Sexualizing our Society 1

BettyJean Downing Kling
Adapted from Sexualizing America Part1 originally Publihed 2007

SEX SELLS? 
It sure does that’s why they do it! But who is doing all the buying?

Seems to me most of the sex selling is selling women and girls as objects to be used and abused by men and you would think that it appeasl mosts to men BUT, since women do most of the buying –  please explain to me why women are buying? How is selling women and girls as objects a benefit to our women? Why are our women buying the very items that lend themselves to our demise? The very items that make men rich while they demean us? Think not- think again! Stick with me over the course of my photo essay and I will unfold how they have and continue to escallate this insideous and not so secret offensive against the femle population in our society and thereby poison the the children from birth to have a skewed view of a hypersexualalized America.

Think I am exaggerating- I am going to bring you the proof! For 35 years I have harped now I am going to bring you physical proof, seeing is believing! This is what we are force feeding our children from birth. Both male and female are being normalized to believe what their lying eyes tell them about females based on what we project before them with what we wear and allow them to see as normal. Oh its normal alright and so is the resulting reprecussions of violence and abuse to our femle population now. Is this what we wanted?

Stay tuned for all 12 parts of this photo essay. Add to these images, TV programming and today’s music lyrics, peer pressure and a variety of other input that children are bombarded with from birth and you have a total picture of what they know as a sexualized and sometimes violent society.

 

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors. http://missrepresentation.org/the-film/



Just as the women under Shar’ia law accept their fate to be lower than dogs and their men believe they are the slave masters without question- we in America are conditioning our children to believe females are sexual objects and prey, rather than equals and males are sexual predators/dominators rather than equals.

So sex sells- somebody is buying it folks and it is up to us to put them out of the business of selling these ideas to our baby girls and boys!

By the way have you seen these gifts for kids: Tattoos for baby boys and Baby Stiletto’s for baby girls! Had enough yet?

Although many think that the shoes are just too cute, others believe they are hideous. Some people believe that putting high heels on a baby is perverted and will rob them of their innocence. Hayden Porter responded with,” A 3-month old baby has no idea she’s wearing high heels.”

To which I respond- every pedophile in town will enjoy the baby in stilettos! Let’s just put them on at birth and let’s make G-String diapers while we are at it – maybe tampon diapers too? Damned idiots!

Dereon Girls Ad Too Adult

Beyonce has gone too far- is she and her adult girl want to look like hookers – well that is one thing but dressing this little girls like this – it’s over the top! http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/23284914.html

All they are missing is a POLE because they are truly strippers in the making- where are their mothers? The same place most of our mothers are- with their heads in the sand while all this has been happening right under our noses. Check the clothes on your daughters and their friends – do it now! 

And now for the photo essay:

These first 7 photos represent 3 from Abercrombie and Fitch using models that appear to be under aged followed by  4 on ageism which shows a contrast between the supposed sexiness of the very very young and supposed used up- over the hill unattractiveness of older women. In my opinion this not only pushes sex while you are very young, it also leads to eating disorders, depression and poor self esteem and self image. It is disparaging and insulting to older woman not to mention disrespectful.


She- prey/submissive abused/sexy. They- strong/predators/sexualizing/abusing


She- prey/submissive abused/sexualized ganged on. They- strong/predators/sexualizing/ganging on


Every boys dream (he looks 14), a blond and a brunette – one on each arm to meet his every need. After all what else are they for? So tell me what item of clothing are they selling here anyway?

Now that we’ve learned what young girls are for let’s see what happens when they age?


You do not want to look like- or act like or listen to a MOTHER do you?


Either a young sex kitten or an old bag- one or the other – only two choices for women!


Young and sexy or a disrespected ugly old bag


Is it any wonder women feel depressed when they are marketed to and purchase from manufacturers who insult them? AND the damned fools keep buying from them! Why? An old bag you can actually love? What a damned insult! Keisel should be drummed out of business tomorrow!

