There is a social prevalence, a conditioning of the masses, if you will, that women are "powerful creatures" when they are sexualized somehow either by their form of dress, behavior towards men, and their speech. We see this evidenced in top-selling female recording artists that influence their fans with their come-hither looks, flesh-revealing outfits, dance moves resembling what's typically reserved for the bedroom, provocative performances, and their naughty lyrics. While "sex sells" is the slogan that works as a marketing motto for many industries across America and beyond, it is not something I believe society should confine itself to in terms of actually acting as a nonchalant consumer of the kind of "sex" material they're trying to sell. It's gotten to a point where this oversexualized sex appeal seems to be the norm in the media and it's spreading like a disease to the crowds.
I honestly feel quite sorry for these women, including the female idols of the music industry who conform to the standards of what a devious man dreamed up is the definition of sexy. The women are portrayed as ravenous dominatrixes who are in control, even of the men they are luring in. In fact, they are not in control, but are the ones being controlled by those in the industry who set the standards for them. This is not power, this is a form of psychological slavery in which the women actually convince themselves that they are empowered individuals and are independent and whatnot, but their vision is blurred when they can't see they've decided on a lifestyle and a mindset that somebody else conjured up for their greedy profit. They give off the vibe that they are the "down-for-whatever" type of woman, but this is, when viewed from another angle, the exact perspective a perverse man could want from a woman, and it is not empowering, it is condescending when the focus of the man is lust and sexual desire that is selfish and based on egotistical gain and pursuit. Literally the woman becomes objectified, heeding to a type of M.O. that feeds the man in the most superficial form.
To be a truly empowered woman, you don't conform to the carbon copy blueprint of what "sexy" means to the world, but you stand out and become your own person with your own individual tastes and desires and you define what is sexy and attractive and no one else does it for you. True sex appeal is in a confidence in who you are in all your uniqueness and flaws, raw and unedited. Ladies, let's join together and be the influencers and not the followers. Let's be the leaders and not the carbon copies. Let's change the way we view ourselves and see that there is greater worth in our individuality than to be ignorantly influenced by things that are reductive representations of a woman. Men worthy of such a high valued woman will more than notice your worth, but treasure it unlike anything else.
As the lady says, we can do it! Most definitely.
It starts now, with you.
It starts now, with you.