Validating the Validity


Real Women

October 11th, 2013 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

Day 11

Someone posted this little beauty on Facebook today…

I had two thoughts. 1) If women taking their clothes off is what it takes to make all women feel better about their body types…that may be the best “win/win” ever. 2) “Real” women are clearly out of my league.

But then I looked in the comments section and the male comments were divided into one of two groups. The first were obvious trolls/douche bags who kept calling the “real” women fat. They are hopeless pieces of crap who should just die already. The second were more “enlightened” guys who said how gross the Victoria Secret woman were because they were too skinny.

My question is, what makes the second group of guys any better than the first? They’re still hating on women based on their body type. They just picked a different body type. Is that what progress is supposed to be? Why can’t we be glad that there are twice as many women in their underwear in that picture than either of the two by themselves? We should just come together as guys and say, “Hey, these women have taken time out from their busy lives to come together and disrobe. We’re passing around a big ‘thank you’ card and we’re all gonna sign it.
…and don’t think you’re gonna do the ‘proud to be the first to sign in your crack’ joke because you can bet I beat you to it.”

Note to Dove: I have issues about my body type thanks to the media (and reality), but I never, NEVER need to see dudes in their underwear. I’m comfortable thinking of myself as less of a man due to my chicken legs and stomach flab. (Sorry ladies, I’m taken)

4 Responses to “Real Women”

  1. JesusNo Gravatar Says:

    Both sets of guys give us bad names, I just discriminate against women who flat out ignore me, give me dirty looks just for simply looking in their direction, and laugh their asses off like they just saw something funny and pathetic if I even just smile at them….so all women. Keep in mind, women are just as bad a s guys, he says to anyone who will read this and get pissed off. Take this from big guy, we get treated pretty much the same way. Skinny, big, as long as you’re older than 18 and give me the time of day, you’re okay in my book.

  2. JennNo Gravatar Says:

    I just had to Google the Victoria’s Secret thing, because, given the publicity the Dove campaign received, there’s no way VS would be stupid enough to run a similar campaign with those models, especially those models in push-up bras. “Body” is the name of the line of bras they’re advertising.

    Anyway, well said, Tim. And I agree with you about men in their underwear, Tim. Men in nothing at all will be just fine.

    Also, for your lovely wife’s sake, please clarify your statement, “‘Real’ women are clearly out of my league.”

  3. Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    @Jesus Peach it, brother

    @Jenn My wife is among the women who are out of my league. For some reason, she’s slumming it. I don’t question it, I just write more thank you notes.

  4. DeanNo Gravatar Says:

    The only thing that would make the Dove ad even REALER would be if the women had just come home from work and were walking through their apartment or house or condo eating a slice of cold pizza and going through their mail…

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags in your comments:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>