Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Women behaving badly

What IS it nowadays?

There are shows on TV like "Daddy's Spoiled Little Girl" or something of the like. A show literally called "Girls Behaving Badly." This simply perpetuates the "Let me pout, and I'll get anything I want" mentality.
I like to watch Spike TV for UFC and CSI. And I'm bombarded with advertisements for videos such as "Girls Gone Wild" and all that crap.
I'm not suggesting we go back to the days of pinafortes and such. But can't we at least have some couth? Some class? A little bit of dignity?
And when Jessica Simpson sashays into a pizza parlor wearing an outfit cut down to there and barely covering her ass, I say FORGET IT! You're not selling pizza bites anymore, you're selling the sexual innuendo attached to it.
How many times have we heard "sex sells"? Too many. Way too many.
You can be clever without being trashy. Sure, it takes more effort. But the result is worthwhile. And it won't show legions of little girls that it's okay to act slutty. It's NOT the norm. It's NOT acceptable.
I don't want my girls to think it's okay to flash their breasts. Call me old-fashioned. Hell, I don't care what you call me. I'm not backing down off this one.
When did it become acceptable to watch a multi-millionairess get oral with a hamburger while hosing herself down? And where the hell was her Mama?

That brings me to marriage.
For all the talk of what marriage is, here's what it's not:
It is NOT
a quick fix
a temporary situation
a trial live-in
the answer to the baby question

But for some unknown reason, that's what some people perceive it as. Young females especially.
"Oops! I did it again! *giggle* *giggle*"
This irritates the hell out of me. And what receives the most media coverage? A runaway bride. (Who is getting a book deal, but I digress) Britney Spears. And young, seemingly intelligent, wealthy women who trade boyfriends like pairs of shoes.

I begin to wonder where the good influences were for these women and why they grew up to behave so badly. Because once upon a time, they were little girls searching for things to make them happy. The sad part being, they still haven't figured it out.
*hopping off soap box*


Tori Lennox said...

Hop back up on that soap box, sister! I'll join you there and shout a hearty "amen"!!! :)

Those orgasmic Herbal Essence shampoo commercials drive me insane, too! Along with all you pointed out.

Rene said...

It is pretty pathetic. Sex has been used to sell stuff since the dawn of time, but our level of bad taste seems to be dropping.

Now in defense of the slutty heiresses and bimbo starlets, if they didn't exist, some of my favorite catty, gossip blogs wouldn't be around. But I do wonder what is so lacking in these girls' lives that they feel they need to make complete asses of themselves in public.

Jill Monroe said...

You know, there's a song called Video Killed the Radio Star and I really think it did. You have people who really don't have a great voice (I mean, think Karen Carpenter or Stevie Wonder - amazing music) would THEY get the kind of airtime today rather than Brit or Jess?

I will say I'm really enjoying the new season of American Idol, primarily because it's been the people who are banking on their looks as opposed to their talent who are leaving (Okay, leave Chicken Little and Ace out of this). Look at Madesa - this woman is a woman. She has curves and does a great song. I'm so pulling for her. And it looks like a lot of other people are too!

Danica said...

Posting a big fat smooch at you! THANK YOU! And YES!! A thousand times YES!!!

Okay, I think I have a new blog topic. :) You inspire me!

Michelle said...

I agree SO MUCH! Of course, this is difficult to convey to my 2-year-old daughter who loves to strip. I live in fear of her teenage years. :o The other day I asked her what her name was and she grinned, replying, "Bubbles!"

Oh man. I am so hosed.

chryscat said...

Tori: WOOHOO! And yes *nodding furiously* Those damn commercials get on my last nerve.
Rene: Too true. There are problems under the surface that must be rampant.
Jill: YES! I have watched American Idol once. Exhale people. I just don't care for it much. But I do like the fact that Madesa has it going on.
Danica: YAY! I'm so pleased. *grinning*
Michelle: You ain't kidding. LMAO

Tori Lennox said...

Michelle, you should read the Bubbles Yablonsky mystery books by Sarah Strohmeyer! They're a hoot!

B said...

Hmph, don't even get me started on marriage! It should be against the law to marry before 30, and only then after you've lived independently (this is mainly for the momma's boys) for a certain amount of time.

Sex sells, and unfortunately, stupid bubbly, big breasted babes seem to be the epitome of sex in this country. Hey, to each his own, right?