Let’s talk about sex baby! No, not really however let’s do talk about how everyone else talking about it. Did that make sense? I recently watched the Netflix documentary Liberated and the role the word now plays in today’s society where being liberated has transformed into the idea of feeling “free” from one’s emotions by not having them at all. The documentary focuses on changes specific to today’s younger generation and the culture they are (intentionally or not) creating spotlighting the perceived roles of men and women to better understand why the two interact the way that they do. M E D I A . End of blog post? I mean everyone reads that one word and gets a bad taste in their mouth or hears that phrase they hear EVERY time they turn on the television, “FAKE NEWS!”… Right? So, end of post, you get it, deceiving messages in the media. But do you really get it? You know that you know but do you subconsciously act? The answer is yeah you probably do. Why don’t you notice? I don’t always either because, cultural norms. When one, same idea gets isolated together… wait why am I trying to explain this? Watch the clip from the documentary on our Facebook page, click the link below!
When something becomes normalized in a culture we become subconsciously numb to the concept – it just is how it is. When we see the same sets of images over and over and over, without differing context, then we come to the consensus that those are the only images that is the only way to be a woman.
I’m sensing a misunderstanding of what it mean to be empowered…
“the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights.” (Thanks Google!) So the question becomes if we are doing what the media tells us to do, wearing what they say we should wear, and acting the way the other women, that have been selected to be shown act, is that control? Or is that maybe acceptance due to lack of control? Okay, Katie you lost me. (or maybe you just need another cup of coffee...)
We will rewind...
“…where being liberated has transformed into the idea of feeling 'free' from one’s emotions by not having them at all”. If we turn off, we cannot feel, and therefore we will be in control because nothing and no one can hurt us.
I want all of us to turn back ON! Being on is the real sexy, the real empowerment, and the real definition of being a woman. Making choices, understanding the context and finding uniqueness.
turn me onnn!