Daily Mail 'Legs-it' cover, comparing U.K., Scotland leaders' legs, sparks outrage


Blackleaf
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And yet it's okay to poke fun at Donald Trump's or Boris Johnson's hair. That isn't sexist, is it?
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

And yet it's okay to poke fun at Donald Trump's or Boris Johnson's hair. That isn't sexist, is it?

If Boris and Donald don't want to be made fun of, they should shut their mouths, retire and generally fukc off out of our faces. They are both fair game because they both crave to be "front and centre".
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

If Boris and Donald don't want to be made fun of, they should shut their mouths, retire and generally fukc off out of our faces.

Why? Solely because you disagree with them?
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Why? Solely because you disagree with them?

If you stand for office, prepare to be examined in detail and possibly ridiculed. Period.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

If you stand for office, prepare to be examined in detail and possibly ridiculed. Period.

So poking fun at Trump's hair is okay, but talking about May and Wee Nippy's legs is sexist?
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

So poking fun at Trump's hair is okay, but talking about May and Wee Nippy's legs is sexist?

Yup.

Pretty much.

Thank God there are personality cult followers like you out there to keep democracy safe from sceptics like me.
 
Blackleaf
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Therein lies the hypocrisy of the Twitterati and right-on politicians - they are silent when newspapers poke fun at a male politician's hair, but start bleating about "sexism" when a newspaper harmlessly mentions female politicians' legs.

But never make the mistake of confusing social media with public opinion.

As the great philosopher Edmund Burke put it back in 1791:

“Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field . . . ”
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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nice shot there BL

That was a good, well placed quote.

Some people would like us all to have the same bodymass indexes and completely dress in giant burlap bags...and we should all get medals for not showing our good points off.
 
Mokkajava
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

So poking fun at Trump's hair is okay, but talking about May and Wee Nippy's legs is sexist?

Yes... because first of all, hair is not a symbol of their sexuality... where as female body parts are used to define how men view them sexually. Secondly, trump makes a great show and is very boisterous about his hair and how amazing it makes him... opening the door for the rest of the world to discuss. None of those ladies went on camera to make a statement on how hot their legs were.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

If Boris and Donald don't want to be made fun of, they should shut their mouths, retire and generally fukc off out of our faces. They are both fair game because they both crave to be "front and centre".

Yeah, not like Nicola Sturgeon who keeps bleating "referendum" every two days.
 

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