June 18th, 2014
This week we continue our discussion with local Austin artist, Adrienne Parker on the topic of Robin Thicke’s controversial music video Blurred Lines.
In this second of five parts we delve into the idea of objectification. We consider the qualities that society has deemed important to being a woman as well as the qualities that society has deemed important to being a man. Naturally these tend to be vastly different. One side focuses almost exclusively on appearances while the other focuses on mental abilities and status in the world.
We also consider some real-life scenarios centered around strippers and adult models. If men are willing to pay good money to see nothing more than the bare human form, is it possible to say that perhaps men are the fools and women are the one’s with real power, not the other way around? And if that is possibly true, then what are the real ramifications to objectifying women in the first place?