Feminism Has Only Just Begun
Levy, Ariel. "Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture." Reading Pop Culture: A Portable Anthology. Ed. Jeff Osbourne. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2013. 158-161. Print. In Ariel Levy's article "Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture," she describes how raunch culture is a blow to more traditional feminist ideals. She describes how culture is changing and women are wearing less and less clothing. She also describes how she thinks this is damaging feminism. When Levy asked some women about raunch culture, she was told that these women "wanted to be one of the guys" (160). Ariel Levy concludes that we need to rethink the direction of the latest feminist movement.
The way women and teens dress is freedom of expression. I feel that they should be able to dress the way that they want to, even if certain people don't approve. Freedom of expression is something we were promised in the Constitution. Dressing how you want is self-expression, but you have to be aware of how what you wear affects the people around you. People are very quick to judge you by what you're wearing, even if they don't know you. In other countries, such as Afghanistan, Taliban women are not allowed to even show their ankles; if their ankles show outside of their burqas, they are beaten with sticks. They are required to wear burqas to prevent them from enticing men. Here in America, ladies can wear whatever they feel like wearing. People will always judge no matter what; with that being said, if a woman is comfortable in her own skin and in what she is wearing, then why is it anyone else's business? Society puts labels on women such as "slut," "whore," and "easy," when all they want is to express themselves by wearing what they want. I do believe that women do judge other women more harshly than men do. Some women look at other women and even if they don't know them automatically assume that they are a slut because of what they're wearing. All women should have