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boobiethon 2005 - 4th annual & All for a great cause
posted by growabrain (35 comments total)

 
Yeah, um... NSFW?
posted by papakwanz at 1:36 AM on October 1, 2005


Pictures of women in clothes is NSFW?
posted by Meatbomb at 3:16 AM on October 1, 2005


"Boobiethon", papakwanz. It wasn't going to be a treatise on European monetary union, was it?
posted by nthdegx at 3:24 AM on October 1, 2005


Could've been a drive to protect pelagic seabirds.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:52 AM on October 1, 2005


After four years, it's good to see this is still going and the photo quality is getting better.

I dunno about putting photos of nursing babies among erotic photos of breasts is a good idea. I kind of have two bins in my brain listed under "boobs": one is marked "yeah, wow, hot!" and the other is marked "life giving organs providing the best start for a growing baby" and never the twain shall meet.
posted by mathowie at 4:06 AM on October 1, 2005


I'm with mathowie on the nursing pictures thing. Those of us who proudly fly the lactivist flag have been trying desperately to separate the use of breasts as a means of nurturing and nourishing from their sexual contexts. This kind of thing sets back that work in a bad way.

Talk about subverting your own best interests.
posted by Dreama at 4:51 AM on October 1, 2005


er ... own "breast" interests -- ?

/nicker-nicker
posted by RavinDave at 4:57 AM on October 1, 2005


I'm not really against the "baby feeding" pics, but, like the male contributions, those are decidedly unoriginal after the first instance thereof. This one was kinda cute.
posted by clevershark at 5:07 AM on October 1, 2005


(Might wanna double check that ol' link CS.)
posted by RavinDave at 5:08 AM on October 1, 2005


I should have added -- the link I included is unrelated to either babies or male boobies.
posted by clevershark at 5:43 AM on October 1, 2005


Them's are some nice boobies. PB & J girl rocks. Nutritional balance is important.
posted by jonmc at 6:53 AM on October 1, 2005


It's not the nursing mothers that shock, it's those damn manboobs thrown in.
posted by peacay at 7:01 AM on October 1, 2005


So if ratearod.com starts accepting donations for charity can I make it an FPP?
posted by matty at 7:03 AM on October 1, 2005


So if ratearod.com starts accepting donations for charity
I was wondering what this group would set up for prostate cancer...
posted by Popular Ethics at 7:18 AM on October 1, 2005


both female and male 'rack shots' are accepted.

One of the few contexts in which you'll see "female and male" instead of the conventional order "male and female". I not sure what that means but there you go.

Yes, this is highly subjective but really, isn't the male body essentially humorous in appearance whereas the female body (as evidenced by the first pic) is (can be) downright ethereal? Probably just my point of view...
posted by scheptech at 8:26 AM on October 1, 2005


Yes, this is highly subjective but really, isn't the male body essentially humorous in appearance whereas the female body (as evidenced by the first pic) is (can be) downright ethereal?

schepster, I've been positing that point of veiw (naked female body=beautiful, naked male body=ridiculous) for years around here and it's never brought me anything but flak.
posted by jonmc at 8:39 AM on October 1, 2005


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: "Hmm. Sickies."

posted by rafter at 9:37 AM on October 1, 2005


Seeing the nursing moms and guys in there startles you out of the boobs-as-objects mindset, and draws attention to the point of the boobiethon. At least that's my theory.
posted by cali at 10:05 AM on October 1, 2005


So Jonmc, Desmond Morris's new book was written just for you!

The Naked Woman

Morris explores the evolutionary, cultural, and biological traits and tendencies that have caused woman to become the creature she is today. Morris is positively giddy with admiration for his subject, stating that the human female is "far more advanced" than her male counterpart, the result of evolutionary developments that make her the "most remarkable organism" on the planet. And yet, Morris avers, woman has not come far enough--at least in some global cultures, where male domination runs counter to human biological imperative. Thus, each chapter, which correlates to body parts as subtle as the brow and as expected as the breasts, examines how each characteristic has been shaped by social authority.

posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 10:28 AM on October 1, 2005


SLoG, I saw that book on the shelf at the bookstore the other day. I immediately grabbed it and read the sections on the fun parts. I do the same thing with medical textbooks. I'm a fuckin' pervert.
posted by jonmc at 10:32 AM on October 1, 2005


cali: Yeah, it's just a theory, for men can get breast cancer too.
posted by raysmj at 11:48 AM on October 1, 2005


The notion that the female body is inherently more pleasing to the eye sounds pretty silly to me. When I hear this I usually assume it is coming from a straight man. Some women have said similar things, but I think that only supports the idea that men are more interested in visual stimulation than women.

