I am . . .

A vintage junkie, a legendary vintage junkie, who tries her best to put all of her insane & illogical feelings & illusions into words. I am who I am.

"You can do anything, you just have to dress for it."
Edith Head

a.s x

June 20, 2013


It seems everywhere I look these days, in advertisements, magazines, music videos, blogs and of course movies, women are depicted in clothing that makes it hard for  you to think of them in any way except physically. Yes of course you have a right to dress the way you want, we are all free to do what we please but that is not what I am here to talk about. I am here to express my outrage for the way women are being portrayed, as bodies and barely brains.

So are we being portrayed as "women" with our own intellect or "WOO-Men", pleasers of men with incredible wooing abilities.

Some might dispute that men are becoming depicted in almost the same way, maybe so, but not half as much as women are, or for nearly as long as women have been. Yes I believe that every woman who has played part in this had a right to, and was never forced to do what she did, but it really does undermine her and what she can actually do.. or perhaps it doesn't, perhaps that is how she wants to be seen and that is all she is good at, which can't be too much of a bad thing, right?

Ah, but money talks, people will go to great lengths to get rich and famous, and so for women in the lime light part of the road to success is pleasure to the pleasure seekers.

Every gigantic advertisement for big brands from D&G to Gucci, have models facing backwards to the camera doing some sort of very unpleasant and indecent pose as if imitating a rape scene.

This isn't about fashion, or at least I hope it isn't, because it all really comes down to fact that you are in control of what you do and what you wear, however you can not control what others think of it, and I hardly think you should care. I myself love expressing myself through what I wear, I do believe fashion is an essential way of self expression and no one can tame that or change it, however for one's own safety, and for the sake of dignity certain lines should not be crossed.

Now I know it seems like I'm fighting for a lost cause here, BUT I'm certainly not doing ANY fighting, if anything I am here to assert that we are all free to do as we please and in no way should the judgement of others dictate our lives. But I'm just sick of seeing women used as toys and accessories for media publicity but then again, if it's with their own consent then who am I to argue with them?

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


  1. I REALLY like the article because of the subject it addresses and because your respect for the freedom of others while you aren't approving it entirely, me, too (specially I'm a man :))am not, can not and will Not judging or dictating what other women should do or wear or whatever..

    But is that it? is that you or me or we can do? are we really stuck in that we don't like how some women behave and depicted and between we can't tell them you're wrong, because then we're controlling them and stealing their freedom away?

    What happened to "Responsibility"? I'm sure that as a woman you don't like how people perceive you now because of how other women were portrayed, aren't u connected somehow? aren't they responsible not only about their freedom to do what they wanna do or wear what they wanna wear, but also for your free choice that you would like to be treated as a woman not a Woo-man (I LOVE the expression btw :))... I think they do, they do have responsibility and they should care more about it, that's it..
    My very short piece of my mind, Tarek.

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Tarek.

      I do agree that these women's choices end up in some way affecting myself among many other women, but it is not fear that withholds me from bluntly criticizing them or putting them to shame. What holds me back is my belief that I am in no place to judge, no matter what the outcome is, simply because I don't know everything that there is to know about their lives or the complete outcome of what they do and why they do it, and so as long as there's an unknown I can not and will not judge. I can question, I can joke about it, but I believe that my own opinions might seem inappropriate to others as well. So who am I to attack them when we all know that this a free world, all I can do is behave in a way that I feel will clearly separate me from them and from what they stand for without the need to make them feel inferior or attacked, we will all be judged for our own actions and not for the actions of others, and for those who say well when you see wrong you must try to stop it, I say, we all know wrong from right. To each their own.

  2. Nicely put Amy.. Well done & keep it up!