Yesterday I said that women are often displayed like objects in advertisement and the media. But I often see that women want to show their body. Why do they do extra effort to attract someone with their body? Why do they wear this kind of clothes which show more and more of their body? Why should other people like her body, why wouldn’t they respect the woman? Why does the body become a subject of exhibition? Why are they so much focused on the physical beauty?
If any woman is doing extra effort to show her body I feel sorry because they do not respect their body. It will be great when people are attracted to you, give you love and appreciate you not because you have a nice figure and you are showing it. Women should take this responsibility to make people respect the woman, not only the woman’s body. What kind of message are they sending and what kind of mentality do they create? It will happen as it happened: a woman advertises shaving lotion for men. People will see her body instead of the soft feeling and beautiful heart of the woman.
I do not have this attitude about going to the beach and swimming for example. Of course you will put on a bikini or bathing suit but here in this culture you can see often that women go to swim in full clothes instead. That is another exaggeration. What is special in any part of the body? Everybody has the same body parts. You do not need to do extra effort for hiding anything and not for exhibiting, either. Why can’t we just be normal and natural?
From women who do an extra effort to show themselves I often hear the argument ‘It is the freedom of women, women need to be free’. But what kind of freedom is it when you are abusive and disrespectful to your body? You are giving a wrong message and try to attract people by showing your naked body. But my dear, you are more than a body and not only your body. People should love you not because of your body. Your real freedom would be if you did not use your body as a medium to attract people’s attention.
Everybody has a heart and a soul. I consider the body the temple of our soul, in which it lives and we should be very respectful with it. We should not make an exhibition with it and we should not have rules to hide it. Both is not right and if you do one of both, you are disrespecting your body.