Please send in any ads you find offensive and add to our collection.

Female: What is she? Not easily defined even by herself.

Another Rant by: BettyJean Kling

What is a female? A Female is depicted by others everyday all day long all over the world. Does anyone anywhere even know who or what a female is anymore? Does a female even know who she is? Ask her – she will tell you who she is to someone else no doubt! Lately it has become vogue to brag about being a mother. ‘As a Mom’, ‘Proud to be a mom’, ‘A Million Moms’ ‘Just a Mom’.

I am one of those and belong to every one of those online groups and darn happy to be a mom a grand mom and a great grand mom and proud to belong to all of the mom groups as well.

I am also a US citizen and proud to be one – and a wife and proud to be one a daughter and proud to be one but I am ultimately a female and when I take away all the other labels –I remain far and away a female. I need to know that as one of 52% of civilization – and of all of the population, I am something unique unto myself as well as a part of something and someone else!

How many of us unique females have no children, husband, siblings, or parents alive. What does that make us– nothings?

I dare say we had damned well better wake up and recognize that we are so much more than someone else’s something, subordinate only to them. As proud as we are to be part of a family, a marriage, and as parents we have forgotten we are in the end individuals.

If you are a religious or God fearing individual- God made you in his image – you are responsible to him for what you do about you too.   Religious or envirionmentalists — as females we are the majority on this earth and as such we have a responsibility to be lights and good stewards and responsible to teach our daughters and our sons by example.  As an example we should not be turning our backs  away from what is wrong but we need to turn against it.

 The time is now! There is a war on woman all across this world and it is up to every woman to stand up and say NO! Sadly, we spend less time on the community of women and to helping each other, which would strengthen our causes then we do on fighting each other. Indeed, it takes a village and yet we fight against other never realizing we are our worse enemies when we should be our best warriors.  Think again!

It is up to women to teach our sons and daughters that females are to be highly respected and we are to be accepted just as we are! We are not second-class citizens- not here – not anywhere around the world – let us stand up and start acting like it! We are woman first – not black women – not Hispanic – not gay- not straight – not someone’s wife or daughter first – to our own selves we need to be true!

Ask yourself — What is a female? Make sure you know your worth and be prepared to teach it to others – to your chidren!

Look at your daughters – know what a female is. When you look at your little girl – do you airbrush her perfect? Doesn’t she deserve to be a first class human being or are you raising her to be someone’s something? When you see a report of a wife missing or found dead at the hand of her husband – do you realize that could be your daughter you gave to a husband in marriage? Did you give her as a peice of property? Do you think those parents ever dreamed of such horror? In many religions, men are reared to treat their women this way and  these customs are coming here. Not that our men have not been bad enough here all along.

We are faced with two extremes regarding the treatment and condition of women right here in the US. There is a liberal or a conservative view – Sexualization or Religion both render her less than! Neither extreme is acceptable and we have no right to decide which box is right for your daughters! Human rights belong to every female and each of us is born with inalienable rights. These rights are being abrogated by man and government and it is being tolerated by the majority of our citizens in this the US an otherwise free country.

We the women of the US are not subjects of the government- slaves to our husbands nor are we subject to the churches. We are free human beings, brainwashed into submission by men who we can simply out vote by uniting against them and demanding our civil and human rights!

WHY? Because we women have not stood, up and said NO! We have hidden our eyes from the truth! Women in our society are disrespected and we can stop it now.

