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.
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!
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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 )
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.
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