Thursday, February 18, 2010

What Planet Is This Guy On?




"This latest incarnation of Barbie is intended to appease hairy-legged feminists, who incesantly decry Barbie as a sexist icon. In reality, a miniscule number of female technical professionals look like this; the vast majority are overweight and dowdy, and utterly lack sex appeal."

I copied this comment from a publication because it sort of made me gasp. I did remove the name of the commenter and I won't name the publication.

"Hairy legged feminists?" Dear God! What an angry man this one is. "Overweight, dowdy and utterly lack sex appeal"? I gather he means that a female in an industry where she works on a computer and/or wears glasses, cannot be an attractive woman.

My husband has been a software engineer and developer for many years. I have met many of his female colleagues and none of them were hairy legged, particularly over-weight, or dowdy that I could tell. I'll leave the sex appeal part to the eye of the beholder.

Barbie has been around almost as long as I have. Little girls love her. I think making her look like a pretty engineer is a great idea. It's a new world, kids. Even when we laugh at her because of her impossible physical perfection, we can still applaud her for getting an education and a job.

13 comments:

  1. Did you figure Bernice in your husband's colleagues?

    The guy is really out of it.

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  2. Uh, yeah, I did Greg! She is definitely not a hairy legged feminist!

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  3. I love this one. I find his comments funny and curious because men don't usually notice the unattractive women at all. The simply aren't on their radar, unless they have boobs. Then all bets are off.

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  4. Sylvia, I wouldn't go out dancing with him.

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  5. cant argue with that..... can you?

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  6. HA...I'd like to get a look at the guy who made that comment...you can be assured that he's no Mr. Stud. Besides...women in the workplace are not supposed to be sex kittens....a lot of them look a whole lot different after hours. LOLOLOLOL One of the most irritating things that can happen to a woman in the work-world is to have the man she's talking to stare at her breasts instead of making eye contact. What dorks! It immediately gives you their IQ when they do that....and its not impressive.

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  7. Val, this guy hates women. His ugly use of language shows that!

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  8. I love it. I'm glad that Barbie has an education and isn't all looks anymore. A computer engineer is a great job and putting Barbie in that position will put the thought in young girl's minds. My daughter also posesses a Barbie Dentist and others with careers. Yeah, for Barbie! She was a great toy for me as a little girl and now she is for my girls; along with being a miniture role model!

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  9. Ms. Cricket, I too am glad that Barbie has things to do besides looking so darned pretty. Kind of like us.

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  10. Funny how making Barbie look smart makes her threatening to some guys.

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  11. Paul, only to guys with very small ... imaginations.

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  12. Paula, sorry about the Paul. My frozen shoulder was worked on and the "a" key got tapped to lightly.

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  13. Yeah, that was supposed to be "too" lightly. No excuse Mam.

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