i think it's a dumb choice for a smart article. i get it, ooooh look, that hot chick's boobs make the two os in google, snicker! and that's somehow supposed to be "sexy" and relate to the "sexy" +Tom Anderson
is saying he thinks g+ is. i think g+ is sexy too - smart, fun, useful, flashy, cutting edge of social media-ish. i think boobs are sexy too. and i love my own boobs, breasts, tits whatever you want to call them. and sometimes i even like to dress 'em up and show them off.
but that picture is just dumb, and i'm guessing tom was going for the lazy laugh by using it. but i think it is demeaning to both women AND mean to keep falling back on the "women are hot (and not so smart) sex objects and (techy especially) men are the intelligent (often nerdy) money makers" trope. you can stereotype if you wanna, but it's not that funny and it doesn't do us very much good.
giving someone a reason to make a comment about what he'd like to do with his jizz (really dude? grow the eff up) and allowing for a place that seems to be inviting thoughtful discussion to instead be turned into a place that feels ookie and even hostile towards at least some of the women participating here (not so much because of the photo but certainly due to some of the uneducated and insensitive and in some cases misogynistic comments from people - male and female) just seems a bit thoughtless. and lame. sorry, i love reading what you have to say tom, really you have some smart insights. which is why i hope you give this one some serious thought. ask around, ask your mom and your sister and your friends.
it's totally your right to post whatever you want (that big brother gOOgle says is ok, of course). and say whatever you want. yay freedom of speech! but you do have a huge voice, and a lot of influence, and the way that you choose to use it means something.
it comes down to context. this is a public post. yes it's your
public forum. but do you really want to alienate a bunch of smart women (and a few smart men) just to get a dumb stereotypical laugh?
note to all you men (and women) out there who like boobs - the best way to keep 'em close and to have 'em "hanging" around is to treat the people they belong to with respect and dignity. just sayin.'
i didn't set out to write a diatribe and i didn't put much thought into this really, but even though i am a super fun loving AND super smart chick who loves my body AND boobs and a good joke, even ones that aren't "pc", this whole comment stream just irked me.
bring on the flames. though i'd prefer a more reasoned dialog. what ever happened to good old fashioned civil discussions? you know, the kind where we might learn something about one another.
ps props to +Sebastián Ventura
, i dig what you have to say.
also, is there anyway to stop the page from scrolling automatically? super annoying to have it scrolling like mad as i'm trying to type...