Does the mind count?

January 14, 2010

Does the mind count when it comes to a woman? In today’s society the media makes it all about women’s looks instead of her brains. This can affect women and girls because they will feel as though they have to live up to the image the media portrays. Music videos are one example. It portrays it’s all about women with big ole butts. Now little girls may grow up with low self esteem because they may not be happy with the way they look. Some girls throw their food back up because the media portrays “thin is in”. The media needs to portray a more positive outlook on women. It’s not about how the woman looks on the outside, but the insides matter as well. Also a lot of men would rather call a woman a negative name than to compliment on how intelligent or educated she is. Now when a women dresses a certain way they are sluts, whores, hoes, and etc. It doesn’t even matter where your mind is at anymore. Based on how you dress will determine on how a man will approach you and treat you. It’s believed that men are better than women. Men are smarter than women. Women cannot do a lot of what men can do. I believe people are intimidated by how smart a woman is. Now society, the media needs to treat women the way they should be treated, and to me that is as women of civilization. What is looks or a body without a great mind to go with it.


3 Responses to “Does the mind count?”

  1. Sarah said

    A woman can only be marginalized as much as she allows herself to be. If we hang in there and don’t buy into stereotypes of women, we’ll do much better. There are people who are not intimidated by smart women. I like what you wrote, thanks!

  2. Mary said

    I really like this entry! I think you’ve done a good job summarizing and articulating a big problem in today’s society. Thanks for making me think!

  3. Cara said

    What role do other women play in self esteem? Other women are sometimes harder than any man would ever be. How can we as women learn to support each other?

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