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    Quote Originally Posted by Metaphor View Post
    Do you think the women enjoy this kind of work and would continue to do it if they could earn as much money doing some other kind of work that allowed them to keep their clothes on?
    They're clothed. Scantily clad isn't naked.

    I certainly do think some women enjoy this kind of work and that's why they do it voluntarily. In fact, there are millions of women who spend a great deal of time taking photos of their scantily clad bodies and posting it on Tumblrgram for free.

    If they can find other work with more desirable conditions then they are free to pursue such work.

    Would you feel the same if the ring girls were instead ring boys whose function it was to walk around, scantily clad, and add some sex to the violence?
    Feel the same as what? If there's a market for scantily- clad, attractive men to walk around looking hot at sports events, great! More power to 'em!
    Of course there's a market. They're called "athletes". Personally, I would prefer sporting events to include more female athletes rather than just "athletic supporters".

    Edit: another fun model would be where every such sport had 2 teams, where the winner is determined between which combined team has the best win/loss ratio, and they both have to strip down and "cheerlead" for each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarhyn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Metaphor View Post

    They're clothed. Scantily clad isn't naked.

    I certainly do think some women enjoy this kind of work and that's why they do it voluntarily. In fact, there are millions of women who spend a great deal of time taking photos of their scantily clad bodies and posting it on Tumblrgram for free.

    If they can find other work with more desirable conditions then they are free to pursue such work.


    Feel the same as what? If there's a market for scantily- clad, attractive men to walk around looking hot at sports events, great! More power to 'em!
    Of course there's a market. They're called "athletes". Personally, I would prefer sporting events to include more female athletes rather than just "athletic supporters".
    There's women's mixed martial arts. Of course, that includes biological men who identify as women, and who crack the skulls of biological women opponents before 45 seconds have elapsed, but diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarhyn View Post
    Of course there's a market. They're called "athletes".
    No. The purpose isn't to look hot, but to compete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metaphor View Post
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    Of course there's a market. They're called "athletes".
    No. The purpose isn't to look hot, but to compete.
    Potayto, potahto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarhyn View Post
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    Of course there's a market. They're called "athletes".
    No. The purpose isn't to look hot, but to compete.
    Potayto, potahto.
    You just finished "explaining" to me that models are not paid to look good, and now you say it's much of a muchness whether you say an athlete's purpose is to compete versus "looking hot". Oy gevalt.

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    The ugly girls’ vengence on the attractive girls continues apace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post
    The ugly girls’ vengence on the attractive girls continues apace.
    Feminists have utter disregard for women's voices when those women don't agree with them.

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    "Ring girls" turfed and replaced by men: this week in feminist irony.

    But pre-event, promoters decided to replace the females with a man to perform the pre-round duties following fierce criticism from councillors and women’s advocacy groups.

    Trio Tammy Bills, Demey Maconachie and Kalista Thomas were all axed in favour of “fight progress managers” — a man in trousers and a shirt.
    Where's the irony?

    That's what usually happens when men move into jobs that have been traditionally assigned to women, especially when deeply rooted sexism is involved. Some women lose their jobs, the guys don't have to parade around in 'sexy' clothes and show off their 'assets', and the job title changes to something more respectable. Eventually the situation stabilizes with women and men both performing the same job under better conditions, often with better pay.

    The other way to achieve equality would be having equal numbers of Ring Girls and Ring Boys wearing hot pants and showing off their abs flouncing around between rounds, smiling and looking available. But we can't have that, now can we?
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    The world is changing and someone is unhappy. Big deal.

    I'm surprised the OP was titled "Another week in the strange death of land down under where the women glow and the men thunder".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metaphor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jarhyn View Post
    Of course there's a market. They're called "athletes".
    No. The purpose isn't to look hot, but to compete.
    You don’t think that scantily clad young women parading around are competing????

    I don’t believe that you are that naive or that ignorant.

    And what is your problem if scantily clad young women are no longer featured at prize fights?

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