Why Are Women Oversexualized Essay

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Why are women oversexualized for their bodies and slut-shamed for the media they post online while men are applauded? Women should have the right to choose how they represents their bodies without the harsh judgement from society. Female celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose, and Fifth Harmony, are constantly shamed for the amount of clothing they wear when they post pictures on Instagram, or when they perform on stage. What about male celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik? Are they offering their bodies by not wearing a certain amount of clothing? Women are degraded for what they wear in public, bashed for their social media, and judged for their music videos.

“Slut.” is not a real word. A woman being shamed for the amount of sexual activities she participates in, or the outfits she chooses to wear, is a social stigma created to enslave women to the traditions created decades ago. This creates a profuse division between social status. Not only is the female body oversexualized, but it has also never been inherently sexual. We sexualized it by exploiting and objectifying women in the media. Why are people continuing to ignore this topic? Even if they’re aware that it’s happening they choose to ignore it. They look the other way because they think “That’s just how things
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The two male interviewers made comments such as “It’s the energy that’s being sent out there that creates that type of response.” and “Dress how you want to be addressed.” Comments like these promote rape culture and it’s very dangerous considering that slut-shaming helps the rapists diminish their guilt. Victim blaming, helps the rapist get out of jail time. “They’re responding to the energy that you’re pushing out.” Body language means nothing if there’s not an affirmative yes. The absence of a no does not automatically make it a

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