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Re picture on hub

  1. salt profile image74
    saltposted 7 years ago

    I love earnestshubs, they are great, I would like to comment on his picture of a female in a very skimpy and see through bikini. Think its a bit over the top and as he is writing about australia, think it may be a little degrading to Australian women.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Australian-a-mi … t-and-nuts

    1. Lily Rose profile image86
      Lily Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think you need to get over it.  If you don't like it don't look at it.  He says nothing degrading about Australian women or any women, it's just a picture.  Seriously?!

      btw, why did you post this under "Report a Problem..." thread??

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image94
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As I have commented on the hub in question I also post the same comment below:

      LOL, the bikini referred to by 'Salt' is nothing compared to many I have seen. No biggie, we should be proud of our bodies and it is only the crazy world we live in that seems to 'teach us' that a body shown is 'shameful' causes problems. We were born wearing nothing, so what is the problem with showing off the beauty of natures creation?

      PS. The slight inference of 'nipples' shown in that same picture are actually far less visible than many photos I have seen of women in T-Shirts, thin jumpers or vest tops, so where is the problem exactly? Any woman can show this much on a cold day if she chooses not to wear a bra, which is not a crime after all!

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Besides, you had to click on the slideshow to see the nipples smile

    3. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, I suspect this bikini does break TOS because it's transparent - probably no one noticed because it's not obvious unless you look at the slide show.  And on the slide show, it wasn't the nipples that struck me first...

      I assume you wouldn't have a problem if it wasn't transparent, as it reflects the beach image of Australia.  I do feel it's a bit "objectifying" because it cuts off her head - let's see her as a person, not a body, Earnest!

      1. salt profile image74
        saltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks marissa. And you are correct in your summation. Laura Bingle, was in the paper today here, in a bikini and looked quite tasteful.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Wasn't your comment about this on his hub enough?

    1. salt profile image74
      saltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      NO

  3. profile image0
    Audreveaposted 7 years ago

    That's how we dress for work wink

    OK - not really. But it's the way Australia has been promoted for ages. Lara Bingle & 'where the bloody hell are ya?' is just a recent example.  I don't think Earnest is putting us down.

    1. salt profile image74
      saltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      no its not and laura bingle doesnt wear see thru bathers that are pornographic. Its lovely to see women happy in their bodies, yet I dont really want it to go that far.. and Im wondering if you are a  male using an female alias?

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Now it's pornographic?

        1. salt profile image74
          saltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I think it does fit that category and I was writing this for hubpages staff and rules that apply for that type of photography on this site..

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
            Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            It is as far away from pornography as you can get. I have a t-shirt I wear sometimes and even a bra on you can see nipples. That picture is tamer than many other swimsuits and clothing you see on the street.

          2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
            Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I would suggest you check out some of the Indian Auntie hubs if you want to find things to report.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    The proper thing would be to flag it for admin to decide whether not it is against the TOS

  5. WryLilt profile image92
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    So it's ok that there are dozens of hubs with bikini shots of women but as soon as they're Australian it's a bit too personal? Double standard a little, don't you think?

    1. Daniel Carter profile image76
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with WryLilt and UW.

  6. profile image0
    Audreveaposted 7 years ago

    I personally don't react to it at all. It's a beachy place - there's a casual mode of dress in summer that's just part of the charm.

  7. profile image0
    DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago

    That hub is nearly 2 years old, I'm guessing its not against any TOS. I understand you are entitled to your opinion, but I  think your comment on the hub would have been enough.

    And if I had a body like that, I'm pretty sure I would be wearing that bikini!

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, judging by your pics I've seen to date, your body is better tongue

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'll have to agree with Misha on this one. tongue smile

        But, as far as the "pic" is concerned, I've had pictures pulled for being in the same manner.

  8. RedElf profile image91
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    Right you are Cags.
    As well, the age of the hub is no proof that the picture is OK. The TOS changed recently, and as older hubs are moderated in the natural course of things, they get caught under the new terms.
    tongue
    What was once safe, may no longer be OK.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Anything that sheer, see through or provocative is deemed against TOS of Adsense. Hence, it is against HubPages TOS.

      And, yes, I'll agree, it makes no difference on age of Hub. smile

  9. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4080754_f248.jpg

    A near naked man. David Beckham to be exact. Wearing almost nothing. Provocative, leaves little to the imagination. This picture is on this site. What's the difference between a shot of a scantily clad women and one of a man?

    Whilst I see your pov Salt - you have a lot of pictures to work through. Can't stop at earnest's choice - and yes, you can see the nipples and it does (if I remember correctly) contravene HP's TOS. I guess its fate is down to the admin team. Flagging would have been enough.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Frog,

      I don't see the picture you posted as provocative. tongue

      1. frogdropping profile image83
        frogdroppingposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Shurrup ye lol smile

        I do see where Salt is coming from Cags, some of us women are sensitive to looking exploited (whatever medium that may take), - even if we're not being exploited directly. For the record, I'm not one of them. But I'm not every woman, I'm just one. My sister dislikes it intensely.

        But ... to broaden the view, this site is still littered with similar or worse. Me - I'd flag everyone, were I feeling objectionable. And there's a wealth of photos just like the one I used. What's the difference? And don't get me started on some of the filth that's left in comment boxes on some of these hubs I'm talking about hmm

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          True, I find the hubs that only show a part of a woman's body distasteful. The ones that just show a crotch or a belly button or I guess even hairy underarms (although I haven't seen one of those hubs smile )

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You find a belly button distasteful UW? Just curious. hmm

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
              Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Just when parts of a body are shown, that is what I find distasteful.

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Okay, but why? hmm

                I can understand if the picture just focused on "nipples" or "crotch".

                But, a face shot is only a part of the body? Is that distasteful also?

                1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
                  Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I don't know, it just seems to belittle a woman...or a man I guess. Faces are different.

        2. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hey Frog,

          I can understand, but I guess the whole thing is subjective to begin with.

          I have an entire collection of Playboy Magazines, which is presently 20 years strong, however, I don't see it as distasteful, disgusting or even porn(for that fact).

          Personally, it's always going to be subjective and used by others to separate people, based on an immoral perceived notion. hmm

  10. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    For a girl with a surfboard Salt.... it would appear that your point of view is unbalanced and you're wiping out...
    Perhaps a couple of shakes of Pepper and you'll be right eh? roll

    1. salt profile image74
      saltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A girl in a wetsuit with a surfboard is not a girl in a see through bikini.. with all the bits...

      I see a girl in a wet suit as saying girls can do what they like. Be good sportwomen - etc .. I dont see a girl with a surfboard as someone putting it all out there, I see surfing as a sport that is free, represents freedom, requires intelligence and skill. Its girl against the elements, not girl showing it all.

  11. salt profile image74
    saltposted 7 years ago

    girl in bikini - great, girl in .... not great. Looks cheap. Is pornography, by definition. And its not Laura Bingle in a bikini.

 
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