I am supposed to be doing math now… But I had to spread the word…
Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.
It’s an epidemic! I hadn’t realized… We think of all this misrepresentation of women and girls as normal! The media sexualizes and belittles females like we don’t even matter… It objectifies us in songs and movies and commercials and music videos and magazines and a whole slew of other things without us even realizing it. It can (and often does) brainwash girls into thinking they must be complete sexualized barbie dolls in order to have any worth. It heavily damages body image of both genders. This leads to problems in a person’s life. Eating disorders, lack of self confidence, depression, cutting, all sorts of self-harm, can all be caused by the cancer of the media’s unhealthy portrayal of what defines one’s worth. Honestly, one would think we lived in a nation of hormone-wracked teenage boys! For just one example, go to the victoria’s secret website. Topless girls! (Objectification to the MAXIMUM) And for what reason, now? To sell things. Because hey, sex sells. (People like Miley Cyrus are definitely not helping to stop sexualization and objectification…) Speaking of Victoria’s Secret, the company recently launched a line of lingerie in smaller sizes emblazoned with one-lines objectifying phrases. I am not kidding. And guess what? They sold. Because, again, sex sells. “Sex sells…but should children as young as five copy provocative dances and lyrics?”
It really is horrifying to think about this kind of thing… But you have to acknowledge the problem first in order to solve it. This “Teenager Post” further illustrates my point. The media has brainwashed so many of the young girls in America to believe that they want to be that lingerie model at Victoria’s Secret. Hold up, now. I’m not bashing sexuality, sexuality is totally and completely natural. Humans are sexual beings from birth to death. But to obsess about and degrade sexuality is the despicable thing here. What to do, what to do… That’s what’s on the minds of parents who are thinking about this. There are beauty pageants for toddlers! Think. Shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, they are sexualizing America’s youth! Picture a girl. She has eyeliner, hair extensions, fake eyelashes, and revealing outfits… And said girl is only three. This just isn’t right… It makes my head spin. What decent parent would consent to this? As the girls get older and more womanly, it only gets worse… Have you seen the advertisements on http://www.couchtuner.com? If you look closer, those girls don’t look a day past 15. It’s terrible! This is the messed up, degradingly hyper-sexual, sadistic, world we’re living in, and I haven’t even started talking about the problem of the lack of female politicians in the USA, or the violence propagated towards young people in video games, music, and the media. Take Grand Theft Auto 5, Call Of Duty, Black Ops, Mortal Kombat, and really look at them for how truly graphic and gory they all are… It’s a short walk to promoting rape…Pictures of which I won’t include, but you can look up “promoting rape and violence” on google or something similar to get an idea, if you want. So this is our screwed up society from yet another viewpoint. Thanks so much for reading this. Spread it around! Re-post, but please give me credit. Thanks again.