Archive | September, 2010

Looks vs Intellect

28 Sep

Last night I was out with my girlfriends, and noticed the difference of attention towards sexy dressed girls, and casually dressed girls (both equally attractive and pretty).

Me and my five girl friends made a bar tour last night. Each one of us being an individual with different taste and style. Each one of us dressed nicely but differently. While four of us chose to dress pretty but rather casual, wearing jeans, skirts and a simple top, two of my friends dressed up wearing evening make up and cocktail dresses.

The difference was enormous! While every single girls seemed to receive attention and kind attitude, the two girls dressed in mini cocktail dresses also received free drinks from men all night. Here we come to the importance of physical looks. It is a wide knows fact that men love with their stomach AND eyes. Where does this come from? can we say that those males buying cocktails for the sexy girls all night have been influenced by the media as well? Or are they simply hunters who choose the most sexiest object? Either way, it was clear that the ‘sexy’ girls where the ‘winners’ of that night. The men? Rather losers by having spent all their money for the cocktails when the girls (we) suddenly disappeared, on our way to another bar.

My girlfriends have different opinions about this topic. While the sexy kind says that they like to attract attention through their looks, the ‘casual’ kind says that they like to attract the attention through their brains. Either way is fine, as long the sexy kind has some brains too. :))

That night I started thinking abut the easy ways of manipulation. And about the types of men that are around there. I believe (know) that not all men look for sexiness in the opposite sex, but it certainly is a factor that can be of great importance. So what does this tell us? We need to dress up to get attention? Not neccessarily! Other times, I have experienced that there is a particular type of man that gets attracted to make up and mini skirts – it usually is the “macho”, “casanova” type. And as we all know, those men are not for life. So I stay with my simple, but stylish look in order not to get attracted by the ‘wrong’ type of men. 😉

Here is an interesting info guide: http://www.journeywoman.com/ccc/default.html

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Another interesting video..

21 Sep

Are women used as decoration?

How serious is the damage for young girls growing up with such ‘role models’ ?

Has our society lost its real values?

These are just few questions I ask to myself and to my blog’s readers. As media of all kinds has become an important factor of our lives, I wonder how great the influence really is?

From my personal experience, I can say that the level of manipulation is enormous. The sad factor about this is that the ‘manipulation’ is often taking place unconscious through magazines, ads, television and so on. Women receive a certain message every day, which says “you are beautiful if you are thin, wear make up, have the newest designer clothes, buy diet products, etc…..”. The danger lies within women who are affected by those messages and ads, who unconsciously start feeling worthless or ugly, who start following those messages, start buying and spending money to change their visual apperiance… the question is: do they really need to change their looks, do they actually need to become thinner or is it something the companies want in order to sell their products? In my oppinion, the answer is clear: due to the matrealistic society we are living in, due to beauty bussineses, women become slaves of beauty industries.

Of course, and thank God there are still enough women (including myself) who are aware of the unneccessity of such products and looks. However, the risk lies in young, growing up girls, who often do not have a person to share their feelings or opinion, and do not have a person who would tell them “you don’t need all that to be pretty – you are pretty!”

I think that all a woman needs to be beautiful is: to be loved, to love, to feel good and to live healthy! Without spending thousands of dollars for increasing a fictional beauty.

Media does influence women…

21 Sep

I added this video to my blog to show my idea of media influence towards women.

The video perfectly represents the stereotypes created about women through out media. Furthermore, it informs about the increasing importnace of physical looks, diet products, beauty products and clothes. An interesting aspect says that “women who are insecure and unsure about themselves and their bodies, chose to spend more money on beauty products and clothes.”

I would like to know the opinion of girls and women about the video I posted, and opinions about women portrayals and influence of women by the media.

Hello world!

16 Sep

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In my blog, I will be concentrating on images of women created by the mass media.

We live in a time of industry, advertisement and media, where the role of women has lost its original meaning being produced and presented as sex objects. This fact is not only dangerous to growing up girls, women, men but it is also a great potential for aggressions and rape