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Aug 21, 2013 10:05 AM

Legs or Hot Dogs?

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


    6 Replies
    1. re: linus

      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

        <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

          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

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


            1. re: JonParker

              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

          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.

        3. 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!

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

              Wiener or Wiener

              1. 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.