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Postby help6363 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:52 pm

Hello! :D

I recently sent this email to my friend and she was very offended by it...... I said sorry (a million times!)

I will not argue the point with her but she reckons it's stereotypical gender dog poo.

Just wondering.......does it offend anyone? I will not argue with her but I just cannot understand what she is saying.

Here's the email.......


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Postby HappyBella55 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:59 pm

hahahaha how funny is that :!:

Sorry but I think your friend is just being anal about it. Maybe she's getting angry about because there are some underlying issues?

It's just a joke.
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Postby Chelle » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:04 pm

I think that's funny aswell, I dont know why your friend has been affended by it. It remindes me of them tea add that were on the telly where the lady blended into the chair so the she didnt want to be disturbed while drinking her tea.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:16 pm

I think that was a coffee ad :wink: Just goes to show how well she blended.

I guess I can see that if people have very strong views about equality of housework, then this could be taken as offensive in that perhaps it could be seen as encouraging men to shirk their share? Or that it accuses men of not doing their fair share?

I think it's a funny photo though - I wonder how many floral couches your could find on a field of war to hide on in your fatigues?
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Postby charlimc » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:38 pm

yea by the sounds of it she has some underlying issues, you havnt done anything wrong as majority of ppl would find that funny, i think she has just taken it too seriously.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:47 pm

that lounge is ugly. thats the only thing that offends me about it :wink:
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Postby Ally » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:02 pm

maybe give her a sense of humour pill?? :lol: :lol:

did she say why it offended her?? Sometimes we can't see peoples reasoning behind things, but she may feel she has a legitimate reason...just a thought :wink:

Personally I think it is quite funny, but I am with you Kate...that couch is just feral!! LOL
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Postby shelbel » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:54 pm

My partner wears something similar when theres chores to, but its black and matches our couch! I reckon its funny as, can you send it to me!!?? LOL
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Postby rivenriver » Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:03 pm

It does naturalise the idea that women are the domestic ones, and men must only do chores if their woman forces them to and they can't get out of it. And in that way it is offensive, because it is backwards-thinking and undoing equal-rights efforts. But honestly? That idea is so ingrained in society anyway. I think it's a funny picture!
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Postby matchbox » Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:59 pm

haha that's hilarious!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Chelle » Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:40 pm

Teagan wrote:
I think that was a coffee ad Just goes to show how well she blended

It was too, Its been so long since I've seen the add.
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Postby electrongirl » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:44 pm

god I must be tired because it took me like 5 mins to realise there was someone on the couch!!!!

I don't think its offensive at all! I think its hilarious!
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Postby JL77 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:02 pm

OMG how funny is that, It seriously took me a minute to see him

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Postby tamlee » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:08 pm

Thats a classic ! LMAO thanks for sharing.
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Postby Mags » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:57 pm

I can see why some people would be offended, but only if they took it seriously. its funny!
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