I was looking online at the New York Times when I came across an article on the Pussycat Dolls. They currently are scheduled to have a tv show on CW network tuesday nights. They are looking for the next Pussycat Doll. The article basically talks about this show as another reality show with women walking around wearing bearly any cloths. While the producer states that the show is about female empowerment. He says it's empowering for women to get dressed up like a doll, while a 17 year old girl sees the group and their antics as a giant step backward for women. Here is the link if anyone is intrested in the article.
I feel this article relates back to gender roles that we talked about in class. Women like the Pussycat Dolls make it hard for women to get out of the typical gender roles. These women are very skinny and dress up in cloths that bearly fit them. What are young girls who see these singers suppose to think? The pressure on women to be a certain weight and look a certain way are over powering in our media and culture. And how the producer says this is female empowerment is also shocking to me. I do not understand how these women are empowered by dressing in bearly anything and dancing around on stage. I agree with the 17 year old, I feel this is a giant step backward for women.