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The War Against Women by Hidentity(m): 12:15pm On Aug 03, 2015
There is a war against our women, it is one which we all concede should proceed- by commission or omission, right before our very eyes. It is raging, but in its deceitful cloak, it cajoles us all beyond the lenses of our vigilance and sensitiveness. Perhaps, defeating good judgement, public policy and native morals just on the altar of business, for the users and then. choice or maybe, consent for those used. You know it, I know it- leaving all of us in the know of a show of shame. A mockery of our collective fight against sexual abuse, a myopic and perverted judgement of our girls, ladies and women as mere sex objects, to be dignified, they say sex symbol.

Logic is the reason why emotion has not led humanity into oblivion. But it is to the nose to point out very quick, that logic without a touch of emotion makes man a wild beast. The absence of one without the other sure spells doom- the type which is set to develop into an atomic bomb capable of eroding the values and worth of a typical woman if we keep keeping silent.

It was a huge billboard that I saw in Lagos a few months back- carrying inscriptions so enticing- advertising the product of an electronic company. A JJC in the city would be cajoled- dropping whatever goal he has in life to concede that men are created to buy a plasma television and nothing more. It shouldn't be new, in Nigeria common balm is advertised in manners that suggest that it can cure cancer. In this case, the inscription was not enough, a picture of an almost unclad lady holding a remote occupied almost half of the space in the advert. It was really not an eyesore for me, but a mental task as the driver zooms off. What is the message? What is the logic? What is the nexus? I thought about it and nothing sensible connected with the advert. Are plasma televisions meant for half-unclad ladies? Will they give me one for free if I go to their office with an unclad lady? If I buy it, will I need an unclad lady to operate the remote before it works? I was confused- a sarcastic confusion at that.

Then, in its very untiring nature, it kept looking for me all over the places. I started stumbling more on soap adverts with pictures of ladies revealing more than enough cleavages, thighs almost to the level of buttocks and all that. Again the questions came- is that a warning to ladies that cloths would no longer cover their body decently once they use any of these soaps? Are the soaps meant for only strippers? It went on and on.

And now it is gaining prominence- for cushioned seats, it was all about a lady who barely covered anything in the advert. For mattress, the same applies. Is it now strange that sexual perversion is the order of the day as perpetuated by men and women who are more beastly than others? It is now very common that it has stylishly crept into our style as acceptable. There is a freedom of choice- anybody may choose to go unclad to the market or anywhere, but beyond the legal exceptions is logic staring right into our eyes. At least, reason should be sufficient. As grave as the offence of murder is, the law shifts to the side of logic when provocation or self defence comes to play. It is being bought even in religious gathering, unclothedness is almost the norm.

The agencies saddled with the responsibility of regulating advertisement should look into this fast growing trend. Business enterprises and corporate bodies cannot hide under the guise of civility and insult the struggles of responsible and decent ladies by promoting this sick culture.

We cannot shut our eyes and lament that life is dark on our side. These anomalies are no small things and should be checked if the fight against sexual abuse and harassment will die the death that it is long overdue entitled to. A continuation of this anomaly is a war against women- one that we all endorse by our mere silence. God forbid a day that an ideal lady will be the determined by the number of her unclad pictures that are circulating on billboards, hand bills and the internet.
Re: The War Against Women by delishpot: 12:23pm On Aug 03, 2015
Maybe the women should learn to reject such roles?

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Re: The War Against Women by Crieff(m): 12:45pm On Aug 03, 2015
Truly amazing that you are genuinely shocked at these ads. The majority of sensible people, I dare say are already accustomed to the madness and already jaded to the shocking soft porn being passed off as adverts.

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Re: The War Against Women by Beamborla(f): 12:56pm On Aug 03, 2015
The plasma TV billboard is targeted at men... Men generally have the desire to look at sexually stimulating pictures, inscriptions and what have you.

It's called scopophilia in mass communication and advertising. It's one of their tactics to appeal to your subconscious to purchase a particular product. It doesn't appeal to you but believe me, it sells their product.


Don't crucify me, I'm not justifying their action, I'm only telling you it's part of advertising. Maybe someday, the Feminists would see this as part of the injustice they are trying to fight but again, someone somewhere is earning her living by modeling for these companies.

You wouldn't see such billboard in places like Yobe and Katsina. The environment also play a big role
Re: The War Against Women by Hidentity(m): 1:03pm On Aug 03, 2015
Beamborla:
The plasma TV billboard is targeted at men... Men generally have the desire to look at sexually stimulating pictures, inscriptions and what have you.

