Deepika Padukone is pissed at Times of India – because they’re objectifying her.Society objectifies women – a feminist may use such statement. When you say WOMEN ARE being objectified – you absolve women of all responsibility. She becomes the victim of objectification. Though the reality is quite different.
It is the SEX which has been objectified, not women. Women are not the victims of objectification. At least not those women who are objectified. Maybe those who have to live upto impossible standards due to objectification. In fact, objectification has made more careers in entertainment industry than the actual art of entertainment. And to some extent, that applies to you too, Deepika Padukone.
Deepika also talks about women empowerment …Either wearing less clothes objectifies women or empowers women – it can’t be both. At least not without holding the women wearing less clothes responsible for the objectification. They’re empowered today because they have objectified themselves. They’re the sex symbols. Once you’re a sex symbol, you are a sex symbol. There’s no turning back from it. People won’t differentiate between your reel and real life. You also reap the rewards of it right?
Everything masculine is either perverted or criminalAnother outcome of such entitled feminist posturing is MAN-SHAMING. They say, men should be ashamed of themselves for being perverts and sleazy, FOR LOOKING. Men should not look. Or, men should only look when it’s “appropriate and mutually agreed upon”. What?? What does that even mean?
Traditional women of India should be empowered; there’s a lot of scope there. You don’t go around empowering sex symbols in the name of feminism, WHILE castrating men? As if they don’t have enough power over men. One is not forced to become a starlet. It’s not like “god, my allure and sexiness is such a burden over me, it has made me a millionaire and the desire of every man. I need to be empowered so I can break these chains of patriarchal society” … absurd right.
Western feminism is a disease. It is not about empowerment, but entitlement. And about demonizing everything that is masculine.
Educated Indians are so gullible that they welcome every idea that is western with unquestioning servitude.
I’ll seed a new idea in your mind and read carefully,
‘MAN IS THE REAL VICTIM OF OBJECTIFICATION OF SEX’Does anybody ask a man ever, “sir, do you want to be turned on right now?” … you are watching television for entertainment and there’s sexual imagery. You’re reading a newspaper and there’s sexual imagery. You’re driving your car, and there’s that billboard.
The main target of visually suggestive imagery in entertainment is the man, not the woman. Just because man is biologically programmed to be visually stimulated that doesn’t mean you stimulate the hell out of him. And the poor guy isn’t even aware that he’s being made a sex-junkie.
Deepika Padukone is offended because MEN LOOK. And by Deepika I mean every “empowered woman” who subscribes to this opinion.
May be men are too offended by the amount of skin you’re showing. We’re biologically programmed to like it, but that does not mean you keep rubbing it in our faces, all the time, on every single media.
You’re right to be offended by the men who make you feel uncomfortable. I’m not justifying men leching at strange women. I’m questioning the glamour industry of constantly bombarding the male population with sexual imagery. Non stop.
Feminism = Equality ( When Convenient )A lot of feminist arguments are made by reversing the position of men and women, per their convenience – on a central premise that men and women are exactly equal, with equal sexual behaviors and needs. This is entirely absurd, and as feminism rises, blatantly anti-man.
For example, … women lech-ing at men is empowered women expressing their sexuality. But, men lusting after skimpily clothed women, is perverted behavior. The fact is men and women are different and have different behaviors and needs – especially sexually. There’s no leveling of field here.
Just looking (and not touching) – can never be compared with rape. Though it’s presented in the same breath nowadays. If women feel uncomfortable and rightly so, one will also have to mention the discomfort of men, from the parade of non-stop sexual imagery in media. And no, such protest by men should not be dismissed as sexism.
In an equal society, a woman is as likely to harass a man with her overly exposed cleavage, as a man with his prolonged gaze at her private parts. Just because men are programmed to like it, that doesn’t make them horn-dogs constantly looking for visual stimulation.
Footnote: This article is not trying to attack the person, Deepika Padukone – but the lop-sided equality that western feminism tries to sell while making the expression of masculinity a universal crime.
Written by Ishaan Mohan Bagga
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