CES Booth Babe Confessions


I wouldn't consider myself a feminist or a heavy advocator, who constantly disputes and argues issues on equal rights.  This doesn't mean I don't believe those things should be in place, but they're not issues I frequently topic.  Most of my personal interests are always towards animal rights like the seals and such.  Going back on topic, I was reading this post by Gizmodo on Booth Babe Confessions and it stirred up an array of emotions particularly because I've always had this inquisitive speculation on how women are viewed and treated based on their image or profession.

The concept of booth babes, or having attractive women be the face of advertising is nothing new but depending on how they are portrayed, their "human value" seems to be skewed as well. Again much of what I'm discussing probably has exceptions, rules and instances of being wrong, but there is definite weight and cultural aspects that have been studied and written about endlessly.

In watching the video on Gizmodo and how the "booth babes" got personal about how men fondled them, talked to them and etc, instantly gave the reaction that if these women were placed in an office environment, with regular clothing and less make up, would these jerks have the nerve to say or do the same things.  On some cases probably, but for many I think no.  Even among my male friends, in which I have more of then female, due to similar interests such as sports and games,  they tend to forget that I'm a woman and at times will say certain things, that I'm SURE they would never repeat in front of classmates, normal gal pals or acquaintances.

My gripe is this.  Why is it that just because a girl is dressed provocatively or is in a profession where looks are heavily weighted, she suddenly becomes an object that is accessible for more illicit treatment than say a woman who is a lawyer, teacher or nurse.  I have nothing against exotic dancers, working women, models and such because I don't believe on looking down on someone based on their profession.  Sometimes you have to do what you can to survive, and other times you do it because you love it.

I've known just as many trashy white collar industry people who hide behind nice offices and fancy cars, just as I have trashy models and strippers.  There's the good and the bad in every industry.

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