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In Reply to: RE: Chris, for me.... posted by TGR on April 07, 2017 at 10:30:01
I hate being the guy who has to explain jokes but Chris is not being the sexist here. He is the one who makes fun of a kind of sexism that is quite prevalent amongst old white male classical music fans. Guys who completely lack awareness of their own sexism. Here is a hint though, the outrage over Chris's jokes are the punchlines of his jokes.
if you're nine years old.
berate is 8 and benign is 9
I have actually met Chris a couple of times, by the way. I don't know if you have had that pleasure but he knows a lot about music, and is a great guy. And it is true that attractive young women are being marketed in classical music in an almost pornographic fashion, regardless of the artistic merits. But this is a running joke that has gone on way too long, and at some point crosses over into its own brand of misogyny. The continued replacement of a violinist's name with a derogatory nickname detracts from the actual review. A little bit of this goes a long way.
well, I don't think it's about how they are being marketed. And I don't think they are being marketed in "an almost pornographic fashion." Actually I think the belief that they are is part of what Chris is making fun of. But...at least you do get that he is making fun of mysogeny and sexism. IMO it's the mysongeny and sexism amongst classical music fans he is mocking with parody not the marketing or how these women present themselves.
"Life without music is a mistake" (Nietzsche)
really is a conservative?
A neighbor of mine and by appearances a very nice guy. But he seems to have toned down the faux-conservative act he used to have.
New show, new approach.
. . . I don't even know what I'm doing myself! Maybe I've been the butt of my own humor all these years! ;-)
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