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Tue Aug 18, 2015, 11:37 PM

63. They are just marketing themselves

 

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in the way women are marketed in the media.

Almost every TV show and movie has lingering shots of cleavage and legs and sexy images. Girls learn early that their own presence in the audience is ignored: the shows are invariably shot through a male hetero viewpoint, and a female's place is to be never the watcher and always the watched. Object, not subject.

Here they are presenting themselves, as women, to other women, amd they show their popularity and coolness the way they have been taught: by being the best objects they can be.

Sure, maybe it's distasteful and a bit sad that the girls so eagerly strive to please imagined male eyes, even when no males are around.

But they aren't evil minions of the apocalypse. They're females in a specific college niche that emphasizes looks and popularity.

(Some sororities do. This is news?)

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