It’s another sad chapter in sexual repression.
This time its feminine sexuality that is being repressed, by NBC Sports. Link here.
Apparently, NBC was so sensitive to the complaints of feminists like Erin Gloria Ryan—see yesterday’s post—about their depiction of healthy young female bodies with sex appeal that they have taken down their video: “Bodies in Motion.”
You can still see it on the Jezebel post I linked in my comments yesterday.
Let’s call it censorship, because that is what it is. We are not in a world of free and open discussion and debate. We are in the world of petty tyrants imposing their viewpoint and censoring anything that might threaten it.
In today’s America we have teenage girls trying to emulate anorectic fashion models. We have teenage girls texting pictures of their private parts to God-knows-whom. We have young women wanting to learn how to make love like porn stars. We have feminists telling young women to get in touch with their inner slut. We have women marching through the streets in their underwear proudly taking ownership of the word—slut. And we are going to have a feminist-led national debate about the vagina.
And feminism is up in arms about a female beach volleyball player’s bikini-clad butt.
Because, according to feminist dogma a woman cannot be both sexually attractive and professionally successful. If a man’s eye lingers an instant too long on a woman’s feminine curves he is depriving her of her dignity, dignity she earned in the swimming pool or in the office.
In reality these female athletes, who are neither anorectic nor aspiring porn stars present a positive image of feminine sex appeal.
Why do feminists find this so offensive?
Don’t they know that most of the other images of the female body that are flooding the media are either unattractive or vulgar or both?
In making the issue either/or—if you see a woman as a sensual being you are disrespecting her professional achievements—feminists are forcing women to choose between unsexing themselves or making their sexuality cheap and vulgar.
Of course, they are really two sides of the same coin. Young women who are told that they must not enhance their positive sex appeal end up having to cheapen it… for fear that, otherwise, no one will notice.