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Posted Feb 20, '13 at 10:07pm

daleks

daleks

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That is right folks it is time to pit your favorite celebrities against each other in an epic March Madness style tournament. We need 32 (at least unless we get 64) female celebrities to duke it out. So get your favorite people in there while you can!

For starters let's do a match up that is going on in real life for me?

Emma Watson vs Jennifer Lawrence!

All rounds are just based on attractiveness of the person.

Vote people!

 

Posted Feb 20, '13 at 11:49pm

ironblade41

ironblade41

530 posts

Emma Watson is my vote. Harry Potter is much better than Hunger Games. I loved how the Harry Potter books were long and gave you something to read nonstop.

 

Posted Feb 21, '13 at 12:24am

Xzeno

Xzeno

2,354 posts

Yeah uh no. We actually aren't going to have a tournament based on objectifying female celebrities and then ranking them based on how we reduce them to sexual objects. Thanks anyway. I just wanted to be clear so we can nip this right in the bud.

Really, I would stick to objecting to the content of the thread (which has been good so far, I'm proud of both Nilo and Ironblade) except that the OP specifically states the individuals in question are being valued solely for their physically attractiveness. As such, the entire premise is just not appropriate for these forums.

 

Posted Feb 21, '13 at 1:16pm

daleks

daleks

3,835 posts

Well it is just for this round I want to know. :P In the actually tournament it is based on everything. We can just go with based on everything now if you want though.

 

Posted Feb 21, '13 at 10:54pm

pickpocket

pickpocket

6,013 posts

It's funny because its not daleks's fault that they are objectified.
However, pointing out the fact that its on attractiveness alone can be good or bad. I mean, that could just mean BEWBS, but I know how daleks finds minds attractive so it's all in the eye of the beholder. Cut him some slack.
On topic.
I abstain, courteously. Emma Watson still reminds me of a child and I haven't seen enough Jennifer Lawrence movies to judge.

 

Posted Feb 22, '13 at 5:36pm

Squidbears

Squidbears

653 posts

It's funny because its not daleks's fault that they are objectified.

It is absolutely his fault for trying to perpetuate it though, and as Xzeno said, it's just not appropriate.The title of the thread is "Who is Better?" and the OP is about physical attractiveness. that is explicitly stated.
All rounds are just based on attractiveness of the person.

This thread is a vehicle for objectification, and any quality that daleks may or may not have (finding brains attractive) does nothing to change this fact.
 

Posted Feb 22, '13 at 6:17pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

10,002 posts

A quick question...are we upset about the objectification of women..or just the objectification in general?

 

Posted Feb 22, '13 at 6:18pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

10,002 posts

are we upset


*are y'all upset
 

Posted Feb 22, '13 at 6:37pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

@Xzeno
So long as it doesn't get crazily explicit and extremely specific (which may or may not happen), I don't see a problem. We've had threads related to sexual themes in the past that were fine, and this isn't even definitively sexual. Though, feel free to kick me if/when this thread gets insane.

Emma Waston. She seems like she'd be a lot nicer in real life (because I couldn't say anything else without contradicting myself, haha).

 

Posted Feb 22, '13 at 7:12pm

pickpocket

pickpocket

6,013 posts

It is absolutely his fault for trying to perpetuate it though, and as Xzeno said, it's just not appropriate.The title of the thread is "Who is Better?" and the OP is about physical attractiveness. that is explicitly stated.

They have only themselves and the media to blame. If they wish to not be objectified then they can clean up their act so to speak. However, the media is more so to blame here.
And nowhere does it say physical attractiveness. Read the op, it says general attractiveness including brains, personality ex. Once again, it depends how you see it.
Do I think that daleks's thread is wrong? No. Did he make it the wrong way? Yes. Maybe including acting and talent to the mix would be better, Shovel.