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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Girl of 2012....?

Evening Bloggerati,

Well it seems the hard working charity worker that is Drew Barrymore was no match for the all conquering Salma Hayek.

But hold up!!!

There was some discussion over the validity of the poll...

convictus - So after careful consideration, I cannot abide by this rampant sexism any longer. I stopped following this blog, I still enjoy the satirical blog but not this one.

Janie Junebug - Is it really that sexist? People Magazine has a world's sexiest man on their cover every year. I've never heard anyone complain that it's sexist.

Both valid views...

So rather than just ploughing on with round 6 I thought I'd pause to reflect....

Would Salma of won if she'd not shaved for the photoshoot:-


...sorry I couldn't resist that photo of her from http://www.freakingnews.com 

In seriousness:-
Are comparisons like this sexist?
Would it be better to consign them to history? 
Should other attributes be presented (such as charity work) be offered up to give a holistic view on which to base a decision?
Should I include a bloke option....turning it into Person of 2012?

Given that I'm a fan of direct democracy I'll leave it to you guys n girls to decide...

Peace 

G


21 comments:

  1. yes, you should have a "bloke" section...

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  2. I agree with Shutterbug. A bloke section would be fun. I don't think the concept is sexist because you're not trashing one woman for having smaller boobs than another and you don't go on and on about stereotypes involving women, such as we never shut up and we can't drive. That's the kind of crap that pisses me off. I can go for days without speaking, and I'm a good driver. My former daughter-in-law drives race cars. My daughter is a mathematician, so she competes with men all the time and almost always comes out ahead. If it's sexist, then why do people still watch beauty pageants on the telly? Why do we comment on anyone's looks, whether it's Salma or George Clooney? We all love a pretty face. After all, that's why everyone adores me. Tee hee.

    Love,
    Janie

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  3. They are not sexist at all! I think they are fun. High schools have superlatives. Are they sexist? Sigh...

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  4. On the contrary I don't want blokes to have blokes on their poll. If I have to predict there is going to be no Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise.

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  5. There are those among us that take things far too seriously. You just keep on truckin'!

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  6. Go Salma!!!!!!!

    You asked:
    Are comparisons like this sexist?
    No
    Would it be better to consign them to history?
    No
    Should other attributes be presented (such as charity work) be offered up to give a holistic view on which to base a decision?
    Nope!
    Should I include a bloke option....turning it into Person of 2012?
    Absolutely NOT!!!!
    Who is this convictus guy/girl anyway, if he doesn't like your posts....sod him!
    Its your blog G, do what makes you happy!
    If you want to put pics of blokes comparing the muscle size, go for it, but more boobs would be great!!!!

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  7. Sexism is subjective. I have a few great jokes but dont want too offend your readers, i have a dry dark sense of humor. Love the site.

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  8. it'd be better if it were double elimination
    because sometimes it's just unfair to compare to specific women because we can't all define sexy on a visual scale, some women while not necessarily sexier than others can sometimes give me better hard ons based on certain facts about them, for example summer glau isn't anywhere near as sexy as olivia wilde yet she gives me a 10x harder boner for various reasons

    but I'd vote for olivia anyway, so givng summer a second chance would be nice

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  9. SELMA HAYEK IS SUPERIOR SELMA HAYEK!

    Hmmmm. Sexism. Delicious sexism and the tears of the white knights and feinazis who rally against it.

    But, really...this blog? Sexist?

    No, >I< am sexist. I believe in holding a chair out for a lady, holding a door open for a lady, and offering my intimidating presence to a lady in apparent distress.

    I also like pornography of varying types of tastes and influences. So yeah, fuck all to that shit.

    Okay, so wait - it's alright for Time and GQ (and any number of other publications) to have exceedingly hot dudes on their covers and talk about their body and such, what they're into and all that rot...yet a simple blog can't compare one beautiful woman to another, using not only generalized concepts of said beauty but also what they've done in their peace-keeping and humanitarian activities?

    Yeah, real sexist. You oughta run a TRULY sexist poll and show 'em how it's friggin' done. "Who's got the loveliest anus" or "TITS VERSUS ASS!"

    In fact, I'm already +1'ing that second poll idea and might do it if you don't. :3

    Ultimately, you do what you do with your blog. The audience participates, that's true, but you're not going to be able to appease EVERYONE with the content you put out there, and you might even offend some people by simply giving in and baring throat to those who are trying to force you and your blog to do something you normally wouldn't.

    Me? Meh, I like your writing style and now I'll openly admit that I wanna see what you ARE going to do next. Will you continue it and give the bird to the huffy white knights who think you're touting out Breast/Waist/Hip measurements and extreme close-ups of their moneymakers, or will you keep on keepin' on doin' what you do...or perhaps you'll do something completely different than either option?

    We'll see, yah?

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    1. Bazza's such a gentleman! If I wore panties, I'd toss them at him! :)

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    2. Recorded for future posterity and your posterior. :3

      Gonna keep a scrapbook specifically for the panties you throw at me~!

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  10. I totally understand why you took the break, it feels unsettling to have that mentioned.. but that dude was honestly probably just bored. To say what has been going on is sexist is just silly. Miss Universe is more sexist than what you've been doing. I vote don't let it bother you, and like Ray says, do what makes you happy.

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  11. Keep it going my friend and as Ray said more boobs!

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  12. Pointless info: I give all my blogger friends cute nicknames and yours is G-Spot Fitzgerald! It's a naughty take on F. Scott! Hee-hee!

    I don't think it's sexist. Men are more visual than women, but it doesn't mean we girls don't like a good, old fashioned drool fest, too! Let's face it, as human beings, we are superficial monsters. Love enters through the eyes and leaves through the eyes. If it didn't, adutery wouldn't be an issue!

    I'm all for dual visual appreciation, so I'd love a bloke option, but please, no 'pretty' young boys! If you need help with candidates, ask your lady-followers. We, too, have our pin-ups! (Any woman who says she doesn't like a dreamy looker is a liar!) It's a great way to have equal male/female involvement and it helps clear up the sexist thing! Plus, help destroy the stereotypical values of what's hot and what's not, feature atypical looking guys like Nick Cave, Adrien Brody and Simon Pegg! YUM! That goes for the ladies, too. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig are all hotties in their own right, as well!

    I'm with Bazza (That Bastard), it's your blog and if people don't like it, they don't have to follow! Laydahs :)

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    1. *adultery* Speed typing is not conducive to good spelling/grammar!

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  13. I submit myself for the 'bloke' section, because I'm a sexy beast.

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  14. ranking hotness is futile because everyone's taste is relative. Still, I think it's awesome logging on and finding different levels of hotness every day!

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  15. Some people just have no sense of humor, really.

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  16. Sexist? Really? If anyone thinks your polls are sexist just send them over to my blog.

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