Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sex for Tickets, iPOD app ALL further the Degradation of Women

Susan Finkelstein, the woman arrested for soliciting World Series tickets for sex, is now denying the allegations. The devout Phillie fan originally posted on Craigslist that price was negotiable and that "I'm the creative type! Maybe we can help each other!" Read the complete story here and follow the links that reveal she "offered sex acts" to the undercover officer who responded to the ad.

Meanwhile this revealed the Apple iPOD app promoted by Pepsi to promote their energy drink. From the article: " men pick up any one of 24 types of women, such as the "sorority girl," "cougar," "rebound girl" or "punk rock girl." Users can choose the type of woman they have their eye on, then get coached on facts that might be useful, such as computing a carbon footprint to impress "the tree hugger." (see the pic I posted above & thanks to Rick for passing this along to me)

I noted that there were no comments from NOW or other feminists outraged over the depiction of women or the damage by Finkelstein to credible women.

Trafficking of women and girls for forced labor and sexual exploitation is a serious global problem and this doesn't help. The movie "Taken" deals with the horrible problem as Liam Neesom's daughters is abducted, drugged, and sold into an international prostitution ring.

This column is from 2006 and sites 2-4 MILLION are trafficked every year. That figures is from 2006.

So we have all witnessed the glorification of Paris Hilton, Pam Anderson, Kim Kardashian being idolized as role models as they also promote their own sex tapes.

Fighting one portion of the exploitation of women that leads to degradation and often, abuse, still leaves us with a mammoth problem. Until we unilaterally so no to ALL aspects of this behavior will we see improvement.

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