This weeks discussion I found to be the most intersting yet frustrating of all the weeks. It both fascinates me and worries me that we live in a society that is so overwlmingly involved with the male perspective and male power. The ideas of the feminists movements and what it is to be "feminine" are so lost in transaltion that we have allowed oursleves to conform to sociietal needs and wear cute/ sexy clothes, or be "fun" in order to not challange the male power role. Because who would want to challange that? I mean come on, how can we possibly live in a society where rape ( such as in the Steubenville case in Ohio) be seen as the womans fault because she was "dressed provocatively." So should all women be affraid to wear even somewhat "sexy" clothes in fear that this may give off the message that they would in fact like to be raped? i apologize for the cruedness but that is absolutely absurd. How has our society got to such a point where the womans voice and actions are so belittled and scrutinzed that the males doing the raping are seen as the victims?
Well, because as we saw in the video, our entire lives (as females) are based highly on the male views and the power of the white male. We not only learn how to dress by them and how to act, but they also have the control over political issues surrounding women such as birth control and abortion rights- so why wouldnt they use this power on television. A woman raped? no. Two boys who are victims and will lose their future because a woman provoked rape upon herslf? sure. Because they have the power they can change the story headlines and focus on the boys, which furthers the issues of equalty and yet again puts the male in a good light, and muffles the womans voice.
-I apoligze for the somewhat rant.