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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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Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
4:24 pm

Page

brb..gotta go update my fb status. lol

That reminds me of the Verizon commercial where the Dad is updating his twitter.

“I am sitting on the porch”…lol

Mr. Clean

August 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

Unbeatable clean – Guaranteed.

The Real Rell - did not get pinkeye this weekend

August 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

I totally cried when Penny’s mom burned her.

- i got heated when that dude tried to get some from her..remember she went to the store with dude and she came back looking like she been in a fight…i was hot..lol

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

LOL PG- That commercial is rad.

Listerine

August 10th, 2009
4:26 pm

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
4:28 pm

W8

We were talking about Opentable last week. I am checking one of my email boxes and I find an email from them letting me know about Midtown Restaurant Week at the end of this month.

Oceanaire here we come.

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
4:28 pm

Rell- OMG yeah I remember that now. That was messed up. Ugghhh I hate seeing kids getting abused in any kind of way….just the social worker in me. I *heart* kids.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:29 pm

I love Oceanaire…hmmm I have to get it in..

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:29 pm

@Page well leave those little boys alone then…have your own kids and breast feed them

Done

August 10th, 2009
4:30 pm

What’s up with the cleaning commercials? Is there a message?

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
4:30 pm

LOL shuttup W8. You know I am an “a” cup and don’t have anything! *eye roll*

Quotes

August 10th, 2009
4:32 pm

Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:32 pm

Page- you are about to shut the blog down with that one

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
4:33 pm

Lmao. omg. jam on it W8. shuttup

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
4:34 pm

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:34 pm

@Page ok A cup…

@PG- so where do oyou think he will get drafted if he sits out a year?

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
4:38 pm

Page1908 – still LMAO @ ‘jam on it’! :smile:

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

August 10th, 2009
4:38 pm

You know I am an “a” cup and don’t have anything!

Well shyyyt if you’re an “a” then that am I?…lol

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
4:38 pm

so where do oyou think he will get drafted if he sits out a year?

I have no idea.

In reality I think that his draft rights would be traded before SF lets him go to someone else without anything in return.

Quotes

August 10th, 2009
4:39 pm

When you take a shower in space, you have to press the water onto your body to clean yourself, and then you gotta vacuum it off.

Some people do that on earth.

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
4:39 pm

LOL Mo- Girlllllllll I still don’t remember the song.

For Real

August 10th, 2009
4:40 pm

I think Crabtree should get all the money he can get. I can’t stand to the Commish or any other fool say “it a privilege to play in the NFL. I guess it’s a privilege that it’s a 6 billion $ industry too huh?

Hey Tippy-Toes, can I call you Penny?

Now, where did I put my extension card and my 92oz vanilla scented lotion?

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
4:40 pm

lmao @ quotes. omg

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
4:41 pm

W8 – PLEASE send Page1908 that song so she will know she was not the originator of “Jam on it!” :smile: I know you heard it saturday chica!

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
4:43 pm

LOL Mo- Yeah, I remembered the song AFTER i had been saying it for like 100 years.

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

August 10th, 2009
4:43 pm

Girlllllllll I still don’t remember the song.

Watchu talkin’ ’bout Willis?

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
4:43 pm

For Real

I agree for the most part with your post. My only problem is that Crabtree/Stafford/Moreno haven’t played a down in a NFL game. To make more than those who have proven themselves to have NFL ability is wrong. There should be some rookie cap or slot system like the NBA.

Then once you prove yourself worthy of tens of million (like Roddy White) then you have the right to complain about your compensation.

But, Crabtree is in the current system, and he should holdout for what he can get. As I said earlier, there is no guarantee that he will have leverage ever again.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:43 pm

Shower to Shower

August 10th, 2009
4:44 pm

A little Shower to Shower each day helps keep odor away.

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
4:45 pm

For Real – No, on the Penny thing!

The Ugly Truth

August 10th, 2009
4:45 pm

The moral to the Ugly Truth is what Quotes, said keep you own Azz clean because it gets dirty like everyone else.

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
4:45 pm

W8

My coworker just asked a question about the Hangover that I really didn’t quite remember the answer.

Did the movie explain how the chicken got into their room? It explained the baby, tiger, and other things, but I don’t remember an explanation about the chicken.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:47 pm

@PG- LOl now that i think about it..I have seen that movie 3 times and I have yet to see how the chicken got in that room..lol

G.I. Joe is a great movie…who knew who Cobra Commander really was..after all of these years…WOW

Shower to Shower

August 10th, 2009
4:48 pm

Have you had your sprinkle todaaaayyyy?

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
4:49 pm

ROTFLMBAO!!!!

Fulfilling Me

August 10th, 2009
4:49 pm

Everyone have a safe evening! It was nice reading yall once again.
Nite

For Real

August 10th, 2009
4:50 pm

PG: I agree that the rookie salaries have gotten out of control but football players moreso than any other can have their careers ended in training camp. I think the NFL should have a rookie cap and I think vets whose career is cut short by an injury get the league minimal for for 3yrs. Now for something more important, do you agree with me on the Penny and hot azz iron thang?

AmazonRed™

August 10th, 2009
4:50 pm

Oceanaire here we come.

PG – Yes sir. I ate there for restaurant week last year. I missed downtown restaurant week this year. I won’t miss out on Midtown too!

For Real

August 10th, 2009
4:51 pm

“No, on the Penny thing!” – Awwwww come now Penny, what if I set the iron on polyester?

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
4:52 pm

lmaooooooooooo omg lol @ those quotes.

Mo- I’m doing black baseball cap dude now! rofl “huh, huh, huh, huh”. Lemme call W8 so he can do the dude for me. lmao.

For Real

August 10th, 2009
4:54 pm

PG: I have seen that movie about 4 times (via unofficial good azz copy) and they never explained how the chicken got in there nor did they explain the smoldering furniture.

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
4:54 pm

Page1908 – you are funny chica! huh,huh,huh,huh….LOL!

For Real – :mad:

Ya’ll be easy, read ya da-marrah!!

Black Mamba AKA Princess Xiomara

August 10th, 2009
4:55 pm

Chimming in late bloggers….waering my white shorts! :wink:

W8…leave my mami alone! :lol:

RELL…”i mean staceye was hiding that dayum beach ball under her dress…” Leave my booty out of this! :lol:

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

August 10th, 2009
4:55 pm

“No, on the Penny thing!” – Awwwww come now Penny, what if I set the iron on polyester?

Y’all goin’ down…..

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
4:55 pm

W8

They explained mattresses and everything else.

The managing partner joined our discussion and he said the same thing about the chicken….LOL. We are so loud that the office manager came down to inquire about the ruckus.

Laughing with the boss… Priceless….lol.

I will try to catch G.I. Joe this week. I have had some friends say that it was too cheesy and others love it. So, I will have to judge for myself.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
4:55 pm

@PG- I just read an interview from the Justin Bartha and he said the Chicken is supposed to be a metaphor….so i dunno..lol

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

August 10th, 2009
4:56 pm

i mean staceye was hiding that dayum beach ball under her dress…” Leave my booty out of this!

That’s more that booty guul….that’s tail :)

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
4:57 pm

AR

Maybe Buckhead Life Group will do there weeks again too.

Chops and Nava would be nice.

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
4:57 pm

their not there

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
4:57 pm

LOL Staceye- huh, huh, huh, huh. Mo- let me call my latino persuasion dude now lol.