Sexualizing America 5 of 12

BettyJean Kling

I have been called on the carpet more than once for a comment taken as an assault on women. I would like to try to clear this up today not just with my words but with pictures – you can’t deny. I have said over and over we are raising our children – both our sons and our daughters to believe our females are objects! Specifically sex objects and lower than human sexual toys at that.

Now you may say – I teach my children better than that. I know- so do I but not everyone does and your child may be a victim of someone who doesn’t. I have a daughter who brains were blow out by a guy who had no regard for her or her sister. He bludgeoned one’s head in with a hammer and shot the other in the face with a shotgun.

Statistics show that nearly 5 women a day are killed by men they love and trust. Untold numbers are beaten, 1 in 4 are date raped in school and the women have come to expect this and probably think they deserve it. They are brainwashed by the media to believe it. Males likewise are brainwashed by the media to think it is acceptable. Pornography is no longer six – it is barbarian torture.

Liberal women have given in to the male marketing and sexualization of women in order to diminish them into sexual objects not to be taken seriously and to allow them to be used and abused. My entire Sexualizing America series is based on that thesis. Glamour – as posited is one thing but sexualized, demoralized and dehumanized is another.

Men are rarely seen sexualized to the demeaning degree as are women and those who are — are certainly not taken seriously and allowed positions of power. Look what they did to Levi Johnson. They took his clothes off and turned him into a joke. Pictured here is the self described hottest reporter alive, and we saw how they treated her compared to how they treat other lady reporters who go into the locker rooms. You might now want to admit it ladies but I would say she asked for it compared to the beautiful and appealing Erin Andrews
who
did not advertise herself as hot or stick her wares into the camera!

They called Hillary and Sarah a Cunt and a Bitch but no one called Obama a Prick or a Bastard. He was called good looking, and even sexy but never in a sexually derogatory way. They did not place him on a cover in a bikini like a piece of meat, instead he was portrayed as Superman and described as “This is what a Feminist look like” by Ms. Magazine. Most men are taken seriously, allowed to apply for any post or government position and are not sexualized and degraded yet liberal women seem to feel that it is submissive not to allow their bodies to be exploited. I don’t get that. To truly be equal they ought to be able to get to the top without having to use their bodies – just as men do – that would be equal. Instead women are sold ideas to be equal they must degrade themselves. To be equal ladies do it the same way every other successful person does it !

Let’s think about this! How many men have been in power who have used sexuality to get there? None –that I can think of!

Now how many women have been in power? Substantially fewer! How many used sex to get there? None that I can think of!

Common sense tells me if more men are in power and they do not allow themselves to be sexualized – sexualizing oneself does not lead to power!

Common sense tells me women are objectified and sexualized by the men in power and they are not in power so sexualizing oneself does not lead to power and certainly not to EQUALITY which I have already stated there is no indication leads to power!!!

Bear with me on this – if Men have achieved power without use of sexualization and the few women who have achieved power have not allowed themselves to be sexualized, doesn’t it seem reasonable to deduce women don’t have to reduce themselves to sexual objects to achieve equality to be powerful or to be liberated. We have been brainwashed – No – we are not asking for it if we are beaten and/or raped- I am not by any means blaming the victim. I am blaming us for not raising women’s standard in the eyes of us all . Look at the ads- is this how we want to see females portrayed? Is this what we want in from of our babies eyes from the minute they are born? Have you really noticed these ads yourself? Have you thought about the rise in the defamation of females in music?

Now tell me what is wrong with the way powerful women visually conduct themselves? Did you ever see Hillary, Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merckle, Queen Noor, Michelle Obama, Princess Di, Queen Rania, etc. etc. ever dress like sex objects? How do our Court justices dress? How does any powerful woman dress?

We have been sold one hell of a line of goods – think about it. They sell us this idea then berate us for doing it. What- is the first thing they accuse women of being? We have lost all creditability. Our liberated women will not stand up for our conservative women nor will our conservative women stand up for our libs. We are a divided country. We are fighting like cats and thus we all lose!

Look at the ads, that I will be showing in my series Sexualizing America 1-12. Look what they are doing to our children, look what they are doing to our mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, we are not just sex objects – we are objects of scorn. Look at the ads then look at these powerful women and tell me what is wrong with this picture? Tell me why all women should not get this and unite to fix it?

The ads below show you how we are hurting both boys and girls and how they look at themselves and each other . This is not cute – this is dangerous- if you think it is cute – there is something very wrong and I do not want your influencing America’s children! Those of you who agree with me – had better get with it – NOW! I expect comments and many of them!

Somebody please tell me what the hell this LEGO’s ad is about?

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/118/6/2563

Advertising is a pervasive influence on children and adolescents. Young people view more than 40 000 ads per year on television alone and increasingly are being exposed to advertising on the Internet, in magazines, and in schools. This exposure may contribute significantly to childhood and adolescent obesity, poor nutrition, and cigarette and alcohol use. Media education has been shown to be effective in mitigating some of the negative effects of advertising on children and adolescents.

Several European countries forbid or severely curtail advertising to children; in the United States, on the other hand, selling to children is simply “business as usual.”1 The average young person views more than 3000 ads per day on television (TV), on the Internet, on billboards, and in magazines.2 Increasingly, advertisers are targeting younger and younger children in an effort to establish “brand-name preference” at as early an age as possible.3 This targeting occurs because advertising is a $250 billion/year industry with 900 000 brands to sell,2 and children and adolescents are attractive consumers: teenagers spend $155 billion/year, children younger than 12 years spend another $25 billion, and both groups influence perhaps another $200 billion of their parents’ spending per year.4,5 Increasingly, advertisers are seeking to find new and creative ways of targeting young consumers via the Internet, in schools, and even in bathroom stalls.1

Research has shown that young children—younger than 8 years—are cognitively and psychologically defenseless against advertising.69 They do not understand the notion of intent to sell and frequently accept advertising claims at face value.10 In fact, in the late 1970s, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held hearings, reviewed the existing research, and came to the conclusion that it was unfair and deceptive to advertise to children younger than 6 years.11 What kept the FTC from banning such ads was that it was thought to be impractical to implement such a ban.11 However, some Western countries have done exactly that: Sweden and Norway forbid all advertising directed at children younger than 12 years, Greece bans toy advertising until after 10 PM, and Denmark and Belgium severely restrict advertising aimed at children.12

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2 Responses

  1. What is so infuriating to me is that the FTC feels that it is impractical to ban such ads. Grrrrr…

    Which leads to the next question “Who owns the FTC?”

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