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    The leg bone's connected to the Cash Bone!

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    Podium puppies!

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    Cuz I'd rather look at girls than sweaty doods in their bulger gear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Cuz I'd rather look at girls than sweaty doods in their bulger gear?
    Them: "I mean come on you guize! Aren't the sausage smugglers eye candy enough?"

    Me: "Sorry, unfortunately some of us are still straight."
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    I find it hard to disagree with the article.

    I like women, I think they look lovely and I don't have a problem with girls wanting to look nice. But...treating them like this perpetuates the downgrading and objectification of them, which does nothing to help them be seen as equal to men.

    It's never going to end, there will always be men who want to view women that way and women who are happy to let them, but it would help if those at corporate level could at least stop pandering to man's basest instincts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    ... it would help if those at corporate level could at least stop pandering to man's basest instincts.
    Yea, they should stop selling us food, clothing, water, shelter, and bikes.
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    You guys can't see right through his "article"?

    Now, every hot feminist chick in his town is going to be wanting to search him down and buy him drinks, and from there...

    Well played, Mr. Heil!
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    You guys can't see right through his "article"?

    Now, every hot feminist chick in his town is going to be wanting to search him down and buy him drinks, and from there...

    Well played, Mr. Heil!
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    They should have a trophy chick and a trophy dude when presenting all the awards. That way you cover all bases–straight dudes, straight chicks, lesbian, Gay, poly, you name it.


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    That's over a beer? Guess he never saw a beer commercial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    I find it hard to disagree with the article.

    I like women, I think they look lovely and I don't have a problem with girls wanting to look nice. But...treating them like this perpetuates the downgrading and objectification of them, which does nothing to help them be seen as equal to men.

    It's never going to end, there will always be men who want to view women that way and women who are happy to let them, but it would help if those at corporate level could at least stop pandering to man's basest instincts.
    I didn't bother clicking on the link, but I agree with this. I help run a race series, and we would never consider having podium girls. We might party like drunken degenerates on our own time, but anyone paying race fees should feel welcome at the event. The women and junior fields are a growing and important segment and I can't imagine doing anything to alienate them (or their parents). The only girls on our podiums have medals around their necks.

    That said, two of our guys do the traditional work of podium girls, and one of them got swept and dipped by one of the more noted characters on the PNW scene. Nobody got a good photo of it because we were all laughing too hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    I didn't bother clicking on the link, but I agree with this. I help run a race series, and we would never consider having podium girls. We might party like drunken degenerates on our own time, but anyone paying race fees should feel welcome at the event. The women and junior fields are a growing and important segment and I can't imagine doing anything to alienate them (or their parents). The only girls on our podiums have medals around their necks.

    That said, two of our guys do the traditional work of podium girls, and one of them got swept and dipped by one of the more noted characters on the PNW scene. Nobody got a good photo of it because we were all laughing too hard.
    This was very well put. I would extend that to the family, friends, etc of the fee paying racers.

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    Sex sells

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Sex sells
    Indeed! It is why we have the interwebz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tedinator View Post
    Indeed! It is why we have the interwebz.
    But it's free!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    But it's free!!!
    until your interwebz provider sends you the bill.
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    This thread is a trap.

    If you are for women being put in this light the women hate you. If you are against it the men hate you.

    I invoke my 5th amendment right here.
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    I think the women are part of the problem if they choose to objectify themselves. I heard that some of the attractive MTB women won't get signed unless they pose and that's really messed up and needs to stop! There will always some who do this sort of thing so it's never going to end. They like the attention and some make a lot of money. I try not to judger them however, I don't agree with it and I think it can be damaging. It's accepted as a part of our culture and that's very sad. It may end in MTB and I hope it does because it has no place there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Sex sells
    This was insightful 80 years ago.



    It's the same as self-congratulatory posts claiming "it's just marketing." No sh!t. Congrats on seeing what everyone else does.

