female empowerment… sure or not? (2)

The reason I wrote the previous post was because I’d watched one of Oprah’s shows, where a ‘video girl’ came out to say that the girls you see in the hip-hop/rap videos are in actual fact very much disrespected. Won’t go into details, use your imagination :D

Yes Otto, it’s the industry indeed. Me, change the industry? I don’t think I can do that. Plus I would be a hypocrite because on many occasions, I do enjoy the music videos that I talked about. I don’t think I am that naive nor innocent, nor dreamy to know how the global entertainment industry works :)

Echo succinctly wrote,

I think its great that women now have the choice to “sing” and “dance” like the Pussycat Dolls, or heck even like Playboy Bunnies if that’s how they are so inclined, but I think it’s a sad day when that’s the only method that women are able to be valued in society.

On the big picture, it is rather sad that young kids these days are emulating the very idols they worship, values alike. So who takes control? The parents. But we know parents these days are too busy to teach their kids the very moral values they need. So who do they turn to? Big names, big stars, people on TV, magazines and those in public eye. When these stars fail, as they are bound to as they are only human, I only hope that kids are smart enough to make the right choice.

We really don’t need anymore sex tapes :)

Comments

  1. don’t need to go far and blame the media/entertainment industry, the same is happening in the internet & our blogsphere. same difference. blogs are “miniscule” model of the supply and demand of entertainment sources.

    people have choices. people make choices.
    bloggers have demonstrated the essence of how “sex sells” (even without earning any money) through camwhoring and the pervasiveness of pr0n online. tell me why some of our own blogger friends use pictures of themselves to skyrocket hits? or even become rumourmongers to get hits? same difference.

  2. As you put it in one of your earlier posts, Sex sells and girls are very much an active participant in that.

  3. So it has been; so it will be. Props to you for doing a whole month(?) on this topic.

  4. midnite lily: yeap. i’m just stirring the pot here :D

    Adam: indeed.

    mad: well i promised :D

  5. yeah man, who needs sex tapes when you can get plenty of p0rn for free on the internet? :D

  6. Giant Sotong says:

    Scary Thought #1) Suan, Kerol, Lainie and gang in an MTV hip-hop video (with KY in full bling).

    Scary Thought #2) Scary Thought #1 airing on MTV

    Happy Thought #1) Scary Thought #2 kills MTV and trashy hip-hop/R&B video genre 8-)

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  1. [...] Suanie, one of Malaysia’s more prominent bloggers, made a couple of interesting posts recently. Female empowerment, sex in the media and real respect. These are very real issues which affect those of us who raise daughters, even if said daughters are still in preschool. [...]

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