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Legs or Hot Dogs?

Melanie Wong Aug 21, 2013 10:05 AM


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    youareabunny Aug 26, 2013 01:56 AM

    They just posted one of ketchup and mustard squirted all over a man's very hairy legs. I lolled

    1. klyeoh Aug 23, 2013 04:49 AM

      Oh my!

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        ennuisans Aug 21, 2013 10:55 AM

        Back in my meat counter days, a coworker asked if I had chicken legs. I replied no, but I was a little pigeon-toed.

        True story.

        1. jrvedivici Aug 21, 2013 10:36 AM

          I'll have to look up the link I have for the male equivalent it's called;

          Wiener or Wiener

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            lsmutko Aug 21, 2013 10:22 AM

            I agree with pinehurst, as a woman, I think these are funny! No sexism. From either the poster or the person(s) behind the tumblr.

            It's such a familiar view to any woman who's sat on the beach or in a lounger -- I have those pictures and have thought my own personal legs often looked like hot dogs. I was just never clever -- or had time -- enough to put together a tumblr for it.

            1. pinehurst Aug 21, 2013 10:17 AM

              Okay, I think these are funny and well-photographed! I see them as a version of "potato chips that look like Abe Lincoln".

              My (female) two cents. I'd feel this way even if Melanie were 'Michael' Wong!

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                linus Aug 21, 2013 10:11 AM

                submitted for approval:

                if a man posted this, it would be called "sexist," "misogynistic" or "objectifying."


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                1. re: linus
                  JonParker Aug 21, 2013 10:50 AM

                  I don't think so. That said, my knees are misshapen from running through a plate glass window when I was four and breaking my leg last year, so even if I shaved them I'll never have hot dog legs.

                  1. re: JonParker
                    pinehurst Aug 21, 2013 10:55 AM

                    <running through a plate glass window when I was four>


                    I hope you have zero memories of that.

                    I never had hot dog legs. Boudin blanc legs, maybe, but the genes for shapely, ruddy legs skipped this hound.

                    1. re: pinehurst
                      JonParker Aug 21, 2013 11:13 AM

                      I remember it like it was yesterday. We were out of town at the time and they took me to doctor who told me if I didn't stop screaming he'd send my mother out of the room. Needless to say I screamed more (and my mom informed him that she was NOT leaving).

                      Note that in those days we didn't have safety glass, so the window broke into huge shards. They've given me trouble all my life.

                      1. re: JonParker
                        pinehurst Aug 21, 2013 11:30 AM

                        Holy cow. Thank heavens you didn't sever a major artery.


                        1. re: JonParker
                          sandylc Aug 24, 2013 05:48 PM

                          My dog ran full force into a screen door once. He was dizzy for a moment, is all.

                          It was a dry period in the summer; he left a dusty dog-print on the screen.

                    2. re: linus
                      sunshine842 Aug 26, 2013 03:58 AM

                      there are some legs in there that are decidedly not feminine....

                      I'm sure some it falls under Rule 34, but not there's not much sexy there.

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