Originally Posted by QueenOfSpades
I don't want to turn this into a feminist rant, so I will try to keep it simple by saying that anyone who suggests that a woman use her boobs as a "resource" has no idea how truly insulting that is - and obviously many don't care if it's insulting. I don't care if you mean it as a compliment, or you think you're teaching us something about the male psyche -- we already know most of you are distracted by boobs. That doesn't mean we want to use our boobs/bodies to render you stupid. It doesn't happen as often in a reverse gender situation where women insult men by suggesting that their looks, or their big dicks, are their biggest asset and that they should use it to their advantage since they couldn't possibly compete on any other level, but it would be just as insulting if it did.
I personally don't care for Vanessa Selbst's attitude, but I appreciate that she is one of the most successful female poker players DESPITE the fact that she doesn't use her boobs to reach success.
I stopped posting in this forum shortly after it opened for this very reason! The women, even the women who claim to be winning players on here, were all admitting that they use their breasts and sexuality at the tables. I'm not even a hardcore feminist and I see how insulting and demeaning that is. If you have poker skills, use them. Men don't drag out their ***** at the table to distract me.
And I also agree about Vanessa Selbst. Anyone who says that she only acts like that at the tables hasn't spent much time with her. She's a raging ***** who berates people about lots of things, not only at the tables. I think she makes it harder for women at the tables because she is a good player but she cannot handle being bluffed or beaten.