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In Reply to: RE: Obsessing about appearance in an audiophile or music forum is weird. but... posted by Analog Scott on April 11, 2017 at 07:49:15
I think it is, if anything, lacking in proportion to the actual mysogyny that is prevailent amongst white male classical music fans that are middle aged and older. It may look like a staple when ypou add in all the responses to Chris's parodies but if you add up his "babe" posts by themselves they make for a very small percentage of the content on this forum.
On white (don't know how race got into it) male middle-aged and older classical music fans? Who are mysogynistic, ageist and racist? And too stupid to understand they are the ones being mercilessly skewered over and over, not the gorgeous young women Chris seems to be talking about? And the more they complain about it, the more they only prove how mysogynistic, ageist and racist (and stupid) they really are?
I see. Given all that, I can't imagine how anyone would ever get tired of all those babe posts. :-)
It's far more creative. I do still find the babe posts amusing and the reactions even more amusing. But then one of those "babe" musicians is a close personal friend of mine so maybe I enjoy the skewering more because of that.
That's where we differ. I enjoy discussions about music, which I thought was the point here.
Remember Monty Python's brilliant Argument Sketch, where the hapless protagonist, played by Michael Palin, accidentally stumbles into the Abuse Office? That might be a good place for you to hang out.
I enjoy discussions about music as well. But I see no reason to limit my enjoyment to just that. I hung out at the "abuse office" for a while, rec music classical recordings. It is mysogyny central. Definitely not a good place for me. I prefer this forum where Chris skewers those guys.
. . . righteousness underlying all the holier-than-thou responses to my babe musician posts.
I'm not going to lecture you or anyone else about how to talk about women. But for me, the whole point of this forum is that there are posters here who know a lot about classical music, jazz, and music generally. What does baiting people who don't like babe posts into heated exchanges accomplish other than needlessly alienating them? Many of them have made numerous insightful contributions here over the years.
You know perfectly well that a forum like this can easily deteriorate into an insult fest resulting in a lot of banning and other heavy-handed moderation. That wouldn't be good.
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