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Impossibly lovely grans.

(75 Posts)
Alexa Wed 27-Jun-18 08:23:15

AIBU to object to impossibly lovely , happy, or successful grans like in the Forums' photos at the top of the page?

Pornography is a distortion of the whole truth

Madgran77 Wed 27-Jun-18 08:45:02

Er ...pornography at top of forums?? Not sure I am understanding your point ...!!!!

sodapop Wed 27-Jun-18 08:49:43


ninathenana Wed 27-Jun-18 08:54:49

I'm assuming this is on the desk top site as I see nothing like this on mobile site. confused

Alexa Wed 27-Jun-18 09:21:27

Madgran, I mean that pornography is usually sexual material. Not all sexual material is pornography as we know. Pornography titillates while it fails to describe real people .

The essence of pornography is that while it is often nice to look at it also makes people feel inadequate. I submit that those photos make many grans feel a little inadequate.

oldbatty Wed 27-Jun-18 09:21:48


NanaandGrampy Wed 27-Jun-18 09:25:14

How do you know they're 'impossibly lovely, happy or successful'?

Perhaps they ARE happy or lovely or successful ….some of us are you know wink

Bellanonna Wed 27-Jun-18 09:26:23

No porn at the top of my page
What, are they naked or something? confused

Nannylovesshopping Wed 27-Jun-18 09:27:00

Haha😂 I never feel inadequate, is this a wind-up?

Alexa Wed 27-Jun-18 09:27:34

Oldbatty, photography can tell lies and often does. For instance I bet that pretty woman in the headline photo has been airbrushed.

Alexa Wed 27-Jun-18 09:30:00

Perhaps they ARE happy or lovely or successful ….some of us are you know wink

That is just the sort of thing my mother used to say with a twinkle in her eyes.

Jane10 Wed 27-Jun-18 09:30:31

Gosh my 'impossibly lovely gran' seems to be a McChicken wrap. My mobile is trying to tell me something!!

POGS Wed 27-Jun-18 09:35:28

Are we supposed to be thinking about 'photography' or ' poronography' confused

NanaandGrampy Wed 27-Jun-18 09:35:29

And what's wrong with that Alexa? You presume to 'know* me? I could be all of those things.

I think you lighten actual pornography by calling pictures such as you describe pornography. So , in answer to your question - yes I think you're being unreasonable .

gmelon Wed 27-Jun-18 09:36:53

In recent years the word pornography has been used in a distorted way in everyday speech.
Shoe porn.
Clothes porn.
Food porn.
I understand it to mean ogling and lusting after something unbelievably wonderful and out of reach.

BlueBelle Wed 27-Jun-18 09:37:55

I ve got an advert for toy story land ( second childhood) and a cruise no pornographery for me What is it you got that we haven’t Alexa not fair no sexy grannies on my GN

Bathsheba Wed 27-Jun-18 09:38:27

I have absolutely no idea why the concept of 'pornography' has been brought up in connection with these photos. I assumed at first that the OP meant photography, that the word had been autocorrected. It seems, though, that pornography is what was intended. Well I'm totally confused confused

POGS Wed 27-Jun-18 09:42:25

Or even ' pornography'.

See the b spell checker put that word in and I now know there are 2 ways to spell it.

mcem Wed 27-Jun-18 09:45:47

Mountains and molehills?
How sad would it be to feel inadequate every time you see a pic of an attractive woman?
Brings to mind the angsty teenage problems we read about when young women believe that airbrushed celebs are real.
As mature experienced women, surely we're past that stage.
Get a grip!

MawBroon Wed 27-Jun-18 09:55:43

I see that radiant, attractive,vivacious woman every morning in my mirror.
Then I put my glasses on sadgrin

stella1949 Wed 27-Jun-18 10:02:17

The pictures at the top of my page look like pretty average, normal grans. Maybe a bit better groomed than I am at the moment, but I don't find them "impossibly lovely" at all. I've never wasted time comparing myself to other women - we're all different , all have our own qualities . Surely at our age you can see that , and stop feeling negative about other women ?

Parsley3 Wed 27-Jun-18 10:04:14

Yes, you are being unreasonable, Alexa. You need to look at why you object to these photographs.

kittylester Wed 27-Jun-18 10:12:22

I am an impossibly lovely gran!

Actually, and I have to admit I never see the front page as I have bookmarked 'Forums', we had complaints that the Grans were too old looking, or has my memory gone too?

sodapop Wed 27-Jun-18 10:18:00

Same for me Maw smile

Oldwoman70 Wed 27-Jun-18 10:18:05

Jane10 - me too - no pornographic grans for me just an ad for a chicken wrap! Perhaps the OP has clicked on the wrong site wink