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PC Correctness Gone Mad Again

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by albert, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. IronWarrior

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    Not sure if serious or just liberal mind virus.
     
  2. Ekim

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    Agreed I said as much in my post. I think people aren't taking issue with the women, more the organisations that are hiring people to be objects or decoration as it raises questions as to how they value these people.

    Is the move star analogy a good one? Not sure, whilst I am sure some are hired for their looks as least there is a perception that isn't the only thing they are there for - they are filling an actual role which is integral to experience.
     
  3. Sliver

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    Wrong. Most actors are extras. They often have no dialogue and only appear in the background serving no real purpose in the movie other than decoration for the scene. This is no different to F1 girls.
     
  4. x-st

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    Isn't it gender discrimination? One of the pre-requisites of the job is to be an attractive young woman. Whilst you can employ based on attractiveness, you can't select based on gender.
     
  5. grimm

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    I'm sure the women that worked hard to get those jobs won't be too happy about it.

    I don't see the harm in it really, they are fully clothed, wearing nothing worse than what you would see a lot of women wearing if you went out on a Friday or Saturday night.
     
  6. Ekim

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    I hadn't thought about extras, but I still don't think the analogy works. The purpose of them is to fill a scene - you can do this in no other way than using people to do so.

    In the example of the darts where the only purpose is to walk in alongside the player and act as a bit of eye candy. Unless I have completely misunderstood what they are there to do and they are an integral part of the experience.
     
  7. Werewolf

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    This.

    My suspicion is that the Darts organisers have realised that they may be able to get more sponsorship from advertisers if they're not putting off part of the potential viewer base, not to mention I think Darts is starting to take off a bit with Women more.

    It's part of the evolution of it, in the same way the average professional darts player now doesn't drink during/before a match, doesn't smoke and takes it far more seriously.
     
  8. Sliver

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    Of course it works. Are you trolling me? If not explain why it's wrong because it's clearly a pertinent example validating my premise.
     
  9. Ekim

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    Not trolling, just disagreeing. I explained my thought process in the rest of the post:

    The purpose of them (extras) is to fill a scene - you can do this in no other way than using people to do so.

    In the example of the darts where the only purpose is to walk in alongside the player and act as a bit of eye candy. Unless I have completely misunderstood what they are there to do and they are an integral part of the experience.
     
  10. Jumper118

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    but only having a man walk on stage is sexist, why are only men allowed to walk on the stage?
     
  11. Sliver

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    Finally you are making sense.
     
  12. Ekim

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    How are they integral to the experience, how would it affect the darts if they weren't there? Pulling it back to your example of extras it would be impossible to do a crowd scene without the use of extras.
     
  13. Tunney

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    Can’t we keep all this moaning about the modern world in one thread? Every other thread in GD reads like the comments section of the Daily Mail at the moment.
     
  14. LabR@t

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    Good, more people like this please.
     
  15. chroniclard

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    I like the women more than the darts.
     
  16. sigma

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    Jesus Christ, GD needs an "I'm outraged" subsection!
     
  17. albert

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    Moaning about the moaning. Pffft, double standards...
     
  18. D3K

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    You really got nothing better to do than moan at the moaners moaning about the moaning?
     
  19. Tunney

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    I’ll keep my moaning in one thread if you will. :p
     
  20. grimm

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    Am I too late to join in with the moaning?