Reported in the US http://www.feminist.com/antiviolence/facts.html

4-5 women a day are murdered by their husbands in the US
1 in 4 women a day are beaten – only half are reported so 1-2 are feared to be harmed
1 in 4 college women experience completed or attempted rape during their college years

http://www.wisechoice.net/porn-statistics/

100,000’s a day have a Tiger Woods for a husband
Over 50% of men accessing the internet are using internet pornography on purpose
Internet Porn is the fasting growing cause of divorce in the United States

Pornographic websites 4.2 million (12% of total websites)
Pornographic pages 420 million
Daily pornographic search engine requests 68 million (25% of total search engine requests)
Daily pornographic emails 2.5 billion (8% of total emails)
Internet users who view porn 42.7%
Received unwanted exposure to sexual material 34%
Average daily pornographic emails/user 4.5 per Internet user
Monthly Pornographic downloads (Peer-to-peer) 1.5 billion (35% of all downloads)
Daily Gnutella “child pornography” requests 116,000
Websites offering illegal child pornography 100,000
Sexual solicitations of youth made in chat rooms 89%
Youths who received sexual solicitation 1 in 7 (down from 2003 stat of 1 in 3)
Worldwide visitors to pornographic web sites 72 million visitors to pornography: Monthly
Internet Pornography Sales $4.9 billion

Women appear to be brainwashed, given only two choices, Conservative or Liberal- Madonna or the whore. It’s only natural to fear the antithesis of the box we were forced into. If we break out of these boxes and stop fighting for the same booby prizes we can achieve the main goal. Why settle to be with a big wig who can at any time toss us aside when we can be the big wig ourselves? I would rather be in control than behind someone in control of me!

1.) Jessica Alba

Have you wondered how some celebrities manage to keep their seemingly perfect figures after pregnancy? Is it the personal trainers and private chefs that do the trick? Not entirely or perhaps not at all.  It’s the airbrusher! The real Jessica Alba , months after giving birth, is seen airbrushed, note the trimmed waistline and hips.

2.) Beyonce

I wonder why Vanity Fair digitally altered Beyonce’s image to appear several shades lighter on their cover.

3.) Kate Winslet

Although denies any retouching was done for her 2008 Vanity Fair photo shoot, a professional airbrusher interviewed by the Daily Mail disagrees:  “There is no real detail in her face. Any detail or wrinkles have been removed. There are no eye bags, contours and smile lines. Her bottom has been rounded off so it looks nice and pert. I would be very surprised if her bottom was like that naturally.”

4.) Britney Spears

These side-by-side photos were taken within days of one another.

5.) Julia Roberts

The Redbook editors plucked Roberts head from a paparazzi shot taken at the 2002 People’s Choice Awards while her body was borrowed from the Notting Hill movie premiere four years ago. The clipped-together photo is accompanied by a headline that blares, without a trace of irony, “The Real Julia.” 

6.) Jennifer Aniston

Wish you could have washboard abs like Jennifer Aniston after the age of 40? America’s favorite Friend does as well. When asked by host Barabara Walters what happened to the modest girl next door we used to love, Jen laughed, “She’s there! Photoshopped!”

7.) Sarah Palin

The body belongs to a 22 year-old woman known only as Elizabeth. An unemployed web site designer from New York City found the four year old pic on Flickr and pasted Gov. Palin’s head on it as a spoof for her Facebook page. And the rest has become as much a part of political yore as Swift Boat and Dukakis in a tank.

 

8.) Kelly Clarkson

Apparently Kelly Clarkson grew tired of Howard Stern making cracks about her ass and did something about it, or shall I say had her airbrusher do something about it.

The airbrushing later became so pronounced on her new album cover that Clarkson barely recognized herself. On a blog entry she wrote: “Its very colorful and they have definitely Photoshopped the crap out of me . . . Whoever she is, she looks great, ha!”

9.) The Women of the Israeli Cabinet

In a move straight out of Pravda, the Israeli ultra-Orthodox newspaper Yated Neeman airbrushed two female cabinet members out of a picture of the Israeli Cabinet and replaced them with two men not even in the cabinet.  The newspaper claims picturing women violates their laws of modesty but here in the States it simply violates our laws of common decency.

 
 

10.) The Dove Soap Women

Remember the Dove Soap campaign featuring “real”, full-figured women instead of the airbrushed, fake supermodels we’ve grown so accustomed to? Even when Madison Avenue ad executives try to keep it real, their itchy airbrush fingers get the best of them.

