Friday, April 3, 2009
I am very thankful for the wonderful, wonderful opportunity that i had to present on sexploitation. It really helped me open my eyes to women in sports, or women athletes. Sexploitation is when we use women or men athlete's bodies to sell something. In the articles that i have read and the research that i have done, women are the one's mostly used. One might think that why would women do this to theirselves... and the answer is that they do it because they need sponsors, and the only way to get these sponsors is to use their bodies in advertising. It is really sad, because many young girls will quite sports or feel uncomfortable doing them because they will think that they have to have tone beautifu bodies in order to participate in a sport where sexploitation has occured. It can also cause anemia and other eating disorders to these young girls that are trying to look just like the women used in these sexploitation kinds of adds. The world is really tough on young people, especially when it comes to young women. We need good examples of women athletes out there, so in essence we need bigger companies to step up and not sponsor these women athletic teams for their bodies, but rather focus on their abilities, their great moments and things that often time's they do with men athletes.