15 August 2010


Should 14-Year-Old Kendall Jenner Be Doing a Bikini Shoot? - iVillage

The complaint is misogynist and regressive. Standards of decency for how females are SUPPOSED to dress have been created by men and sustained by women, who go along with these restrictions because they are complicit in the historical oppression of females. The fact that we are talking about how girls dress and what is and what is not appropriate for women and girls to wear reminds me of discussions of the burqa. While the  sexualization and objectification of the female body is far from over (if ever), this situation is a necessary evolutionary step in its eventual de-objectification. Men do not have to conform to such stringent standards today because they are not oppressed and controlled by women. It's a much larger picture than imagined.

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