According to retoucher Pascal Dangin, these ladies were just as fake as the supermodels we so love to poke fun at. “Do you know how much retouching was on that?” he asked. “But it was great to do, a challenge, to keep everyone’s skin and faces showing the mileage but not looking unattractive.”

 

Gentlemen, next time your lady tells you the Hollywood ideal of beauty is impossible to live up to, believe her. And Ladies next time you think only a trollop posses for these things – think of the Israeli Cabinet members who disapeared.

Please do not write me comments about the women who pose for these- it is easy to blame women and leave the men blameless or to blame men but the truth is this: Sex sells because we have been selling women forever. For all of history we have been selling women- there are more of us then there are of them – let’s just stand up and stop it now when and where we can! ? Start with the advertisers. ‘Boycott them – but do it collectively so one gets hurt badly at a time- one at a time money talks!

What is a Female – do you know? How will you explain it to your 3 year old? Do you want to tell her she must grow up to be a mother even if her body will never make her one? Do you want to teach her to submit to a man who may beat her to death? Do you want to teach your 3 year old boy not to believe what his lying eyes tell him to believe ? She is not what he thinks she is – she is not what you think she is either!

She is a total work of art- she is every bit as valuable as the son you may have bore — act like it- fight for her right to be treated as the whole – human being she is! Do it Now!

Sexualizing America 12 of 12

BettyJean Kling

The final piece of this series will include some video, some ads and a list of the links to the previous 11 articles. I hardly think I will stop here.

Then we have Debbie whose boss actually pimps her out in the following add by giving
Dealers her phone number and inviting the reader that he can actually call and talk to her. 

How’s this for a quit smoking campaign- I remember the one which claimed it was a

great idea to give your honey a kiss instead of lighting up – but can anyone tell me

exactly what is this supposed to be saying?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LQpRQh2KSQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94mC9JCLq-U&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvI3jD0B6Oo&NR=1

https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/sexualizing-america-1-of-12/

Sexualizing America 1 of 12


https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/sexualizing-america-2-of-12-2/

Sexualizing America 2 of 12


https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/sexualizing-america-3-of-12/

Sexualizing America 3 of 12


https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/sexualizing-america-4-of-12/

Sexualizing America 4 of 12


https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/sexualizing-america-5-of-12/

Sexualizing America 5 of 12


https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/10/17/sexualizing-america-6-of-12/

Sexualizing America 6 of 12


https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/sexualizing-america-7-of-12/

Sexualizing America 7 of 12


https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/sexualizing-america-8-12-2/

Sexualizing America 8 -12


https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/sexualizing-america-9-12-2/

Sexualizing America 9-12


https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/sexualizing-america-10-of-12/

Sexualizing America 10-12


https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/sexualizing-america-11-of-12/

Sexualizing America 11-12


https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/in-the-land-of-the-free-and-the-home-of-the-brave/

In the land of the free and the home of the brave


 

 Beastiality: On Primetime TV?
https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/beastiality-on-primetime-tv/

https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/sexploitation-of-seven-year-olds/

Sexploitation of seven year olds


Sexualizing America 11 of 12: End the Ambivalence

BettyJean Kling

At The Majority United we urge you to End the Ambivalence!

A young woman using the blog name Tamara recently commented on a blog post entitled Frats Invite Sluts, Bitches; Women Accept Degradation. Why? as follows

“I feel like maybe women don’t see how much they are being devalued unless something big happens…To be honest my freshman year at a four year college was an extreme learning experience, all I wanted was to be in a sorority just like my friends. Why do young girls tend to want to be in a sorority? Because fraternity boys want to date sorority girls. The dorms were coed floors and on our floor were guys from the basket ball team and lacrosse team. Looking back I wonder why girls were apt to do the guys laundry, to help them with the homework (if not do it for them), to even clean there dorm rooms. Were they just being helpful or were they working above and beyond to get male attention only to be used and thrown away later. Why did we not see that the attention we were getting from guys was disrespectful , I guy saying wow you have a big rack or I wanna see those girls make out was disrespectful . Unfortunately I remember all too well a friend crying after sleeping with a guy on the basketball team and later her being deemed a slut who sleeps around. Just in one year there were many encounters that were similar to this, always ending in the guy being the man and the women being trashy. Maybe younger women growing up in a generation that for the most part has always had rights, we fail to see what we don’t have.”

