Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lets Look At Freedom of Speech....

In terms of the subject area I choose to write about, my blog examines the views of other people and criticises them. As you know, I allow comments to appear unmoderated. I have no interest in suppressing freedom of expression, If you have a point to make, please feel free to make it.

I wrote a piece some months ago which mentioned as a sideline, some comments a particular individual made about clubs and the 'damage they do to society'. I am not going to mention the name of the posting for reasons that will become clearer later in this article. Anyway, my piece attracted the attention of someone, because this comment appeared in response......

(Person X)  totally understands the concept of civil liberties just the same if not more than you. I think the point you quite obviously can't comprehend is that the fact that these ladies are exploiting their sexuality for a job is wrong within it and is sadly representative of society as a whole. Because of this, women in this society are set certain expectations which unfortunately men are not and this is clearly imbalanced and further unequal. Have you ever seen an advertisement/magazine/movie accentuating the penis of a man? Do men have a certain sexual image to live up to?Do you see a valid proportion men jumping around working as lap dancers and flopping their penises around? Furthermore, a study done by Jacobeson and Mazur (1995) states that both MEN and WOMEN are more likely to read women's magazines. Why? Because this society PROMOTES THE EXPLOITATION OF FEMALE SEXUALITY. Furthermore places/jobs like these are perpetuating this matter and it is completely wrong. It is not about liberating the 'society' as you so beautifully put it, it is about liberating a gender that is completely and utterly degraded to a state where only sexuality matters and brains are not! (Person X) totally understands the concept of civil liberties just the same if not more than you. I think the point you quite obviously can't comprehend is that the fact that these ladies are exploiting their sexuality for a job is wrong within itself and is sadly representative of society as a whole. Because of this, most women in this society are set certain expectations which unfortunately men are not and this is clearly unequal. If you still can’t comprehend, then answer: Why is it that women of higher statuses are expected to fullfill a certain image and men are not. Have you ever seen an advertisement/magazine/movie accentuating the penis of a man? Do men have a certain sexual image to live up to? Furthermore, a study done by Jacobeson and Mazur (1995) states that both MEN and WOMEN are more likely to read women's magazines. Why? Because this society DISGUSTINGLY PROMOTES THE EXPLOITATION OF FEMALE SEXUALITY. Furthermore places/jobs like these are perpetuating this matter and it is completely wrong. It is not about liberating the 'society' as you so beautifully put it, it is about liberating a gender that is completely and utterly degraded to a state where only sexuality matters and brains are not! 

This quite wonderful stream of consciousness comment was withdrawn because it names the person who I wrote about in the blog. This is important because I later received an e-mail from Person X, which reads as follows....


As you can see I have redacted everything I can and I have to say that the request was made in a polite manner and that is why I agreed to it. That said, I wish to make a point.....

Anyone that makes a comment on a public forum that I feel is noteworthy, will attract a comment from this blog. If people do not wish to attract the attention of this or any other blogger, then don't make comments in public. The character that made the comment stated that Person X 'totally understands the concept of civil liberties just the same if not more than you'. Well I quite obviously can comprehend that they clearly don't when they email me and demand that I remove all reference to them in a posting and then go on to instruct me that I cannot write about them again.

Freedom of expression is critically important for a healthy society. Anyone can say what they wish, but others will comment upon it and that must be accepted. I will not, without very good reason, withdraw a posting or even part of one again.

At some future point I will go through the above comment in detail and highlight what I view to be its flaws, but in the interim I would advise whoever sent in the comment to not write things like that when they are drunk, because it undermines their ability to make lucid arguments and it also means that write the same comment twice and fail to notice.

Finally, speaking of comments, I also had this one appear as well, written in response to a piece I wrote about Cath Elliot in January...

WOMEN NOT SEX SLEVES. WOMEN GOT KILLED BECAUSE THEY SO NO TO PERVERTS BACK IN ROMANS DAYS AND BECAUSE FEMINIST WHAT WAS THERE CRIME THERE ONLY CRIME WAS NO CRIME. NAZIS LIED ABOUT THE JEWS. JUST BECAUSE A SLAVES THINK THERE NOT SLAVES IT SILL WRONG. FEMINIST THEY THE FRIGHTING FOR FREEDOM THEY TRY CHANGES THINGS THEY WILL TRY,TRY,AND TRY FOR EQUAL RIGHTS. I WAS BULLY A SHCOOL BECAUSE I WAS FAT AND BECAUSE I DID NOT SEE WOMEN SEX OBJECTS. 

I really don't know where to start with this one, maybe someone can help me.....



3 comments:

  1. I would suggest a large plate of mushrooms or a bottle of Jack Daniels as the only hope for understanding the last bit.

    As to claims of exploitation by they who must not be named as they are so far up their own backsides they really don't have a clue. My big issue is the key to objectification is the denial of agency by men over dancers. Yet by the very statement the rad fems are denying the agency of the dancers but thats ok because they know better. There is a lot that some of these people trot out by rote and have no understanding of the way their actions affect others.

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  2. Your anonymous responder sums up their point twice by their comment:

    "I think the point you quite obviously can't comprehend is that the fact that these ladies are exploiting their sexuality for a job is wrong within itself ".

    Part of me understands what they are saying. I watch Ronaldo, Messi, Bale, Rooney, Beckham etc. play football and just feel so inadequate kicking a ball. Anyone with a talent that others may find alluring should not be allowed! How dare they make shed loads of money!

    The question is why do some women feel the need to wallow in, and politicise such feelings. I am not judged by society by whether or not I can kick a ball but these people don't get that we are capable of seeing them in more then a one dimensional fashion. The strip club is a fantasy world, just as going to the movies is entering a fantasy, and society has long since gave up listening to the Mary Whitehouse type view that we are in danger of being corrupted by sex, violence and bad language. Talking of the movies Brad Pitt and George Clooney have made a very healthy living exploiting their sexuality. Should they be banned?

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