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Post time 2016-12-5 13:20:54 |Display all floors
This post was edited by SherrySongSHSF at 2016-12-6 09:48

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Fetish and Fantasy - these are the two words that came to our minds as we watched the 2016 "Victoria Secret Fashion Show." The show aired on prime time television recently and is considered the biggest fashion show of year. What we saw striding across the stage was not a tribute to female fashion; it was a tribute to male fetishes that result in lowered self esteem and higher rates of mass product consumption amongst women.
The show opened with the silhouette of a gazebo and inside it, ballerinas. These innocently portrayed women in tutus then became fierce cage dancers, swinging their hair around and gripping the bars of the structure. Seductively, a model appeared in her underwear and began strutting down the runway.
This good-girl, bad-girl dichotomy was a reoccurring theme through the entirety of the show. The show featured costumes depicting tough jungle women, sweet country girls, strong sporty women, pure angels, and innocent little girls — remember a woman dressed in little girl pajamas with the rear cut out, carrying a stuffed animal down the runway.
Depicting women as either "naughty or nice," we believe, reiterates the male-female dichotomy regarding gender promiscuity. It is a commonly held expectation that women should ideally remain pure and resist sexual temptation, but as soon as this same pure woman interacts with a man, that man fully expects the woman to be "bad" and engage in sexual acts exclusively with him.
The above is the expectation regardless of whether a woman is in a mutually committed relationship or not. Men, on the other hand, are commonly applauded and encouraged to have multiple sex partners. Where is it that men expect to find these women who are pure and virginal, but are willing to submit to only their sexual desires? This is not a realistic expectation, it is fantasy made to seem plausible by media events such as the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show."
In addition to the overall naughty or nice costume theme, what's with each costume: angels, jungle women, country girls, sporty women, little girls? These costumes do not naturally speak to us; we can say from experience seeing a woman in a pair of balloon wings makes us fearful of seeing a clown peek out from back stage.
I certainly don't want my partner fantasizing about a little girl at a carnival while I'm trying to seduce him in my cotton candy bra and panties! The "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" succeeds in fetishising women into naughty or nice and then into corresponding unrealistic roles.
A type of fetish referred to as plastic love seems to sum up the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show." Plastic love is when an individual is mentally fixated with something such as sports stars or southern belles, and they ask their partner to dress in that persona, taking on the characteristics of whatever it is they are attracted to.
The women in this show are unhealthily thin, unrealistically tall, and unattainably pretty; yet they typify America's standard of beauty. They are put in 12-inch stilettos that they need help to walk in, squeezed into too-small underwear, weighed down with 8-foot wings and marched out for viewing pleasure much like a plastic doll we are all pretty familiar with.
At this point, these women stop being women. Instead, they become objects of fantasy; a doll that you can dress to suit whatever your mood: Looking for a dirty tough girl? She's right here! Want to take the girl next door for a roll in the hay? She's already half-naked for you!
If we stop thinking of models as actual human beings, it's easier to watch. They are like floats in a parade – you cannot wait to see what the next one will look like.
It isn't about the underwear; you can't see it under all of the tacky costumes they wear — like the woman in the soccer ball shrug, really?
It's about setting an outrageous standard of beauty and an objectifying ideal of what is sexy.(The opinion piece is orignally published on the Global Times)

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Post time 2016-12-5 17:00:09 |Display all floors
Not at all. These women strive to be in the show. Beauty is nothing to be ashamed of.
I am me and that is something you will never be, no matter how hard you try!!

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Post time 2016-12-5 17:34:07 |Display all floors
You will need TTTS's permission to mention VS. He has exclusive rights.

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Post time 2016-12-5 18:09:59 |Display all floors
Cheated

Just one photograph ? I feel cheated.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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Post time 2016-12-5 20:00:37 |Display all floors
This post was edited by parcher at 2016-12-5 20:02

Rubbish!!!
They were not forced in to this show, and they were not doing it for free of charge...

if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2016-12-5 23:26:38 |Display all floors
That's were Donald Trump USE to shop for his next girlfriend. Can't say I can blame him.

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Post time 2016-12-6 00:17:06 |Display all floors
"(The opinion piece is reorganized by Sherry)"

Sooo ... you copy and pasted, then changed someone else's opinion piece to reflect your own opinions? Are you mentally incapable of forming your own opinion pieces, or what? Or is it that plagiarism saves you the effort of having to actually think for yourself.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.
I love sarcasm. It's like punching someone in the head ... only with words

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