I don’t know this young woman – I have no way of reaching out to her, she is just someone brave enough to leave a comment on a blog. But If I could I would hug her and I would ask her to join us and take our series all over the campus and educate the gals telling them- we are sending a message that men are ready willing and able to hear and accept but we are not getting their message until it is too late!

If you were a guy what would these ads say to you? In fact as a female what the hell are these ads saying to you? Wouldn’t you agree if we keep doing things the same way and the results keep increasing we must be doing it right. Right if they are increasing in the direction we are heading that is? Right, but for whom? Is this what makes your boat float?

Look carefully, her nipple is visible as is pubic hair from her upper leg. She is wearing a child’s jewelry,
and suggestively licking a lollipop. Her frame and size is childlike yet adult like. This is a Lee shoot.

Here are some of the other one’s that Lee had to select from the ones they chose are marked Lee!
Imagine the degradation this model is about to face thinking she is doing a shoot for the famous Lee.

Do you think Lee had this in mind? Bet he didn’t turn this one in!

Think she is enjoying this as much as her smile says? It stops when we say it stops.

Tamara,

You hit the nail right on the head. Thank you for being so honest. Our baby boys and girls have been raised on this swill for the past 30 some odd years. From the moment they are born both see images of females as sex objects depicted for the sheer enjoyment of males. This produces a false idea in both their minds so that they may be told one thing by the bombardment is some great and insidious both come to accept it as fact. Some will then try to convince us that we are born that way- not so we are brainwashed.

He has been taught she is a piece of meat and will do anything to get a man – and if she proves him right – he gets his piece of meat. She has been taught to get the man she must cater to his every fantasy and need. She does whatever it takes to attract man and then caters to his every fantasy and need. Man gets laid woman gets the man.

But in the end only one wins- man gets laid – she doesn’t get to keep the man. Man is soon lured away by another woman who has him in her crosshairs and ready to cater to his every fantasy and need. Keep in mind – he has been programmed both by nature and by media that he is a rooster who needs to take care of the whole hen house. You can’t blame him – this is exactly what he is programmed to respond to. What we can do is stop playing the damned game.

It takes two as you clearly pointed out! Thank you for your comment – how refreshing to have a young woman willing to open up like that. You inspired this issue.

Sexualizing America 10 of 12: Pedophiles Dream

BettyJean Kling

Pedophilia has become rampant in our society. Elizabeth Smart spent 3 days on the stand reliving her 9 month nightmare with her accused kidnapper Brian David Mitchell a pedophile who raped her daily. [CLICK HERE to read Elizabeth Smart’s entire testimony]

John Walsh has been hunting “America’s Most Wanted” fugitives since 1988 when his show debuted on Fox. He goes undercover Saturday in Southeast Asia to investigate the Sex Trafficking of Cambodian Children. Walsh says he was shocked by what he saw, including a madam who offered his group Children as young as 6 and 7 years old for Sex. Walsh says Western Pedophiles travel east to Cambodia as international Sex tourists, looking to have Sex with Children.

Just this week Amazon became embroiled in a great controversy because of a book clearly for pedophiles.  From Amazon: The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure After 3000 comments, customer outrage and threats of boycotts, Amazon.com removed “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure” from its Kindle eBook.

Clearly  and outrage is better than nothing but there need to be more outrage and we are missing what is right under our noses.

