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Barnes & Noble and Borders Censor Image of Model Andrej Pejic (offensively androgynous?)
Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | May 17, 2011 | Vanessa Evans

Posted on 05/17/2011 4:48:27 PM PDT by decimon

Photos of male model Andrej Pejic, featured in the new issue of Dossier magazine, have caused something of a firestorm of controversy after two of the United States' biggest bookstore chains have requested that the company use opaque plastic to cover the images. Pejic is featured shirtless on the magazine's cover.

At 19, Pejic has become known for his androgynous look, and frequently models men's and women's fashions. But the cover photo for Dossier, at least according to the Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores, goes too far. By showing an androgynous model on its cover, the chains reportedly felt that the image might offend some customers. Barnes & Noble in particular, stated that they felt that customers may look at the image and be confused as to the gender of the person featured, leading them to be offended by it. The official response from the company to Dossier's objections stated that while they know the cover features a shirtless man, "the model is young and could be deemed a naked female."

Some fashion sites have taken the initial stance that the objection to Pejic's cover is based on physical ideals of male beauty. Jezebel and other online responders have focused on the idea that Pejic is being censored because he is thin and does not have an athletic build, unlike some other male celebrities and athletes that have been featured shirtless on other magazines in the past.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Books/Literature; Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: andrejpejic; androgyny; good4them; pejic; yuck
I looked at the linked magazine cover. He is indeed bare-chested and is indeed androgynous.
1 posted on 05/17/2011 4:48:30 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Ew! Whether male or female, that is not someone I would be interested in looking at or talking with.


4 posted on 05/17/2011 4:56:14 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: decimon

ya have to ask why


5 posted on 05/17/2011 4:56:33 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: decimon

Quite right to censor it. It’s enough to drives customers out of the store in droves.

He should stick to Abercrombie & Fitch and that crowd.


6 posted on 05/17/2011 4:57:54 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: decimon

I for one, am starting to think that we are too far gone. Sorry but this is sick!


7 posted on 05/17/2011 4:58:49 PM PDT by marygam ((Obama is not a messiah, wake up folks!))
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To: decimon

I for one, am starting to think that we are too far gone. Sorry but this is sick!


8 posted on 05/17/2011 4:58:49 PM PDT by marygam ((Obama is not a messiah, wake up folks!))
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To: decimon

they are private businesses, I don’t think it counts as censorship


9 posted on 05/17/2011 4:59:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: allmendream; Former Fetus

Barnes and Noble wants it covered and you posted it here?


10 posted on 05/17/2011 5:00:47 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

We all know it is a man.

It’s a man baby.

This is what fashion designers think women should look like.


11 posted on 05/17/2011 5:03:10 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Pollster1

Given your screen name, you wouldn’t be interested in it taking your pole?


12 posted on 05/17/2011 5:03:58 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: marygam

“I for one, am starting to think that we are too far gone. Sorry but this is sick!”

We are. God is only going to give us so much time to set it right ourselves.


13 posted on 05/17/2011 5:05:07 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: allmendream

Must be on the Auschwitz Diet.


14 posted on 05/17/2011 5:05:18 PM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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To: Sawdring

This is supposed to be a family friendly place ya know


15 posted on 05/17/2011 5:06:20 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: decimon

I’m with the bookstores on this one.


16 posted on 05/17/2011 5:07:37 PM PDT by Huck (The Antifederalists were right.)
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To: APatientMan

He’s been through that before. Show him one righteous person.


17 posted on 05/17/2011 5:07:47 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Ooops, sorry. I meant Poll. Good eye!


18 posted on 05/17/2011 5:08:14 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: N. Theknow
Young men and women look remarkably the same without any appreciable muscle or fat. Not what I am looking Consider this something of a palate cleanser. ;)
19 posted on 05/17/2011 5:15:13 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: driftdiver

Is one enough anymore? Not a rhetorical question.


20 posted on 05/17/2011 5:20:16 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: allmendream
This is what fashion designers think women should look like.

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!!!!

This is typically referred to a "Post of the day," type entry!
21 posted on 05/17/2011 5:21:00 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: decimon

This reminds me about the story that was in the WSJ last week, about sexual pheromones and sexual attraction. We’ve been hearing about it for years, but Rush pointed out something that I hadn’t thought about it when reading the article.

The article said that women were attracted to more traditionally masculine men during ovulation. Rush said that maybe this accounts for the rise of the metro-sexual male and feminism at the same time that the use of birth control pills became so wide spread.

No more ovulation, little attraction to strong masculine men.

Now, with new long lasting types of birth control, will desire shut down all together? It works both ways, men are more desirous of ovulating women, just as women are more attracted to the masculine men at that time.


