I was reading a few posts on Facebook and came across this article. I think it is ironic and hypocritical that we criticize Muslims for how they treat women but our “standup” most likely Christian parents get away with this kind of behavior. A 17 year old girl was kicked out of her prom along with her friends that she came with because there were men in the balcony over looking the gym was “leering” at the girl and the adult “female chaperones” were upset about how apparently this girl had the audacity to be good looking (her dress was too short, though the girl made sure it was the length stated in the rules) and “cause” these men to behave badly. How sick is that? Not only do these “men/parents” not get into trouble for their own behavior, they are adults for crying out loud and this is a young girl.
These parents are horrible example to the children for their behavior. They are showing other young men how to disrespect women and demonstrating they have no self-control or dignity. And then these adult females are supporting their atrocious behavior by throwing out the girl?!!!! What kind of example is that for young females? I teach my granddaughter to dress with class and style. I don’t really have to stress that, it is how she prefers to dress. She does have some shorter skirts, but wears leggings or shorts under the skirt. This is because I am trying to teach her that she should be noticed for who she is, not what physical assets she has. She is a beautiful girl. I have still seen “adult” men looking at her like she is a piece of meat. My husband had to threaten one guy because he was following her and looking at her butt. She is 14!. That isn’t her fault! It is that man’s for having no self-control.
I think it is one of the most important things we can teach our sons and daughters. Respect for themselves and others. That it is not respectful to look at or treat either sex as if they are only a sex object.
Just my two cents.
2 thoughts on “Sexism Alive and Well in America”
I read that story too. It seems sometimes like we are going backwards as a country, but I know that’s only because we don’t hear all the stories of goodness and valor that happen everyday without glory. I think there is a movement for higher, kinder consciousness afoot and it is spreading everywhere.
I think so too. It can seem really sad that there is still so much of this type of thing out there. But, there are just as many people out there who would not tolerate this kind of behavior. Just as you say, it isn’t talked about as much.