“Female Chauvinist Pigs”

Ariel Levy made some really great points about sex culture in today’s society. In her video she mentions how sex culture erases the idea of natural beauty and projects woman in fabricated ways. I agree 100% with all the points Levy made, as I have also noticed how society holds high standards of sexuality, that are very unattainable. One thing Levy pointed out was that the majority of woman in pornography are hairless. Being hairless is very unnatural considering we are all animals and are suppose to have hair. However, now the idea of beauty is to go against nature. Models being presented today also project unnatural standards. It used to be that these woman were born with a certain look, but in today’s culture models are presented unnaturally. For example, most models have perfectly perky boobs, but in reality it is almost impossible to have these, unless your breasts are fake. Human sexuality is suppose to be natural, but now we are being told to look unnatural. In my opinion this idea of sexuality is absolutely ridiculous. 

Body Image in Media

body_lsToday’s media puts a lot of pressure on men and women about their body images. Models seen on television or in advertisements project women and men’s bodies in a certain way. Female models seen in ads are usually really tall, skinny, and have perfect skin.I feel that by having just this one type of model, it puts pressure on many girls and affects their self-esteem. Media can make any girl feel as if they are inadequate and need to change. I feel that it is almost impossible to look like these models seen in media. The majority them are underweight and unhealthy, but they still make it seem like every girl should look this way. I feel that if media started using models with all body types or without perfect skin or features it would make a big difference. Maybe girls wouldn’t be as insecure seeing that people on tv or in ads also have flaws. It is impossible for anyone to be perfect. However, media makes it seem like you need to be, which is very upsetting in my opinion and needs to change.