I Am A Woman Take Me Seriously
By: Jacqueline Scott | January 11, 2010 | Opinion, Sex & Gender

I know that this seems like a moot point to most men, the issues of women's right.  Women have the right to vote, work, have their own bank account.  Women have the protections of rape victim shield laws and sexual harassment cases usually side with the women, and yet  women haven't reached equality.  The simple fact, is that in today's society women aren't taken as seriously as men, and the person to blame for this is women.  Ok not all women.  The women who are in those rap videos or flashing their cleavage to get free drinks are perpetuating the stereotype of women as nothing more than sex objects.  I know I'm not the only woman out there who is looking for a serious and intelligent man and all I find are men who want to look at my underwear.  Look women, I know we also fought for our sexual liberation, but sometimes I think this sexual liberation has turned women into lust objects instead of equal partners.  Women, I know that we should be allowed to wear what we want and dress how we want, and men should take us seriously, but that is never going to happen.  Wearing a mini skirt and a tube top around town displays to the world that women are nothing but sex objects and should be treated as such.  We as women have to control our own image.  We as women have to not allow ourselves to be labeled as objects of desire but show those around us that we are persons who deserve to be admired.

 

Jacqueline is the Founder of The Sexy Politico. She's a world traveler - fueled by her love for learning. She has lived in the United States and Eastern Europe, but as of now calls Wuxi, China her home. She's proudly travelled throughout the lower 48 states in America as an army brat, navigated her way from West to East in Europe, and has seen the most urban and rural areas of Southeast Asia. Through all her journeys she managed to double major in Political Science and History w/ a minor in Southeast Asian studies at Northern Illinois University, join the Peace Corps, and teach English to children on three different continents. She has learned a few things along the way she'd like to share as advice to a future world traveller: 1) Always accept a Grandmother's home-cooked meal and 2) Never lose your wits because you never know when or where you'll need them.


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