    What are you selling, and to whom? Is sex an appropriate, useful, or productive sales pitch? Maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Sex sells
    Deep thoughts ...by Hawg

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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    This was insightful 80 years ago.



    It's the same as self-congratulatory posts claiming "it's just marketing." No sh!t. Congrats on seeing what everyone else does.

    What are you selling, and to whom? Is sex an appropriate, useful, or productive sales pitch? Maybe not.
    You tell em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
    Deep thoughts ...by Hawg
    I say it like it is in as few words as I have to and I absolutely nailed it here.

    For those of you who don't like it, we only have ourselves to blame.

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    Sex sells, has that been posted yet?
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Selling what? Do people go to races to see a gal in skimpy shirts handing out a trophy?

    It's not like this is NASCAR where sponsors pay big bucks to associate their products with some redneck fantasy fulfillment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I say it like it is in as few words as I have to and I absolutely nailed it here.

    For those of you who don't like it, we only have ourselves to blame.
    Well, how do you feel about women being objectified? I certainly wouldn't want my daughter on the pole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Sex sells, has that been posted yet?
    You pleaded the fif! Go eat your popcorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
    Well, how do you feel about women being objectified? I certainly wouldn't want my daughter on the pole.
    That's not really up to you now is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw2jr View Post
    That's not really up to you now is it?
    Of course not! If I had a girl I would rather her not. I don't judge people and I certainly would never judge her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
    Of course not! If I had a girl I would rather her not. I don't judge people and I certainly would never judge her.
    I have 2 daughters. They were brought in to a world of 7 billion people. They will be competing in the job market with all these other people that are trying to make ends meet. If one of them came to me and said "Daddy, I'm a podium girl..." I would just be glad they weren't doing anything illegal.

    Now if they came to me and said they lost their job because a bunch of morally superior insecure social justice warriors cried about it on the internet, I'd be a bit pissed off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I say it like it is in as few words as I have to and I absolutely nailed it here.

    For those of you who don't like it, we only have ourselves to blame.
    Nailed what? Who's selling what? And to whom? Are you claiming that people sign up to race their mountain bikes because a hot chick will kiss their cheek if they win?

    Nah. Podium girls are ornaments. That's the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
    Well, how do you feel about women being objectified? I certainly wouldn't want my daughter on the pole.
    They all end up there eventually anyway.

    Wait, what pole were we talking about again?
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    We'll just have to have podium Divine from now on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw2jr View Post

    Now if they came to me and said they lost their job because a bunch of morally superior insecure social justice warriors cried about it on the internet, I'd be a bit pissed off.
    Right...because sexual harassment in the workplace, the glass ceiling, and pay disparity (the things that actually are screwing up your daughters future careers whatever they may be) is because of SJWs....

    I see 4chan had infiltrated mtbr

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    I really don't care one way or another if there are podium girls. There are more important issues at large like what going on in the other thread. I think it's sort of a harmless tradition like in the Tour which I have been watching since the 80's and if I was young and fortunate enough to be one after giving it a lot of thought I probably would go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    Are you claiming that people sign up to race their mountain bikes because a hot chick will kiss their cheek if they win?
    That's why I used to race. Then I discovered cocaine and brothels. There's nothing better than hookers and blow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmUT View Post
    I see 4chan had infiltrated mtbr
    That's what I thought when I saw the thread title too.

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    Well...

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    Selling what? Do people go to races to see a gal in skimpy shirts handing out a trophy?
    I guess you have never competed in triathlon...

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    For starters I had to look up "SJWs".

    Well of course to a certain degree "Trophy Girls" objectify the feminine; as do the races (class = men) objectify the masculine.

    Do Trophy Girls "grow up" to become Trophy Wives? Apprenticeship for better pay???

    Going deeper; the symbolic ejaculation of uncorking the podium Champagne and spraying the crowd (and/or trophy girls) is the level the SJWs should be operating at.

    Oh the shallowness...
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    as if those against would boycott an event that had em

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    I think that there should be Chippendale guys in skimpy outfits at the podium for the women's races.

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