They started with voluptuous women liberated them from their kitchens and aprons and pearls. We hiked up their skirts, lowered their necklines and instead of depicting them serving pancakes and coffee we glamorized them smoking and drinking with the boys after a day at the secretary pool. Eventually we had them slithering down automobiles then around beer bellied unshaved louts or in hot tubs serving every man’s every whim and fantasy.

Slowly – ever so slowly women were demanded to starve themselves to become thinner and thinner , younger and younger – pouting like children making that a sexual allure and now….



Look carefully– her nipple is visible – maybe pubic hair too-
more of this model and Lee on 11 of 12

Sexualizing America 6 of 12

Another Rant By: BettyJean Kling

For 30 years, I have been working to avoid in inevitable fallout on our women and girls from ignoring the Sexualization of our Females. I have been scolded as I have warned our females were endangered at younger and younger ages and warned that the skinning down of our women would further endanger teens and young girls as all females of all ages would be viewed as vulnerable and- as prey. My warnings fell on deaf ears as slimmed down women and teens got breast enhancements but weighed as little as a 12 year old.

Soon young girls were dressing as adults and were being stolen from their beds while sleeping to be raped and murdered or buried alive. I have watched for years as it has unfolded before our eyes and gone seemingly unnoticed. As a Mom Groups are springing up and members by the hundreds of thousands will not head my words – what the hell is wrong with the women in this country? The liberals want to be left alone- its their body and they can display it as they choose — it matters not apparently– that their daughters are being harassed — raped,  killed and go missing by the hundreds. or that nearly 5  a day are beaten by their own husbands.

Conservatives will not listen because they tell me this only happens to those damned liberal women who are asking for it anyway.  Really? Did they ask;  Benet Ramsey if she was a Liberal- or the little girl buried alive – or the gal held for 18 years and forced to have 2 babies ? What about the Christian Family whose daughter was taken and held 9 months?

Wake up ladies – get on the same page and let’s start protecting our selves and our children- this is not a left or right issue- this is a survival issue! The Majority United is the only solution!

February 2008 PBS attempted to alert us to the danger out teen girls are facing as they venture into the workplace. Did that make the news? No! Did women’s groups March on Washington and raise hell about that ? NO! Did NOW and Women’s Media Groups or other women’s groups run a series such as mine demonstrating the possible causes and suggesting how we can help end it? NO!

To their credit The New Agenda ran a video which I will also run from PBS – which every woman should bring to the attention of NOW, WMC  and every other woman’s group and demand we MARCH on Washington to bring this to light.

Finally ABC news 20/20 aired what has been going on for a very long time but has been virtually ignored. The time is now! An “alarmingly high” number of high school students are reporting sexual advances from their adult bosses and other supervisors at some of the country’s best known fast food operations, according to an official of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. “It’s an incredibly serious problem,” said William Cash, a trial attorney with the EEOC, in an interview to be broadcast last week on the ABC News program “20/20.” “Employers that choose to use high school kids to work have a responsibility to protect these young people,” Cash said. “We don’t want them to be fondled, we don’t want them to be raped.”

What is a female? Not what you think she is!

Another Rant by: BettyJean Kling

What is a female? A Female is depicted by others everyday all day long all over the world. Does anyone anywhere even know who or what a female is anymore? Does a female even know who she is? Ask her – she will tell you who she is in relation to someone or something else no doubt! For example, it has become vogue to brag about being a mother. ‘As a mom’, ‘Proud to be a mom’, ‘A million moms’.

I am one of those and I belong to every one of those online groups and darn happy to be a mom a grandmom and a great grandmom and proud to belong to any and all of the mom groups as well.

For the last few decades we have also been out in the workplace so we define ourselves as teachers, nurses, doctors, lawyers and various other professions. I am a retired Special Education teacher who is a women’s rights activist and blogger.

Let’s see what else might we ordinarily characterize ourselves as? I am a wife and a daughter and proud to be one but I am ultimately a female and when I take away all the other labels –I remain far and away a female.  I need to know that as one of 52% of civilization – and of all of the population I am something unique unto myself as well as a part of something and someone else ! How many of us unique females have no children, husband, siblings or parents alive. What does that make us– nothings?

