Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Christina Ricci poses for BlackBook's May issue. "I think people are learning to actually aspire to be objectified. It's like the highest form of flattery for teenage girls," she says in the mag.
This is the problem with our sex obsessed culture.
This product of Hollywood (that is what she has reduced herself to, a product) has summed it all up.
This is why pornography, Girls Gone Wild videos, going to strip joints, Hooters restaurants, prostitution, the sexualization of our children (the greatest crime of our culture) and casual sex are wrong and immoral.
These things are not immoral because there is something wrong with sex itself or with beautiful women or the naked human body. It is not sinful because Christians or religious people are prudes.
It is immoral because it takes a human being, something beyond precious in Gods eyes and turns that person into a simple object whose sole purpose is satisfy someone else's desire.
Once a person is objectified they are devalued and dehumanized and that may be the worst sin of all. At that point anything becomes possible. They are nothing more then an object not a unique person with a soul. You can then enslave them, exploit them, rape them, abuse them, even kill them.
They are just objects.
We as a society no longer understand this. We are lost and I am not sure we can collectively find our way back.


b^2 said...

At what point does the individual step up and take responsibility for their being objectified? It's not like there aren't obvious benefits to nearly every form of objectification you listed (discounting the child exploitation - obviously). Each one of those situations, women place themselves into voluntarily and not only that but they reap benefits in doing so. It's not fair to play both ways. Either objectify yourself and don't bitch about it, or don't objectify yourself and be forced to work a job and try to pay rent like the rest of us.

Son of Liberty said...

of course people should take responsibility for objectifying themselves but that does not absolve us if we encourage it or engage in it.

Would you sell a drink to an alcoholic