It's called scopophilia in mass communication and advertising. It's one of their tactics to appeal to your subconscious to purchase a particular product.


Don't crucify me, I'm not justifying their action, I'm only telling you it's part of advertising.

You wouldn't see such billboard in places like Yobe and Katsina. The environment also play a big role

You don't deserve any condemnation, you were so civil and reasonable in your submission. Well, you have a point, but can we hide under the guise of advert to promote evil vis-à-vis sexual abuse?
Re: The War Against Women by theunusualmoon(m): 8:24pm On Aug 03, 2015
Women most times argue that their dresssing is not enough reason for men to objectify them so the challenge lies in the fact that the same people who you have taken out time to write this intelligent piece for might just be the same set of people that will first criticize it.
Re: The War Against Women by Beamborla(f): 9:14pm On Aug 03, 2015
Hidentity:


You don't deserve any condemnation, you were so civil and reasonable in your submission. Well, you have a point, but can we hide under the guise of advert to promote evil vis-à-vis sexual abuse?
like i mentioned earlier, every advertisement you see is targeted at a particular group of people.

Here is my question, are these advertisements really responsible for objectifying ladies and sexual abuse?

Taking into consideration the fact that the era when women were really objectified saw nothing in terms of advertising and the media compared to what we have today
Re: The War Against Women by Hidentity(m): 9:57pm On Aug 03, 2015
Beamborla:

like i mentioned earlier, every advertisement you see is targeted at a particular group of people.

Here is my question, are these advertisements really responsible for objectifying ladies and sexual abuse?

Taking into consideration the fact that the era when women were really objectified saw nothing in terms of advertising and the media compared to what we have today


Good submission again, but it is dangerous to vindicate this trend from the sexual abuse concern. I'll just drop this- to a very great extent humans are influenced by what they see, hear and learn everyday. Justify that with almost unclad ladies used for TV adverts. And one more thing, you didn't answer the question of logic in such advert. I ignored that part where you said something like men would be moved to buy TV because of those pictures. Maybe you didn't know, you only identified how much damage such advert has done to the psychology of most men. Nudity should not promote any product, quality should. The moment men start buying it because of those pictures, women stand higher risk of sexual abuse. If you can buy a product because of the picture of a semi-unclad lady used for the advert, you can molest. I repeat, such person has a sexual violence tendency. That reason is just too petty.

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Re: The War Against Women by Beamborla(f): 11:01am On Aug 04, 2015
Hidentity:


Good submission again, but it is dangerous to vindicate this trend from the sexual abuse concern. I'll just drop this- to a very great extent humans are influenced by what they see, hear and learn everyday. Justify that with almost unclad ladies used for TV adverts. And one more thing, you didn't answer the question of logic in such advert. I ignored that part where you said something like men would be moved to buy TV because of those pictures. Maybe you didn't know, you only identified how much damage such advert has done to the psychology of most men. Nudity should not promote any product, quality should. The moment men start buying it because of those pictures, women stand higher risk of sexual abuse. If you can buy a product because of the picture of a semi-unclad lady used for the advert, you can molest. I repeat, such person has a sexual violence tendency. That reason is just too petty.

Thanks
I really do understand you and I'm not trying to vindicate anything.

My point is that advertisers do mirror the society very well before sending out their campaign.

Sexual abuse and its likes did not spring up from the media alone. Human nature is inherently evil (those in psychology field would prove me wrong or right)

No doubt these advertisers sometimes engage in campaigns dangerous to the moral standard of the society. But before they embark on the creation of any campaign, they mirror the society through research.

They are not totally guilty of bringing down the moral standard of the society but entirely guilty of taking advantage of the cracks in the society for their own selfish interest.

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Re: The War Against Women by Hidentity(m): 12:01pm On Aug 04, 2015
Beamborla:

I really do understand you and I'm not trying to vindicate anything.

My point is that advertisers do mirror the society very well before sending out their campaign.

Sexual abuse and its likes did not spring up from the media alone. Human nature is inherently evil (those in psychology field would prove me wrong or right)

No doubt these advertisers sometimes engage in campaigns dangerous to the moral standard of the society. But before they embark on the creation of any campaign, they mirror the society through research.

They are not totally guilty of bringing down the moral standard of the society but entirely guilty of taking advantage of the cracks in the society for their own selfish interest.


