[quote="Cale" I'm asking you to prove to me that you're not in fact a hypocrite. You're all up in arms against a commercial because it's sexist, so I asked you to elaborate about what exactly it is that's offensive about the commercial.
Regarding Croghan's ad about the fireman, it's not sexist because it's unintentional? That wouldn't hold up in any valid discussion, nor when women are offended is it important, so why the double standard?[/quote]
response to the first paragraph
- Why don't you fcuk off and die? Do not call me a hypocrite and ask me to justify why I am not .... prove to me you do not have entanglements with various barnyard animals and I may respond. I shall not be put in this position by some some trolling fool. If you do not know the difference between something that concerns sex and what is sexist I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain it to you. response to last paragraph:
Explanations of humour in western philosophy begin with Plato/Aristotle (although I prefer Arthur Kostler) - and that incidence would hold out very well in any discussion of what is offensive and what is not.TYVM Humour is universal, self-righteousness is societal) Read some of Shakespeare' comedies and see how an entire world view can change with a mistaken interpretation. Take note of T.S. Eliot when he says:
"That is not what I meant at all.
That is not it, at all."
and see how an individual world view is unstable.
Mostly, as I have said before, "fcuk off and die". If you are not feeding us a line, come back in your third year, when you can ask a real question: one that requests an answer that you may not like .... one who's response you have not prepared to question in its' intricacies to (your feeble definitions) ) destroy. Plato's/Socreties' innate ideas may work in your world but you are not dealing with some Stepsiades
here. We are not your thinking shop.
Either you are a trolling arsehole or a genuiine asshole - either way obey the old (and venerable) invocation: "Fcuk off and die."