I am also a US citizen and proud to be one.

I dare say we had damned well better wake up and recognize that we are so much more than someone else’s something, subordinate only to them. As proud as we are to be part of a family, a marriage, a life partner, a parent– have we forgotten we are in the end individuals.

If you are a God fearing individual- God made you in his image – you are responsible to him for what you do about you too. As females we are the majority on this earth and as such we have a responsibility to be lights and good stewards and responsible to teach our daughters and our sons by example. That example is not to turn away from what is wrong but to turn against it. The time is now! There is a war on woman all across this world and it is up to every woman to stand up and say NO! Sadly we spend less time on the community of women and to helping each other which would strengthen our causes. Indeed it takes a village and yet we fight against one another never realizing we are our best warriors. Think again! We need each other!

It is up to women to teach our sons and daughters that females are to be highly respected and accepted just as we are! We are not second class citizens- not here – not anywhere around the world – let’s stand up and start acting like it! We are woman first –not liberal or conservative, not Democrats or Republicans, Not white, black or hispanics, not gay or straight, not pro-life or pro-choice, not someone’s wife or daughter first – to our own selves we need to be true! We are all female and we are in a war of survival and only we can win this war and only if we unite! It takes more than a village it take a majority army!

Ask yourself what is a female?

Look at your daughters – ask what is a female? When you look at your little girl – do you airbrush her perfect? Doesn’t she deserve to be a first class human being or are you raising her to be someone’s something? Are you raising her to be a color, a religion, a sexual orientation? When you see a report of a female beaten, raped, missing or found dead at the hand of her husband – do you realize that could be your daughter that you gave to a husband in marriage?

Do you even wonder about the parents who gave that little girl, their daughter, if they ever dreamed this horror? In some religions man are raised to treat their women this way and ladies make no mistake — it is coming here. We are faced with two problems that guarantee it is already here and will be getting Sexualization and/or Religion both render her less than!

Sexualization and radical religion is on the rise , neither is acceptable and we have to do something about it besides blame each other. Get off your high horses forget you differences and join together for the sake of your daughters – don’t decide issues for them INSTEAD -make the world safe for them ALL OF THEM. As it stands right now we are divided over issues and we are willing to throw half of our own kind to the dogs.

Reported in the US http://www.feminist.com/antiviolence/facts.html

4-5 women a day are murdered by their husbands in the US
1 in 4 women a day are beaten – only half are reported so 1-2 are feared to be harmed
1 in 4 college women experience completed or attempted rape during their college years

http://www.wisechoice.net/porn-statistics/

100,000′s a day have a Tiger Woods for a husband
Over 50% of men accessing the internet are using internet pornography on purpose
Internet Porn is the fasting growing cause of divorce in the United States

Pornographic websites 4.2 million (12% of total websites)
Pornographic pages 420 million
Daily pornographic search engine requests 68 million (25% of total search engine requests)
Daily pornographic emails 2.5 billion (8% of total emails)
Internet users who view porn 42.7%
Received unwanted exposure to sexual material 34%
Average daily pornographic emails/user 4.5 per Internet user
Monthly Pornographic downloads (Peer-to-peer) 1.5 billion (35% of all downloads)
Daily Gnutella “child pornography” requests 116,000
Websites offering illegal child pornography 100,000
Sexual solicitations of youth made in chat rooms 89%
Youths who received sexual solicitation 1 in 7 (down from 2003 stat of 1 in 3)
Worldwide visitors to pornographic web sites 72 million visitors to pornography: Monthly
Internet Pornography Sales $4.9 billion

WHY? Because we women have not stood up and said NO! We have hidden our eyes from the truth! Women in our society are disrespected and we can stop it now!

