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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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The Ugly Truth

I watched the film The Ugly Truth in mild amusement, like I do most films about male-female dynamics. While the movie is meant to be entertaining, it kind of highlights a lot of what goes on with gender biases and social perceptions of men and women.

The male lead character basically describes men as the simple creatures who will do and say whatever it takes to bed a woman. Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but it’s a romantic comedy.

It did make me look further into the notion that men and women can both be ethically ambiguous. I read somewhere that that socialists consider a component of “ambivalent sexism” in the theory of benevolent sexism: “Women compared to men, tend to have a superior moral sensibility”. They actually conducted studies and claim that “women have a superior moral and ethical fortitude as compared to men”. I don’t know about that one!

It lends itself to male vs. female battle but we already know we are different. What are your thoughts? Should we really give credibility to these kind of studies?

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Page1908

August 10th, 2009
3:34 pm

W8- LOL @ stick! stoppppppppit dude.

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
3:34 pm

AR

LOL @ your love for Tootie.

Darn skippy. Tootie and Penny had me buying Word Up magazines..lol.

AmazonRed™

August 10th, 2009
3:35 pm

Drinking water makes you go pee pee. :( I guess it means the kidneys are working tho right?

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:35 pm

fiyow..fiyow..fiyow….(like Licorice Stick)

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:36 pm

yeah I will be 25

Oooh 25 plus what? :) So you’re a scorpio?….that explains.

AmazonRed™

August 10th, 2009
3:36 pm

Tootie and Penny had me buying Word Up magazines..lol.

PG – See, guys loved Penny even when she had her original nose. :lol:

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
3:38 pm

Sassy who caught your eye besides Demi? LOL

The Real Rell - did not get pinkeye this weekend

August 10th, 2009
3:40 pm

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
3:42 pm

AR

guys loved Penny even when she had her original nose.

:lol:

I really took note of her more when she was Charlene (Willis’ girlfriend) in Diff’rent Strokes. but yeah, she had the original nose then, too. :lol:

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:44 pm

Sassy who caught your eye besides Demi

I must be good b/c it was soo not Demi and plus he’s spoken for and Sassy don’t believe in treadin’ on another woman’s “stuff”. Needless to say whomever it was will forever go nameless…..that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:45 pm

@Rell_ i wonder how miller got her number..lol..if she didnt want to be bothered

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:46 pm

I guess it means the kidneys are working tho right?

Yes but too much H2O is just as bad as not enough.

Steve Harvey

August 10th, 2009
3:47 pm

When the funk hits the fan, it’s time to jam.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:48 pm

I cant remember who my childhood crush was….hmmmmm

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:49 pm

See, guys loved Penny even when she had her original nose.

No mama please….I won’t do it again!….please mama

You know watching that for the first time as a child had me shook…..I still like the re-runs of Good Times.

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:50 pm

When the funk hits the fan, it’s time to jam.

C’mon get with me….geeeet with me

AmazonRed™

August 10th, 2009
3:51 pm

Yes but too much H2O is just as bad as not enough.

Thanks Sassy. I’ve only had about 32 ounces today, which is nothing. I’m a wuss. I really don’t like the “taste” of water. I still feel sluggish tho!

Regina "Piggy"

August 10th, 2009
3:51 pm

When the funk hits the fan, it’s time to bathe.

Steve Harvey

August 10th, 2009
3:51 pm

You are funky, no doubt.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:52 pm

They are hating on Reggie in that article cuz he likes white women also

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
3:54 pm

Steve Harvey

I am a “Funk don’t live here anymore” fan.

AR

All the concert talk, kinda makes me miss “Music Midtown”. At least, I got to see Rick James perform live. The performance wasn’t great, but it was still Rick James, ___________!

The Bath Tub

August 10th, 2009
3:55 pm

Ain’t nobody hating on stinky McStink face………….

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
3:55 pm

LOL Sassy. Ok.

