Blogs 4 Brownback

March 23, 2007

Interesting, but rather sad.

Filed under: Family — Lyssie @ 8:23 am

This isn’t really anything that most women didn’t already know:

Some researchers have looked into female self-degradation and found that women tend to treat the practice of making derogatory comments about your own body as mandatory. (Hat tip, Lisa in KS.) Hating your body is considered a baseline behavior to demonstrate that you are not exhibiting threateningly high levels of self-esteem.

Why is this? For women, even ridiculously gorgeous women, to be thought of as stuck-up or full of oneself is instant social poison. On the other hand, humility and modesty are virtues that seem to be disappearing in our society. “Ambition” to a young girl now means wanting to become a member of the Pussycat Dolls, a group of dubious talent whose dance moves would make a stripper blush. So why are so many women covering up their low self-esteem by uncovering their bodies? Has our hyper-sexualized society led them to believe that the most important thing about them, for good or for bad, is their bodies?

Those are things to ponder. I think we also need to look to our leadership to set an example. This is not something that will be fixed overnight, but I think that Brownback is our best hope to help our young women. He’s dedicated to his wife, which shows that you don’t have to be young and nubile to have a happy relationship. He’s focused on humanitarian issues, which will hopefully show our self-absorbed society to look beyond themselves and to realize the true beauty of a kind heart. He has strong morals and values, and the dignity and integrity that emanate from him can only serve as an excellent example to our society.

There are no easy answers for our country’s women, but hopefully, with the right influence in Washington, we’ll at least start learning to ask the right questions.

Thanks to Kingdom of Idiots for the interesting link.


  1. That’s a good site find, Lyssie.

    I just hope that the Brownback Administration can help America by turning us away from these destructive liberal values that have poisoned our society for the last 40 years.

    Comment by Sisyphus — March 23, 2007 @ 11:04 am | Reply

  2. Great post, lyssie. America is due for a moral revival. People of faith and values need to take our country back from the secular humanists and moral relativists. We need someone who can lead by example and cleanse America’s tainted soul. Sam Brownback seems like the best candidate for that important task.

    Hmmm, an interesting site indeed. It seems to be a cornocopia of links, a veritable research library at one’s fingertips. I’ll have to look into this site later in the day.

    Comment by Psycheout — March 23, 2007 @ 12:13 pm | Reply

  3. Feminazism is the worst thing to ever happen to women and men. It is sad.

    Comment by JOE — March 24, 2007 @ 12:03 am | Reply

  4. I don’t think this is so much what one would call “feminazism”. It seems to be more of an epidemic among younger women; this post-feminist belief that in order to “own” one’s own sexuality, then one must embrace promiscuity. How giving oneself away to any guy that comes along can be reconciled with owning one’s own sexuality is beyond me, but it’s not all that uncommon. Women aren’t valuing or respecting their bodies, so is it any wonder that they look upon that body with loathing? I really, really hope that Brownback can help to restore dignity and values to our country. I don’t mean that in a religious sense, necessarily — just a movement to embrace the dignity, integrity and selflessness that Brownback personifies.

    Comment by Lyssie — March 24, 2007 @ 9:48 am | Reply

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