Wow… just wow. What an idiot. Yes, I know I should never make fun of someone but how disturbing. If a man says to a woman, “Imagine if you were raped by five guys!” I would most likely throw a temper tantrum at him. Besides the fact that before the crude comment, the woman said something to the comedian’s previous jokes on rape being “funny,” he insults her more by wishing rape upon her. The amount of psychologic trauma that women go through after they are raped is astounding and how can a women trust anyone after being violated like that? Its disgusting and degrading to say the least and women need to stand up against it! I applaud the woman who went with her gut to speak out again that man who thought his jokes were “humorous.”
The comedian really had no other jokes to say besides trying to make a serious action laughable. Should everyone just join in and laugh at a women being taken advantage of? If we did, people would think that rape is somehow okay to happen and that is sick. If we started laughing at the victims of this horrible crime, what would that say about society? We might as well say, “Yeah, go ahead! Strip a young women of her rights and her courage and strength and just take advantage!” Society cannot teach people that it is okay to take away someone’s right to say “no” or their free will.
This joke could say something serious about that comedian. Did he take away someone’s free will in this way? He is willing to joke so harshly about it so people could assume that maybe he took advantage of someone, so to make himself feel better, he decides to joke about it. Society, as a whole, should not allow anyone to get away with this repulsive crime and joking about it would be the same thing was allowing it.
The story about the comedian joking about rape can be found on this website below:
After watching those few videos of Ariel Levy, I thought she was amazing for voicing her own opinion of women on spring break and strippers. I am partially in agreement with her because I think that Girls Gone Wild is disgusting and should not be promoted whatsoever. Like always, some women go on this show just to please men. It’s a man’s show and other men love it so women assume that they should act a certain way just to make them happy or gain their attention. There are a million other ways to gain a man’s attention though and women can do it with their clothes on. As for strippers, I personally do not agree with it because I think using a woman’s body for a man’s fantasy is wrong but I believe that most women do not want to be up there and they might only do it for the money. I am sure that most of them do not even like their job. Therefore, I wouldn’t judge a stripper because I do not understand her situation or why she decided to work at that job.
My vision of healthy and unhealthy sex culture merges with Levi because she believes that a woman can be just as sexy if she is fully clothed and she is smart, intelligent, and funny. She also believes that a woman who fakes lust is not as desirable as a woman who is actually in lust. I completely agree with Levi because men do not have to fake lust like women have to which is unfair. Why should women be fake to appease an man’s fantasy? She should just be herself and that should be attractive enough.
Body image used to never be important to me. I always wore whatever I wanted, ate whatever I was in the mood for, and hardly wore any makeup. Then, the middle school years came and all of a sudden, girls wore tons and tons of makeup and everyone had boyfriends. I was one of my only friends who were single. I started noticing what guys wanted from girls like pretty hair, makeup all done, cute outfits and that bubbly, sometimes annoying personality. I started watching what I ate, hoping to be noticed by that one guy. People used to call me a man for playing basketball and I hated it. Even my dad would say, “Your the boy I never had.” What a way to destroy a young girl’s self-esteem. So, I changed everything. I wore skirts and cute tops along with nice shoes. I asked my sister to help me put mascara on along with some blush. I never gave up basketball because that was my one true passion but I didn’t practice it as much, which I will always regret. I built this standard in my head because as I watched other girls, I realized that I also wanted that attention: to be well-liked, not just “one of the guys.”
Pressure from society? Always. I always feel like I’m not skinny enough, my hair’s too long or too short or my butt’s too big. I get too muscular. It’s all so exhausting so when does it ever end? It doesn’t. This pressure will follow me for the rest of my life and I just have to learn that I have to be okay with myself and stop worrying about what other people think. Now, that I am in college, of course I care about my appearance but I do what makes me happy and feel confident, then I can worry about what everyone else wants.
By creating different standards of advertising, it would completely change the self-esteem of teens like me. People always hope the ads will change but what if it can’t? I would say, “WHO CARES?” Be yourself and love who you are. Your not selfish for putting yourself first but you need to love yourself before others take over you and control you. Losing yourself is scary but you always have a chance at finding you. The media plays a huge role in the way people feel about themselves. I hate looking at that burger commercial with the girl showing off her bikini body while I hide behind mine with a towel during the summer. It’s actually unfair that she looks like that but once you get past the silly facade, you should realize that the hot bikini girl doesn’t even look like that. Hopefully you will make yourself feel better when you tell yourself that because it definitely helps me (even if it’s not true).