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
3:56 pm

Childhood crush – Cockroach from the Cosby Show, LAWD I thought that boy was GAW-JUS!!!

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
3:58 pm

No mama please….I won’t do it again!….please mama

Oddly enough, it was Tootie’s mom (Chip Fields) that Penny was pleading with.

My crushes were connected, huh.

The Soap. The Rag.

August 10th, 2009
3:59 pm

It’s a hard job, but…

AmazonRed™

August 10th, 2009
3:59 pm

All the concert talk, kinda makes me miss “Music Midtown”.

PG – I wish I had lived in ATL for that. I met the girl who used to be the event coordinator for Music Midtown. She said it was a great job. She landed on her feet and got a job with the Braves coordinating game day entertainment. Now she does charity work overseas.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:59 pm

@PG- I like the old dude who is always high and doing the dances with the Afro on the end..

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:03 pm

lmao..wth????

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:05 pm

Sooo….I hear Mike Vick is out of jail

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:07 pm

I am not drinking anymore until Saturday

Beautiful

August 10th, 2009
4:07 pm

@INFAMOUS
i truly wish i knew what i know now. i can handle the truth. i actually love it! any info to help me act accordingly . . .

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
4:07 pm

AR

I wish I had lived in ATL for that.

It was really made for people who love more than one genre. One year, I got to see Jimmy Cliff, Smashing Pumpkins, Follow for Now, Al Green, and Mechelle”Ndegeocello all on the same Saturday.

Everything has its season, and when kids started disrespected other people property like breaking windows and such, its season was ending.

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
4:08 pm

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:10 pm

Hey Mo..why are you in a sentimental mood?

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:13 pm

I should burn that playlist from Saturday to Cd’s huh? it would be like a seven disc set unless you have a cd player that plays Mp3 formats then I could get it onto one disc

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
4:16 pm

W8 – b/c my grandparents are celebrating 65yrs of marital bliss today. And they still do all the cute stuff like hold hands, sit on their front porch in their his-n-her rockers, etc. And b/c I received a pic that brought back great memory of my childhood.

Thanks for calling me out W8! LOL!

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:16 pm

@PG- What do you think of the Crabtree situation?

For Real

August 10th, 2009
4:16 pm

Sorry Blog Fam but I just don’t understand how these people that are against healthcare reform. The people it’s going to hurt is healthcare insurers.

Oh and I fell in love Penny after her momma burned her with the iron. Theres just something about a hot azz iron and chicks back. Don’t judge me…..

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:16 pm

@Mo- it’s beside your name….duh…lol

Clorox

August 10th, 2009
4:17 pm

I can kill any germ

Dark Brown

August 10th, 2009
4:17 pm

Hi, people. Interesting forum. I do believe that women are held to a higher moral standard by society. It’s far more acceptable to be a “Bad Boy” than it is to be a “Good Girl Gone Bad.” You always hear, “Boys will be boys.” You never hear that about girls.

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
4:17 pm

LOL For Real- That was messed up. I totally cried when Penny’s mom burned her.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:18 pm

@For Real- It’s seems as if those protest are pre-planned attacks..imo

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:20 pm

@Dark Brown- depends on who you are listening to…it’s an even playing field

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

W8 – shut up! LOL!

For Real – how do homie

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

W8

What do you think of the Crabtree situation?

This may be the only time that he has leverage. He should get that money. If not, go back into the draft next year.

Then, again, I am not a big fan of the current owners of the 49ers. Since E DeBartolo has been gone, they are extremely cheap. They even locked up the Gatorade.

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

W8- I left a msg for the detective. I hope he doesn’t need to call me back. Ughh.

brb..gotta go update my fb status. lol

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

LMAO@For Real– I just read what you said about a hot iron on a womans back…lmao..do ya thang playa do ya thang…

Febreze

August 10th, 2009
4:23 pm

A breath of fresh air.