Women have been fighting for the right to be viewed as equals through out history. During the struggle for civil rights among African Americans, women were there too fighting for their rights. So why when women finally start being viewed as equals do they react in the manner they have? Leonard Pitts Jr. the author of “What has happened to our Girls” has the right point of view. Women seemed to have lost all respect for themselves, all morals, and all intelligence in most cases. Not all women fit these characteristics but most do, in what could be viewed as a growing epidemic.
First of all, promiscuous behavior in women has spread like a plague. Restaurants like Hooters and Twin Peaks were made to make woman look like nothing but eye candy to the male customers. The girls who work there walk around wearing mini shorts and a shirt that barely covers their breasts. Outside the building it says “Great food, drinks, and scenic views,” and they aren’t speaking about the decor. Pitts says, “ If many girls value themselves little, many boys I think, value them less” and these establishments are a perfect example of that. Men typically aren’t going to respect a girl that presents herself in a way that shows she has no respect for herself.
The lovely portrait women have made for themselves in the public eye could be because of today’s role models such as Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan, and Paris Hilton. They have made stupidity an art. Britney Spears has been an icon for many girls in the world, and it’s difficult to tell why. Recently, a magazine reported a story involving Spears being taking to a mental hospital, but not by her own free will. She was restrained, then eventually tied down and dragged off to the hospital in front of the paparazzi, her family, and her children who she is trying to gain custody of. It’s hard to understand how seeing this, somehow leads the youth of today to think it’s “cool” to be a complete disaster by taking drugs, dressing risqué,...
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