A Consequence for Women in a Culture Infatuated with ‘Hot-ness'”

Feminist and critic of porn Gail Dines writes the following regarding the problem with a porn-ified culture teaching girls and women that their great goal is to be “hot”:

By inundating girls and women with the message that their most worthy attribute is their sexual hotness and crowding out other messages, pop culture is grooming them just like an individual perpetrator would.  It is slowly chipping away at their self-esteem, stripping them of a sense of themselves as whole human beings, and providing them with an identity that emphasizes sex and de-emphasizes every other human attribute.  (Pornland, 118.)

 

2 thoughts on “A Consequence for Women in a Culture Infatuated with ‘Hot-ness'”

  1. Interesting. I am ignorant about the world of pornography, which I kind of am thankful for, but it may be a good idea to be educated on the effects of pornography in our culture. Would you recommend this book?

    • I think it is a good idea to be educated about its effects. We can’t help but be exposed to it.

      However, I told Kate not to read it, and I would say the same thing to you because of its extremely graphic nature.

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