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jr0131 says

As a woman designer who uses Themeforest themes, I have always found some demos to be disrespectful to women. Today, I found this http://blog.wells.ee/guys-stop-sexualizing-women-in-your-mockups/article by Wells Riley to share with theme developer/designers in hopes you will get it. Thank you for taking the time to read these thoughts. I am still a huge fan of Themeforest but would love to see some of this change for the better.

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tommusrhodus says

Correct link;

http://blog.wells.ee/guys-stop-sexualizing-women-in-your-mockups

EDIT: I completely agree with this article also, a few of my demos have included model shots of Women, but also of Men, and always tasteful. There’s a few themes that come through here that are definitely a bit overtly sexual

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T20 says

It depends which category of the theme, and of course i agree with it. should not be used sexual pictures for any type of theme.

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partnuz says

@jr0131 Do you really think that pictures in this article are offending. If so, you should ask yourself why women sexualize themeselves ?

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Jar says

@jr0131 Do you really think that pictures in this article are offending. If so, you should ask yourself why women sexualize themeselves ?

I have to agree with your first statement, those images in the post do not seem like a big deal. I have seen much worse on themes, so those are bad examples.

I would like to hear more behind the female psyche regarding this, though, because the analog (male models posing sexually) I do not find offensive at all.

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Bedros says

As a woman designer who uses Themeforest themes, I have always found some demos to be disrespectful to women. Today, I found this http://blog.wells.ee/guys-stop-sexualizing-women-in-your-mockups/article by Wells Riley to share with theme developer/designers in hopes you will get it. Thank you for taking the time to read these thoughts. I am still a huge fan of Themeforest but would love to see some of this change for the better.

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themeflame says

Mellons sell. And oh dear, they do, they do.. They can transform a theme into something ground-breaking.

It happens quite often and frankly – Why not use it?

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duotive says

Well sex sells, so i do not know if that article or this post will stop anyone.

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aleluja says

Yes. And on graphicriver also.

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jonathan01 says

Some rather depressing replies to this thread in all honesty.

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