Life Gives You Lemons

Not With MY Daughters!
October 4, 2007, 3:32 pm
Filed under: business life, parenting, rants, women

<rant>I get a more than a little edgy over our sexpectations for women. Don’t get me wrong, sex is great. Sexy can be a lot of fun. But when it seems overwhelmingly that sexy = “hot women scantily clad” (oh boy, bring on the spiders) as opposed to sexy = “awesome things between pairs (or, whatever) of people,” that can just suck.

There are lines I draw in the sand. There are lots of things people find acceptable — or at least fail to question — that set me right off, especially when a woman’s sex appeal gets pulled into business and other inappropriate settings.

So without trying to parse “what is ok?” and “what isn’t?” in laborious detail, can we all watch this and just agree *something* is very very wrong?

Next time you laugh or leer at outrageously raunchy women in a very public setting, tell me — is this really how you want your daughter to look, feel and behave?

I’m all for bringing sexy back. I just think it’s way sexier when sexy is shared a little more evenly. </rant>

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Good point, good film.

Another thing I’d like to see: less focus on the human body as a sex object. I swear the ad industry won’t be happy until they’ve sexualized and fetishized every part from our hair to our toes.

Comment by Susanna

I saw an interview with an researcher who looked into the apparent rise in promiscuity among teenage girls. One of the conclusions she reached is that young girls are often in competition with their mothers who often not only look younger but also dress provocatively and increasingly take advantage of cosmetic surgery.

My wife’s mother passed away years ago but Lisa often tells me about how her mother was attractive and fashionable but in such a way that set a good example for her.

Lastly, I think we need to have a serious look at how media portrays youth. Not to control but an eye to self restraint, but the republican in me says that the best way to accomplish this is by consumers voting with their wallets.

Comment by jeff nolan

New book worth promoting:
“Stop dressing your 6 year old like a skank”

Comment by jnolan

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