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The Brocial Network: A Network for Bro’s

Now a lot of negative things have been said about the Brocial Network over the past few weeks, including a couple of blogs on WordPress such as this:

http://susannahguthrie.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/facebook-cops-it-again/

As well as this one:

http://lizzymntaylor.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/the-brocial-network-how-it-has-turned-the-clock-back-60-years/

I will first start by saying that I agree with both of these points, and that girls shouldn’t be degraded to sexual comments while thousands of men ogle her on a computer screen.

However, was I part of the first brocial network? Yes

Was I part of the second brocial network? Yes

Would I accept if I was offerred to join the third brocial network? Yes

Would I look at the pictures? Yes.

 

And I know I’m not the only one out there. Plenty of blokes across Australia, when they’re bored, will peruse the brocial network at the good-looking girls. I realise it’s not fair on the girls, but I don’t know these girls, and I’m not putting up pictures of these girls either. What is stopping me occasionally looking at the pictures then?

Let’s flip the tables around. If a group was made with lots of random good looking blokes with their shirts off, and a girl was added, would she go out of her way to take herself off that group? She isn’t hurting anyone in looking at these photos, and it would just be pointless to deprive yourself of these photos when they’re readily available.

So don’t have a go at the members, but the ‘Brocial King’, for setting it up.

 

Come at me, Lizzy

 

 

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  1. May 30, 2011 at 1:20 am

    you’re a brave man, expect an aggravated retort from miss taylor.
    that aside, you make a rational point when you express it from your point of view. It’s human nature to look, we are all voyeurs at heart and why should we be reprimanded for this natural instinct? Well we shouldn’t. BUT i think the issue with this matter comes from the fact the girls are being objectified in every way and that it’s a resurgence of the age-old idea of the male-gaze. In this day and age of equal rights for women it is the fact they are being degraded to being objects rather than subjects in the photos, and unwillingly or unknowingly as well, that is the crux of the problem.
    That said, i agree that it is the “Brocial King” that is to blame for this situation but i disagree in that the members shouldn’t be held responsible; without the members commenting, rating and uploading the photos, there would be no site in the first place (produsage, you see?).

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