. dolfette

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    are naked pics always porn?

    i think not.
     
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    Huh! That is one hefty post. I'm going to keep it simple and focus on the headline that got me here in the first place not the associated Mensa article that I was suckered into reading. The world pop is 6.7 billion, I think about 20 percent of that has access to the internet. Just using simple conservative numbers gives an internet pop of 1 billion. Take it further and say there are 500 million females using or who have used the internet. Your poll numbers might be a little off. The highest choice is only 10 percent of all users. I'm pretty sure more than 10 percent of the women who have used the internet have posted a nude something of themselves. I'm thinking of all the women I know and if I had to put a percent on how many have NOT done this it would probably be about 20%.
     
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    How the hell are we supposed to know? Give a freeking uneducated guess. This is the most dumb question I've ever seen put in this forum.
     
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    Stick to questions about African/European women John.....:rolleyes:
     
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    I said the poll is just a teaser. People who pick out the dumb parts of a chunk of info are probably not very bright themselves.
     
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    It might be interesting to change these numbers in function of a demographic factor: younger and older people are less likely to show themselves naked to total strangers.
     
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    I think people who add dumb stuff to a post are more dumb. I never even read your post I was so put off by the dumb question. I just replied to your dumb poll.
     
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    I remember when I was in grad school too!
     
  10. dolfette

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    i got a pm from him admitting/gloating that he's just posting this dumb shit to wind people up.
     
  11. Hand_Solo

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    You're just an obese dentally challenged trucker dude! Your opinion counts for next to nothing in this subforum!
     
  12. dolfette

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    *cries*
     
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    Post pics of your jacked-up teefs or STFU!
     
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    Not nearly enough and YES it's a serious problem
     
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