(via cosmictricks)Source: themortalyeti
What are men supposed to do? Shut off the part of them that makes them human? She knows what she’s doing wearing what she’s wearing by posing like that. She knows the cause and effect with those sultry looks she’s showing. She’s sexually objectifying herself and she’s doing it on purpose so we’ll look. She’s fishing. However men are shammed when they take this bait. We’re pigs for checking her out. It could be an 18 year old or a 21 year old, 25 year old, 35 year old, etc dressed while posing like this.That’s sexism against men because you want us to repress our sexuality while teasing us in the process.
My take is certainly this.
She shouldn’t be dressing that way period. She’s 16 years old and she’s wearing something very proactive and it’s true that she knows what she’s doing. I call this a failure of parenting.
I think the idea of rape culture is basically a denying of basic human psychology to push gender politics. A girl who believes that she can walk out the door in an outfit like this and won’t deal with assholes is a girl unprepared for the world we live in. It’s the age old debate of nature vs. nurture and the animal always wins.
You can’t change or lobotomize human nature, no matter how hard you “Educate” people. I’ve seen it first hand in all my years working street level. This idea that girls can just dress this way and go out alone without dealing with people that will objectify her is completely ludicrous.
The whole idea that she put that on, or that her mother let them put it on her is to show off her body and get her noticed. The best you can do as a man of honor is shake your head and feel sorry for her that whoever her guardian cares for attention seeking than for the dignity of the girl.
I don’t think it’s necessarily parenting failure though??? I mean, it is SO difficult to be a parent for teenagers, and teens are at a point in their life where things like this are personal, individual choices. (I mean, seriously, when is a 16 year old going to listen to their parent when they say “put something more conservative on?” They’ll usually just throw on a jacket and then take it off once they exit the house.)
I’ve just gotten out of those years and looking back, I realize my parents were right about SO many things but I just didn’t want to listen? And they couldn’t like beat me into submission or anything so most of the time I did what I wanted.
What’s to “blame,” I guess, for her provocativeness is a whole diffuse mess of things, including the emphasis on physical attractiveness and being sexy in human culture in general, which is then mass-propagated by all the images we’re bombarded with every day. Even strong woman role models are always portrayed as “hot” and scantily-clad (e.g., Beyonce). Of course there are also other factors—one of which may be parenting—but my point is just that we shouldn’t get into parent-shaming + target her parents for what is usually, by her age, a consciously personal decision.Source: conservativeatheist