Carol Platt Liebau: No Secrets There

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

No Secrets There

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show -- being aired tonight and promoted in a variety of places -- is ironically named, isn't it? Given the skimpy lingerie, it's obvious that Victoria, in fact, has very few secrets at all.

Look, grownups have a right to seek this stuff out, of course. But what's unfortunate is that CBS is beaming into everyone's home the kind of content that men used to have to buy Playboy magazine in order to enjoy.

It's just another example of the phenomenon I discuss in Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Damages Girls (and America, Too!). America is truly letting girls down by tolerating -- or celebrating -- behavior that sends a message that being "sexy" is the most important attribute a girl can have . . . more important than character, intelligence or talent.

In an appearance today on "Your World With Neil Cavuto" (video here), I pointed out that the feminists were eager to get rid of the Miss America pageant because, they argued, the swimsuit competition "objectified" women. Well, where are they now? At least Miss America made aspirational nods toward the notion of wholesomeness; this lingerie fashion show, by contrast, is an open exercise in ogling women's bodies without even a nod to talent of any kind, and yet no one's saying a word.


Blogger O Pechanga said...

Victoria's Secret is run by more "acceptable" liberal types and Miss America was not.
It's easy for feminists to make that judgement.
Let's see, a 10 minute segment on (one piece) swimsuits in a 2 hr program....OR... an hour broadcast of underwear, pushup, underwired, high-hipped...AND 4 inch pumps?

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