There’s been an interesting aspect of male adulation recently that I hadn’t really noticed before. It’s more of a unstoppable rage of hormones expressed by females on social forums so openly, that these men are “forced” to say things like, “girls, you really shouldn’t be so explicit and throw yourself like that to guys. That’s why the wrong kind of guys think that it’s okay to talk to you, and treat you so poorly.”
In my mind I’m always like, dude, we use the same type of language towards women all of the time. And we’re just now being told to settle the hell down about it. See, I’ve come to the realization that the sexual nature of the female should not be tamed. They too should be able to walk around and feast their eyes, if you will, without the fear of being raped.
The idea that they have to, ” tone it down” is problematic because it elicits the notion they should express only, lady-like behaviour. This, to me, is the perpetual monitorization of the actions of the fairer sex.
It’s the same idea regarding the all too popular saying, “A lady in the streets, but a freak in the sheets.” In my mind, this just translates to a division of the self by way of limiting who you are to fit an expectation. Being an American means we have the freedom to be what we want, and that’s what young women are taught, even if it’s merely an illusion. Then she comes to realize she can barely choose who she is in and out of the bedroom, let alone form a career of her actual choosing.
A woman is a woman regardless of her geographical location, and your appreciation for whoever she is, wherever she is, is what you should be doing.
As you were ladies, as you were.