#This Oppresses Women

“Women, are you sick of being bombarded with advertisements that depict women as sexual objects? That use our bodies to sell products? That embolden men to disrespect us? That tell us we are not worthy unless we conform to unrealistic, sexist, racist, and unhealthy beauty standards?” ( National Women’s Liberation)

A campaign by National Women’s Liberation and Red Stocking to place stickers on ads that are exploitive of women and, I like the last sentence, “tell us we are not worthy unless we conform to unrealistic, sexist, racist and unhealthy beauty standards.”

Do you see a contradiction between breast augmentation, push up bras, and minimizer bras? It seems like we are never supposed to be happy with the way we are.

8 thoughts on “#This Oppresses Women

  1. LDG luciledegodoy

    That’s most definitely a good idea. I’m sick and it’s of these ads.
    What I’m also tired of is the behavior of women who either support this by doing nothing, follow it blindly or perpetuate this mindset by behaving like this and educating their daughters to be the same.
    Women don’t realize the power they have to stop this, this is not men’s doing only.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Yes. I don’t think saying This Oppresses Women is placing blame on men. And yes we have to overcome all this programing that dictates to us what beauty is. I really like what I have read about the Positive Body Image movement. And I too think it is important for parents to be aware of what messages they are giving their children. Another site I like is Beauty Reimagined. They say we actually need to take media breaks to get away from all the destructive messages. It gets so ingrained in us. I know when I look in the mirror I find myself critiquing that which does not meet the standards that I have internalized from all the messages.

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  2. Yolanda Renee

    It is shameful. I look in the mirror and wonder why i don’t look like I’m 35 like Christie Brinkley and all those other 60+ models. Human Growth Hormone?? or something else we haven’t been told about? Hubby wonders if they still experience all the ‘joys’ of growing old too or do those treatments make all that go away too?

    Thanks for joining the WEPs Flash Fiction Challenge! So awesome to have you!

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Yes if you had enough “work done” (plastic surgery, botox, fillers, and photo shop) you too may be able to look like a super model. Thanks for welcoming me to WEP. 🙂

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  3. Denise Covey

    Women, are you sick of being bombarded with advertisements that depict women as sexual objects? Well, many women are, but others think it’s just the way it is. Teenage girls, and increasingly boys, are terrorised by the media’s representation of what they should be. Of course, who can measure up? We have created a world where perfection is the yardstick and I can see any turning back now. Every little bit helps, though. So good for the ‘stickers’!

    Deborah,lovely to meet you. Thanks for signing up for the WEP challenge. I am so looking forward to seeing what you choose to post for Spectacular Settings.

    Denise 🙂

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Yes there is starting to be some push back with the Positive Body Image movement. And there is a demand for diversity to be acknowledged nowadays. So just maybe we will see some change. Thanks for welcoming me to WEP 🙂

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