Boob Wrinkles - it is not a myth
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person
I know there are men who talk like this. Plenty of them. That's really not the point. It's the kind of men who talk like this and the kind of man Reynold obviously is. Shallow, crass, misogynistic, egotistical...
Some people seem to say boys will be boys, but I don't except that here. There are many men, the real men, who would never say something like that. I wouldn't want my sons to be the kind who would or my daughter to marry the kind who would. Yes society is becoming more crass and perhaps even more misogynistic. There are certainly a lot of girls who think their main value is in their looks and if some guy wants to do them. You can either dismiss it and let it continue to get worse, or you can fight it and let men know this behavior is unacceptable, and women know their value is about much more than whether some guy thinks they're worth sticking it in.
I choose to fight. It may not do any good, but at least I know I didn't just accept women being valued in that way.
I do not think Malcolm's group is talking with one another. Reynolds going to Cochran was not a smart move and Malcolm would not have done that. He knows Cochran is in with Phillip. I do not think we are seeing a different Malcolm from last season, but the real one. He is not the brightest crayon.
There's no place like home!
Re the other guys not objecting to Malcolm's comment...they didn't say anything for much the same reason generally guys don't object to "locker room talk"---they want to fit in. In this case though, instead of just generally wanting to belong, there's a fat paycheck on the line. If people are including you in their group you never say anything to indicate you don't belong---if you do you will be excluded/targeted/lose any value you have as a spy. My guess is, in the real world Cochran might be one of those who would say something--judging by his 'masculine tomfoolery" comment--but here, he's playing Survivor. At least you didn't hear all of them chiming in with their own denigrating comments.
And I agree with those who feel sexism is just as bad as racism....the problem is, while today we've tuned our ears to recognize racism, in part because in "polite society" outspoken racism is relatively rare, we are so used to sexism, hear SO many sexist comments, it doesn't slap us in the face the way Colton's racist comments did.
I guess it was all part of the masculine tomfoolery? Cochran didn't engage ... but I didn't hear him actually disengage
Also, what I find amusing, is that so many people talk trash about Phillip and yet we have never heard him talk that way.
And can you imagine Phillip saying everybody wanted to be him? We'd all be And at the TC ... everyone was amusedly rolling their eyes re Phillip and
. ..Yet he never said anything that debased the opposite sex ... at least not that I recall.
"The way to become boring is to say everything." Voltaire
" The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. "
I don't think anyone wants to date Reynolds lol, but I still don't see his comments anymore harmful than the usual guy talk that I've heard on occasion. I don't believe Reynolds is doing anything more than trying to create a boys club. Hell, we've heard plenty of women in other seasons talk about "using the guys for their muscle". We've seen them fawn over 6 packs, etc... of course the girls are thinking about how good they might be in bed. Girls objectify guys, guys objectify girls. What's the big deal? Like I said earlier, a lot of advertising plays on that. You really want to take this up as an issue, then I suggest taking that energy and focusing on the advertisers that make money on just that ideal. Pepsi, Go Daddy, Coke, oh the list would go on forever lol.
Boob Wrinkles - it is not a myth
Some call Reynold's words just "guy talk, locker room" talk and I know that happens. But we had 4 men there and only 1 spoke that way so the guys weren't doing Guy Talk. One person was doing Guy Talk.
Given other remarks by him, we can pretty much assume exactly who he is in some ways. And I think speaking badly of anyone is wrong...sexist, racist, etc.
On a lighter note, I had previously asked if Phillip's eye's were light blue or green. I noticed in this last episode, he was wearing glasses and his eyes were brown. So I'm assuming colored contacts. (I know it's petty but I used to wonder)
I responded to mesachick's comment and Duckyface, but moved it to the Reynold thread.