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Jun. 30th, 2005 @ 04:16 pm What is this the Superbowl?
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Nothing like objectifying women. The local football team announced yesterday that they were going to have a 'Mardi Gras style' promotion at each home game. Men in the rowdiest section of the stands will be given beads, yep, beads and the chick that collects the most beads at the end of the game will win a thousand dollars. Or, in the words of one of my disgusted (male) colleagues - titties everywhere. I mean, come on. They are claiming they aren't suggesting women have to flash to get their beads, but how else do they expect it to happen? Now throw these women in with a couple of thousand drunk and rowdy football fans, and I say you're just asking for trouble. I know it, you know it, and they know it. I can't imagine the harassment that will be taking place. They have actually opened up additional seating for anyone who recently bought really cheap tickets for their families, so they can move away from what will be happening. But they don't see anything wrong with this promotion.

Funny thing is, it isn't illegal for a woman to go topless in Ontario. The province recognizes that breasts are not sexual organs. Too bad the football club doesn't.

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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:July 1st, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
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Okay, so let me get this straight. They're having a Mrdi Gras thing at the game; but, "toplessness" is not involved???? Yeah, right.

It was sooo nice of them to move the families to a different spot. Yeah, right.

OMG this reeks of objectification. Ugh. So sorry to hear about that. Maybe enough people will protest and it won't happen. Yeah, right. Ugh.
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From:neeroc
Date:July 1st, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
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Well hubby for one has decided that if it isn't cancelled, we are either cancelling this years season's tickets or not renewing next year, and making sure they know why. My family has had tickets for over 30 years.
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From:heathog
Date:July 1st, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC)
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That's disgusting--they (the idiots who thought up this "promotion" should be bitch slapped and forced to parade around the men's locker with their pants down! ;)
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From:neeroc
Date:July 1st, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
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I agree with the bitch slapping, however, given the jock mentality, I don't think the parading would affect them much. My thinking is more along the lines of throwing them sans pants into the women's soccer team locker room. Or for that matter, strapping them naked to the side of a bus or something evil involving honey, their privates and fire ants.... okay, I'll stop now *g*
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