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Full Frontal Equality

This is the perspective that popular culture has dubbed "truth": Everyone should be naked because it brings in ratings.

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Susan L.M. Goldberg

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August 21, 2013 - 11:00 am
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One of College Humor’s latest videos takes a stab (all puns intended) at the nudity double standard on HBO. Four college-aged girls try to strike a deal with the premium cable network; they’ll quit stealing their parents’ hbogo.com passwords if HBO shows “dong” amid the bevy of female breasts.

Feminist media seems willing to join the pact cut by the College Humor girls. Rebecca Pahle comments via the feminist site The Mary Sue“One of my favorite bits: ‘For every topless background extra, every actress that bears her bouncies but doesn’t even get a line, every minute we have to sit through this dumb double-standard, you owe us an inch of grade-A man meat.’ Truth.” Over at the feminist site Jezebel, Erin Gloria Ryan notes, ”…male actors on shows like Girls and Boardwalk Empire aren’t similarly exposed; in fact, on the preeminent destination for cutting-edge TV, male actors abound, but exposed penises are an endangered species.”

Taking a slightly more intellectual approach, Refinery29‘s Lexi Nisita begins her critique with a compliment of HBO that also acts as the rather oddball thesis for justifying all things immoral on television in the name of art:

Cursing, sex, nudity, and an admirable tendency to support some of television’s more interesting creations are some of the things that make premium channels so great. While we all love our favorite pithy sitcoms, the raw (if not always realistic) nature of HBO and other premium programming is not only refreshing, but a reminder that cinematic art can happen on the small screen, too.

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I guess none of these complaining women (no surprise there) ever watched "OZ" on HBO, or Spartacus on "Starz" where the male organ was in full display. I have seen clips of "Game of Thrones" which showed full frontal male nudity. I actually thought that the situation these days was reversed and that you could get away with male nudity, but not the other because it was "exploitative" against women. I actually read a blog where men were complaining that the balance of frontal nudity on Spartacus was so heavily skewed in favor of naked men with the women's privates being covered by hair.
I'm convinced that feminism is a disease.
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WOW...I am MISSING OUT, by having only 1950's style broadcast (rabbit ears) T.V. I had NO IDEA, there was so much good "man parts" on display on cable!! YUMMY!!
1 year ago
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You've succinctly (perhaps inadvertently) demonstrated the quandry. Women claim they want to see male nudity, but the won't pay one red cent for it (hence the "rabbit ears"). Studios are in business to make money and male nudity won't gain them a single subscription. Not one. Women won't even spend $1 at Redbox for it. Most women will spend more money at Starbucks in a single day than they will on male nudity in their entire lives. Male nudity is done solely to keep the equalist zealots off the studios' backs. It's simple economics.
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aside from feminists, no one really freaks out that much when a topless woman is shown on a screen. Men's butts are pretty much seen the same way.

Women can be sexual beings on screen, and nobody really complains, sues, tunes out, etc. Men are not allowed to be so, unless it's SatC's Mr Big being reeled in by the star. Pretty much, even on that show, women are complaining about male sexual interest, about how much it's unwanted, except when it's wanted and not forthcoming.

Women's sexual organs are largely internal or concealed, and there's not a whole lot of shows with guided tours. Male sexual organs, already an 'icky' subject, except when they're funny, (usually via an injury), aren't the same. The demand is for a false equivalency - exposure of female secondary sexual exposure for male primary exposure.

Women are allowed to highlight their breasts and call attention to them, even artificially enhance them. It's called 'fashion', business decisions, or 'because men made them do it'. Think of a man doing any of those with his stuff, and I doubt you'd be thinking of it as 'high fashion'.

Female sex is empowerment, artsy, and good, male sex is horrific, bad, creepy, oppressive.

Maybe, if feminists weren't busy criminalizing male sexuality at every opportunity, these women would already have what they wanted.
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How many "dongs" were/are there on "Sex and the City" or "Girls" (shows completely controlled by feminists and watch almost exclusively by women)? None, of course, and its not because HBO said 'No". Nor is there any kielbasa on Jezelbel, MarySue or any other feminist internet cesspool. If they wanted to see swingin' dick so very badly, they'd put them on their own media. But they don't. In fact, they'd have you arrested if you showed them yours.

As usual, these people are fat stinking liars. They don't want to see dong - they want to force their political point onto unwilling viewers. They're political rapists.
1 year ago
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They can all just send a note to Anthony Weiner...he'll oblige them. Problem solved. Next!
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Actually, what these women are asking for is not an equivalent exchange.

Men bare their chests all the time; women are baring their breasts. It's an equal exchange.

If women want to see dong, they have to show cl*t. It's an equal exchange.
1 year ago
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what these women are asking for is not an equivalent exchange

Well, isn't that the way of feminism? They want to get to do everything men do, but insist on keeping some things just for themselves.
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This was already covered and put to bed on Seinfeld - by Elaine Benes:

Jerry: Well, I was walking around naked in front of Melissa the other day—

Elaine: Whoa! Walking around naked? Ahh… that is not a good look for a man.

George: Why not? It’s a good look for a woman.

Elaine: Well, the female body is a… work of art. The male body is utilitarian, it’s for gettin’ around, like a jeep.

Jerry: So you don’t think it’s attractive?

Elaine: It’s hideous. The hair, the… the lumpiness. It’s simian.

George: Well, some women like it.

Elaine: Mmm. Sickies.
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I didn't think Ellen DeGeneres was into dongs, or is she? You just never know in show biz. Doesn't she play a dong in real life? Or does she just play along dong dong?

Dongnabit!
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