Thanks for the admission. On the argument of how they mirror the society, I am not so in terms with your opinion- this part of the world is not known for promoting nudity or encouraging it. So what was it that they mirrored? That we like to run for products advertised with nude ladies? Or that our reasoning tilts more towards sexually stimulating pictures than quality and brand when it comes to products? Why? You are not fair on the society with that leg of your argument. They mirrored the other side and felt we would buy it too.

Well, I think that I'll let this lie- since your argument is impliedly that WHEN you see a dying man, you should just finish him. Or how do we explain them 'mirroring' the society as a sexually driven one and projecting that with the advert? So much to do. Between, I never said they were entirely guilty from the onset, my point has been that that trend should also be checked if the war against sexual perversion would be won. Thanks
Re: The War Against Women by Beamborla(f): 3:50pm On Aug 04, 2015
Hidentity:


Thanks for the admission. On the argument of how they mirror the society, I am not so in terms with your opinion- this part of the world is not known for promoting nudity or encouraging it. So what was it that they mirrored? That we like to run for products advertised with nude ladies? Or that our reasoning tilts more towards sexually stimulating pictures than quality and brand when it comes to products? Why? You are not fair on the society with that leg of your argument. They mirrored the other side and felt we would buy it too.

Well, I think that I'll let this lie- since your argument is impliedly that WHEN you see a dying man, you should just finish him. Or how do we explain them 'mirroring' the society as a sexually driven one and projecting that with the advert? So much to do. Between, I never said they were entirely guilty from the onset, my point has been that that trend should also be checked if the war against sexual perversion would be won. Thanks
This part of the world is known for pretense, this part of the world is religious and not God fearing. Just like this part of the world chants black is beautiful but keep choosing light skin over dark skin so does this part of the world pretend and quick to put on gown of self righteousness when it comes to what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.

I never encouraged killing a dying man, in my previous post, i mentioned that they are guilty of taking advantage of the cracks in the society. These people are only taking advantage of the flaws in the society.
What would you say about uncivilized settlements where sexual perversion is at its peak?

If provocatively dressed ladies does not appeal to their target audience, the advertisers/advertising agency wouldn't use them. If it does not sell their product, they would have changed their approach. It's no more a secret that sexuality is the best way to sell your product. Who are those patronising these products?


Unfortunately, there is little or no hope of correcting the sexual perversion in our society today.

The war against sexual perversion can only be won when we individually decide to turn a new leaf which is almost impossible.

What you see in the media is a reflection of the society. The media is a product of the society. It has been argued that the media does influence the society but it does not end there, even the society influences the media.
Re: The War Against Women by Hidentity(m): 4:23pm On Aug 04, 2015
Beamborla:

This part of the world is known for pretense, this part of the world is religious and not God fearing. Just like this part of the world chants black is beautiful but keep choosing light skin over dark skin so does this part of the world pretend and quick to put on gown of self righteousness when it comes to what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.

I never encouraged killing a dying man, in my previous post, i mentioned that they are guilty of taking advantage of the cracks in the society. These people are only taking advantage of the flaws in the society.
What would you say about uncivilized settlements where sexual perversion is at its peak?

If provocatively dressed ladies does not appeal to their target audience, the advertisers/advertising agency wouldn't use them. If it does not sell their product, they would have changed their approach. It's no more a secret that sexuality is the best way to sell your product. Who are those patronising these products?


Unfortunately, there is little or no hope of correcting the sexual perversion in our society today.

The war against sexual perversion can only be won when we individually decide to turn a new leaf which is almost impossible.

What you see in the media is a reflection of the society. The media is a product of the society. It has been argued that the media does influence the society but it does not end there, even the society influences the media.

Enjoy your day Miss Beamborla. The 'poetic prose' that opened this reply of yours sought to smear mud than address the issue. So, when people don't follow your line of thought, they become tartuffes & pretenders? I don't do that.
Re: The War Against Women by tpiander: 6:10pm On Aug 04, 2015
theunusualmoon:
Women most times argue that their dresssing is not enough reason for men to objectify them so the challenge lies in the fact that the same people who you have taken out time to write this intelligent piece for might just be the same set of people that will first criticize it.


true that.
Re: The War Against Women by Beamborla(f): 7:10pm On Aug 04, 2015
Hidentity:


Enjoy your day Miss Beamborla. The 'poetic prose' that opened this reply of yours sought to smear mud than address the issue. So, when people don't follow your line of thought, they become tartuffes & pretenders? I don't do that.
It's painful you see my stance this way. I only wrote what i see in the society and was not referring you.

My apologies if you find any of my comments offensive sad

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