Saturday, December 02, 2006

Feminists demand more objectification

In a surprise move a leading feminist group announced that it would be launching a campaign in supporting the increased objectification of women by the media.

The Merged Union of Feminist Fellowships will be holding rallies outside branches of WH Smiths and other prominent newsagents to complain about the portrayal of women in periodicals such as Heat, More, Closer, Now and all tabloid newspapers.

“Many people now think enough is enough, “said Union representative Charlie Billingsworth from her office in Watford. “For years we have campaigned for women to be considered as more than pretty adornments. We have urged society to want to get to know the person within the feminine body. It has gone too far now as we are swamped with a deluge of endless minutia about the daily lives of people who are famous for wearing a hat, for being thick or for sleeping with a footballer. Please, lets treat WAGs and It-girls as objects and put them away. Lets not learn anything more about their meaningless existences or the fact that on occasion they drink coffee.”

Ms Billingsworth denied there will be any mass burnings of tabloid magazines or newspapers or any coordinated attempt to remove them from shop’s shelves. However she did confirm that there would be organised protests at live events of future reality shows such as the next series of Big Brother. “For heaven’s sake people, please get over Nikki Grahame. Apart from anything else she is quite ugly.” she added.

7 comments:

Denise Probert said...

Not quite the sort of objectivity that was hoped for during the Year of the Woman in 1974. It was the burning of bras during that era which signified the oppression of women. It was done in the sincere hope that women should be seen as equals with men and that all women should be able to move freely and attain whatever they wanted for themslves. It happily came to fruition when women gained a more equal education with men and the opportunities for women in the workplace soared.

To mount this campaign now against those women who have achieved that ideal and are doing just as they like requires the disapproval of no one. To single out Nikki Grahame and brand her as ugly makes me weep for those early days of feminism. She like those you intend to attack are all women doing as they want to do and everyone's looks should be treated as insignificant.

Just how is it that the ideals of feminism today can have gone so very badly wrong when some women feel their view of morality should be used as a stick with which to berate their sisters?

It's so many long years since the bra for many of us went back on and if I could only find my badge from the seventies emblamatic of the dove of peace as a sign of my disapproval at this 'objectification' you can be sure I would turn it in!

Anchorman said...

Indeed. I would complain vigorously to the Merged Union of Feminist Fellowships (they have a forum on their website). It is every talentless nobody's right, whether male or female, to clutter up all of our lives with their views on the type of kitchen glove that goes with Lamb.

If her clamour for fame was backed with some sort of talent perhaps we could overlook it but Nikki Grahame has a face only a plastic surgeon's mum could love.

Denise Probert said...

Make up your mind either Ms Grahame is ugly or she's cluttering up the place - which is it? Could it be she's the only woman worthy of mention from this year's Big Brother as the man who won and was perfect was presumably talented for what - banging on pan lids?

Before I'm banned to the kitchen I do hope feminism has advanced sufficiently to allow me to mention 'pan lids' and 'man' in the same sentence.

Anchorman said...

How dare you be so presumptious to assume she she cannot be both! As well as presuming she wishes to be referred to as Ms.

Anyway, take it up with the Merged Union of Feminist Fellowships. Once you have looked up spoof in the dictionary you can iron me a shirt.

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