i dont get what you mean about the way a woman's hand in an ad differs from a man's...i mean, women are thought of more delicate and men stronger, thats how it has been forever. if women want to be thought of as strong then maybe they should stop liking the color pink and stop getting flowers as gifts and stop wearing dresses
I’m sorry, I can’t stop laughing for long enough to seriously answer you hahaha.
Girls do it too. I totally disagree on the notion that women are looked at as objects. That time has passed (in America). I’m assuming that your problem isn’t with the Christmas thing ALONE and quite frankly, almost any example you can come up with that involves women being used or seen as objects is also present with men. Porn Stars, Strippers, Models, Actors, Singers ect.. All have male participants. My point is that when a man sees a beautiful woman he can’t help but want her to be “his”.
I never denied the fact that women do it too. But, quite frankly, it’s done to women far more than it is to men.
veronicaxyz replied to your post: Women exploit themselves on a daily basis! I mean I totally understand where you’re coming from and your point of view, but all these little tramps running around everyday showing off their boobs and asses arent really making this problem any better.
Who are they exploiting themselves for, though? Men. (And some women, sure.)
In our culture, we’re influenced by what we see. So if we see girls in ads, movies and music videos with their asses hanging out, a lot of women think that’s what you need to look like in order to get certain attention.
876. It's turning into the "Seth and Kelly" show and it's BORING! They have no chemistry, a guy like that would never go for a "chav" like that and Lauren Socha's the weakest actor in the group. Still don't know how much she paid for that BAFTA last year (especially when Iwan and Antonia acted rings around her) but if she's the only one who gets a nod again this year (especially since Joe Gilgun is so good, too), something fishy (and a bit racist since Antonia and Nathan are NEVER noms) is afoot.
This is such utter bullshit. Don’t accuse an actress of paying for something she earned.
Okay I'm going to be honest here I think you are blowing that whole "this is what I want for Christmas" post out of proportion. I understand the point you are making and I respect what you are saying in the grand scheme of things. But, do you really think the post was that serious? that there was nothing joking about it? and do you not think that women do the exact same thing? I think you are making a mountain out of a mole hill here, but maybe I'm wrong and just don't understand.
Of course I get that it was supposed to be a joke.
"Haha! Look at that woman being objectified as a Christmas Gift!"
But women are not objects that can be wrapped up in a bow and tossed into a bag. And the fact that we find it acceptable to joke about something that, is sad.
And I’m not saying you have to agree with me, this is just what I’ve learned in all the classes I’ve taken. This is what I’m majoring in, and it’s made me look at certain things in a new light, so to speak.
For example, ever notice how the majority of ads have women either looking off into space, have a knee bent or a leg up? These images give a sense of the woman not paying attention to her surroundings, and can easily be attacked. Women are portrayed as these docile things that are helpless. But men, they’re looking right into the camera, muscles exposed. We’re reminded that men are strong and they’re dominant.
And what about advertisements that use the female hand? When they’re used, their hands are always surrounding the object in a delicate manor, or they’re barely touching it, gracing it softly with their finger tips. Whether it be jewelry, clothing, or touching themselves for that matter. When a mans hand is used in ads, there’s a firm grip, their hands are presented as having control over the object.
Trust me, it’s fucked with how I plan on photographing models in the future.
But whether or not we want to admit it, these kinds of attitudes toward women exist in our everyday lives. You just have to take a closer look. So for you, I may be blowing it out proportion. For me, I’m just bringing an issue to the table that not many people would recognize.