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I was watching the American Music Awards last night with my sister while I was working on a biology project. As the show progressed, I was increasingly disturbed by the way women were portrayed. The sad thing was that it wasn't the men who were degrading the women: the women were degrading themselves. The Pussycat Dolls took the stage, gyrating around and swinging on poles as they sang about how they wanted guys to throw themselves on them. Nelly Furtado wore a completely see-through dress as she performed her new single. There were numerous other examples of women putting themselves on a display of sexuality throughout the show. In the '60s and '70s, women were all about independence and making sure that they were not simply seen as sex toys. It almost seems now like our generation's young women want men to see them in a sexual light. Girls post promiscuous photos of themselves on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, desiring for men to leave comments and look through their profiles. Is it because women are desperate for attention? I think it's about time for our generation's females to stand up for showing that we are more than just pretty faces. We need to stop supporting flashy music artists who put their bodies on constant display and support women who use their minds to boost their careers. Most of all, we need to hold each other as women accountable and show that women have more to offer than a lap dance!

by Casey Lindberg

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Women: Why Are We Degrading Ourselves?

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