I for one lingered far longer on some of the man-boob pics than on any of the women because to me a nice male chest is more appealing than a female chest. So much so that I would almost consider the appeal inherent if I were not aware of the fact that taste is subjective.

Also, the pics of men's boobs are taken in such a way as to make them look unappealing.
posted by Jesse H Christ at 12:27 PM on October 1, 2005


"Those of us who proudly fly the lactivist flag have been trying desperately to separate the use of breasts as a means of nurturing and nourishing from their sexual contexts."

I've been trying to do the same thing with my penis. It's not just a glorious object of lust, ladies and gays! It's a means of emptying my bladder of urine, but everytime I wee in public, someone makes a big fuss about it.
posted by notmydesk at 1:21 PM on October 1, 2005


The notion that the female body is inherently more pleasing to the eye sounds pretty silly to me. When I hear this I usually assume it is coming from a straight man.

Dude, look at yourself in the mirror. I enjoy my penis quite a bit, but I do realize that it looks like something that belongs inside a body rather than outside. Does thinking this way make me sexist, heterosexist or merely heterosexual? I'm betting on the third choice.
posted by jonmc at 1:33 PM on October 1, 2005


manboobs. womanboobs. can't we all just get along?
posted by Busithoth at 2:21 PM on October 1, 2005


The notion that the female body is inherently more pleasing to the eye sounds pretty silly to me. When I hear this I usually assume it is coming from a straight man. Some women have said similar things, but I think that only supports the idea that men are more interested in visual stimulation than women.

Men: odd body shape (bumpy, knobby), coarse sparse curly hair everywhere, and a giant fucking gross penis bouncing out of the middle of it.
Women: soft and curvy and smooth and nice, with all their parts hidden between their legs or on the inside.
posted by ackeber at 3:35 PM on October 1, 2005


I am running a 5k next week for the blessed breast. All hail its mighty power!
posted by sciurus at 6:27 PM on October 1, 2005


Men: odd body shape (bumpy, knobby), coarse sparse curly hair everywhere, and a giant fucking gross penis bouncing out of the middle of it.
Women: soft and curvy and smooth and nice, with all their parts hidden between their legs or on the inside.


I agree that soft and curvy are good qualities on a woman, but there's no reason someone couldn't describe labia as "gross" or "odd" or describe breast as flab. Personally the appearance of a woman's body is a pretty netrual affair for me--not gross nor very interesting at all.

I like the lines of a man's body--even average looking guys I think are wonderful to look at. And of course the giant (hopefully) bouncing (sometimes) penis is a bonus. But any wonderfulness or grossness is not in the nature of the body, but the viewer.
posted by Jesse H Christ at 11:09 PM on October 1, 2005


I'm joining Jesse H Christs camp. Men are gorgeous. Basta.
posted by dabitch at 11:48 PM on October 1, 2005


I'm joining Jesse H Christs camp. Men are gorgeous. Basta.
posted by dabitch at 11:48 PM on October 1, 2005


I swer that I only clicked once. Pardon the hiccup.
posted by dabitch at 11:48 PM on October 1, 2005


It's OK, it bears repeating.
posted by Jesse H Christ at 9:08 AM on October 2, 2005


"Could've been a drive to protect pelagic seabirds"

I see this fellow very much enjoys looking at boobies:


posted by dgaicun at 1:28 PM on October 2, 2005


I agree with cali. FWIW.
posted by Melinika at 3:58 PM on October 2, 2005


breast cancer awareness month begins today in the UK
posted by yousoundhollow at 1:37 PM on October 3, 2005


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