Archive for October 2009
We have all seen the tabloids and heard the news… celebrities have been flashing their private parts to the media… Not only their breasts though, as the infamous Paris Hilton and Tara Reid shown above did (not only then but also numerous times), they are also showing off their- well- how should I put this? Their nether regions… their lady parts… their vagaga… Yes, they have been flashing their vaginas for the world to see!
It is somewhat disturbing to try and think of why they do this. I am sure some of us have had those nights when we go out and drink a little too much and may flash some skin, but it just seems like there has been an awful lot of it going on. Is it being done for attention? Is it being done just to get on a magazine cover… or do you think it is just an accident as some of these famous celebs claim?
Accident or not, this seems like behavior that should have some negative consequences. Sure in the future they may regret it, but why is all this attention given to them for showing their body to the world? It isn’t cute, and it isn’t newsworthy. I think that instead of praising these stars like we do our puppies when they pee outside, maybe we should all ignore them. Or maybe they should be slammed with a ticket for indescent exposure. What happens to guys who pee in public, drunk or not drunk?
My point is, that whether it be an accident or cry for attention, celebrities- and us normal folks, displaying bad behavior needs to have negative consequences. It is teaching women and girls that being disrespectful to their bodies and others is fun and cute and appropriate. WRONG!
Has anyone heard the saying, “In order to get a man where we want him, women should play dumb.”? Since I was in elementary school girls around me played the dumb role. I will admit that I even tried it, but found it too stupid. I also noticed at a young age that when my friends would act dumb around boys it would annoy me to know end. I wanted to slap some sense into them… but at the same time what they were doing seemed to work. Why is it that women playing dumb is considered “cute” or “attractive.”?
Many of us have seen the show “The 70’s Show,” which casts Mila Kunis, Jackie, as a gorgeous heart throb… she is cute, and funny, and… um… did I mention cute? Why is this obviously smart girl acting dumb and drawing in huge audiences? Mila grabbed the role of Jackie when she was only fourteen years old, tricking the producers into believing she would be 18 on her birthday… she did not mention which birthday. (Wikipedia).
Another actress who pretends to dumb, but is actually smart, is the famous Jessica Simpson. We all know her, and many of us like her. But, as we all know, she became famous for asking some very dumb questions… like asking if tuna was actually chicken, and thinking buffalo wings actually came from buffalos. Jessica claims to have an iq of 160! She also says that “People call me a dumb blonde and, to me, that’s funny, I always played into it because it’s fun. That’s me showing my imperfections that people can relate to, so they know I’m not perfect.”
If you read this article it explains how some famous actresses act, or acted dumb… and what they think about it. Pink does not find it cute, and apparently, neither does Paris Hilton- anymore. When I asked my husband what he thought of it, he said “it can be cute at times, but mostly it is irritating.” When I asked my brother though, he said, “Girls who dumb themselves down are annoying, but they’re easy to get into bed, and easy to get rid of. I wouldn’t want to be stuck with a girl who acted like that.” So, what do you think? Act dumb, or just be yourself?