Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2012 22:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Rachel Crosby speaks about her BlackBerry phone the way someone might speak of an embarrassing relative. 'I’m ashamed of it,' said Ms. Crosby, a Los Angeles sales representative who said she had stopped pulling out her BlackBerry at cocktail parties and conferences. In meetings, she says she hides her BlackBerry beneath her iPad for fear clients will see it and judge her." Other products many people own but feel ashamed about: sex toys. So essentially, the BlackBerry is now the equivalent of a vibrator. In all seriousness though - why feel ashamed because of a phone? Are people really that shallow? I'm really getting too old for this stuff.
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RE[2]: Seriously?
by Chrispynutt on Wed 17th Oct 2012 15:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Seriously?"
Chrispynutt
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2012-03-14

Yeah it is really sad.

Especially for women, all you get are messages about how your entire self worth should be based on how you look and are seen.

It is one of the worst degradations in society I have seen in the past 30 years.

You can see it even in things like Gundam. First series it was an equal opportunity fest for the oddly shaped and ugly. Now it is just a parade of pretty boys and girls.

Everything is twisting this way. We don't even accept oddly shaped fruit or veg these days. It is so perverse.

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RE[3]: Seriously?
by zima on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 23:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Seriously?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah it is really sad.
Especially for women, all you get are messages about how your entire self worth should be based on how you look and are seen.
It is one of the worst degradations in society I have seen in the past 30 years.

Don't look at the past through rose-coloured glasses (what do you think, say, folk dresses were? A lot of effort and/or resources wasted on such by our ancestors, instead some loftier pursuits; past people just had less and/or different means towards vanity)

So maybe Gundam changed, but there's plenty more media tackling the "uncomfortable" stuff.
And modern societies do MUCH better WRT treatment of the "imperfect" people...

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