22 posted on 05/17/2011 5:21:24 PM PDT by Eva
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To: ExTxMarine

Post #19 is what MEN like me think women should look like.

Thanks. Semper Fi devil dog. Live in fame or go down in flame! :)


23 posted on 05/17/2011 5:22:51 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: decimon

You’re right. I have reported my post to the moderator and requested that it be removed. My apologies to everybody.


24 posted on 05/17/2011 5:23:51 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: allmendream
Post #19 is what MEN like me think women should look like.

Uh, DUH! I do believe most NORMAL men would find that MORE than acceptable! Semper Fi!
25 posted on 05/17/2011 5:25:07 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: decimon

I guess
androgynous = skinny twerp.


26 posted on 05/17/2011 5:27:45 PM PDT by DManA
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To: decimon

He’s from “Bosnia”, with a Croat father and a Serbian mother. He says that he is an atheist and a materialist, and likes to read Karl Marx.

It would be good if he would ditch the false glamor and Satanic delusion of his freakish path in life, and get very Orthodox very fast!!!! He would certainly be a lot poorer in material terms, but would be MUCH better off!!

And he would then be (in worldly terms) an ordinary young man, working on getting an education and preparing for the future. Who knows—that future might turn out to be very bright.


27 posted on 05/17/2011 5:27:51 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: allmendream
 

28 posted on 05/17/2011 5:28:26 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: allmendream

I thank you for that!


29 posted on 05/17/2011 5:31:10 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Eva

On the general topic, there was an article here recently about how a lot of young 20-40 women in Japan were all of the sudden, in the wake of the quake and tsunami, looking for a man to marry. I guess they’re realizing it’s nice to have some muscle available if you need to get out of a wrecked building, nice to have someone permanently on your team, looking out for you.


30 posted on 05/17/2011 5:33:52 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: decimon
Barnes & Noble and Borders Censor Image of Model Andrej Pejic

He is indeed bare-chested and is indeed androgynous.

Yeppers. He is bare and he is androgynous. But it isn't censorship unless the government forces them to do it.

His picture doesn't bother me, but if it bothers the stores, they have a right to cover him, refuse to sell the magazines, or take any number of other steps.

31 posted on 05/17/2011 5:35:35 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: decimon
... customers may look at the image and be confused as to the gender of the person featured, leading them to be offended by it.

Or, customers may look at the image and be confused as to the SEX of the person featured, leading them to head back to the Mystery and Science Fiction sections to write down the titles of all the new books so they can request them from the library.

32 posted on 05/17/2011 5:35:38 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Vendome

I think I have just added “Hotter than a gallon jug of Tabasco” to my lexicon. ;)


33 posted on 05/17/2011 5:35:56 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: APatientMan

As I read the bible there is not one, except for Jesus.


34 posted on 05/17/2011 5:48:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: allmendream

Can I get a “DO NOT WANT”, brothers and sisters?


35 posted on 05/17/2011 5:59:04 PM PDT by RichInOC ("You must purge the ugliness from among you." And the people said "Amen" and "Amen".)
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To: allmendream

I LOVE lung warts!


36 posted on 05/17/2011 6:05:55 PM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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To: Pollster1

Well.....I think I would advoid using the mensroom if he was in there.
life is scary enough...


37 posted on 05/17/2011 6:22:26 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: allmendream

“Androgyny is so 80’s.”

Well said!

I think full on hetero might be the next big thing!


38 posted on 05/17/2011 10:04:40 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Eva

“Rush said that maybe this accounts for the rise of the metro-sexual male and feminism at the same time that the use of birth control pills became so wide spread.”

Now that is interesting. It makes total sense. It will never be investigated!


39 posted on 05/17/2011 10:06:40 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

That’s why I love Rush. He sees things in issues that I completely miss. I thought that the remark about the growth in the use of birth control methods, coinciding with the growth of the feminazis and metro-sexualism being because of depressed desire, rather than freedom, was stunning.

I had read the article a couple of days before Rush mentioned it. I found it interesting because I do believe that there is a chemical component to attraction and couples that never experience that chemical attraction, miss out on a whole lot. I also think that it could be the reason for the increased divorce rate. (I think that Rush mentioned that, too)


40 posted on 05/18/2011 9:10:07 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

Are you old enough to remember the TV Ads for some brand of margarine “It’s not NICE to fool Mother Nature!”, said by Mother N. herself, annoyed the margarine was so much like butter.

They were very amusing ads, I wish we had listened to them!


41 posted on 05/18/2011 11:46:59 AM PDT by jocon307
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