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  • Russell Brown,

    It's her eyes. 'Skanky' is of course a terrible thing to say about another woman. I shouldn't do it. She could well have a degree in maths and another in astrophysics for all I know.

    I now desperately want to know who she is and why she posed for the photograph. Because I have a feeling it might be ironic and funny.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Picture - skanky under-dressed woman lying on a couch going 'here's my tits'.

    So, is she a woman who looks at porn, or is she the porn women look at? Cos she does nothing for me either way.

    The caption is funny - "Acceptable past-times?" It is as if they are questioning whether her background and history are acceptable.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • InternationalObserver,

    It's her eyes. 'Skanky' is of course a terrible thing to say about another woman. I shouldn't do it. She could well have a degree in maths and another in astrophysics for all I know.

    I now desperately want to know who she is and why she posed for the photograph. Because I have a feeling it might be ironic and funny.

    And it's possible Emma is being ironic/funny by suggesting 'it's the eyes' that make the model appear skanky. Sorry, but being a bloke it is not her eyes that grab my attention. I've tried looking deeply at her eyes but I just don't see what Emma sees.
    But anyway. I'd suggest to RB (and others) that there is no subtext to the photograph. To me it's just your common garden variety __glamour__ shot. It's a staple for the Brits, all 'armless, bit of a laff, eh guv?
    To me its no wonder that 50% of younger women surveyed (to quote Emma's link) don't have a problem with pron. It's now ubiquitous.

    Vitally important research involving looking at attractive 'skanky' women? Suuuurre

    I stand by my statement </honest!> I was interested in seeing what Emma considered skanky. Just as I know you can't see any real pron on YouTube I figured there wasn't going to be anything too risque on Stuff.co.nz (Stuff magazine is another matter).

    Since Jun 2007 • 909 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    And it's possible Emma is being ironic/funny by suggesting 'it's the eyes' that make the model appear skanky. Sorry, but being a bloke it is not her eyes that grab my attention.

    Having successfully pronned up yet another thread...

    I wasn't being ironic, just to be clear - or at least, not then. I don't find anyone, male or female, attractive if there's nothing going on behind their eyes. But she could just have been incredibly bored. And yes, she has boobies, they're clearly there, but she's no Toni Marsh.

    But she is also lying on fake leopard-skin, and that can't be helping. It could be ironic, but I wouldn't bet on it.

    is she the porn women look at

    Taking 'people I know' as a very dodgy representative sample, that picture is down two men and up one unnecessary woman for optimal viewing.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • InternationalObserver,

    So, is she a woman who looks at porn, or is she the porn women look at? Cos she does nothing for me either way.

    F#ck, what's the nettiquette on PAS? Do we call it pron, p0rn, or porn RB? I'm in favour of porn and sod anyone else's work filter.

    BTW Robyn, my guess is it's as pornographic a picture as Reuters can provide/publish in a newspaper. I think she is representative of a pornographic model. I don't think she is meant to be a woman consuming porn, since there is no copy of Hunky Men or Lesbian Thrills in her hands.

    Since Jun 2007 • 909 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    I'm in favour of porn and sod anyone else's work filter.

    Context-washing in progress...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    I wasn't being ironic, just to be clear - or at least, not then. I don't find anyone, male or female, attractive if there's nothing going on behind their eyes.

    Perfectly true -- has anyone else been watching Life on Monday nights. Lead Damien Lewis isn't exactly my idea of hunk o' spunk, but he acts with his eyes (if that makes any sense of all) which I find enchanting.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • InternationalObserver,

    I'm in favour of porn and sod anyone else's work filter.

    Context-washing in progress...

    Have I just been Obama'd?

    Since Jun 2007 • 909 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew Long,

    Here is another piece of social networking related scaremongering. The article was written by Tom Hodgkinson for the Guardian - this time about Facebook. It also was reprinted in the Sunday Star Times under a different title: "Why Facebook is Evil" a couple of weeks ago.

    Here it is: With Friends like these ...

    Dunedin • Since Aug 2007 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Yeah, they were always the skankiest b1tches at Uni when I was an Engineering Student trying to concentrate on my studies. The Astrophysicists were by far the worst -- they made the Mathematicians look like Mormons.
    I was gonna say Nuns, but all we know how hot they can be.

    Must be an engineering student, how else could she get that top to work?

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

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