Wednesday, 28 May 2008

MySpace or Yours?

Now, I've always been fascinated by semi-clad girls on social networking sites, and in a no paedo/ pornographic way. A modern form of feminism? If you've got it flaunt it? In the case of an artist or model, take for example the case studies of Phoenix and Neon, I get it. Neon's pictures especially represent pure beauty. Art at it's finest. Great lighting. Fantastic knickers... What I'm talking about is pictures, taken on mobile phones, that leave little to the imagination. Readers Wives, I'm surprised no one has started a MySpace spin-off. There's also a part of me that worries about this trend. Why is any 15 year old girl posing in her knickers and showing batty crease rudeboy? My mother would have slapped my head-top to the side. In fact, she still would. While I don't think a woman should live her life dependent on what a man deems suitable, she should consider her own position on the matter, the ramifications (be that pervs or otherwise) and be realistic. If a potential employer looks at your profile, what message are you sending out? Maybe you're of the mindset that you couldn't give a toss and wouldn't want to work for someone who didn't like your profile 'realness'. On the otherhand, given we live in a mans world, we can't always live by fantasy dreams of society, perception, hierarchy and the rest. When you upload a picture, it's uploaded. It's there for life. Anyone can drag that off. Maybe if I was younger, with less decorum, had perkier cheeks, or a penchant for showcasing off my age 12 Primark cuties, I wouldn't be writing this now.

3 comments:

JP..ALL ABOUT MUSIC ME I AM. said...

Im liking the new direction of your writing skills... :)

you've writen probably everything there is to know about underground music alie nice to switch it up a littel no? lol...

Anonymous said...

reverse coconut...

Born In The 90's Era said...

im all for self expression, but after watching to catch a predator the other night on fx, scary stuff i have to say, there are some sick people out there that actually use myspace to find young girls that are in their underwear on the default pic but on the other hand if you are a private user and only talk and add and comment people you know, which defeats the whole point in my opinion what happened to phone calls?, then you can kind of justify it but i dont really want to see my friends in their knickers and bras on the internet, maybe its just me but theres something a little weird about it, imagination comes to mind and if people you dont know see it and then spot you on the street there gonna say something so it dosent really work...