Lost are the days when girls at the age of eleven were still playing with their Barbies instead of worrying over what thong to match with their bras. In the last ten years, girls have become much more assertive of their sexuality. The 1970’s were known for the famous sexual revolution with the invention of the pill. Today, the sexual revolution seems to consist of being able to let go of your child-like innocence at a very young age.
This new age brings us the opposite of what our mothers fought for in the 1970’s. While at that time women were protesting for their rights, today, more and more young girls feel the need to be perceived as a cunning sex object. Girls today will do anything to be labeled as a “pretty face” even if this means playing right into the hands of a male-dominated society.
Whatever happened to the role models of feminism? The riot girls? They’re all busy trying to look like they’re Britney Spears despite the fact that they’re now past 40 (yes, I’m talking about Liz Phair). Even women who had begun their career basing it solely on their talent and intellect (see Jewel) have crumbled down to the mass wave of Lolita-ism that has hit all the intelligent women of the world.
In Stupid Girls, the singer Pink seems to try to address this increasing problem, but her message loses its emphasis when a couple of years ago she too, with three other singers, wore sexy corsets and danced in a provocative manner for the Lady Marmalade video.
With the new millennium women seem to have lost a few brain cells in the process, or perhaps they’re feeling obligated to don the Lolita act to be more successful in life. But who is it to blame? Us women who give in to this ridiculous trend or the ones who make us feel the urge to be ridiculous?
While you think about an answer, I’ll busy myself with learning how to wear my hair just right so that my next date won’t suggest, “Perhaps I should indicate you to my hair stylist.”