Beautiful, Successful, Rich, Undressed

silhouette of erotic woman

Dear Reader!

Am I cuckoo? Because I am feeling cuckoo and more than a tad bit nauseated too!

Why is that Food Network chef—you know, the woman everyone thinks is so beautiful—wearing a very body conscious, white dress and making like “sexy” as she lies in a pool of marinara sauce?!

Eww.

Why is a famous, really famous, Academy Award-winning actress known for her very pouty lips wearing nothing but that pout and a naughty sliver of silk?!

Can it get any worse?!

Why is Food Network’s Ms. EVOO wearing nothing but a bra, a tiny red and white gingham apron with pink bows, and red heels as she removes the Thanksgiving turkey from the oven? And why is she up on the white tiled kitchen counter in hot pants—yes, hot pants—all sudsy and giggly?

Alright, it officially just got excruciatingly worse!

Why is there a life-size poster of a rap diva with all three assets on display: back arched and arse out, boobs in your face, and her painted, pouty lips suggestively parted?!

This at my local mall: Kids, impressionable kids, go to the mall.

Okay, I am about to upchuck my breakfast, second breakfast, and lunch, so I will stop here.

The descriptions above are just a few of the unfortunate, au courant images from the covers and/or pages of popular men’s magazines.

A truly powerful woman has nothing to prove and no desire or need to undress herself in public simply for random male viewing pleasure.

Seriously, these days, my local magazine stand resembles a soft porn site. It seems like magazine covers are in need of a rating system like movies, R(estricted) or NC-17 (Adults Only).

Unsurprisingly enough, I have NEVER seen any handsome, successful, rich man featured on these same magazines naked, with an open crotch, with suggestively parted lips, or with the infamous arched back and arse shot. And they certainly do not slosh in food–that would be ridiculous, right?!

For example, Channing — the bod — Tatum graced one of the guilty men’s magazines wearing (1) a pair of long pants, (2) a shirt, (3) a jacket, and, get this: (4) a damn vest too.

So, why are women who are considered beautiful and successful and rich willingly getting undressed for these types of photo ops?

Why?

Is it vanity? Is it insecurity? Some deluded sense of power?

Where is the power in the centuries old male game of female objectification?

How is a woman powerful who needs to be always seen as indiscriminately fuckable?

Where is the power in looking like a submissive, fuckable, blow up doll?

What does it say about a woman whose dignity and sensual mystery is for sale, especially when she doesn’t even need the money or the exposure?

Yes, these women may be getting paid, but they are not in control.

Too many women have drank the spiked Kool-aid that they can express themselves in any way they damn well please, but the truth is: A truly powerful woman has nothing to prove and no desire or need to undress herself in public simply for random male viewing pleasure.

On the other hand, an insecure woman searching for daddy’s or any man’s approval, well, that another story…

Call to action: Am I cuckoo? Are you feeling cuckoo too?

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6 thoughts on “Beautiful, Successful, Rich, Undressed

  1. Wow, I guess I have not tuned in to the food network lately. Being bombastic seems to be in vogue in recent years, but you are right that it is different for women than men. I think we do live in very objectifying women kind of world. I hope there is a decent chance for my granddaughter, maybe even her children, but I doubt it. It’s not just one thing, it’s the dismal tide that has been rolling in for decades now.

    1. Thank you for your comment, the edge. Sadly, we do live in a world that objectifies women and where women with power allow themselves to be objectified! I do hope we come to our senses for the sake of the future, your granddaughter.

  2. Agreed! A woman’s value should not be placed on her sexuality, but on her worth as a human being. This objectification leads to ageism and body dysmorphia in women.

  3. This is a great post! I wish women out there would read it. It is time for us to stop the madness. Stop catering to men. Stop the “I need to be sexy shit.” Take a good look at the men around you. They get out of bed, pull on a pair of dirty jeans and a tee shirt and they are dressed for the day! These are the same men women are doing all thesee crazy things to attract.

    Women have lost all sense of modesty. They are not setting any example for their girl children.

    The reason why men do not respect and fight for women anymore is because women no longer respect themselves and they are showing and selling their wares cheaply.

    I wish that I can say things will change, but I would be fooling myself. Most women today whether rich or poor are trying much too hard.

    1. Hallelujah! Exactly, why are we trying so hard to appeal to arseclowns, because that is the only men who would find this craziness “sexy?” And yes, what about our precious future, our children? And how is losing our self-respect; our mystery; and the respect of good men become a fair trade for being considered “sexy?!” [SIGH]

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