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When Will Women Be Treated Equally?

June 20, 2012

A friend on facebook posted this little gem that had me red-faced and speechless. What kind of people would want to write an article that shows violence against women as art? This was no anti-violence campaign, but merely a gruesome photo-shoot that portrays women wearing make-up to look as though they’d been beaten, cut, burned and mutilated. If this is not a glorification of violence against women, then I don’t know what is.

The more that women are seen as objects and not people, the more this kind of thing is accepted. Women are already used in pieces for advertising, showing just a stomach or just a bust or thigh. Also, women are turned into things like kegs of beer. What advertisements are telling people is that women are objects and objects are easier to hate, easier to rape, easier to hit.

This is a horrible disgrace and I hope the people involved know how damaging these kinds of images are to women and men alike. When will women be treated as equals to men? When will we be seen for our strength and our willingness to give be seen as an asset and not a weakness? I am ready for equality now.

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  1. June 22, 2012 10:54 pm

    I share your sentiments. Its so sad but its reality. Even though we now live in a world where people claim to have equal rights for both men and women, some customs are still so deep rooted that its so hard to change. But Im sure there will come a time when men and women will be treated equally.

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