Welcome to Media Mondays, my weekly post on something ridiculous and stupid I spotted this week that involved the objectification of women’s bodies. Please feel free to pass along stories you hear at any point; I will profile them on my blog.
This is Kelsey. Kelsey dances for the Oklahoma Thunder.
Kelsey was the subject of a literal poll taken by a literal news station (CBS Houston) regarding whether or not readers thought she was too fat to cheer.
Since this story broke and it met a crapload of criticism, CBS Houston removed the post. Who in their right mind approved this? Someone from the 1950’s via a timewarp?
You know, the first thing I thought of was really inappropriate, but it’s what I thought and here it is:
It’s not like we’re posting pictures of white men and asking, “Do you think his dick is big enough to give him enough macho arrogance he has to embody to maintain his corporate asshole job?”
(So sue me. It’s what I thought.)
I’m thinking society has fallen pretty low to have to post pictures of women’s bodies for ratings, probably KNOWING that it would cause a firestorm, probably KNOWING that blogs like mine would cover it. They’re probably not that stupid.
(Or are they…?)
Argh. And then there’s the “this is nobody’s business but her own” duh viewpoint.
When will we learn?
(Image provided by landthieves)