789Views33Replies

Author Options:

NIMBY Party Answered

Picture of

NIMBY made it into their brand new 64,000 sq. ft. space and they're throwing a party!

Live Music | Incredible Art | Giant Sculpture in a new space for the world famous NIMBY.

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
Boy Chaous, Big Daddy, Dj Caine, Derailleurs, Los Banos, The Disgusting Spectacle, The Turks, Therm Robots, Tilt a hurl, Fluff grrl, It's so $$$$, Carp Van, Cookie Mongoloid, Orion Fredricks, Phat Man Dee, Goat Man Dan, X TEN, & Binky.

February 21st, 2008
Doors open at dark.
$10 Donation.

NIMBY
8410 Amelia St.
Oakland, CA
94621

http://www.nimbyspace.org

33 Replies

user
omnibot (author)2009-02-18

I am critical towards my fellow mens sexist attitude regarding the halfnaked girl in this ad and so I'm flagging it as inapropriate. I mean, I know sex sells and this is exactly why it does. The girl in this advertisement is irrelevant, it would not get the same comments if it was a guy halfnaked in a mask, and it's this stuff that keeps the sexes in meaningless competition who's only benefactors are divorce-lawyers and the fashion industry. If you really need to see nudes I can recommend some sites for that but let's atleast keep this out of the ads on Ible.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)omnibot2009-02-19

She's at least 85% naked, and doesn't quite qualify as a 'nude'.
I don't find this image interesting from a sexual perspective, and I'd think anyone who did rather weird. It's (in some way) artistic.

L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
omnibot (author)lemonie2009-02-19

That's why I keep saying "halfnaked" but, sure, "85% naked" if you prefer. I do find this image interesting from a sexual perspective, it almost turns me on, that's what I'm saying is wrong with it. It is there only to attract attention by appealing to mens sexuality. As for it being artistic .. funny that how so much fine art depicts naked ladies.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)omnibot2009-02-19

I think there's some thing wrong with you... Or is it me? : ) L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
omnibot (author)lemonie2009-02-20

Hard to tell these days. I just do what I think is right and hope to heck I'm not completely off. lol

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)omnibot2009-02-20

Well aye. Except I don't really worry about being 'on'... L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kiteman (author)omnibot2009-02-19

I don't see the reactions so far as sexist. Sexual, maybe, but not sexist. None of the comments have degraded the anonymous girl in the image, all have been complementary in, frankly, quite a polite way.

If the picture had been of an equally attractive male, and there had been similar comments from the female members, I would not be offended at all.

Why have you not objected to this, far mor blatant example of sexism (which I am equally un-bothered about, even though my own gender is the "victim")?

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
omnibot (author)Kiteman2009-02-19

Well, 1. Noah is not halfnaked. 2. Noah is the actual prize and therefore relevant. How is that sexist? By comparing him to chocolate?

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kiteman (author)omnibot2009-02-19

1. How do you know? Those are only head-and-shoulder shots.

2. Would you not consider it sexist if a female member was offered up as a reward instead?

How do you know that, when the poster was put together, the organisers didn't say "we need somebody to wear this mask in a photo? No takers? Anybody? Gloria, you're volunteering? Thank you. Now, just put the mask on and what are you doing with your clothes??? Ah, well, if you insist. Just be careful not to get too cold, OK?'"

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
omnibot (author)Kiteman2009-02-19

1. It's true, I'm drawing conclusions from Noahs shirt there. 2. Not if it was made in a similar manner. Ofcourse I don't know the story behind this foto, perhaps a naked guy was supposed to be on there but she threatened to sued? This is all speculation. Where on the poster does it say "Halfnaked gogo-girls in alien-masks will appear"? It's just to attract attention and not relevant to the party.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kiteman (author)omnibot2009-02-19

...It's just to attract attention...

And it's working, isn't it? This is the kind of event that gets better attendance when peole publicly complain about it, so you're doing them great favours keeping this thread visible at the top of the lists.

;-)

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Skyfinity (author)Kiteman2009-02-19

Why is this happening! Go do something else! This is just ...silly, and I generally enjoy silly! WHY HAVE YOU KILLED SILLY?!?!?

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
omnibot (author)Skyfinity2009-02-20
user
omnibot (author)Kiteman2009-02-20

Yes, and they deserve it, it's seems like a great place and a great party, wish I was there. Possibly my rantings will get them to clean up their act a little and more women will feel at home in DIY. :)

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
KentsOkay (author)Kiteman2009-02-19
user
Lftndbt (author)omnibot2009-02-19

Half naked girl, half naked guy. It makes no difference, it's art.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
omnibot (author)omnibot2009-02-18

I would also like to protest against this great party with good music being held so far away from me!

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Skyfinity (author)2009-02-18

Confusion is setting in. Quick, run while you can!

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Labot2001 (author)Skyfinity2009-02-19

Where have you been, Skyfinity??

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Skyfinity (author)Labot20012009-02-19

Where have I been... I've been lost in a world to that believes itself too convoluted to have time for Instructables. And now... I need to get back to work! Catch you all later!

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
KentsOkay (author)2009-02-18

What kind of party is it with partially clad girls in alien masks?

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
gmoon (author)KentsOkay2009-02-19

I thought that was an alien in a partially-clad girl costume....

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
KentsOkay (author)gmoon2009-02-19

Hmm... Never thought of it that way...

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kiteman (author)Kiteman2009-02-18

Oops, I think that came out loud. Do you think anybody heard me? Nah...

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
gmjhowe (author)2009-02-19

I think a chest located letterbox black out would be good. Mainly, because i know that some peoples parents mite ban them from ibles if they were caught happening upon this page...

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
bumpus (author)2009-02-17

I would like to report nude advertising..
;-)

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer