I don’t know about you but I never stop being embarrassed by the poses women make in print. They look ridiculous, bent into strange positions, their faces contorted into…into I don’t know what. They posture and twist and try to look coy and sexy, in ways that are completely unnatural to…mmmm, anyone I’ve ever seen in real life.
It’s strange what we expect women to do to sell themselves, to stay alive. Looking weird and like idiots is one way, trying to be invisible is another, I guess. Lots of doors are closed to women where no doors even exist for men.
It’s sad and dangerous. Models have said that their bodies hurt after posing, because the poses are so unnatural. But that’s just another thing men apparently want to see and women give it to them because it sells.
I look away, because I wouldn’t want my daughter to look like that. I wouldn’t want her to be ogled by strange and icky men. It’s something that desensitizes men to what women are like, even more. Because women don’t usually sit in weird poses to have breakfast. their lips glistening, their hair teased, etc. Some men are disappointed that real women aren’t like the women in the media. No one is like the women in the media, not even the women in the media. But women are used and sold everyday.
Men always look important and in control. Women look like idiots. Weak, brainless, and pathetic. I mean I am a women. I know lots of women and we agree, that what sells is just more tearing down of women’s credibility and self esteem.
When I see young girls try to imitate the women who are sold, it makes me frustrated and angry. They want to be pretty, like the models who are airbrushed to death and fussed over for hours by make up people, hair people and lighting people, to get that one fake shot. The girls will never look like the models because the models don’t look like the models.
Things are definitely better today, at least in some ways. They used to have ads selling women’s products with a woman, acting as a lawyer, in her underwear in front of a robed judge and other men.
Women finally ended those things. But girls are faced with entertainment people who are supposed to look glamorous and wonderful and they want to look like them as well. Music video’s are filled with negative images of women.
I’m so tired of women being portrayed as sex objects, or other strange, usable and disposable, things. I wonder if the people who come up with these ideas had mothers who looked the way the females they dress up, look.
I think portraying women in this fake and horrible way just adds more danger to a woman’s life. Some men, who are unable to tell reality from fantasy, hurt women because they believe they are like the women they see in film and in print.
Women, many who have had to sell themselves to survive, have always been kept down so they would be forced to comply with what men wanted. It’s sick, cruel and hateful. It’s wrong and I want to reverse the tables so they can have a taste of it.
Funny how men don’t want to go to prison, isn’t it? Some of them fear being used like women. I don’t think they understand that that is what they have done, because women hating is a natural part of our culture. Men don’t seem to like it when the roles are reversed. No man wants to be treated like a woman and who can blame them? Women don’t want to be treated the way they are treated either.
It’s supposedly better in some countries, where women are treated more fairly and equality isn’t a dirty word. Truthfully, I can’t even imagine what it would be like to live in a place like that. It’s the old fish in the water thing. I’ve only been swimming here, so I have no experience swimming where sharks don’t exist.
Some men can get upset abut what happens to their daughters, or sisters, but they don’t seem to understand that the women they abuse are also someone’s daughter, sister or mother. Somehow that doesn’t register. As my professor said, “Men hate women as a group, but are capable of caring for one or two they are close to.”
I’m absolutely horrified about all the films that show kidnapped women. Horrified that things like that actually happen. You should be horrified too. Horrified for your daughters and any women you love or care about. Any women who can be grabbed and tortured. It’s insane that things like this are considered entertainment.
Men make the ugly world we live in. If you think I’m wrong then tell me what women do that makes it the way it is. How many wars have we started? As a gender, how much damage do we do and why? Women are kept poor and powerless. We have no voice in what happens to us. Men made this kind of life and all women suffer because of what they made. On the whole, they made a world of fear, threat, violence, cruelty, ugliness, hatefulness and death. Men in so many countries are simply brutal to women and it’s their RIGHT to treat them that way and to kill them. It doesn’t get any more hateful than that.