As much as I appreciate efforts to gather members of a community to come together with a similar goal in mind(in this case, to relate to one another), I just don’t see how blog gatherings should be associated with models.
Anyone heard of today’s Malaysian Blogger’s Day gathering?(I just found this out from Penny on MSN). With Adverlets.com backing up the event, all I can say is that “ah josh lim….I see.” and nod my head immediately understanding everything.
Before anyone shoots me by saying that I am being sour grapes because I’m not hot enough to be a car model or anything …pfft. I just don’t see the correlation between bloggers and car models. Why must there be pretty girls(who are on duty for their prettiness) at an event where the focus is forging a community(where we make more friends or spread propaganda or whatever if that’s your cup of tea). That’s the main purpose of having blog gatherings. To make friends.
So shoot me if I hold on to my beliefs that the usage of beautiful girls to make an event all the more enticing is down right degrading to women all over. I guess my opinions don’t really cover the fact that beautiful girls are used to make material possessions all the more enticing(cars+sexy women will always go hand in hand, like it or not.) because that’s just how things are. I grew up observing a media that has been doing just that. Beer and women, cars and women, gadgets and women.
How come I don’t see hot men posing next to cute cars to entice the women folk? Have you ever seen a delicious half naked man stripped down to his tight briefs sprawling all over the hood of a feminine car? No right!
How come there are no male models listed in this thing that they call Malaysian Blogger’s Day to appeal to the female bloggers?
Bloggers come together with a common purpose, to mingle and get to know the faces behind the blogs. The socio political bloggers come together to discuss and uphold their rights as bloggers with the so-called freedom of speech. Nowadays we have car models gracing events. What is this coming to? And how come today is Malaysian Blogger’s Day?
The definition of a Malaysian Blogger’s Day would be when everybody, every single blogger.. food bloggers, photographers who blog to showcase their creations, pink coloured lip gloss loving bimbo(in a good way) bloggers, diary bloggers, tech bloggers, car bloggers, parent bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, socio political bloggers and random blog reading enthusiasts…when these people come together, THAT’S a Malaysian Blogger’s Day.
But if models are gracing the event to add glamour to something that is far from being an object or of any material purposes and if the attendees are going there with the intentions of seeing beautiful girls, then this doesn’t serve the purpose of a Malaysian Blogger’s Day.
I’m not lambasting the organisers as I applaud their efforts in organizing a party I know from experience that it is not an easy thing to do. *wipes sweat* I do wish them all the best in organising the event today.
Just my two cents about dangling carrots for bunnies. Sorry. :X