Perspectives on Race

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Tshirts speak loud

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I wanted to bring up what we talked about a few weeks ago, with the whole wearing a t-shirt in school against a certain religion being offensive, because of a t-shirt I saw someone wearing here on campus recently. No the shirt did not say anything bad, nor was it against any race or religion, but it was very offensive to me as a lady. A male student was wearing this shirt with very obscene picture of a woman on the back of his shirt. She was more naked, than dressed and it was so big and in your face. I was totally offended by it although I did not say anything about it. I think that totally demoralizes and objectifies women. How often do you see women wearing tshirts like this with men on them. I would say close to never. Why is it ok for guys to wear shirts like this and no one think anything of it?!


Written by raquelfreytes

September 30, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. The problem with men is that they’ve pretty much been taught to perceive women that way. Society has encouraged them to be promiscuous and shallow and not all women have protested. In fact, many women allow men to think of them as objects–they dress up in showy clothes and wear loads of make-up, literally living up to the saying, “Just sit there and look pretty.” Men will start respecting women when women start respecting themselves.
    But, much like white racism, I cannot blame females for the societal structure into which they were born. They are taught to concentrate on their appearance and strive to appeal to men. As a woman, you must actively decide to rebel against what you are usually taught, and even once you have done so, you still must suffer the consequences of a shallow, unjust gender ideology.


    October 2, 2009 at 1:14 pm

  2. Well in todays society women tend to wear very revealing clothes, which reinforces the whole thing you were talking about of “more naked than dressed”. You definitely don’t see men walking around in clothes that are very revealing. Unless women start trying to change their outward appearance as a collective group, they will keep being viewed in this somewhat obscene manner. Women are typically the ones looked at for good looks and beauty. You don’t hear too much about men having plastic surgery or botox, but you certainly do about women.


    October 2, 2009 at 4:07 pm

  3. Going off the last two comments, although it’s terrible how women are viewed in society there are still women who pose for playboy or other magazines. This won’t stop anytime soon unless something drastic happens because sex sells now more than ever. As long as some women are willing to do these things for a paycheck or to get famous this is going to be around a lot longer.


    October 2, 2009 at 9:12 pm

  4. I agree with the other comments. The media portrays women as sex symbols and bimbos especially when they focus on individuals such as Britney Spears and “The Girls Next Door”. Magazines and commercials use sex appeal to “sell” their product. People are often lured into buying a particular item because it can “make you look or feel” a certain way. I feel that this type of commercialism wont end soon because it sells.


    October 3, 2009 at 3:23 am

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