Monday, June 23, 2008

What is the media doing to young girls???

Yes, this is a blog about aviation...but it's meant to inspire young girls, and women, to achieve the heights... and sometimes when I come across some news article that seems to plumb the dephths of disgustitude (to coin a new word) I just have to speak up.

Women --- in the Western world --- have more opportunities now than ever before. They can do anything they want. Wear slacks instead of dresses, not get married if they dont' want to, not have kids if they don't want to (although 99% of all family members probably invariably ask "When are you going to have kids?" as soon as a marriage takes place, and "If you don't have kids you're just being selfish.")

Women can get jobs as police officers, explorers, athletes, military officers, and so on. They can be a success in all of these fields... etc. etc. etc.

And yet most young girls have no ambitions to be anything more than what they could have been 40 years ago - school teacer or nurse. And if they don't have a boyfriend by the time they're 13, and have a baby daddy by the time they're 15, they feel like they're failures.

Why is this?

Well.. it's the media. Advertising that bombards girls all day long with what they should look like and how they should act. Advertising that bombards young boys with what girls were placed on this earth for - to serve their needs, to provide them with the eye candy of bared midriffs and shorts cut up to the buttocks... etc. etc.

And its' the movies.

As reference this gem:

"Amanda" a muddled comedy about teen prostitution
Not a movie that you could pay me any amount of money to see, but her's a part of the review:

Matthew Broderick plays a TV writer with a gambling addiction who goes to Vegas to save his teenage niece (Brittany Snow) from prostitution. When he gets there, he finds that she enjoys prostituting herself and taking drugs so much that she doesn't want to change. Instead, she thinks he should go into rehab for his gambling addiction.

And then there's the movies and tv shows that glamorize the pregnancy of young girls, and single motherhood -- Juno, Knocked Up, etc.

All these movies which show these young girls having absolutely no problem raising these babies, no money problems, no problems finding boyfriends and getting married...

No...I don't want to see girls wearing burkhas, or ashamed of their bodies and getting anorexic... but they need to be inundated by a media that teaches them to respect themselves first, last and always.

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