Anyone else find this offensive?
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Leanne - posted on 01/21/2010
It's a contest that was poorly titled - if you don't like it MOVE ON. Yes, hiding it is the simplest, yet still a technically complicated way of dealing with it. To approve or disapprove of every contest is insane. Morality is learned and very few people today have a good moral compass - lack of morality seems to be the norm anymore.
Lacee - posted on 01/21/2010
Maybe I have a different outlook on life, but I find it a little funny. Okay, more of a pathetic funny. Entering yourself in a contest shows just how little self esteem and self respect you have! I don't care either way that women are doing this, I don't find it offensive, they are free to do what they wish, however, I agree with comment that women (mother's especially) are supposed to be strong role models for their daughters. I shudder to think what will come of those women's daughters or what kind of men their sons will turn out to be if the parents are so focused on how they look. But it's also their right to enter a degrading contest, it's our choice to ignore it and educate our growing children on presenting yourself in an acceptable manner.
Shannon - posted on 01/20/2010
MILF=Mother I'd like to F**k. Not exactly a goal that I have been aiming for. If other women are voting for this, and not men, it makes no sense. Oh wel...sounds like some woman was stuck on her looks, or some guy snuck on and just wanted a cheap thrill.
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Caryn - posted on 01/22/2010
Wow. Really? Why would anyone think this was a good idea? I would expect more from a mom's group. This sounds like a contest that a bunch of drunk frat boys would come up with. Then again I've read some stuff on here that doesn't sound like it was written by moms or anyone who is playing with a full deck for that matter.
Move on? I have heard that before. Here is my thinking. Yes, I could 'move on' but as you said,very few people today have a good moral compass. Well, then, how do you correct that? By calling people on bad behavior. How will they ever know it is not exceptable in society if no one ever says anything?
I agree, it would be nice if they did approve each contest. But I am also realistic. Giving us the option of 'hiding' it would be the only way to really handle it. There are many millions of member here on Circle of Mom's and I don't know who they would find to click through all the contests to approve or disapprove them. It's too bad people, in general, want to take the easy way out.
Ok, here is the latest on this issue. I did finally receive a response. Here is the letter in it's entirety from Lisa Bland, one of the Circle of Moms admins.
Sorry for the delay. I get an enormous amount of email and try to respond to every one.
Thanks for letting me know how you feel about this. The contest ran its course and is closed now, but I do want to address your concerns.
In answer to your question, this contest (and all other community-based contests) are initiated by members, and we do not vet the content. I agree with you completely that we need to give you more power over your experience, so that you do not have to see content like this if you don't want to.
We're working towards building a comprehensive set of tools that will allow you to do this, but it is a technically complicated piece of development. When it does roll out, each member of Circle of Moms will be able to hide people, comments, and content (such as contests) that she doesn't want to see.
Thanks for bearing with us in the mean time.
Gwen - posted on 01/21/2010
Mothers I'd Like to (four letter word beginning with F and ending with K) is what MILF stands for. And yes, it's offensive because of the title of the contest. If moms look good after having children, that's fantastic! And if they want to show themselves off, so be it. But at least have the decency to use an acronym or word that means something POSITIVE; not something that denotes a sense of degradation and indecency.
Tasha - posted on 01/20/2010
They must not have any self esteem if they have to swoop that low. Women are supposed to be strong role models, would they want there daughters to see them like that? I sure know I would be ashamed of my self if I entered that contest and anybody saw me on there. Gross.
Ok, so I just played around with starting a photo contest and now realize that ANYONE on Circle of Moms (that includes men posing as women to get a off on a fetish) can start one and there doesn't seem to be any screening process taking place. No wait for approval etc. So, the content is not entirely reflective of Circle of Mom's administration, but an oversight on their part. I think I will suggest to them that each contest should be screened for appropriateness.
You are right. I have seen all those contests, but when I saw the MILF one, I had to say something. I guess it just gives us a peek into the psyche of the creators here at Circle Of Moms.
I sent of the information to the admin of Circle of Moms and haven't heard from them...yet.
Gina - posted on 01/20/2010
I also have to add that I have seen the best tattoo contest, the best pregnant belly contest, the hottest pregnant mom contest... etc. I think you get my point, I think it is all in poor taste. I think it's great to have a cutest kid contest, because everyone is proud of their children. They have gone too far with it.
Thanks for your comments everyone. I will be passing on a copy of them to Circle of Moms to see if we can 'clean things up' here. If you wish to continue to contribute to this thread, please do and I will send them on with the rest of the comments as well.
I think this MILF contest is highly inappropriate for this site. Can't we allow this site to be clean and informative and not get degraded by women with no morals and low self esteem. There are other sites on the Web that will take care of the needs of women like this. I am highly offended.
Candi - posted on 01/19/2010
A M.I.L.F. contest hardly seems appropriate for a group that caters to mothers only. I am new here but I was under the impression that this was a place for moms to connect to one another. Rating each other on the F part is in poor taste indeed.
Cheryl - posted on 01/18/2010
I just see a bunch of photos of women. What's the goal? I guess what is there to be offended about when they are offering themselves up and it's on Circle of Moms therefore other women are voting- not men. If they are that attention seeking and self absorbed- leave them to their own degredation...
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