Friday, August 27, 2010

On My Soapbox: The 'Be Respectful To Women' Edition

Today my husband and I were at a workplace gym.  In this gym is a magazine rack which holds several different magazines (either 9 or 12 slots, I think).  In each slot, each front magazine was opened to a picture or an ad of a woman.  (Side gripe:  Some ads, even  in 'tasteful' magazines, are distasteful and on the verge of soft porn.)

Now, this took time and effort for whoever did this.  And it was most definitely an intentional act. 

'Sexual harassmant' was the phrase I used.

Kudos to my husband who stood there with me, closing each one of those magazines.

Which brings me to my next point:  I am so grateful for a husband who is respectful of women.

Which brings me to yet another point:  It is my responsibility as a woman to be respectful of my body and my husband.  My body belongs to my husband.  It is not meant to be put out there in a such a way that is enticing to other men.  (This does NOT mean that women are not allowed to dress and look nice.  I believe that a woman CAN dress and look nice WITHOUT looking slutty.  There, I said it.)

And with that, I will step off of my soapbox.

Until next time...

I am Amy.  Hear me roar.

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