Female Chauvinist Pigs

Ariel Levy’s three videos opened my eyes to the fact that there are so many women that are “female chauvinist pigs”. There are a lot of women who over sexualize their bodies but I don’t fully understand why. I’m sure most of these women are not doing it for themselves, putting on tons of makeup and tight fitting clothes to feel pretty or good about how they look, most of them are solely doing this for attention.  I do support Ariel Levy in most of what she was saying however I do think that society today makes girls feel they have to fit a certain norm, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

 One thing that stood out to me was shaving, in American society it is taught at a young age that girls should shave, so to me and probably most women in America shaving is just something you have to do, it’s not something you do to be sexy or beautiful to me it’s just like brushing your teeth or washing your hair. Although I’m sure if I lived somewhere that shaving wasn’t a “normal” thing to do it wouldn’t bother me but because I’m a women from America it’s just something I grew up doing.

My vision of healthy and unhealthy sex culture differs from Ariel Levy’s vision in that I feel like not all women beautify themselves for men; some things are done for themselves or for societies “norms”. I do strongly agree with the points made in her “girls gone wild” video and thing girls like that give a bad reputation for women and I think men need to know the difference between a self-respecting woman and a female chauvinist pig.


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