Trust me, I couldn’t care less what Victoria’s ‘secret’ is and despite that store carrying necessities a woman kinda sorta needs, I still feel ashamed stepping foot into the store (or La Senza too but you get my point)
Because our bodies are being sexualized just to sell a product.
Because their ads are basically saying: ‘ Buy this and you’ll be sexier/skinnier/more attractive” – take your pick.
Because the outside of the store and all their advertisements are things like this:
and honestly this ad is mild in comparison to some. But nonetheless these ads are sexualizing the bodies of women and I feel embarrassed and ashamed of it. Ashamed of what our society is doing and how they are objectifying women’s bodies.
“But to me, it seems women’s bodies are so sexualized in our society and we and our bodies are turned into some sort of pleasure for the eye. And what do we and our bodies then become? Eye candy.” ~ From my most recent post.
Trust me when I tell you that my shame goes as far as I won’t step foot in the store unless I absolutely need to and when I do its in and out so fast so I can get away from there. and if I’m just walking past the store its a whole ‘eyes down and keep walking’ kind of deal. Its sad that I’m like this and maybe I’m the only one with a problem but I don’t like it! I don’t like how women are objectified and their almost completely naked bodies plastered all over store windows and the media. I know I spoke of this a lot in my recent post but I feel its something that needs to be talked about. Shouted from the rooftops even.
Why are you doing this to our bodies? We aren’t eye candy and our bodies are not to be objectified! Our bodies should be for no one but ourselves!
Something needs to change in our society (actually a lot of things do) – what needs to be changed to change this idea of how women and their bodies are displayed and used in many ways in the media? How can it be changed? Do you think its even possible for it to happen?