Take Beyonceâ€™s recent video hit, Run the World.Â Itâ€™s an attitude drenched anthem that takes womanâ€™s rights back about 50 years.Â
Far from showing women as the stronger sex capable of having babiesÂ and bringing in a paycheck, Beyonceâ€™sÂ dancers seem to have been told their sole purpose was to show lots of skin and look bitchy.Â Way to go, Beyonce.Â The video looks like it could be a sexist joke on Family Guy.Â Surely there was a better way to show the girlsâ€™ liberation then thigh high stockings and corsets?
Speaking of guys, the video is an excellent example of double standards.Â If a man had made this video,Â I could see it being flaggedÂ for sexual discrimination.Â You wouldnâ€™t have to change anything except make Beyonce a boy.
As far as double standards go, the media seems rift with them lately.Â A few days ago I watched a newscast on the â€œBrocial Networkâ€, a private Facebook group for men only.Â The entry fee is submission of a female photo, scantily clad.Â Scantily, as in bikini pics, not naked.Â
The whole thing hardly seemed worth prime news cast time I thought.Â If I started a group of my girl friends and said the entry fee is a photo of a sexy man in his undies, weâ€™d allÂ laugh andÂ feel clever.Â I donâ€™t really see what the big deal is.
TheÂ complainantsÂ on the news show made blanket statements like â€œsurf the web, as men doâ€.Â Doesnâ€™t that insinuate that women donâ€™t surf the web, or did she just mean surf the web looking for pictures of scantily clad women.Â And is it because I canâ€™t, or if I do Iâ€™m somehow â€˜brokenâ€™ or that Iâ€™m too delicate?Â
I am 100% for equality for all sexes, races, age and even species, but I object when it seems theÂ downtrodden is trying to take the place of the tyrants.Â When equality turns upside down, itâ€™s no longer equality.Â Itâ€™s just the same old shoe of oppression on the other foot.
Just my opinion.
This is a repost from dandilyonfluff.com