There’s this Danish Tv Show that just started (I believe) with Thomas Blachman. The program consists in women going there, stripping and being seen as mere objects. They comment, criticize, give compliments about the woman’s body. Even if the women in question go there free-willed, there shouldn’t be a program like this anywhere! It’s sexist and wrong! And don’t go tell me that if it was the contraire (men stripping and women criticizing) it would be better because it would also be sexist. For more info about this show
So, since I can’t stand just sitting here doing nothing, I started a petition to end the tv show. I’m not Danish but I just can’t watch this go by. So, even if this doesn’t change anything at all, I’m just glad that there are people that support my idea that this is wrong. It’s the XXI century and there’s still stuff like this! Also, I’m not saying that those women can’t get naked, I’m saying that those men’s comments are the thing that is objectifying them! Pass it on!
The room is dark. All that can be seen are the two middle-aged men on the couch. They look comfortable. In front of them stands a woman in a dressing gown. She takes it off. For thirty minutes, her job is to stand still, and be watched, judged, and commented upon. She herself is not allowed to speak. They talk about her “nice breasts”, and discuss her arm fat. One of the men say; “A woman’s body longs for words. A man’s words.”
It sounds like a scene from a movie. Something with the maffia and women in need of money. But it isn’t.
It’s a Danish Television show. Funded by the license-payers-money. It’s on National-Tv too, so everyone gets it.
There has been a rage about it in Denmark. But the Producers seem to have no plans in taking it down. They instead say that it’s nice to see real female bodies, not photoshopped ones.
Out of all this, I think what makes me the angriest is the words about the woman’s body. How it longs for words. Words from a man. As if my body rejoices at the sound of a man calling my arms fat, commenting on my big belly or my jiggling thighs. For he didn’t say praise. No. Just ‘Words’. That means that a man can say anything about a woman’s body, because it calls out for it. Needs it.
No body longs for words. A body is a body all on its own.