Monday, October 13, 2008

On Palin Porn

Nailin Paylin - which features Palin, Condoleeza Rice, and Hillary Clinton characters:

Is it a good thing that men sexually fantasize about accomplished, powerful women, who are more than just sex objects?

Or

Is it really fucked up that our distinguished female leaders are degraded as sex objects?


And yes, Sarah Palin is a distinguished leader to a degree. She does deserve scrutiny and to be made fun of considering that she's running for the executive office. No she isn't brilliant and I don't agree with her - but she is an accomplished individual who works in a position that deserves respect - and a woman's dignity is important. Although, she did prance around on stage in a swimsuit - which means she is ok with placing her body on display as an object.

I think such a thing as the Palin Porn is good and bad. It's hard enough for pretty ladies to earn respect in professional endeavors, but it does mean something that women - whole women - are sexy, not just ones whose likes are "long walks on the beach," small floppy dogs, and juicy couture pants. Such women are robots to the male fantasy - Not human beings with individuality and a free thinking mind.

If it becomes clear that powerful women with real minds are totally sexy, perhaps more women will try harder to be whole people - not stopping themselves short as being whatever men like them to be - something that comes with instant reward, and that's why many women are lame. They are rewarded for being what men want them to be instead of something of their own.

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