I get the whole idea of women wanting to be appreciated for our knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) gained from education and experience. I am a woman who wants that, and am willing to negotiate in the board room to get it, without wearing a tight skirt and low neckline.
I totally get that a job should be worth an amount with a minimum and a maximum value, the worker (male or female) being paid based on the KSAs required and the level of measurable competence displayed in performing the work, and not on the gender of the worker. After all, the end product (or service)–with few exceptions–and its price are not qualified by the gender(s) of the designer, assemblers, packers, distributors, sales representatives, etc.
I get that rape still happens, children are still abused, and the perpetrators are overwhelmingly male. Male aggression and exploitation of women and children needs to STOP. Period.
At the same time, and I am not backpedaling here, I don’t get the strategy of activists in the Equal-Pay-for-Women and End-Rape-Culture arenas authoring scripts full of vulgarity featuring six- to 12-year-olds. I don’t get the Slut Walk mentality, or the I’m Naked, But Don’t Look or Touch or Comment on my deliberate attempt to shock you into noticing.
I believe in equal pay for equal work. I believe rape, assault and exploitation must end. But this video offends me. And I really doubt that it will be effective in making the sweeping changes that are needed. In fact, I don’t even think it will seed the process. It’s more like those annoying car alarms to which we all have become desensitized. This video is just another screamer . . . dressed in pink frills.
Pay attention to the adults at the end. After the little anti-princesses rant sarcastically about “pretty” being objectifying, the women underscore the message WHILE WEARING MAKEUP, LIPSTICK and NAIL POLISH. Don’t they remember that lipstick was invented to represent labia in a state of arousal?
Warning: This video contains obscene language. Viewer and parental discretion advised.
If there is a war on women, its major combatants are Playboy Bunnies, Hooters’ Waitresses, Porn Stars and Prostitutes on one side and Loud Mouthed, Tacky, Demanding, Narrow Minded Shock Whores on the other. Patrons and advocates support each side respectively, entertained by the drama. The result: stalemate. Two extremes are cancelling each other.
When each brawl between the opposing sides ends, a new one begins. The 21st century new age, inexperienced, gender neutral, men hating, sexually confused females pick the next fight with age old, bawdy, gaudy, well paid, man pleasing females who refuse to die.
Somewhere in the middle a dwindling population of decent men and decent women carry on by getting married, having babies, teaching boys to behave and girls to be dignified.
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