It is so hard to pay attention to the media right now. There are numerous rape cases that are not being taken seriously, and this morning I read that a judge said, “why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” This blog doesn’t have anything to do with trade shows or events but it does apply to promotional models that deal with sexual harassment daily. A friend posted an article on FB last night and I don’t think the article is well written but I do see the point. There was a time many years ago that I posed for Maxim, Stuff, FHM and any other mens magazine out there. I didn’t think that it would come back to haunt me. When I graduated I struggled to find a job and I didn’t understand why. I didn’t even get interviews. I believe the reason is that there are a lot of women in HR in the marketing field and women are easily intimidated and extremely competitive. Why would a woman want to interview a Maxim model?
This article is poorly written but I understand the point. Is a woman not supposed to post a bikini picture because it is seen as being sexual? That is crazy! Women deal with so many body issues and try to be someone they are not because this is what they see. Every single magazine has a beautiful model that has been airbrushed and we are expected to look like this. The beauty industry makes billions of dollars a year. Women spend money on make up, tanning salons, nail salons, waxing appointments, hair appointments, wardrobe, and plastic surgery to look like these magazine covers. Women suffer from body issues and this results in low self esteem and less respect for themselves. Why are women expected to look like this? When they do look like this they are expected to cover up? This doesn’t make any sense and is clearly a double standard.
Nothing gets me heated like a post about how women should act, what they should do, how they should look and the worst comment of all, how they should smile more.
Here is the link to the article I’m talking about.
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