Sunday, July 20, 2008

Dehumanizing Women for their Sexuality



(h/t Lindsay)

5 comments:

TheNerd said...

I couldn't put it better than they did!

Le Loup-garou said...

I think that the video also implies that to some degree women do this to themselves. With preening and man hunting we set ourselves up for being judged based on physical appearances.

Habladora said...

Uhhh... really? It says we deserve to be demeaned for the way we dress or for having natural sexual impulses? I don't see it...

Man-hunting? Do I need a gun for that?

Le Loup-garou said...

I think that blow darts work best. I don't mean to be anti-feminist in anyway, but there is a way to carry yourself that commands respect.

Habladora said...

I just don't think that you loose your right to respect if you flirt, or if you date a younger man. As for 'preening,' it is a double-edged sword - women are often accused of being 'unprofessional' or of 'not keeping themselves up' if they don't wear make-up and 'feminine' clothes; yet we're being 'provocative' if we do. I think the point of the piece is that we're hypocrites - we belittle women who date younger men in a way that we don't think of doing to men who date younger women.