The difference in the way that men and women are treated and portrayed through the media and society when it comes to images that enter the public domain is unfair.
A fifteen-year-old girl walks into her classroom in the morning and can feel every eye in the room staring her down. People laugh and whisper to their friends, looking right at her as she takes her seat. She feels ashamed of herself guessing that nearly every person in the room has seen her in naked picture with the slutty pose that she sent to one of the boys at her school, trying as hard as she could to impress him, living up to that ideal girl that all the boys talk about. The rest of the day goes on like this, these whispers get louder, and she can make out the words ‘skank’ and ‘try-hard’ every time she walks past. The boys joke around and say things to her like ‘why didn’t I get the same treat as Nathan ay’ and ‘you know what’s up – put out or get out’
What would you do if your daughter or your sister were being treated like this? So many young girls give in to the pressure to impress these teenage boys. Many young men feel like they are entitled to women’s bodies because of the way that women are portrayed through the media. Many well known female celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj have music videos of themselves dressed inappropriately, ‘twerking’ and dancing sexually towards men, like they are giving themselves as toys to these men. Male rappers and famous singers always refer to all the women as ‘bitches’ and ‘hoes’ in their songs. Teenage boys are able to access porn so easily over the internet these days and women down grading and sexually objectifying themselves for men. Men in pornographic videos treat with no respect at all. This is all why boys and men do not understand that they are in no way entitled to a woman’s body and that having sexual experience with a woman should be considered as a privilege, not an entitlement.
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