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Re: Status of Women - "I haven't written in a while"

Amber's response to Charlotte's post:

I didn't say EVERYONE is oblivious to it. I said that many people still are. Just look at music videos. If you look at the vids by men, most of the time they are clothed, women on the other hand, such as beyonce, mariah carey, britney spears, etc. They are usually naked or very close to it. Objectifying and pimping themselves out like the common prostitutes who stand on the street. Yeah they get paid more money, and they may not physically interact with the men who make them the object of their sick fantasies, but lets face it, the American society still has VERY far to go before women are actually looked at with any respect.

Amber

Response to "I haven't written in a while"

"It's pretty ridiculous and very sad that people haven't understood this as oppression of women."

I'm not sure that they haven't. I would imagine that for people who frequent places like this (and strip bars too)the objectification of women is part of the appeal.Contrary to what Amber writes, I also very much doubt that women who consider themselves feminists or liberated would actually work at a place like this... though some may tell themselves that is the reason in order to be able to live with what they are doing. To me, and I hope many others, 'liberation' is about equality and respect. I don't see respect in any shape or form in places like this.
- Charlotte