1.) Jessica Alba

Have you wondered how some celebrities manage to keep their seemingly perfect figures after pregnancy? Is it the personal trainers and private chefs that do the trick? Not entirely or perhaps not at all.  It’s the airbrusher! The real Jessica Alba , months after giving birth, is seen airbrushed, note the trimmed waistline and hips.

 
 

2.) Beyonce

I wonder why Vanity Fair digitally altered Beyonce’s image to appear several shades lighter on their cover.

3.) Kate Winslet

Although denies any retouching was done for her 2008 Vanity Fair photo shoot, a professional airbrusher interviewed by the Daily Mail disagrees:  “There is no real detail in her face. Any detail or wrinkles have been removed. There are no eye bags, contours and smile lines. Her bottom has been rounded off so it looks nice and pert. I would be very surprised if her bottom was like that naturally.”

4.) Britney Spears

These side-by-side photos were taken within days of one another.


5.) Julia Roberts

The Redbook editors plucked Roberts head from a paparazzi shot taken at the 2002 People’s Choice Awards while her body was borrowed from the Notting Hill movie premiere four years ago. The clipped-together photo is accompanied by a headline that blares, without a trace of irony, “The Real Julia.” 


6.) Jennifer Aniston

Wish you could have washboard abs like Jennifer Aniston after the age of 40? America’s favorite Friend does as well. When asked by host Barabara Walters what happened to the modest girl next door we used to love, Jen laughed, “She’s there! Photoshopped!”

7.) Sarah Palin

The body belongs to a 22 year-old woman known only as Elizabeth. An unemployed web site designer from New York City found the four year old pic on Flickr and pasted Gov. Palin’s head on it as a spoof for her Facebook page. And the rest has become as much a part of political yore as Swift Boat and Dukakis in a tank.

8.) Kelly Clarkson
Apparently Kelly Clarkson grew tired of Howard Stern making cracks about her ass and did something about it, or shall I say had her airbrusher do something about it.


The airbrushing later became so pronounced on her new album cover that Clarkson barely recognized herself. On a blog entry she wrote: “Its very colorful and they have definitely Photoshopped the crap out of me . . . Whoever she is, she looks great, ha!”

9.) The Women of the Israeli Cabinet

In a move straight out of Pravda, the Israeli ultra-Orthodox newspaper Yated Neeman airbrushed two female cabinet members out of a picture of the Israeli Cabinet and replaced them with two men not even in the cabinet.  The newspaper claims picturing women violates their laws of modesty but here in the States it simply violates our laws of common decency.


 10.) The Dove Soap Women
Remember the Dove Soap campaign featuring “real”, full-figured women instead of the airbrushed, fake supermodels we’ve grown so accustomed to? Even when Madison Avenue ad executives try to keep it real, their itchy airbrush fingers get the best of them.

According to retoucher Pascal Dangin, these ladies were just as fake as the supermodels we so love to poke fun at. “Do you know how much retouching was on that?” he asked. “But it was great to do, a challenge, to keep everyone’s skin and faces showing the mileage but not looking unattractive.”

 

Gentlemen, next time your lady tells you the Hollywood ideal of beauty is impossible to live up to, believe her. And Ladies next time you think only a trollop posses for these things – think of the Israeli Cabinet members who disappeared.

Please do not write me comments about the women who pose for these- it is easy to blame women and leave the men blameless or to blame men but the truth is this: Sex sells because we have been selling women forever. For all of history we have been selling women- there are more of us then there are of them – let’s just stand up and stop it now when and where we can! Start with the advertisers. ‘Boycott them one at a time money talks! What is a Female – do you know? How will you explain it to your 3 year old? Do you want to tell her she must grow up to be a mother even if her body will never make her one? Do you want to teach her to submit to a man who may beat her to death? Do you want to teach your 3 year old boy to believe what his lying eyes tell him to believe ? She is not what he thinks she is – she is not what you think she is either!

She is a total work of art- she is every bit as valuable as the son you may have bore — act like it- fight for her right to be treated as the whole – human being she is! Do it Now!