So Brent Musberger’s comments are “creepy”? Maybe. But “heteronormative”? So now the NYT has morphed into Mother Jones”, “The Nation”, and “The Advocate” (gay) magazine with circulation numbers to match. That’s what happens when journalism majors with minors in race and gender studies take over a (once) major newspaper.
Comment by Thunderbottom — January 12, 2013 @ 7:54 am
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — January 12, 2013 @ 8:03 am
Never had much use for Mussberger, but I find nothing offensive or insensitive or suggestive in his admiring a beautiful young woman for being precisely that. His only crime (other than being wordy, self-repetitive, and a bit stuffy at times) lies in his advanced years; that is, any older man who comments on the gifts nature has bestowed on a young woman is automatically a lecherous old fart with a dirty mind and probably on little blue pills.
One time when I first moved here to West Pensacola after retiring, I went in the back gate of the training command to get something from the personnel support people instead of driving all the way down to the Naval Air Station.
The gate guard was a very young female, and when I asked her how to find the PerSupDet, she bent down to make her face on the same level as mine. The morning sun shone on that young face, illuminating a pair of beautiful green eyes in a seductively freckled face.
My immediate response was, “Man, what beautiful green eyes!” A perfectly natural and honest reaction from any well-adjusted adult male in that situation, I should imagine.
I got the directions, thanked her, and drove off to take care of whatever I had come there for that day. About a week later, I got a letter from the Command Master Chief’s office informing me that a formal complaint of unwanted sexual comment or behavior had been sent in on me for my complimenting those green eyes.
No action was contemplated, and no response was requested, but the letter indicated that the complaint would remain on file and could be used as supporting evidence should any further reports on me be received.
JHFC! I’ve often wondered what she’d have done had I said, “Hey, nice tits, Babe. Show me your ass.” Which I’ve been known to say in certain circumstances after a few Cuba Libres or a magnum of Cold Duck.
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — January 12, 2013 @ 9:28 am
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — January 12, 2013 @ 9:41 am
Sue Carter ( last name a hinderance) a professor of journalism at Michigan State. There ya go!!! I’d like to see a picture of her.
It was a boring game!! Anyone ever check out the poll dancing cheer leaders lately? Maybe Ms Sue Carter should try out.
Comment by geezerette — January 12, 2013 @ 10:31 am
^^with cheese in a heteronormative bun.
Comment by geezerette — January 12, 2013 @ 10:34 am
But no fries just cheeps.
Comment by geezerette — January 12, 2013 @ 10:34 am
On the rare occaisoions that a woman has comlimented me its never offended me. odd that.
Here in Nevada, if you tell a female that she has pretty eyes, or that that hair style looks good, you’re OK until she tells you that she doesn’t want your comment. Then you have to stop.
Comment by Alan outback bacon czar — January 12, 2013 @ 10:57 am
That young man behind AJ’s mother is acting pretty heteronormative with his staring at Miss Webb. The New York Times needs to tell him that part of their community outreach program of the future is to adopt the Islamic custom of prearranged marriages so that a certain number of boys his age can be forced into gay marriages. End sarcasm
Comment by accipiter NW — January 12, 2013 @ 11:25 am
Gawd. Look at those abs. I’m not certain, but I think that what I’m experiencing may be envy instead of lust. (Of course, it might be both.) More core strength work for me.
I suppose it would be creepy if I suggested that anyone with the right kind of abs could use a photo of just that part of them as a blog avatar…. [hint-hint.... smack! oops! hetronormativeness once again raises it's ugly head and gets the dissing must deserve.]
Speaking of Heteronormative… One time I told a chip-on-shoulder gay person that I could not help it if I was born straight, and that my sexual orientation ought not to be held against me. I’m not sure the irony of that really went home. Oh well.
leelu 6: I clicked through to your link and took a look. Maybe Carter is just good old fashioned jealous.
Comment by Ironic in Denver — January 12, 2013 @ 11:41 am
^ Looks like my italics are out of control. [Fixed it, I think — DM] Time to go back under my rock, but before I go, I’ll point out that while accipiter is likely right about the young man, it is also possible that he’s just admiring her hair and hoping that his will look as nice after he gets that sex change operation his silly-ass public school teachers have implied he should get so that he can have love and approval from the leftist, confused, female dominated culture in which he is being “educated.”
If I were raising children, I’d be tearing my hair out trying to find an educational environment for them populated by real men… and real women too…. instead of the kind that has lead to people like Carter writing (and actually believing) the kind of claptrap they do.
Comment by Ironic in Denver — January 12, 2013 @ 11:49 am
Thank you Peggy U !! I shouldn’t have looked at her picture. That wasn’t proper of me. It also answered my question. I wonder how many journalist have graduated from her classes and went on to a career in journalism?
Comment by geezerette — January 12, 2013 @ 12:20 pm
Holy Cow, even retired sailor Bocopro, (3) is gettin’ put on report
by the Command Master Chief of the base! Lucky thing that
he didn’t get a summary court marshall & some brig time!
Prolly too many tours of WESTPAC!
Is she hiding a dick in there somewhere? Because that would really bum-me-out. It would be like that movie where this guy is about to get real up-close and personal with his girlfriend when, suddenly, this gigantic penis pops-out. I really don’t like those kinds of surprises.
What Mustyburger said wasn’t creepy in and of itself. It was how he went on and on about what babe she was and his mom too. Once, twice ok. After the 8th time, yeah, it was getting strange.
That being said, Miss Alabama is a babe now, but just wait until she gets married. She’ll pile up the fat faster than Obama piles up lies. What’s the old joke? How do you get a southern bride into the bedroom? Grease the doorway and push like hell…
Obviously there are exceptions, but not too many.
Comment by Chris in NC — January 12, 2013 @ 11:16 pm
Did you hear her response? Gracious as classy Southern women usually are. I’m not offended, I’m flattered. Thankyewverymuch.
Why should anyone be offended when a beautiful woman is complemented on her appearance?
I mean, she’s obviously gone to a lot of effort to look that nice.
I think at least one “hubba” is called for.
Of course, a more subtle and appropriate comment would probably be wise, if her SO is there, or if you’re interested in further conversation.
A gentleman would know what to say.
Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 14, 2013 @ 10:34 am
Thanx, Merovign (22)! You put a big SEG on my fuzzy face!
I too, love it when the ultra-snobby, pseudo-elite, self-appointed,
faux-intelligentia, journalists & commentators
use or make up a new fancy-dancy multi-syllabled wurds
or phrases, which are ‘spoz to put us in a state of awe at their
obviously superior screeds & utterances And then the dictionary
read by a little ol’ Porch Minkee does ‘em in! Yes there is Justice!