Friday, June 04, 2004

Tits, Nipples, bare breasts and Gringas !

What’s wrong with tits and nipples?

A little while ago I received this complaint about our web site from a student called Faulkner:

Notes: I would just like to say that the picture on the front is not appropriate at all. I was thinking about using this website for a Spanish 2 project. I was going to write it down in my paper, but I'm thinking I don't need to. My teacher would come to this website and see that picture. That would cause me to get into some trouble. Now I'm sure you can take that off so I can use this page. Thank you for your time.

My comment to this complaint: I am from Europe. In my country you don't have to be 18 to be allowed to see tits or like in this case one nipple. You may go to any public pool or lake and you will get enough of it. There is no need to pay entrance to see it either. But yes you have to be 18 to drive a car. In the US things are the other way around. But since the majority of our customers come from the US, we decided to eliminate all these "terrible pictures", that seem to offend them so much.

http://www.1-costaricalink.com/blog_images/angela.jpg


This is the picture in question; we had it on our photo-tour page for almost 4 years. The girl by the way is my wife Anglea. Now we have guys complaining that we took all these nice pictures off. In Europe you will hardly find a Magazine Cover without showing tits. My background is advertising and during my advertising time the statistics showed, that women are more likely to look at advertising with pictures of bare breasts than man. But from the four complaints we received in four year three were from women from the US here called “Gringas”.
In the Discovery Channel they finally realized, that is too difficult to cover up all this tits when they show a report on Indian tribes, and I am certain that their ratings went up since then because it’s finally a socially accepted way in the US to see it.
I lived many years in the States and could never understand why guys would pay an entrance fee to see the bare breasts of dancing girls. Every culture has its own rules. The reason I posted this article is to find and answer to our problem:

Should I, or should I not put decent pictures of bare breasted women on our web site or not. We want everybody to enjoy our pages and in a certain sense we feel that we are representing this Country on our 20’000 pages. It is bare breasts what we probably see first in our lives and I think that it is a shame when people see it as something bad or dirty. But we want to represent Costa Rica in a way that is also generally accepted in the USA.

Please Gringas send me your opinions!

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Jörn Malek

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