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simple simon October 27, 2020

So none of them at least contacted you back to give a thanks?

simple simon October 25, 2020

@mamamia-user-482898552 From an article today: "Many viewers have criticised the series for its uninspiring leads, who have been relentlessly promoted as 'country girls' despite the fact they both live in cities."

simple simon October 25, 2020

@laura__palmer I think you meant Biden with the first word.

simple simon October 23, 2020

Can we at least stop with all these joking names for a major surgical procedure? No more "boob job" or "getting my breasts/tits/boobs done"; it's major surgery. A TV show yesterday had a segment on serious side effects women who've had this surgery have experienced. But any major surgery can have serious side effects. Perhaps if we stopped with all these novelty terms people would be much more aware of this.

simple simon October 22, 2020

I don't understand this article. You have no evidence the men said any of these things, and they have been openly denied. You then say they shouldn't have been said, but then openly repeat them all.

simple simon October 22, 2020

@mamamia-user-482898552 The show didn't select 'two "ordinary" girls'. They selected Elly Miles because she was popular on The Bachelor, and her sister for the novelty. Oh, and one of the ladies has publicly admitted to being both botoxed and surgically enhanced - not that there's anything wrong with that.

simple simon October 22, 2020

@laura__palmer You mean like 2016, where the Democrat party rigged  the Primaries for H. Clinton?

simple simon October 22, 2020

@laura__palmer "Biden is about the worst choice the dems could have gone with"

America has a Primary system to select who will run. So it's not the party that selected Biden.

simple simon October 22, 2020

Shouldn't they have a break between Bachelor In Paradise, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette...?

simple simon October 20, 2020

@rush I would assume there is still a version of this employed with some boy bands around the world.

simple simon October 19, 2020

"women wouldn't watch a TV show if they thought the leading man wouldn't be interested in them romantically. They needed the fantasy to fully invest in the show.

"The way it was explained to me was that women wouldn’t want to pay to see a movie or TV show if they knew they couldn’t have sex with the leading man,"" 

LOL!  I know boy band members were told they couldn't have partners, as their female fans needed to be able to imagine themselves as their girlfriend.

simple simon October 19, 2020

@cat "she’s never shown any interest in doing the job"

In fairness to Melania Trump, she never signed up to be a politician's wife.

simple simon October 18, 2020

@geminithoughts You pay utility bills on their due date.

simple simon October 17, 2020

If the President loses the election, wouldn't Melania Trump still be the First Lady until the inauguration?

simple simon October 16, 2020

"The morbidly depressed ... cynical divorced man"

Has anyone ever heard a (straight) man say: 'I just got out of a relationship; I'm enjoying being single'?

Conversely, has anyone ever had a (straight) man who just got out of a relationship not  scrunch up their face and bleat:  'My EX this! My EX that!'?

simple simon October 11, 2020

@snorks I think there are many people who wouldn't abuse someone over their race, disability, sexuality etc. but would openly abuse someone who is fat. (I know, because I used to be one of them.)

simple simon October 11, 2020

@cat How many people in Australia have to take out a loan for life saving medical treatment? Isn't that why we have universal healthcare?

simple simon October 9, 2020

@snorks That is the case. (But I assume - somehow? - that is men's fault.)

But men also openly call other men fat. Can we just agree that everyone says it to everyone - it is not some secret male plan to keep women down.

I think it's more a case that fat people are seen as fair game. People that would never pejoratively comment on someone's race, religion, disability, ... don't think twice over abusing someone about being fat.

simple simon October 9, 2020

@em I think the issue with The Block (and really, all these home renovation shows) is that they are not including all the labour costs. There would be an army of tradespeople working on these renovations, all charging a pretty penny, but they always seem to leave that out.

simple simon October 8, 2020


"One of the first insults men often throw at women is that they are ‘fat ... this is a way ... for the patriarchy to make us feel dissatisfied with our shapes and is a way to control us"

I can assure you men openly call other men fat. And most men will say it right to a man's face but would never do so to a woman.

I think that secret male plan needs a bit of work.

"who profits from this?’ Companies/capitalism/the diet industry makes huge profits from our body dissatisfaction"

Well, that actually is a main purpose of advertising.

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