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Up Front: Boobs!

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  • Russell Brown,

    but, why is it not about "you" RB. Isn't it to expose the myths/preconceived rather common attitudes all over the world, in the broader sense. If not,then just one cleric has managed to get this much attention? Why do we have to make things like this about us and them? Otherwise it just feels like tit for tat.(ducks for cover) Jus' sayin'

    Oh, I just meant that the sisters are doin' for themselves, and they don't need a commentary on their bodies from me. Or rather, what it is isn't defined by me.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    for example this morning's earthquake near Kaikoura (3.9) doesn't currently show in either site.

    Well if it's an earthquake,and nobody mentions it, does it float?

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Oh, I just meant that the sisters are doin' for themselves, and they don't need a commentary on their bodies from me.

    There was an edit I made, to make you not singled out as I was meaning the collective man "you" I like the thought that men do feel comfortable being able to comment without being ripped to shreds, but there you go,( as Craig says). Appreciate hearing what ya think. 'Tis all.:)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    I don't get what's so scary about boobs (but then I'm no cleric)

    Well, you could always ask Woody Allen. Or, indeed, watch his film 'everything you wanted to know about sex but were afraind to ask'.

    Anyone who's seen it will know the sequence I mean.

    a tight pair of jeans displays a lot more than most miniskirts ever do.

    Another misconception to go along with boob size. Generally, what is hidden is as important as what is on show.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Ngaire BookieMonster,

    What happened to great words like 'strumpet' and 'harlot' and 'hussy'?

    Or, my personal favourite, "painted harlot and bride of Satan!".

    At the foot of Mt Te Aroh… • Since Nov 2009 • 174 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Nice take on it from an activist in Dubai:

    http://twitpic.com/1igr0d

    Both modest and pointed.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Or, my personal favourite, "painted harlot and bride of Satan!"

    I rather like "lacivious wanton jade!" -- even if it takes 10-15 seconds to snarl in tones sulphurously pontifical, and five minutes to explain what the hell you're banging on about.

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

  • elsketcho,

    I love the word strumpet. I think I just felt a slight tremor.

    Auckland • Since Aug 2007 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    "Strumpet" really looks lonely without "Brazen" beside it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Well if it's an earthquake,and nobody mentions it, does it float?

    We have enough data to establish a normal "background" earthquake level - caused, I suppose, by people like Jolisa. In order for the theory to be validated, there needs to be an exceptional amount of seismic activity to accompany the exceptional amount of immodesty.

    I rather like "lacivious wanton jade!"

    The only condition under which I will accept use of the word "whore" is if it's preceded by the word 'vapid'. This is part of my Whedon Manifesto.

    I don't believe, like Craig, there are any circumstances under which I can accept use of the phrase "so-called feminist". Again, that post represents the Boobquake thread as some kind of Girls Gone Wild male-servicing bacchanal, and it really isn't.

    I'm glad women are using boobquake and brainquake together, as that deals to the rather nasty prejudice where large-breasted women are perceived as being stupider than their smaller-chested collegues. Or my initial thought, that was I being asked yet again to choose between having low-cut tops, or a brain.

    Not quite sure how to cover both though. Can I make a skirt out of my degree?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    Oh, see now, it's true: we can all get along - Femquake.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    as I've seen Deborah say before: Women aren't the Borg. Don't tell me how to do my feminism, and I'll repay the courtesy.

    Just so. I'll do my strumpetry my own way, thank you very much.

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Can I make a skirt out of my degree?

    If you're really serious you should be able to use just the crest. If it's like Auckland's one, you'll have tiny writing there that people will have to get close up to read, with something really apt, like "Ingenio et Labore".

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    Can I make a skirt out of my degree?

    If you happened to be one of those people with two humanities masters degrees, maybe you could pleat them into a hoochie M.A.M.A. skirt?

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    I'll do my strumpetry my own way, thank you very much.

    You can't beat a strumpet.

    If you're really serious you should be able to use just the crest.

    I'm not sure what message the strategically-placed sheep would send.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    Have to say, though, Femquake doesn't have nearly as nice a ring to it. Sounds like a ladylike shudder rather than a mass movement.

    Whereas Boobquake is shaping up [heh] as a word of the year.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    The words "Master of Arts" would be apt across the bumline too, particularly if you set it up so that if you squeeze, the "t" disappears into the crack.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    You can't beat a strumpet.

    To the T-shirt printing machine!

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    I'm not sure what message the strategically-placed sheep would send.

    Actually looking at it, Auckland's also has an open book right in the middle. A full page spread, as they say in some magazines.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    MY Dad used to embarrass me by asking for strumpets at ice-cream kiosks.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Might some of us be accused of blowing our own strumpets?

    Sorry. Just had to.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    You can't beat a strumpet.

    But for a few bob more, they can beat you.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    I'm not sure what message the strategically-placed sheep would send.

    I always think the University of Canterbury crest implies the motto "might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb", which has nicely hedonistic implications, perhaps useful in this case?

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    "Ingenio et Labore".

    Yay - Boob/brain/femquake's answer to Patience and Fortitude!

    Might some of us be accused of blowing our own strumpets?

    As long as it's safe, sane and consensual, far be it from me to pull on (or take off) the judgy pants.

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

  • BenWilson,

    I'm not sure what message the strategically-placed sheep would send.

    If it was for a transgender participant, it could be "A flock on a frock, on a cock"?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

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