they pay to kiss your feet

since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

oh, maxim how i hate you.

i hate maxim. i hate it because it objectifies women. i hate it because it is "acceptable" porn. but mostly, i hate it because of it's online category called something like "dump her."

what is there, you ask? oh, only videos of big-chested, perfect-bodied 'hotties' telling men to break up with their girlfriends for them, as they playfully undress, pose, and expose.

i blame maxim. and other 'acceptable' forms of soft porn (or T&A, if you prefer), for making good-looking, average women feel worthless, ugly and undesirable.

i mean, do guys really buy into that shit?

say it ain't so.


  • At 5:19 AM, Blogger Tony said…

    Agreed even though that's probably a contradiction for someone with a blog like mine.

    As for whether or not men buy into it, at one time I think Maxim was the number 1 selling mag on the planet so the answer might sadly be yes. But I think most mature dudes know that it's only a fantasy in much the same way that people dream of a time when the odds of marital commitments succeeding weren't so statistically dismal. Sad state of affairs but that's probably what makes finding a real person to hang with that much more rewarding.

    Excellent post by the way.

  • At 8:19 AM, Blogger Chimpotle said…

    If that is really what guys are into, it would fail to explain the rabid success of Asian massage parlors.

  • At 9:05 AM, Blogger Brad said…

    The same guys who have made Maxim one of the biggest selling magazines in the world are the same d-bags who believe that Axe body spray is going to get you laid in an elevator.

  • At 9:37 AM, Blogger Molly Jane said…

    You're hot. I'm hot. We're all hot.

    Those Maxim girls are lame.

    That's how I see it anyway ... Insightful, I know.

  • At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Maxim just exemplifies the lowest common denominator as does most "entertainment" industry stereotypes. There are thousands of us (men) who don't agree.

  • At 9:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Maxim is my favorite magazine, so I know I'm pretty low on the sensitivity curve, but cripes.
    It never once occurred to me that anyone would ever actually call up one of the women in "Dump Your Girlfriend For Me".
    Until you brought it up. Women take every thing the wrong way.

  • At 11:09 AM, Blogger Author said…

    There is nothing wrong with eye candy. However, if a person can't separate the reality from the fantasy then that is an issue. For me my fantasies of the women in those magazines are just that and in no way would be comparable to a woman with substance. The majority of women in the world are way more than the sum of their body parts and for that I'm grateful. It would be a boring place if all the women on this earth were Maxim girls.


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