I mean he's just being male. Males tend to have sex on their mind a lot. This is a fact of our gender. I doubt he'd ever do something like that to the women. Sure on twitter it's easy to say it. To your friends were they can't hear you. But to do it in front of the woman that's changing it. You can say and do anything in ones mind- it's when we take it tot he person that it becomes offensive, but I doubt that there was anything meant against the women in the comments- if anything it's more his way of saying very much approved.
By posting publicly on Twitter, Simon Pegg opened himself up to ANY sort of feedback he might receive, including criticism from some of his women followers. I understand that guys are more visually stimulated. As a girl, I'll never be truly able to understand how distracting that can be. But he did have a choice here. His gender didn't make him do it.
See for me- I just see it as a case of his real personality getting out. This is him now- love him, hate him, or accept him. Or label him as some would rather do. Heck everyone's said things without thinking as to what the public would think- but then there are a contingent of people who just don't care what the public thinks and march to the beat of their own drum. I like those people.
Also: what is the definition of Sexist?
I mean I find a bunch of conflicting ones.
-involving sexism and the belief that men and women should be treated in a different way
-A person who behaves in a sexist manner. (isn't that one a loop hole?- how does one define a sexist as a Sexist? WTF?)
-Unfairly discriminatory against one sex in favour of the other; in particular, treating women less favourably than men.
Robert and Jessica both lost all respect for their father when they found him to be sexist.
-pertaining to, involving, or fostering sexism: a sexist remark; sexist advertising.
1. Discrimination based on gender, especially discrimination against women.
2. Attitudes, conditions, or behaviors that promote stereotyping of social roles based on gender.
-Noun 1. sexist - a man with a chauvinistic belief in the inferiority of womensexist - a man with a chauvinistic belief in the inferiority of women
Adj. 1. sexist - discriminatory on the basis of sex (usually said of men's attitude toward women)
Ok- so Maybe I'm missing the "right" definition of the word here- but I'd say- based on the definition NO- Simon Pegg wasn't being sexist. being a pig maybe- most likely so, but I'm having a hard time right now seeing it as Sexist. Even Sexism- I can't see. He didn't say anything NEGATIVE about the women. In fact he was very much approving. So the most I think I can say is he was being either crude, or just a pig. I use pig- cause that's what my mother would call him. My mother is and always has been big on the woman's rights movements and is all about empowering women.
Is what Simon did social acceptable? Mainstream- probably not. In some circles- I'd say yes, but as a rule I say no. (unless as a guy I'm alone with other guys and no woman will hear me being my pig like self by admitting that I find woman attractive. Especially the sexier dressed ones.
But I think in the end of the day it's people looking for something to be offended about. I don't see it as some great evil that Simon is oppressing these ladies. If anything I think it was his way of saying he very much liked what he saw- and then took it to the men's locker room lingo. (which as a rule men shouldn't do! lol)
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