Wednesday, February 25, 2009

oh my

my wednesday why:

why oh why do women choose to degrade their bodies? 
Sam and i were watching a tivo'd episode of a late night talk show (this particular show we only tivo for the sometime interesting musical artist) and this absolutely horrid performer (wait i don't know if that's a good word to use) comes on.
so this horrid guy is a rapping, and there are 2 girls just dancing in the background.  not singing, just a dancing.
oh that's right, until the chorus of this rapping comes on, and one of the girls comes out, and another rapper pulls off her clothes to reveal a "polka dot bikini" in correlation with the songs lyrics.
and then, yup she just goes to the back of the stage and keeps dancing.
and then during the next round of the chorus, the next girl comes up, and yup she's stripped down as well.
why do women think that dancing around to a rap song, on national television, is ok?
and why do i have to raise my daughter in a culture that embraces this?
because its a fallen world.
but i can teach my daughter to respect her body and her heart (and i think she will have a bit of help with her dad and her bookend brothers).
it is my constant prayer that i can raise a well rounded daughter who loves the Lord and will know that her body doesn't need to be used to attract attention.
it won't be easy.
but i am committed.  

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I was just thinking about this tonight. Partly because of the Mark Driscoll sermon I was listening to. Our culture is so messed up.