Designer Women or Vulgarity?

Dear Readers,

I am not a soical media influencer nor do I have millions of followers on my blog, Facebook or my YouTube channel Conversations with J. R. Floyd. As a blogger on a daily basis I conduct research via soical media as a means to create topics for my our soical media platforms. There is no topic that I shy away from because I like to think that my views will help others to engage in conversations that might encourage change and empowerment.

While strolling through various soical media platforms, fashion magazines, and the occasional awards or reality TV shows, I’ve noticed that women of color are exposing more of themselves.The trend of walking the red carpet with plunging necklines, exposed buttocks wearing designer gowns created out of sheer materials, or in some cases no material at all. My concerned is this since the beginning of time women of color have been degraded, sexualized, villainized, and treated as less than worthy. Black women have been contently reminded that they don’t possessed the same higher level of intelligence and capabilities of their white counterpart.Therefore, some women of color find themselves forsaking modesty as a means to make their mark in this world.

For centuries women have fought against the stereotype of only being qualified to
” be bare foot and pregnant.” Women have marched for the right to be ” seen and hear, ” and to be taken seriously, while struggling to prove that the female species is more than just pretty faces and body parts. The argument is that women should be able to wear whatever they want without judgement. While there might be some truth to this statement, my question is this, have society cross the line turning fashion and beauty into a vulgar display of over exposed women dressed in outrageous costumes void of class, modesty, and eloquent?

There is a moment of sisters who are embracing the image of European beauty in an attempt to rid themselves of any trace of African features.The weaves, wigs, and nails are getting longer and outrageous. Body parts are being stuff, and plastic surgery is becoming a norm, breast implants, removal of ribs to make waists appear smaller, butt lift, butt implants, cosmetic surgery for cheek implants, European nose, permanent eyeliner, skin bleaching, extreme diets all in the name of standing out and making a statement. Another concern for bringing up this topic is about the influence that these trends is having on young black women who are not apart of the Hollywood Celebrity Status.

Why are we so willing to turn a blinds eye to how young black women are spending an increasing amount of money and energy to turn themselves into “designer women?” To simulate and emulate what they see on TV, the images of hard core music video vixons, or their favorite reality celebrity. We should be concerned about the emotional, physical, and financial toll trying to keep up a certain image has on our young women. The fear of rejection of not being good enough or fitting into a certain image is real. I can’t tell you how many times as a black woman I have been rejected because I wouldn’t raise my hemline or expose my breast, change my style of dressing or do freaky things. The saddest side of this situation is that women are forming clicks that exclude other women who don’t measure up to the standards of the image of the ” designer women.”

The final part of discussion is the counter argument to the creation of the ” designer women,” is the case for body shaming. The flip side to this battle of the beauties, is society supporting and encouragement of plus size women giving them permission to be over weight, which we all know can and will lead to health problem. There point of view is that society needs to except them as they are. Although there are plus size women in Hollywood, however, look how long it takes them to understand that their health is the issues and not trying to prove that big girls can make it to stardom.

Will that’s it. Thank you for stopping by dragthepen

Myself and baby sis.

Body parts and Accessories

ATTENTION: Dear READERS, may I please have your ATTENTION,  

I’ve noticed women in Hollywood and everyday women treating themselves like body parts. In the 90’s women were obsessed with having bigger breast. They risked their lives and emptied bank accounts for silicon implants, regardless of the supposed health risk, and the bigger the better.

…… Fast-forward, the new trend is to have the biggest and roundest derriere, and the accessories TO GO WITH IT  like, outrageous weaves and stiletto nails, that resembles lethal weapons. Women are crowding gyms not for health reasons, but to carve out the best bottom they can. These same women attend the nail and hair salons as though it is a religious experiencenewspapers-444447__340.

In my dumd foundedness and curiosity,  I randomly survived women of various ages and ethnic backgrounds as to their fixation with having a large buttocks. Surprisingly, a majority of them had the same answer, “that’s what men want.”  OK.  it is understood that men are visual and women are emotional, but the women who think this way, they are  confused.

As quiet as it is kept, real men want women who dress classy and sexy but in a modest fashion. Question, what intelligent and emotionally mature thinking man, want with a woman who only thinks  of herself as body parts? Ladies, men desire the whole package, and I am not talking about your bodies.

Men of today, want women who exhibit intelligence, can hold down a good earning job, cook gourmet meals, clean and keep a house in order; and at night hold down his needs. That big derriere ain’t paying no bills and weaves and nails cost to maintain.

A final note, ladies you are a whole entity ( being) treat yourself as such.

WHAT SAY YOU?

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Sacred Vessel

Ladies your body should not be used as tool of negotiation in any relationship, partnership or any situation ship you find yourself in your body is sacred it has value it belongs to you. Your and houses your soul, mind, spirit and your heart. You are connected to Mother Earth , to the Sun, the moon, the wind and the four Direction’s of this world. Your body belongs to you, respect yourself watch this video leave some comments. Remember your body is a sacred vessel

 

Body parts and Accessories

ATTENTION: Dear READERS, may I please have your ATTENTION,  

I’ve noticed women in Hollywood and everyday women treating themselves like body parts. In the 90’s women were obsessed with having bigger breast. They risked their lives and emptied bank accounts for silicon implants, regardless of the supposed health risk, and the bigger the better.

…… Fast-forward, the new trend is to have the biggest and roundest derriere, and the accessories TO GO WITH IT  like, outrageous weaves and stiletto nails, that resembles lethal weapons. Women are crowding gyms not for health reasons, but to carve out the best bottom they can. These same women attend the nail and hair salons as though it is a religious experience.

In my dumdfoundedness and curiosity,  I randomly survied women of various ages and ethnic backgrounds as to their fixation with having a large buttocks. Surprisingly, a majority of them had the same answer, “that’s what men want.”  OK.  it is understood that men are visual and women are emotional, but the women who think this way, they are  confused.

As quiet as it is kept, real men want women who dress classy and sexy but in a modest fashion. Question, what intelligent and emotionally mature thinking man, want with a woman who only thinks  of herself as body parts? Ladies, men desire the whole package, and I am not talking about your bodies.

Men of today, want women who exhibit intelligence, can hold down a good earning job, cook gourmet meals, clean and keep a house in order; and at night hold down his needs. That big derriere ain’t paying no bills and weaves and nails cost to maintain.

A final note, ladies you are a whole entity ( being) treat yourself as such.

WHAT SAY YOU?

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